Table of contents:
- Modular: flexible image processing system
- Seminar tip
- Photo sensor: With a large switching distance
- Sensor: Detect contours quickly
- Vision sensor: smart robot control
- High-speed camera: extremely fast and robust
Video: Six New Products From Image Processing
2023 Author: Hannah Pearcy | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:12
The new Confocal DT IFS2407-3 from Micro-Epsilon offers the highest precision when measuring the distance and thickness of surfaces. This confocal sensor for displacement and thickness measurements works at a max. Tilt angle of ± 30 °. Therefore, stable measurement signals are achieved even on curved surfaces and high-precision results are output. The sensor works with a measuring range of 3 mm, a numerical aperture (NA) of 0.43 and a basic distance of 28 mm. In connection with the large tilt angle, these sensors are ideal for geometry tests in coordinate measuring machines. With the Confocal DT controllers, measuring rates up to 70 KHz are achieved.
Modular: flexible image processing system
Wenglor's new 2D vision system is a modular image processing system that was developed for all vision applications. It consists of up to 16 digital cameras, lenses with different fixed focal lengths, external lighting components and a control unit with all common standard interfaces including software for image evaluation. The components of this modular system can be individually combined and adapted to the application. The focal length, the focus, the resolution, the illumination or the type of evaluation can be selected separately. The parameters are set using the Uni Vision software.
Image processing is a key industrial technology. The seminar "The entry into industrial image processing" imparts the necessary knowledge to get into the topic.
Photo sensor: With a large switching distance
Omron has introduced the new reflective photoelectric sensors of the E3AS series with the smallest housing and the longest switching distance of 1500 mm in its class. The sensors provide stable detection without being affected by switching distances or different colors, materials and object surfaces. This simplifies the selection, setting and maintenance of sensors and improves commissioning and system utilization. E3AS sensors can be used, for example, on conveyor belts that transport products of different colors and shapes, or on assembly lines with limited space.
Sensor: Detect contours quickly
With the new PMD Profiler, IFM is introducing a new sensor for contour detection that can be used for quality assurance tasks directly in the process. Compared to other methods, the new contour sensor is easy to set up and insensitive to stray light. The PMD Profiler works according to the triangulation principle. The sensor projects a straight laser line onto the surface to be measured. The laser light is reflected and detected by the receiving element in the sensor. The contour sensor can detect the height profile of the object by means of an angular offset between the projection unit and the receiving element. The PMD Profiler measures in a range from 150 to 300 mm.
Camera sensors and lighting
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Vision sensor: smart robot control
The new smart Verisens XF900 and XC900 vision sensors control the collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots after just a few minutes of setup. The robot-compatible vision sensors are mounted directly on the cobot or above. Calibration with regard to image correction, conversion to world coordinates and coordinate comparison between the vision sensor and robot is carried out automatically and extremely easily thanks to the patent-pending Smart Grid. This eliminates the otherwise complex manual hand-eye calibration of the robot and vision sensor. Not only is this more precise, it also reduces setup to a few minutes.
High-speed camera: extremely fast and robust
The new high-speed camera VEO 1310 with aluminum housing and integrated memory up to 72 GB is shock-resistant up to 30 g and optionally up to 100 g. The 12-bit CMOS sensor delivers up to 10,860 frames per second at a maximum resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. In the video format HDTV with 1280 x 720 pixels, 14,300 fps are already achieved and by further reducing the image resolution, this results in up to 423,350 fps. The light sensitivity is up to ISO 25,000 in mono mode and up to 6400 in color. By synchronously combining 4 pixel cells, light sensitivity and recording frequency can be partially doubled. The temperature range is -10 ° to 50 ° C.