Up to 30 electrical plug-in connectors per second, each of which entail any number of adjustable test features, and each error has to be detected with 100% assurance. Based in Jena, Germany, OTTO Vision Technology GmbH builds testing systems that meet such high-end demands. In doing so, it relies on machine vision cameras provided by SVS-VISTEK GmbH. > read more
Following on from the presentation of the exo183CGE as SVS-Vistek’s GigE Vision camera at the end of March, the Camera Link version exo183CCL has now also been announced. It features a resolution of 20 MP with a pixel format of 2.4 µm and 15.9 mm sensor diagonal and a C mount. The substantially faster CameraLink interface means that it can transfer 2.5 times more data compared with the GigE version, resulting in a frame rate of up to 12 fps with full 20 MP resolution. The color version is already in series production, with the monochrome version to follow over the next few weeks. > read more
Calculating height profiles from image data places a heavy load on the CPU of a machine vision system. Point clouds must be extracted from the laser line of the image and converted into height profiles. Triangulation then works on the basis of these height profiles. If high resolutions are involved, the extraction of the height profiles from the camera image can cause a CPU load bottleneck in laser triangulation. > read more
For many years, Camera Link has been an extremely successful protocol for controlling industrial cameras. The advantages that it provides include PoCL, high transfer rates, extremely low latency times, real-time pre-processing by the grabber and galvanic isolation.
The exo174xCL, exo250, exo252, exo267 and exo304 cameras feature a new tap configuration that increases the frame rate by up to 50% using the existing hardware. > read more