With the CC320, different cameras can be triggered at different times. The duration of the trigger signal can be used for control of the exposure time. The reject gate can also be controlled using the module. An output activates the gate upon receiving a pass/fail signal and after a corresponding delay.
Timing controller for machine vision
The CC320 from Gardasoft is a complete Ethernet multi-trigger module that considerably reduces the development work for precise control of numerous events.
This central control unit is responsible for triggering the camera and monitoring the reject gates. The triggers can be released in response to delays or according to the conveyor belt position.
Reasons to use the Gardasoft CC320
In the case of systems with different timings or conveyor speeds, an encoder can be used to establish exact synchronisation with the conveyor speed. The conveyor can be stopped if necessary, or even run backwards, in order to obtain the correct timing for rejection.
The CC320 works as a mini web server and can be accessed from a remote PC through the image processing software. The top-hat rail module requires only an IP address that is entered using the controls on the front panel or via a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server. The CC320 can be controlled through the integrated web server by means of simple string commands from any application via TCP/IP or UDP, or alternatively through the front panel.
- Channels: 8 opto-isolated inputs, 8 outputs
- Functions: synchronisation over external encoder-input or external clock source (including AB-inputs), trigger generator mode, FiFo mode, position trigger mode
- Frequency: incremental encoder frequency max. 200 kHz
- Power supply: 12-24 VDC (100mA)
- Configuration: push-button or Ethernet (static or DHCP)