New whitepapers from TTI help design engineers leverage machine vision, cobotics and IAQ monitoring

Maisach-Gernlinden, 02 July, 2019 – TTI, Inc., a specialist distributor of electronic components, has released three new whitepapers to help design engineers take advantage of the latest technologies that optimize industrial applications and environments. The papers explore machine vision and the way it is applied to user interfaces, discuss cobotics as an enabler for increased production flexibility and look at the role of sensor technology in improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring.

“The potential of sensors is endless,” said Ros Kruger, Director Supplier Marketing Europe Electromechanical, Sensors & Power, TTI Europe. “They are a cost-effective way of introducing automation to industrial applications and gaining access to the data needed to optimize efficiency and productivity, whilst improving safety and quality of life for people working in those environments. We created this set of whitepapers to provide an easily accessible overview of these key technologies in order to help design engineers understand and implement them.”

This first whitepaper, “Improved man-machine interfaces using MV and AI with Omron’s Human Vision Component – HVC-P2” looks at how machine vision can help optimize user interfaces in factory automation, light industrial applications such as vending machines and kiosks, and in industrial robots and cobots. The paper pays special attention to the capabilities of the new HVC-P2 sensor, focusing on the potential of its new features including facial expression recognition, gaze direction recognition and gender identification.

The second paper, “The Cobots are coming: How collaborative workflows will deliver flexible production of the future” delves deeper into the role of cobots as a cost-effective means of adopting smart automation across production environments. It outlines some of the key technologies, such as controllers, sensors and drives, and provides guidance on where to source the enabling electronic components.

Finally, the third whitepaper “Something in the air – getting a sense of indoor air quality” focuses on IAQ monitoring, exploring its growing significance as part of modern Building Management Systems (BMS). It discusses different sensor technologies and provides guidance to developers looking to integrate smart monitoring into standard equipment such as ventilation systems and air conditioners.

Together, the papers provide comprehensive insight into where these technologies fit in the industrial landscape, and give practical guidance to design engineers looking to implement them.
To download the whitepapers, visit TTI’s Knowledge Center:


TTI, Inc. is the world’s leading authorized distributor specialist offering passive, connector, electromechanical, discrete, power supplies and sensor components. TTI’s extensive product line and supply chain solutions have made the company the distributor of choice for industrial, automotive, transportation, defense, aerospace and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide.

TTI’s extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, discretes, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetic and circuit protection components, wire and cable, wire management, identification products, application tools, power supplies, sensors and electromechanical devices. These products are distributed from a broad line of leading manufacturers. TTI strives to be the industry’s preferred information source by offering the latest IP&E technology and market information through the online MarketEye Research Center. MarketEye includes articles, technical seminars, RoHS, seminars, industry research reports and much more.

TTI’s products, personalized service and custom supply chain solutions have earned us the most preferred passives distributor title by CMP Publications. TTI employs more than 6,700 people at more than 133 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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