MARCH 5, 2009--The IP 54 rated BVS-C sensor is simple and quick to use for retrofitting equipment with its separate Configurator and 3.5-in. color display, which permits continuous in situ status monitoring of the sensor with constant sensor function checking. Deviations can be corrected with the Configurator. The user selects one of seven different functions such as counting edges, check brightness, comparing contrast, OCV, detecting patterns, and monitoring positions. Settings can be password protected. The Configurator requires no separate power supply; it receives power from the sensor and can be installed on a DIN rail or in the control panel. An aluminum housing is also available for installing the Configurator using the Balluff Mounting System. M12 fittings are used for connecting to the power supply and peripherals. The sensor is available with three freely programmable PNP outputs as well as in two different optical versions.
Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com
New product line with configurator
Balluff BVS-C Vision-Sensor
Balluff recently introduced a new product line in their series of proven BVS Vision Sensors. In addition to the BVS-E series Vision Sensors, which can be conveniently configured from a PC using the ConVis software, the BVS-C represents a second product line with separate Configurator. It is especially suited for quick and easy retrofitting of machines and equipment.
The IP 54 rated BVS-C sensor is especially simple and quick to use with its separate Configurator and 3.5" color display.
The high resolution color display permits continuous in situ status monitoring of the sensor, with constant sensor function checking. Should any deviations occur, these can be easily corrected using the Configurator. The use selects one of seven different tools such as counting edges, check brightness, comparing contrast, OCV, detecting patterns and monitoring positions.
The ease of handling also comes to the fore when more than one part needs to be inspected at frequently changing intervals. Security is of course also taken into account. The current settings can be password protected.
The Configurator needs no separate power supply, but rather is simply connected to the sensor to receive its power and can be installed on a DIN rail or in the control panel. An aluminium housing is also available for installing the Configurator using the proven Balluff Mounting System.
The BVS-C Vision Sensor is available with three freely programmable PNP outputs as well as in two different optical versions. An integrated, powerful LED light ensures optimum illumination of the capture field. Industry-proven M12 fittings are used for connecting to the power supply and peripherals.
- CMOS sensor 640×480 pixels; enclosure rating IP 54
- Configurator for setting and monitoring the inspection
- Simply to make corrections in-process and in-place
- Fast integration - No PC needed!
- Manual focusing ring - set focus like on a camera
- High-intensity integrated lighting source
- Versatile, flexible mounting options
- Compact: 40×51.5×58 mm
Image Sensor: BW - VGA (640x480)
Max. optical resolution: 0.2mm
Display Configurator: 3.5" LCD Color
Working distance interval: 50 - 1000mm
Degree of protection: BVS IP 54/ Configurator IP 40
Illuminator: LED, front light, red, switchable
Digital Inputs: 1x Trigger
Switching Outputs: 1x Trigger; 3x PNP Transistor; configurable
Interface for external Illumination: Strobe signal TTL
Supply Voltage Up: 24 V DC +/- 10%
Output current: 100 mA max per Output
Operating Temperature: -10 ...+55 degrees C
Storage Temperature: -25 ...+75 degrees C
Dimensions Sensor: 40x51.5x58 mm
Dimensions Configurator: 42,5x96x96mm