11 Apr 2016
Fill levels are determined by 3D triangulation methods using a high speed C4-2040 GigE Vision 3D camera from Automation Technology and laser line illumination. The high resolution and high speed capabilities of the camera mean that height profiles can be acquired with a resolution of 2048 pixels per profile and at up to 380 profiles per second.
The integrated C4 processor detects the height-profile of the top layer of the sweets with a sub-pixel precision of up to 1/64 of a pixel without losing speed. This combination of parameters allows the fill levels to be determined with high accuracy even at high conveyor speeds.
Barcode and OCR reading tasks
The Genie Nano-M1920 from Teledyne DALSA is used here to perform a wide range of barcode and OCR reading tasks. This camera benefits from the high performance Sony Pregius IMX249 2.3 Mpixel (1920 x 1200) CMOS sensor for exceptional image quality.
Genie Nano cameras also feature Teledyne DALSA´s TurboDrive technology which allows image data to be transferred for processing at rates greater than normally possible with GigE Vision. This brings fast and inexpensive data transfer over distances up to 100 m, using mass market Ethernet components and CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables to allow faster applications to be accommodated using GigE Vision.
The JAI GO-5000-USB camera is shown carrying out colour inspection of the packaging materials. This camera utilises the increasingly popular high speed USB3 Vision data transfer interface and provides a remarkable combination of high resolution, fast frame rate, small size, and low weight.
JAI’s unique, high performance 2560 x 2048 pixel CMOS imager provides 5-megapixel images at up to 62 frames per second, allowing full colour inspection of packages moving at high speeds.
Image acquisition from all the cameras is carried out using STEMMER IMAGING’s own Common Vision Blox (CVB 2016) imaging toolkit which supports acquisition for USB3 Vision and GigE Vision and other transmission standards.
CVB's high-speed, memory - efficient acquisition is a result of STEMMER IMAGING’s active participation in industry bodies such as the Genicam committee, GigE Vision and USB3 Vision groups. This means that users wanting multiple inspection capabilities are not limited to a single camera interface type. The camera and data interface offering the required inspection capabilities at the best price point can be chosen.
Bad Oldesloe, Germany
Automation Technology or AT for short, was founded in 1998 and is located in Bad Oldesloe, Germany. The company manufactures 3D cameras and sensors for fast three dimensional measurements based on the sheet-of-light triangulation principle.
For more than 50 years JAI has delivered industrial CCD and CMOS cameras with innovative engineering, high-end quality, and operational reliability and durability.
STEMMER IMAGING has been leading the machine vision market since 1987. It is Europe's largest technology provider in this field. In 1997 STEMMER IMAGING presented Common Vision Blox (CVB), a powerful programming library for fast and reliable development and implementation of vision solutions, which has been deployed successfully throughout the world in more than 40,000 imaging applications in various industries.
Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.