Machine vision is a dynamic field: STEMMER IMAGING and our suppliers are the world´s leading manufacturers for machine vision components and solutions, introducing many brand new developments several times a year.
Compact industrial vision systems provide a powerful embedded vision solution for high-speed inspection of multiple features of a part or assembly. A rugged industrial controller acquires, processes and analyses images from multiple cameras for applications such as final inspection of large assemblies. Designed specifically for use on the factory floor, the robust systems run embedded versions of PC machine vision software. This is a cost effective alternative approach to deploying standard PC solutions in harsh industrial environments.
CCS has introduced the TH2-CR series of flat light units with a camera window which provide light from the same axis as the camera. The wide emitting surface combines wide-field imaging with highly uniform illumination, making these new lights an attractive alternative to coaxial and dome lights.
The new colour versions of the BOA Spot smart vision sensor from Teledyne DALSA provide even greater versatility for single point industrial part and assembly verification. Colour training, matching and verification capabilities have been added to the existing embedded inspection tools. With easy factory integration and a highly competitive price point, Boa Spot Colour allows automated vision inspection to be added at almost any point in the production line.
Smart Vision Lights (SVL) releases a number of high power LED light models with built-in Multi-Drive™ technology. This novel feature relieves users from deploying an additional lighting controller, instead, allowing operation directly from a camera’s strobe output line.
Dome light units offer excellent results in a variety of machine vision tasks. However, due to their design they have not been suitable in applications where space is at a premium. With the launch of the LFX3 series, CCS has responded to these demands by combining the qualities of dome lights with a new flat design.
The versatile Vico DTCM series of bi-telecentric lenses are designed for high accuracy machine vision measurements. The modular design allows object side and image side lens components to be combined into more than 200 specific lenses to meet an enormous range of imaging requirements.
Optics and illumination play a critical role in optimising the imaging conditions for machine vision measurement. Even the seemingly simple act of adjusting the iris (aperture) of a lens affects several parameters in the imaging system. There are a number of ways of adjusting the iris, but the Precise-iris (or P-iris) method offers significant benefits.
The new Optronis CR-S3500 Sprinter slow-motion camera features an integrated SSD data back-up capability. This speeds up data transfer of recorded sequences for analysis on a PC by 6 times compared to the use of a GigE interface for the transfer.
The Teledyne DALSA Boa Spot is a complete industrial vision system in a single package: It integrates sensor, illumination and an embedded vision toolset for preprocessing, while offering a variety of I/O and mounting possibilities. Some of the models also feature a lens.
The popular JAI GO-5100 compact, lightweight industrial cameras are now available with the high speed USB3 Vision interface as well as GigE Vision. The new JAI GO-5100-USB monochrome and colour cameras provide 5.1 MP resolution at a high frame rate of 74 fps. This means that users can benefit from the same outstanding image quality offered by the Sony Pregius IMX250 CMOS sensor whichever interface they prefer to use.