Vision sensor for assembly and presence control
Balluff's BVS Universal Vision Sensor has a 360° algorithm and is designed for assembly and presence control as well as reading and verifying codes.
Balluff's BVS Universal Vision Sensor is designed for assembly and presence control, reading and verification of codes, and advanced part position detection with a 360 degree algorithm. The BVS Universal Vision Sensor is able to read, locate, and verify up to 40 codes per second in any orientation. In addition, an optical character verification (OCV) function can verify printed sequences of characters and numbers such as batch numbers or minimum shelf life dates.
The Balluff BVS Universal Vision Sensor is now available in a 6 mm, 8 mm and 12 mm lens version with either a built-in visible red or infrared ring light. It is available in a 640x480 sensor resolution with PNP digital outputs, the ability to trigger an external light source and an RS232 serial port, and still provides an Ethernet TCP/IP port for PC based configuration.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey