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automatic optical inspectionA system for automatic industrial process control or measurement, consisting of an optical module for image acquisition, a segmentation processor to isolate the image from its background, and an image analysis processor.
hero experimentsLaboratory experiments that focus on demonstrating new capabilities of a certain technology or device, usually without...
pyroelectric infrared detectorUnlike the thermocouple or bolometer, the pyroelectric infrared detector is a current source with an output proportional to...
thermoplastic filmA type of holographic film widely used for industrial applications because it is inexpensive and erasable.
aberration sensor (wavefront sensor)Designed for the function of optical wavefront analysis. Shack-Hartmann camera aberration sensors use a lens array to image...
neutron radiographyThe nondestructive analysis and recording of industrial components based on the absorption of relatively low-energy neutrons...
grenz raysThe soft x-rays used in the industrial radiography of materials having too small a range of densities to produce an image...
alignment laserA laser, usually employing helium-neon or other gases as the active medium, used for alignment in industrial applications.
programmable logic controller (PLC)In computerized industrial process control, the element that determines the choice and sequence of operations dependent on...
computer-integrated manufacturingThe use of computer systems for monitoring and controlling industrial production.
process controlThe collection and analysis of data relevant to monitoring the rate and quality of industrial production, either...

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