OMRON MICROSCAN HAWK MV-4000 SMART CAMERA A brand-new, ultra-powerful smart camera is about to hit the market to help businesses in a wide range of industries streamline their operations. This smart camera, the HAWK MV-4000 from Omron Microscan Systems, Inc., quadruples the processing power of the previous generation. It boasts up to six times the frame rate of its predecessor, achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Building upon a 35-year history of development in Automatic Identification and Machine Vision, the HAWK MV-4000 does code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, and gauging, incorporating state-of-the-art algorithms that can serve applications in virtually any industry. Users seeking high-quality images and a high level of configuration flexibility will appreciate this camera’s wide array of sensors, ranging from 0.3 MP to 5 MP with a pixel size of 4.8 μm. The system can be optimized for almost any application thanks to these sensors in combination with C-Mount lens options and plug-and-play external lighting. Automotive applications will benefit from the HAWK MV-4000’s long-range imaging and superior field of view. The consumer electronics industry will benefit from the camera’s precision gauging and inspection capabilities. All this power and flexibility is easily applied using intuitive setup, testing, and runtime user interfaces to program the inspection and to set up communication between the camera and other components on the line. Machine vision customers have praised the MicroHAWK’s ability to reduce setup time from hours to mere minutes, and the HAWK MV-4000 is no different. The user interface is image-centric, with intuitive drag-and-drop programming. Reading, verification, and vision tools are ready to use right out of the box without time-consuming parameter adjustments. Two unique user interfaces (UIs) are available: the AutoVISION UI, intended for most operators or technicians, and the more advanced and customizable FrontRunner UI, designed for machine vision professionals. Although the HAWK MV-4000 is a smart camera rather than a PC-based device, its processing power enables speeds nearly equivalent to those reached by vision systems relying on PC processing external to the camera. A combination of extraordinary power and speed in a compact industrial package puts the HAWK MV-4000 in a category known by vision engineers as the “golden middle” between PC-based devices and the average smart camera on the market. The HAWK MV-4000 is the first product offering in this new middle tier of Omron Microscan’s machine vision products. The base-tier MicroHAWK, released in November of 2016, is the world’s smallest smart camera with fully-integrated lighting, optics, processing, and communications, and can reach speeds of 1,000 – 2,000 parts per minute. Our multi-core PC-based systems, constituting the top tier, allow you to connect up to eight GigE cameras simultaneously. The HAWK MV-4000, a dual-core, FPGA-assisted smart camera, is capable of reaching near-PC speeds with inspection rates from 4,000 – 14,000 parts per minute. Omron Microscan | www.omron.com BANNER ENGINEERING 5MP VE SERIES SMART CAMERA Banner Engineering announced the release of a 5MP VE Series Smart Camera for detection of fine details on large or complex targets. The latest addition to the VE Series has the same ease-of-use, compact and robust housing, and intuitive on-board display as other VE Series Smart Cameras, but provides finer levels of detection and a wider field of view. Featuring a 5MP (2592 x 2048) CMOS imager, this versatile smart camera can reliably detect very small objects as well as fine details and minute flaws on complex targets. The high levels of accuracy and precision offered by the 5MP VE Smart Camera make it an easy-touse and cost-effective alternative to more complicated vision systems. The wide field of view provided by the 5MP VE Smart Camera makes it possible for a single camera to perform a detailed inspection over a large target area in a single image capture. The ability to cover more area in one inspection can reduce or even eliminate the need for additional inspections as well as the equipment needed to perform those inspections. VE Smart Cameras are also available in 2MP (1600 x 1200 pixels), 1.3MP (1280 x 1024 pixels), and WVGA (752 x 480 pixels) models. Also available is the latest version of Vision Manager, Banner’s easy-to-use software for VE Series Smart Cameras. Vision Manager provides a number of tools and capabilities that enable VE Smart Cameras to solve a wide range of vision applications. The software includes runtime editing capability that reduces costly downtime, and the software emulator allows for offline building and troubleshooting of applications. The new version of Vision Manager (version 1.4.0) allows for the creation of multiple password protected user profiles. This empowers users to update inspections to facilitate a smooth workflow while restricting the changes possible to those included in an individual user’s profile. Banner Engineering www.BannerEngineering.com XIMEA 8K CAMERA The well-known line called xiB already offers 4K and 5K models with 12 and 20 Mpix resolution and fast speed. Now new CMV50000 sensors from CMOSIS (AMS) are included in this camera family. The initial low stock is ready for orders with higher stock volume planned towards the end of the 2017 and mass production beginning of 2018. The latest model, called CB500 is equipped with highgrade 35mm, full frame, global shutter CMOS sensor with 7920 x 6004 pixels resolution and ability to provide 8, 10, 12 or 14-bit crystal clear images. With the help of PCI Express, referred to also as PCIe, this 48 Mpix sensor is able to reach the remarkable speed of over 30 Fps at full resolution. The camera’s data and control interface are fully compliant with PCI Express External Cabling Specifications, which allows 20 Gbit/s and real data throughput of 1550 MB/s. This additionally means distance reach of up to 300m using Fiber optics and streaming of data directly to PC memory without the need of expensive frame grabbers or special, complicated software. The camera package itself is remarkably compact with 60 x 60 x 38 mm and 175g. Its power consumption, reduced by design and components, can be as low as 9 Watt. The further enhancement comes from integrated active lens interface compatible with Canon EF-mount lenses which allows remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization. Applications examples include Flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, persistent stadium and border security, wide area surveillance, 360 panorama, cinematography, instant replays, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR, AR), Sports imaging and broadcasting, motion capture and aerial or city mapping. XIMEA | www.ximea.com RADIANT VISION SYSTEMS INSPECT.ASSEMBLY SYSTEM Radiant Vision Systems announces the release of the INSPECT.assembly system, a new turnkey automated visual inspection station for in-line assembly verification. The INSPECT.assembly is fullyintegrated with Radiant technology and configured to precise tolerances to meet production-level inspection needs of complex electronic assemblies. The INSPECT.assembly system detects the presence, position, and integrity of components including screws, cables, connectors, and other critical features before final device enclosure to automate assembly inspection. Radiant’s new INSPECT.assembly system is a turnkey inspection station that employs ProMetric® Y imaging systems with camera resolution (up to 29 megapixels) and dynamic range (above 70 dB) far exceeding the specifications of typical machine vision systems. Applied in photometric measurement of light and color in displays and backlit components, ProMetric cameras capture fine-detail images with a level of precision that rivals human visual acuity. Because INSPECT.assembly is fully-integrated with Radiant camera, lighting, fixturing, and software, Radiant engineers are able to design each INSPECT. assembly to match the specifications of each customer application. This advanced vision technology solves critical inspection challenges through a combination of the image registration & analysis functions of the camera with proprietary machine vision “super tools” in INSPECT Software, which blend multiple machine vision software algorithms in a single tool to enable comprehensive analysis of specific features. Radiant Vision Systems www.RadiantVisionSystems.com
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