Smart camera performs in harsh industrial environments

29 September 2017

While there are a plethora of vision systems available today that offer complex inspection capabilities at incredible speed but their performance can be greatly reduced in harsh industrial environments.

Turck Banner believes it can now offer a solution for UK customers, with the Banner VE series of smart camera which is able to offer good performance even in toughest applications. 

The smart camera features robust metal housings and, with the addition of a range of optional lens covers, achieves an IP67 rating for use in environments where heat, vibration or moisture are a concern.

Banner’s free Vision Manager Software provides a number of tools and capabilities that enable its smart cameras to solve a wide range of vision applications, such as item detection, part positioning, feature measurement and flaw analysis. Included in the tool set is the Circle Detect tool which can be used to inspect parts, products, packaging, or other objects that are in the shape of a circle or arc, or contain a circle or arc. This makes it easy to find imperfections as well as measure or determine circumference, diameter or the bend radius of a target. 

The software includes runtime editing capability that reduces downtime and the software emulator allows for offline building and troubleshooting of applications. An inspection analysis feature allows users to review past inspection results, view system logs and quickly configure inputs and outputs. 

FTP mage export capability enables the automatic export of inspection images as well as the creation of custom file names for each exported image. This facilitates the recording, tracking, and analysis of inspections and builds on Vision Manager’s capability to export images over TCP/IP.

The VE Series seamlessly interfaces with the factory floor using EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP, PROFINET, and Serial RS-232 communication protocols. 

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