VC nano 3D
27 June 2011
Vision Components has introduced the VC nano 3D, an ultra-compact machine vision system that can be freely configured for 3D and 2D inspection tasks.
Measuring 140 x 70 x 35mm, its housing includes an intelligent camera and a 5mW line laser, which allows real-time recording at a scan rate of up to 400Hz. The images can be analysed by the smart camera's DSP processor, which has a computing power of 5,600MIPS. Additionally, images can also be analysed by a PC and in all models, a freely programmable 100Mb Ethernet interface allows for live video output on a PC.
Two digital inputs and four outputs are available for integration into existing automation environments. Designed for working distances between 80 and 120mm, measuring ranges between 12 and 120mm and vertical resolutions between 5 and 50µm, 12 different camera models cover a wide application range.
The cameras can be used in measuring technology applications, robot guidance, completeness checks, weld inspection, the inspection of components and the detection of codes on punched parts. Since the use of basic components from VC allows for very cost-efficient pricing, users can solve many additional measuring tasks with this sensor.