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Machine Vision with
focusable lenses

8 November 2021 – SVCam Products
Machine Vision with 
focusable lenses
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Focusable lenses can simplify and accelerate inspection solutions. They make industrial inspection systems more flexible in their tasks, faster and less complex in the application. SVS-Vistek now offers the new SVS-EF adapter, which enables the control of Canon EF-mount lenses directly from the camera.

Technology for flexibility

Many current industrial inspection solutions still work with fixed focal length lenses. However, the trend here is toward more flexible solutions and the demand for focusable lenses is growing. An inspection solution should be able to be quickly adapted to new products or even better, in the sense of Industry 4.0 (batch size 1 piece), to adapt to the respective object. Focusable lenses are an important component here, as they facilitate the inspection of objects of different sizes. SVS-Vistek industrial cameras of the EXO, FXO and HR series therefore now support focusable lenses with Canon EF mount, using the new SVS-EF adapter. It enables and simplifies flexible inspection solutions with all SVS-Vistek camera models.

Application Integration made easy

Until now, the search for a suitable combination of cameras and components for a solution with focusable lenses was very limited. Often the components did not match and/or additional proprietary drivers for a lens control had to be integrated, which significantly increased the complexity. With the SVS-EF adapter, all cameras of the EXO, FXO and HR series now offer a slim alternative with highest image quality. The user thus has a wide selection of cameras for every application.

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Camera controls lenses

The solution is simple: just like an SLR, the camera should control the lens. And the new SVS-EF adapter offers exactly that - seamless integration of the lens into the camera's GenICam tree. The camera takes over the control as well as the power supply of the lens. The SVS-EF adapter allows the connection of all lenses of the Canon EF and Canon EF-S series. Additional hardware and software is not necessary. All SVS Vistek cameras of the series EXO, FXO and HR with C-mount, M42 and M58 support the new SVS-EF adapter.

Inspect faster

Complex robotic inspection systems benefit particularly from focusable lenses, as travel times of the robot arm, camera or object can be significantly reduced. Excellent results can be achieved with the new SVS-EF adapter, even at the highest resolutions. In combination with the integrated multichannel strobe controller, extremely lean and efficient applications are created.

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