FRAME LIGHT GRID SICK announced the launch of the Frame Light Grids (FLG) for detecting and counting parts as small as 4 mm in size. With the sender and receiver installed in a single frame, the FLG reduces downtime due to its simple adjustment and alignment. Adjustable sensitivity, dynamic and static operating modes, and pulse lengthening features provide additional application flexibility. The FLG is enclosed in a rugged metal housing and includes an adjustable pushbutton lock that protects against unwanted parameter adjustments during operation. The FLG features both closed- and open-side designs for applications that require counting small parts on conveyors, ensuring parts are ejected from stamping or presses, detecting feeder parts on machines, or pick-to-light part selection. The FLG can be used in consumer goods, food and beverage, machine building and automotive markets. SICK | www.sickusa.com CAMERA Point Grey announced new model additions to the Blackfly family of ultracompact PoE GigE Vision cameras. The new Blackfly models use Sony Exmor™ CMOS sensor technology, which combines the speed of CMOS with the low noise, high dynamic range, and high saturation capacity of many of today’s CCDs. The BFLY-PGE- 14S2C-CS features a color IMX104 1/3” CMOS rolling shutter sensor capable of 720p resolution at 60 FPS, and boasts a full well depth of 19,000 electrons. The BFLY-PGE-23S2C-CS uses a color IMX136 1/2.8” sensor capable of 1080p resolution at 27 FPS, and offers dynamic range of almost 70 dB. Both models deliver excellent color fidelity, very low temporal dark noise (4 e-), and support long exposures up to 30 seconds. Point Grey | www.ptgrey.com FRAME GRABBER Teledyne DALSA unveiled the Xtium-CL PX4, the first member of a new series of frame grabbers. The Xtium series is engineered to meet the ever-increasing image resolution and faster frame rates of today’s camera technology. In addition to PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 and Camera Link®, upcoming models will support Camera Link HS™ as well as other popular interface standards on a PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 platform. The new Xtium series delivers higher bandwidth to sustain Camera Link 80-Bit modes over longer cable distances and supports a wide variety of area and line scan color and monochrome cameras, all in a compact, single slot solution. The newly engineered, on-board, Data Transfer Engine (DTE) produces maximum bandwidth without the need for specialized motherboards or chipsets. By enabling maximum sustained throughput and ready-to-use image data, the Xtium–CL PX4 minimizes CPU usage and improves processing times for host applications. In addition, the Xtium-CL PX4 has been engineered with enhanced memory architecture allowing it to handle different sensor tap topologies while sustaining color decoding at the maximum frame/line rate. TeledyneDALSA | www.teledynedalsa.com/Xtium VISION SYSTEM Cognex® Corporation announced that it has released two new products, the Advantage™ 100 vision system and the AE2 Advantage engine designed for integration into Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) devices and equipment. OEM equipment designers can now take full advantage of powerful Cognex vision and code reading technology in even the most space-constrained and costsensitive applications such as those in the clinical diagnostic, printing, kiosk or medical device industries. The Advantage 100 vision system is a compact (23mm x 44mm x 54mm), enclosed vision system with customizable optics, lighting and Ethernet communications suitable for integration into large automated clinical diagnostic systems. The AE2 Advantage vision engine provides an even smaller (14.5mm x 29.1mm x 20.5mm) form factor designed for tight integration deep inside the enclosure of OEM devices manufactured in high volumes such as medical instruments and printers. Cognex Corporation http://www.cognex.com PHOTOEYES Keyence introduces the PR-G Series, a new approach to self-contained photoeyes. This new line of generalpurpose metal photoeyes is dedicated to fulfilling three main focuses: durability, high power, and ease of use. In general, most photoeyes are made out of a resin material and are highly susceptible to damage due to impact, over tightening, or environmental effects. Sensor damage leads to increased costs due to downtime and replacement, and is all too common in industrial environments. By introducing a heavy duty metal body, the PR-G Series greatly decreases the amount of valuable time lost due to sensor damage. The durable body is highly resistant to oils, acids and alkaline detergents while maintaining both IP68 and IP69K enclosure ratings to negate the effects of harsh environments. Keyence Corporation of America 888-539-3623 firstname.lastname@example.org www.keyence.com/PRPRG PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS Omron Automation and Safety has developed a new generation of M18 cylindrical photoelectric sensors that combine simple selection and installation with reliability, versatility, rugged construction and value for money. The E3FA plastic body and E3FB metal body sensors are suitable for applications in all industries from food and beverage production to material handling and logistics. Along with the straight-beam models, Omron also developed right-angle radial-beam plastic body E3RA and metal body E3RB models. Omron’s new photoelectric sensors offer high reliability, enhanced EMC protection, high ambient light immunity and robust waterproof housings, making them an ideal choice to meet the requirements of today’s users for non-stop operation. The new sensors feature compact construction, allowing them to be mounted easily where space is limited. The bright red LED light source is clearly visible over long distances and provides an aid to alignment. Setting up the sensors is intuitive, and is made even easier with a large sensitivity adjustor for use with a standard size screwdriver. When the sensors are in use, instant visual confirmation of their operating status is provided by an LED indicator with a wide viewing angle. Omron’s E3FA and E3FB photoelectric sensors include through-beam versions with ranges up to 20 m, retro-reflective versions with ranges from 0.1 to 4 m, coaxial retro-reflective versions with ranges up to 500 mm and three models of diffuse-reflective sensors with ranges of 100 mm, 300 mm and 1 m. All types are suitable for flush mounting. OMRON (866) 88-OMRON email@example.com www.Omron247.com
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