OPTICAL EDGE SENSOR The Baumer PosCon optical edge sensor will reliably master tasks which previously required complex laser measuring systems. Additionally the PosCon 3D provides impressive convenience in both operation and installation. Multiple capabilities make the sensor a versatile solution to reliably detect edge positions and object or gap width in applications such as gap control in packaging machines or width and edge monitoring in lumber and paper processing. Requiring no separate reflector, the PosCon 3D is able to reliably measure objects regardless of movements toward and away from the sensor with no adverse effects. PosCon 3D will reliably identify any object - independent of its color and surface. The sensor’s qTarget design allows easy system integration in an early planning stage using the sensor CAD data. This patented design features ensure exceptionally tight tolerances on beam placement, allowing the design team to rest assured that sensors will operate consistently from one machine to another. Sensor operation is as easy: install, align to the object and select the required language on the touch display – that’s it. PosCon 3D provides the utmost application flexibility. Edge positions are reliably detected even when installed in any non-vertical position with a lateral angle up to 30°. The object width is identified within fractions of a second and with an accuracy of 0.02 millimeter – regardless of the object position within the measuring field. PosCon 3D can also identify an object’s center position. As soon as the object is outside the acceptable tolerance range, the sensor will trigger a switching output, indicating a failure condition. The Baumer Group | (860) 621-2121 | email@example.com | www.baumer.com/poscon3d FRAME GRABBER Matrox Radient eV-CLHS is one of the first frame grabbers in the industry to support the Camera Link HS™ (v1.0) M-Protocol through a CX4 copper connection. It provides a single C2 7M1 connection for data transfers up to 2.1GB/s at cable lengths up to 15 meters. The card is equipped with a PCIe® 2.0 x8 host interface and up to 4GB SDRAM of on-board buffering. Matched with the inherent error detection/correction and low-latency resend capabilities of the CLHS protocol, Radient eV-CLHS ensures extremely reliable capture to host memory. It has been tested for full compatibility with new Teledyne DALSA CLHS cameras so that developers can quickly get CLHS-based projects deployed. Matrox Radient eV-CLHS is available now and is fully supported by MIL release 10 on 64-bit Windows® 7/8 and Linux®. Matrox Imaging www.matroximaging.com MULTI-ELEMENT DETECTOR Opto Diode introduces the SXUVPS4, a new multi-element detector with a 5 mm² active area in a quadrant configuration. Designed to resist radiation damage from high intensity UV lasers, the SXUVPS4 photodiodes are ideal for laser alignment applications. Offering unmatched stability, the SXUV series of photodiodes are the only commercially available detectors that can withstand 4 days of exposure to 10 eV 1016 photons/cm2 without degradation in responsivity. The new photodiode features excellent responsivity providing 0.125 to 0.02 A/W over a 10 to 200 nm wavelength range. The large circular detection surface is optimized for precise alignment of lasers with 4 elements, each offering 1.25 mm² active area. The compact TO-5 package allows for easy integration into new or existing systems. As with all Opto Diode products, the new quadrant photodiodes are designed to maximize measurement repeatability and reliability. Opto Diode Corporation | www.optodiode.com INDUSTRIAL INKJET PRINTER The MK-U6000 Series from Keyence Corporation features an easy-to-use interface, intuitive onboard maintenance functions, auto-shower selfcleaning, easy nozzle replacement and automatic connection with Keyence visions systems for OCR verification. Conventional automatic cleaning only used solvent to clean the ink paths. With the newly installed auto-shower function the MK-U is able to clean the ink path, nozzle, electrode plates, and gutter all at once. This reduces disassembly for maintenance and enables stable printing by proactively sustaining the print head components. In addition, the nozzle can be replaced without using any tools. This reduces downtime in the event that a nozzle replacement is required. Consumable parts, such as filters and pumps, require periodic replacements and can all be replaced without using a user’s manual or tools. The user needs only to follow the illustrated instructions that are outlined in the software, so replacements can be performed easily and accurately, even by users who have never performed these operations before. The MK-U and Keyence vision systems can easily be linked just by connecting them with a single LAN cable. Both the MK-U and vision system can be operated from the MK-U touch panel. The MK-U is equipped with many useful functions, such as a function that synchronizes the print settings and inspection settings. The OCR dictionary has been prepared in advance with the MK-U’s specialized fonts, so no further settings are required after installation. In addition, no external devices are required, so anyone can easily perform inspections of printed text. Keyence Corporation of America (888) 539-3623 | firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.keyence.com/PRMKU THERMAL CAMERA Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI) announces the first in a series of affordable, uncooled microbolometer thermal cameras for industrial, machine vision, and general purpose thermal imaging applications. The new Viento 320 features 320 x 240 pixel resolution with a 17-micron pixel pitch. Intuitive and easy to integrate into new or existing systems, the uncooled infrared camera has user-selectable NTSC or PAL analog video and simultaneous 14-bit/8-bit, Camera Link® digital video outputs. Viento cameras include standard connector interfaces and standard mechanical interfaces which are absent in many other low-cost thermal imagers. The Viento 320 is based upon the latest 17 µm uncooled focal plane array (FPA) technology. Features include multiple automatic gain control (AGC) modes, including the industry’s best proprietary image contrast enhancement, (ICE™) and an integrated normalization shutter. Nine different lens options are available, including 3-degrees 6-, 9-, 15-, 16-, 24-, 27-, 40-, and 90-degrees horizontal field-of-view (HFOV). Camera control is via RS-232 or USB. Applications include process monitoring, industrial imaging, robotics guidance, perimeter security, surveillance, unmanned vehicle imaging, traffic management, and more. Sierra-Olympic (425) 445-8884 http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/cameralink-thermal-imagers
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