EVT has launched its new vision sensor, Smart Inspect, which is suitable for machine vision use in a wide range of industrial applications. In the housing, which measures only 140 x 70 x 35mm, contains not only an intelligent camera and a high-output, high-power LED illumination, but also the evaluation software. As already known from the EyeSpector smart camera series, the integrated EyeVision image processing software is programmed quite easily with the drag-and-drop function of the graphical user interface. Therefore inspection programs can be created fast and even without programming skills.
Due to the illumination, which is positioned at an angle, even difficult surfaces can be examined reliably. As with all smart cameras by EVT, the Smart Inspect executes all image processing routines without an external PC and even outperforms conventional vision sensors. Hence, the vision system enables automation applications where conventional, PC-based image processing systems are too expensive or too complex to implement.
Additionally, the sensor has available 32MB Flash and 128MB DDRAM for program and data storage. With a 700MHz processor with a computing power of 5,600 MIPS, the high-performance sensor is extremely fast.
The sensor is equipped with an Ethernet interface, which enables live video output on a PC and optionally with an RS232 interface. The images are recorded by means of a global shutter CMOS sensor whose performance equals that of a CCD sensor, providing clear, high-resolution pictures even in extremely fast applications.