With MicroHAWK, users can accomplish a range of automation tasks based on data acquired from 2D images, from barcode reading to inspection to guidance, using a single device. MicroHAWK cameras come in three models (MV-20, MV-30, and MV-40) each with unique compact form factors, industrial IP-rated enclosures, and connectivity (USB, Serial, and Ethernet).
Once the camera with the appropriate size and connectivity is chosen for an application, a user can then choose from several feature options to customize their MicroHAWK device with a number of possible sensors, optics, lighting, and speed combinations. Users can also select their MicroHAWK's functionality by choosing among Microscan's portfolio of software options. Barcode reading is offered through Microscan's ESP (Easy Setup Program) Software with complete tree-based, K-command programming structure, and can be scaled to the intuitive WebLink browser-based user interface, designed to access barcode reader controls from a user-friendly, graphical environment within a web browser.
Machine vision capability is offered through Microscan's advanced Visionscape machine vision tool library for a range of complex inspections, which offers scalability to the simplified AutoVISION 4.0 Software for basic decoding plus inspection applications. MicroHAWK is engineered to reduce the equipment, training, time, and cost normally required to integrate advanced imaging for automation in factories and OEM machines. The MicroHAWK family offers one single hardware platform capable of any imaging task, with smaller footprint, lower investment, and more speed, power, and precision than any sensor, barcode reader, and machine vision camera combined.