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Firstsight Vision has introduced the entry-level VA15 automated inspection device from ipd. The latest in the VA series of vision appliances, the VA15 smart camera has all its processing power in a rugged, DIN mountable enclosure, instead of the camera head like most smart cameras.

Equipped with a 640 x 480 CCD sensor, the VA15 combines performance, ease-of-use and flexible integration capabilities with competitive pricing for a wide range of machine vision applications.

The VA15 can be accessed using a web browser through a standard Gigabit Ethernet link to a laptop or PC on a local network. Once configured, the unit runs independently and inspections can be monitored remotely from any computer with access privileges. With all the processing capabilities positioned in a chassis alongside other automation controllers, the small format camera can fit into small spaces for added versatility.

The unit is fully equipped with industrial grade inputs and outputs. A visible LED light is coupled to each connection, which reflects the active state of the signal. The I/O, together with all external interfaces, is conveniently accessible on the front of the unit facing the user.

The VA15 is supplied with the iNspect application software preinstalled on the device. This is well equipped and suitable for a range of quality control applications, including assembly verification, part identification, measurements, flaw detection and object location.


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