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High speed code and label reading

11 Apr 2016

Stand 5956, MACH 2016, NEC, UK, 11 – 15 April, 2016

STEMMER IMAGING is showing Teledyne DALSA´s new 5 megapixel Boa 2 smart camera in action reading codes and OCR on pharmaceutical-style packaging at high speeds. Boa 2 is a complete vision system in a single camera, that can integrate with and control factory systems and robots.

Boa 2 combines image capture, processing, and easy-to-use embedded vision software into a convenient, compact single device with a variety of I/O and mounting options. This versatile unit can automate identification, measurement, guiding and verification requirements in a host of applications bringing a low cost of ownership to vision inspection.

The 5 Mpixel resolution allows the camera to identify small defects in codes that could be missed or difficult to distinguish with lower resolution cameras, yet can operate at frame rates up to 40 fps at full resolution. In addition the increased number of pixels gives higher measurement accuracy for precision measurement applications and a larger inspection area for verification applications which makes more applications accessible for Boa 2 users.

The camera features a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor to drive the well-respected iNspect Express embedded processing and measurement software. Its comprehensive toolset includes colour ID and verification, 2D matrix reading, barcode reading and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) as well as a host of other tools. This allows not only easy to set up for code reading applications but also offers the versatility for use in a wide variety of other applications including flaw detection, presence/absence of features, robot guidance, part identification as well as precision measurements.

Also available in 2 or 3 megapixel versions, the versatile Boa 2 range offers both integrated and externally controlled lighting configurations. An optional integrated high-intensity ring light is available for the 2 Megapixel version to provide compact, uniform target illumination, while all versions offer a direct connection to external light sources including power and strobe control. The camera is rated for use in harsh industrial environments and provides several mounting options on the front, back and side surfaces. This saves time during the development process and unnecessary expense for protective housings.

Teledyne DALSA BOA 2

High resolution smart camera for fast applications