VC Smart Inspect
Vision Components has launched the VC Smart Inspect, an ultra-compact complete machine vision solution for a wide range of industrial applications. Featuring a 700MHz processor with a computing power of 5,600 MIPS, the high-performance sensor is extremely fast. 32MB Flash and 128MB DDRAM are available for program and data storage. The housing, which measures only 140 x 70 x 35mm, contains an intelligent camera and a high-output high power LED illumination. The illumination, which is positioned at an angle, ensures that even difficult surfaces can be examined reliably.
Like all intelligent cameras from Vision Components, the VC Smart Inspect executes all image processing routines without an external PC. The units thereby enable automation in applications where conventional, PC-based image processing systems are too costly or too complicated to implement.
The cameras feature an Ethernet interface that enables live video output on a PC and can be optionally equipped with an RS232 interface. Images are recorded by means of a global shutter CMOS sensor, providing clear, high-resolution pictures even in extremely fast applications.