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Vision sensor detects OCR defects

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F210 CF date-verification vision sensor monitors printed codes for readability and alerts operators to defects. Image capture with 512 x 484-pixel sensor is up to 8.3 ms and 5000 parts/minute. The sensor comes with F250-UM software, which includes Edge Code Position and Defect Detection, Fine Matching, and Quest OCR/OCV detection tools. Interfaces include RS-232C/422, configurable outputs, and Ethernet with use of a serial port converter.
Omron Electronics
Schaumburg, IL, USA
www.omron.com

Illuminator detects defects

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Model 12 HemiLite lamp assembly offers diffuse, uniform fluorescent illumination in a 6-in. (152.4-mm) or 16-in. (406-mm) diameter diffusing sphere. It is offered with a rugged aluminum housing designed with integrated mounting options. The standard 25-kHz driver is available as a plug-in design or as an in-line type. Standard lamp options include a variety of white color temperatures, black light, blue (UV), and wavelength-specific colors.
StockerYale
Salem, NH, USA
www.stockeryale.com

Software features enhancements

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PatMax geometric pattern-matching software has new features for pattern location and alignment. PatMax eXtremely Low Contrast finds faint objects or patterns and PatMax Scene Alignment provides partial-match alignment that eliminates need for entire pattern to be present in an image to obtain accurate results.
Cognex
Natick, MA, USA
www.cognex.com

Camera improves efficiency

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Piranha2 Slimline camera design (76 x 85 x 50 mm) allows easy mounting and minimized optical path. The camera has high speed (four taps at 40 MHz), high responsivity, 7 × 7-pixel pitch sensor, low noise, and high dymanic range. It features Camera Link interface, fully programmable gains and offsets for each output, and a test pattern for cable/system troubleshooting.
Dalsa
Waterloo, ON, Canada
www.dalsa.com

Digital camera works hard

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CV-M4+ monochrome progressive linescan CCD camera features 1392 × 1040 6.45-μm square pixels, extended IR sensitivity, and 10-bit video output via Camera Link. An LVDS version is available with 8-bit output. Shutter speeds are selectable from 1/24 to 1/10,000 s in 10 steps. There are several binning and partial-scan readout modes that allow frame rates up to 102 frames/s and flexible triggering options with edge preselect, pulsewidth control, and restart continuous trigger modes.
JAI Pulnix
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
www.jaipulnix.com

Infrared camera is rugged, small

AXT100 thermal-imaging camera with 32 × 32 uncooled thermopile focal-plane array has on-board image processing that smoothes the 32 × 32 image to 128 × 128 resolution. Digital control is accomplished from either the USB 2.0 port or the 10/100 BaseT Ethernet port. An additional input port triggers the camera to take and store images in internal memory for later use. Standard composite video can be configured for NTSC or PAL operation.
Ann Arbor Sensor Systems
Dexter, MI, USA
www.aas2.com

Linescan cameras offer high resolution

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The L800k series of digital linescan cameras is based on a monochrome CCD sensor with 8160 5 × 5-μm pixels and line rates up to 14.4 kHz. The cameras are available in a 47.6 × 71.0 × 71.0-mm housing with an F-mount adapter. Video output is dual-tap 8 or 10 bit. Interface is standard Camera Link.
Basler Vision Components
Ahrensburg, Germany
www.baslerweb.com

Software provides new features

Aphelion version 3.2g image-processing and quantitative image-analysis software includes image montage tool, kriging module, manual measurement tool, microscopy tool, multifocus capability, and color-segmentation module. The new version supports 16-bit color image acquisition, Euclidian distance and new structuring elements, import of 3-D images, support of Aphelion ActiveX components, and full compatibility with latest Windows versions.
Amerinex Applied Imaging
Amherst, MA, USA
www.adcis.net

USB-based modules move data

DT9834 Series modules have PCI functionality and USB 2.0 data-transfer rates, along with analog input, analog output, full digital I/O, and counter/timer subsystem operation at 500 kSamples/s. The modules provide 16-bit resolution at 500-kHz throughput. They operate on Windows XP/2000 and ship with the company’s Omni CD, which includes multiple functions and DT Measure Foundry.
Data Translation
Marlboro, MA, USA
www.datx.com

Controller drives many motors

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8SMCC PCI3 is a triple-axis, two-phase, bipolar stepper-motor motion-control module designed to work with a PCI bus. It can control motion, velocity, deceleration, steps, and direction. It is powered by 5-40 V from an external power supply connected directly to the front panel of the PCI card. The module supports step division up to 1/8 steps.
Standa
Vilnius, Lithuania
www.standa.lt

Controller offers simple, precise motion

XPS universal motion controller features trajectory, data acquisition, error compensation, and embedded programming capabilities implemented through a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet interface. Trajectory modes include multiaxis PVT and spline, analog tracking, jogging, and point-to-point and line-arc motions. The integrated controller/driver connects up to eight axes of stepper or dc servo-motor stages. Position commands and motion-grouping functionality can be executed through interfaces such as C++, Visual Basic, LabView, or embedded TCL programming language.
Newport
Irvine, CA, USA
www.newport.com

Infrared camera has USB interface

JADE J-330 thermal IR camera comes with USB 2.0 digital output that supports image display at 60 Hz over 14 bits of dynamic range. The sealed unit uses a 320 x 240-pixel focal-plane array, operating in the 8-12-μm range, with thermal sensitivity of less than 80 mK and thermal response time of 4 ms. Full image performance is up to 100 frames/s.
CEDIP Infrared Systems
Croissy-Beaubourg, France
www.cedip-infrared.com

Imaging board supports video

PIXCI SV6 imaging board for either 3.3- or 5-V signaling on the PCI bus digitizes analog video and transfers it to the bus at video rate. As a PCI bus master, the board supports NTSC, RS-170, PAL, CCIR, and S-video. It provides three-input video multiplexer, allowing signal selection from two BNC and one S-video inputs. Programmable gain, hue, brightness, saturation, and contrast adjustments can condition the video signal. The captured image can be cropped in single-pixel increments, then scaled down to as few as 4 pixels x 1 line. Four TTL inputs and four TTL outputs are available.
EPIX
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
www.epixinc.com

DVR records simultaneously

DVR4 is a four-channel multiplexer/recorder capable of simultaneously recording 30 frames/s/channel to hot-swappable hard drives in up to two slots and one removable SD card. Proprietary operating software is based on a Linux core. The four input channels can record and monitor each camera at variable frame rates and resolution. Graphical user inferface enables control of PTZ cameras under multiple protocols. DVR4 includes alarm inputs and outputs, motion detection, andTCP/IP 10/100 using MJEGcompression.
Videology Imaging Solutions
Greenville, RI, USA
www.videology.com

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