Vision software speeds parts location

Instead of using traditional gray-scale correlation techniques, HexSight software uses the geometry of parts within an image to locate each part`s position and orientation. Using ActiveX controls within Microsoft`s Visual Basic environment, the software enables the location and inspection of parts with tolerances in scale from 0º-360º and translation to 1/1000º and 1/40 of a pixel. Operating under Windows NT using off-the-shelf frame grabbers, the software is supported by the company

Apr 1st, 1999

Vision software speeds parts location

Instead of using traditional gray-scale correlation techniques, HexSight software uses the geometry of parts within an image to locate each part`s position and orientation. Using ActiveX controls within Microsoft`s Visual Basic environment, the software enables the location and inspection of parts with tolerances in scale from 0º-360º and translation to 1/1000º and 1/40 of a pixel. Operating under Windows NT using off-the-shelf frame grabbers, the software is supported by the company`s VSX-4100, a 32-bit PCI board that can preprocess images and generate contour scenes up to ten times faster than a 450-MHz Pentium II CPU. Capable of operating at 30 frames/s, the software is supplied with edge location, blob analysis, and pattern-location tools. HexaVision Technologies, 1020 Route de l`Eglise, Sainte-Foy, Quebec GIV 3V9, Canada; (418) 657-5000; Fax: (418) 657-7627.

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