Dalsa's Boa smart camera brings color to end-user machine vision applications
Dalsa Corp. offers color processing for its Boa vision system, Dalsa's highly integrated smart camera.
Dalsa Corp. [TSX: DSA], provider of machine vision technology, offers color processing for its Boa vision system, Dalsa's highly integrated smart camera. Supported with a full suite of vision tools, the new color version of the Boa sets a new cost/performance standard for color enhanced smart camera solutions.
"Color inspection is often a requirement in the automotive, food, packaging and pharmaceutical industries", says Steve Geraghty, director of Dalsa's Industrial Products group. "Our Boa color smart camera offers manufacturers in these industries an extremely capable color solution at a very affordable price," he says.
The Boa smart camera can be applied to a broad range of color inspection applications, such as identification of parts or assembly features, sorting, counting, and verification of color hue. The color tools can be easily combined with standard measurement or identification tools to perform a complete inspection of the part or assembly. The easy-to-use, iNspect Express software interface, allows users to rapidly prototype and deploy solutions, and it is available with a fully featured emulator for offline application development and debugging.
"Boa delivers great performance at a very reasonable price," says Brian Seguin, vision manager at H.H. Barnum, a Dalsa distributor in Michigan. "The addition of color processing will allow our customers in the automotive and packaging industries to solve a wide range of applications using the same inspection tool."
The ultra small Boa is designed for industry. Its 44 mm cube form factor is perfect for tight-fit set-ups, the company says.
The IP67-rated housing means that the camera can be directly deployed in harsh, wash-down environments. This is particularly useful to meet control standards in the food and pharmaceutical industries, and eliminates the need for a separate, costly protective enclosure. BOA's small form factor and easy mounting capabilities allow it to integrate easily into existing production lines, machinery or moving equipment.
Dalsa offers a white papers on its web site, including one that helps user decide when color is required by machine vision. www.dalsa.com/ipd/support/whitepapers.aspx
Also read from Control Engineering :
- Machine Vision: Now is the Time ; and
- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com.
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.