ETTLINGEN, Germany, 21 Nov. 2006. SAC GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany and Vision Components in Ettlingen, Germany, worked together to develop have jointly developed a compact, user-friendly machine vision solution called EYESPECTOR 1.4.
This series of machine vision consists of hardware from Vision Components and image processing software based on SAC's interpreter tool Coake.
The units are programmed directly over the network, and operation is through a drag-and-drop approach that enables users to solve demanding image processing tasks without extensive programming knowledge. An integrated PLC facilitates the connection to machines and plants.
Four software packages are available for the EYESPECTOR 1.4 series that can be equipped with black-and-white or color cameras with a maximum resolution and frame rate of 2 megapixels and 200 frames per second.
The product range also includes a 2,048-pixel line scan camera. The units reach a maximum clock rate of 1 GHz (8,000 MIPS). Their standard equipment includes four digital PLC inputs and four outputs and a trigger input which enables jitter-free image recording even at high reading frequencies.
The devices withstand shock and vibration. Optionally available housings with different IP classes provide additional protection. They also come as stainless steel models suitable for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
For more information contact Vision Components online at www.vision-components.com.