Stemmer Imaging offers an extensive array of machine vision resources including:
- A 450-page Imaging and Vision Handbook
- Regular training courses
- Mobile apps
- A dedicated video channel
- Downloadable Technical Tips
Describing itself as Europe’s largest independent supplier of vision technology and services to industrial and scientific OEMs, system integrators and reseller markets, Stemmer Imaging is keen to share its wealth of industrial vision expertise with its customer base.
The regularly updated Imaging and Vision Handbook is an indispensable reference guide for all users of vision technology, from beginners to experts. Available in printed format or as an e-book for Windows, Android and Apple mobile devices, the handbook provides detailed explanations of the different basic technologies related to illumination, lenses, cameras, image acquisition, software, cabling and systems, as well as the functionality of important accessories. Each of these categories is supplemented by a comprehensive product section containing all of the technical data needed to select the optimum components for a given application.
For assistance in the design of optics for machine vision systems, the LensSENSOR app is available for download from the Apple iTunes Store. This enables a number of key parameters such as focal length, object distance and object size to be calculated, as well as the determination of the maximum object width and height, working distance and aperture angle after selecting the sensor size used. The app can also calculate the maximum resolution that can be achieved, depending on the particular configuration.
Machine vision education for end-users and vision integrators alike is a key part of industrial imaging support. A regular programme of product-specific training, independent machine vision theory training and best practice training is run in conjunction with the European Imaging Academy, an educational initiative from Stemmer Imaging. In addition, Stemmer Imaging runs a Vision Technology forum; in 2014 this attracted over 350 participants and featured more than 40 technical presentations covering a comprehensive range of vision technologies, as well as hands-on workshops for 2D and 3D vision systems and a mini trade show with over 30 exhibitors.
The Stemmer Imaging website is also a valuable resource, featuring a dedicated video channel that provides a wide range of videos covering imaging and machine vision application, products and training. New videos are added on a regular basis.
In addition to all the above resources, a series of useful Technical Tips can be downloaded from www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk/en/technical+tips.