Machine vision is a dynamic field: STEMMER IMAGING and our suppliers are the world´s leading manufacturers for machine vision components and solutions, introducing many brand new developments several times a year.
Ruggedised versions of the MPW2 series of C-mount 5 Mpixel ultra-low distortion machine vision lenses have been introduced by Computar. The new MPW2-R Series of lenses is designed specifically to withstand strong shocks, vibrations and huge variations in temperatures in demanding factory automation environments.
A new, wide angle lens with a focal length of 25 mm has been added to the Zeiss Interlock range of compact, lightweight lenses. These are designed for use with large format area and line scan cameras. The full metal housing, locking screws for focus and aperture and their resilience to dust, water and vibration make these lenses ideally suited to use in very harsh industrial environments.
STEMMER IMAGING AG, one of Europe's leading machine vision technology providers, has signed an agreement with Odos Imaging for the distribution of Time-Of-Flight (TOF) 3D cameras. The cameras will be available through STEMMER IMAGING’s entire distribution network of 19 different countries in Europe. Odos Imaging is a Rockwell Automation company.
Compact industrial vision systems provide a powerful embedded vision solution for high-speed inspection of multiple features of a part or assembly. A rugged industrial controller acquires, processes and analyses images from multiple cameras for applications such as final inspection of large assemblies. Designed specifically for use on the factory floor, the robust systems run embedded versions of PC machine vision software. This is a cost effective alternative approach to deploying standard PC solutions in harsh industrial environments.
CCS has introduced the TH2-CR series of flat light units with a camera window which provide light from the same axis as the camera. The wide emitting surface combines wide-field imaging with highly uniform illumination, making these new lights an attractive alternative to coaxial and dome lights.
The new colour versions of the BOA Spot smart vision sensor from Teledyne DALSA provide even greater versatility for single point industrial part and assembly verification. Colour training, matching and verification capabilities have been added to the existing embedded inspection tools. With easy factory integration and a highly competitive price point, Boa Spot Colour allows automated vision inspection to be added at almost any point in the production line.
Smart Vision Lights (SVL) releases a number of high power LED light models with built-in Multi-Drive™ technology. This novel feature relieves users from deploying an additional lighting controller, instead, allowing operation directly from a camera’s strobe output line.
Dome light units offer excellent results in a variety of machine vision tasks. However, due to their design they have not been suitable in applications where space is at a premium. With the launch of the LFX3 series, CCS has responded to these demands by combining the qualities of dome lights with a new flat design.
The versatile Vico DTCM series of bi-telecentric lenses are designed for high accuracy machine vision measurements. The modular design allows object side and image side lens components to be combined into more than 200 specific lenses to meet an enormous range of imaging requirements.
Optics and illumination play a critical role in optimising the imaging conditions for machine vision measurement. Even the seemingly simple act of adjusting the iris (aperture) of a lens affects several parameters in the imaging system. There are a number of ways of adjusting the iris, but the Precise-iris (or P-iris) method offers significant benefits.