Advanced asynchronously triggered 4-camera embedded vision system

PPT Vision Impact M-Series Embedded Vision System has four independently operating cameras—each running its own inspection/guidance program—for cost savings and simplified setup.

10/15/2010


PPT Vision Impact M-Series Embedded Vision System has four independently operating cameras—each running its own inspection/guidance program.PPT Vision announced what it said is a significant breakthrough in vision system technology and capabilities with the PPT Vision Impact M-Series Embedded Vision System. The system allows users to perform up to four inspections that can be initiated independently—at different times or simultaneously—with one vision processor. Significant cost savings are achieved by eliminating the need to purchase multiple systems for separate inspection or guidance programs, and it reduces setup and networking time.

Unlike other smart cameras, said PPT Vision, no PC is required for configuring and operating. The M-Series embedded M40 processor eliminates the need for a separate computer for programming and operation, creating a straightforward, networked smart camera vision system. The M40 Processor uses PPT Vision's universal Impact software, which works with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system and features direct connections to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Customers can program and operate the vision system from the M40 processor, which uses Microsoft Windows XP operating system to simply transmit data and images, connect to databases, SCADA systems, and other business system software.

PPT Vision Chief Executive Officer Bob Heller said applications requiring speed and precision would be particularly appropriate, such as automated inspection, guidance and identification production processes. Heller said, ”This manufacturing improvement enabler combines speed and precision, programming flexibility and multiple inspection views at an optimal price.”

Manufacturing industries will benefit, he said, including electronics, pharmaceutical, and medical devices to consumer products and automotive, in particular, for inspecting dimensions, coplanarity, positioning and identification markings, human readable text labels and barcodes. Other applications include differentiating parts, locating defects, and detecting flaws on four sides of a part. Specific applications include inspecting electronic connectors, correct part seating during die stamping, and detection of fill level and cap position on bottles.

www.pptvision.com

PPT Vision

Also see:

Machine Vision Protects Pharmaceutical Packaging-Sophisticated machine vision and OCR system keeps a very close eye on pharmaceutical packaging and labeling processes to minimize risks to patients;

Machine Vision Resource Guide from Control Engineering has feature articles, application notes, case studies, tutorials, and research on machine vision technologies and related productivity. Updated Oct. 11, 2010.

Sensors New Product area from Control Engineering.

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media, www.controleng.com



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