Machine vision camera

Cameras keep up with high-speed applications

Vision Research’s machine vision cameras, the Phantom S210 and S200, provide the frame rates and throughput needed for machine vision applications across multiple industries. The S210 reaches 1,730 frames per second (fps) at full 1.3Mpx resolution, while the S200 achieves 7,000 fps at full 0.3Mpx VGA resolution.

The cameras feature a general-purpose input/output for signaling and synchronization. These include signals beneficial in standard high-speed applications, such as time code in/out, along with other signals commonly found in streaming applications, such as trigger, strobe and event marking.

With the S210 and S200, manufacturers can increase their line speeds while maintaining high image quality and recording accuracy.

www.phantomhighspeed.com | 800-737-6588

Hold fixture

Set parts up same way every time

R&R Fixtures created the QuickLoad corner to locate and hold fixture base plates on vision systems. It has now developed a similar product—the QuickLoad rail (QLR)—for use on coordinate measuring machines.

The QLR system uses the organization’s hard-coat anodized, alpha-numerically labeled aluminum base plates in a variety of thread sizes (M4, M6, M8, and ¼-20). Base plates locate to the QLR on either side using quick-release magnets and location pins. Used with R&R Fixtures’ selection of labeled modular components, the alpha-numeric plates enable the user to set parts up the same way every time. The product is quick, easy and repeatable, allowing users to set up parts for inspection on multiple plates and load them to the rail efficiently to maximize throughput.

www.rrfixtures.com | 616-847-6045

Washdown light

Enclosure for food industry

Smart Vision Lights’ LWE150 linear washdown light features a 316 stainless steel enclosure specifically designed for the food industry and washdown environments where water and corrosive materials—such as harsh detergents—are present.

The IP68-rated light includes a built-in multi-drive driver, which allows the light to work in continuous operation or overdrive strobe mode. Two stainless steel tabs welded directly to the housing enable simple-yet-versatile mounting options. An optional linear polarizer reduces reflections on specular (dielectric and nonmetallic) surfaces.

Other features include an industry-standard five-pin M12 connector that makes for simple wiring and a 1–10V DC analog signal line to control the LWE150’s intensity.

www.smartvisionlights.com | 231-722-1199

Eye protection

Protection and clarity for welders

Optrel has released the Crystal 2.0 welding helmet with Crystal 2.0 lens technology.

The Crystal 2.0 welding helmet delivers 31% visible light transmission in its light state. The view is the same as looking through a clear glass window. In its dark state, the Crystal 2.0 provides a high-contrast view of the welding pool.

The Crystal 2.0 welding helmet features include:

  • Autopilot shade level four to 12 automatically adapts shade levels to changing arc conditions.
  • Twilight function protects users after a weld from lighting changes and afterglow to reduce eye fatigue and strain.
  • Sensitivity control adapts hood to work environment and requirements.
  • Grind mode offers the bright vision during grinding work.
  • Sensor slide enables users to set the sensor detection angle to meet individual requirements.

www.optrel.com | 781-793-9380

Safety light

Safety light curtains increase productivity

SICK has introduced the deTec4 safety light curtain. The deTec4 offers protective heights of 300 mm to 2,100 mm and an IP65, IP67 and IP69K enclosure rating, proven for use in harsh environments. The safety light curtains have variants with cured glass for use in environments that use coolants and lubricants, and variants for explosion hazardous areas.

The deTec4 can differentiate between people and materials with two-sensor muting integration. Using an innovative muting adapter, muting sensors can integrate directly to the light curtain in the field, saving the time needed to wire the muting sensors back to the cabinet.

Using evaluation algorithms, reduced resolution ignores small unimportant objects, such as thin sheets, chips or insects, but will trigger a machine shut-off for larger objects, such as hands.

www.sick.com | 952-829-4728

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