VISION HELPS SPOT FAILURES ON THE RAIL – NETWORK RAIL LTD.

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An automated vision inspection system relieves rail workers from the task of manually inspecting rail infrastructure

Traditionally, rail infrastructure has been inspected manually by foot patrols walking the entire length of a rail network to visually determine whether any flaws exist that could result in failures. Needless to say, the method is extremely labor intensive and time consuming.

To minimize the disruption to train services, the manual inspection process is usually performed overnight and at weekends. However, due to the increase in passenger and freight traffic on rail networks, the time that can be allocated to access the rail infrastructure by foot patrols is now at a premium. Hence rail infrastructure owners are under pressure to find more effective means to perform the task.

To reduce the time required to inspect its rail network, UK infrastructure owner Network Rail (London, England; http://www.networkrail.co.uk) is now deploying a new vision-based inspection system that looks set to replace the earlier manual inspection process. Not only will the system help to increase the availability — and assure the safety — of its rail network, it will also enable the organization to determine the condition of the network with greater consistency and accuracy.

Developed by Omnicom Engineering (York, UK; http://www.omnicomengineering.co.uk), the OmniVision system has been designed to automatically detect the same types of flaws that would be spotted by foot patrols. These include missing fasteners that hold the rail in place on sleepers and faults in weak points in the infrastructure such as at rail joints where lengths of rail are bolted together. The system will also detect the scarring of rail heads, incorrectly fitted rail clamps and any issues with welds that join sections of rail together to form one continuous rail.

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

The OmniVision system comprises an array of seven 2048 x 1 pixel line scan cameras, four 3D profile cameras, a sweeping laser scanner and two thermal cameras. Fitted to the underside of a rail inspection car, the vision system illuminates the rail with an array of LED line lights and acquires images of the track and its surroundings as the car moves down the track at speeds of up to 125mph (Figure 1). The on-board vision system is complemented by an off-train processing system located at the Network Rail in Derby that processes the data to determine the integrity of the rail network.

For every 0.8mm that the inspection vehicle travels, a pair of three line scan cameras housed in rugged enclosures capture images of each of the rail tracks. Two vertically positioned cameras image the top surface or the head of each of the rails, while the other four are positioned at an angle to capture images of the web of the rail. A seventh centrally-located line scan camera captures images of the area between the two rails from which the condition of the ballast and the rail sleepers and the location and condition of other rail assets that complement the signaling system can be determined.

The cameras transfer image data to frame grabbers in a PC-based 19in rack system on board the train over a Camera Link interface. The frame grabbers were designed in-house to ensure that the data transfer rate from the cameras could be maintained at a rate of approximately 145MBytes/s and that no artifacts within the images are lost through compression. Once captured, the images from each of the cameras are then written to a set of 1TByte solid state drives.

Within the same rugged enclosure as the line scan cameras, the pair of thermal cameras mounted at 45° angles point to the inside web of each of the rails. Their purpose is to capture thermal data at points such as rail joints which can expand and contract depending on ambient temperature. Both the thermal cameras are interfaced via GigE connections to a frame grabber in the on-board 19in rack and the images from them are also stored on 1TByte solid state drives.

Further down the inspection vehicle, two pairs of 3D profile cameras capture a profile of the rails and the area surrounding them for every 200mm that the vehicle travels. Data from the four cameras are transferred to the 19in rack-mounted system over a GigE interface to a dedicated frame grabber and the data again stored on TByte drives. Data acquired by the cameras is used to build a 3D image of the rails and the fasteners used to hold the rails to the sleepers and the ballast around them.

In addition to the line scan, thermal and 3D profile cameras, the system also employs a centrally-mounted sweeping laser scanner situated on the underside of the inspection vehicle which covers a distance of 5m on either side of the rails. Data from the laser scanner – which is transferred to the 19in rack-mounted system over an Ethernet interface and also stored on a set of Terabyte drives – is used to determine whether or not the height of the surrounding ballast on the rail is either too high or deficient.

PROCESSING DATA

In operation, a vehicle fitted with the imaging system acquires around 5TBytes of image data in a single shift over a distance of around 250 miles. Once acquired, the image data from all the cameras is indexed with timing and GPS positional data such that the data can be correlated prior to processing. Data acquired from the cameras during a shift is then transmitted to the dedicated processing environment at Network Rail, where it is transferred onto a 500TByte parallel file storage system at an aggregate data rate of around 2GB/s for a single data set.

Because the image data is tagged with the location and time at which it was acquired, it is possible to establish the start and end of a specific patrol, or part of a single shift. The indexed imagery associated with each patrol is then subdivided into sections representing several hundred meters of rail infrastructure, after which it is farmed out to a dedicated cluster set of Windows-based servers, known as the image processing factory. Once one set of image data relating to one section of rail has been analyzed by the processing cluster of 20 multi-core PC-based servers and the results returned, a following set of data is transferred into the processors until an entire patrol has been analyzed.

To process the images acquired by the cameras, the OmniVision system uses the image processing functions in MVTec’s (Munich, Germany; WWW.MVTEC.COM) HALCON software library. Typically, the images acquired by the line scan cameras are first segmented to determine regions of interest – such as the location of the rail. Once the location of the rail has been found, it is possible to establish an area of interest around the rail where items such as fasteners, clamps and rail joints should be located. A combination of edge detection and shape-based matching algorithms are then used to determine whether a fastener, clamp or rail joint has been identified by comparing the image of the objects with models stored on the database of the system (Figure 2).

To verify that objects such as fasteners or clamp are present, missing, or being obscured by ballast, a more detailed analysis is performed on the data acquired by the 3D profile cameras as a secondary check. To do so, the 3D profile data is analyzed using HALCON’s 3D pattern matching algorithm to determine the 3D position and orientation of the objects even if they are partially occluded by ballast (Figure 3). Should the software be unable to match the 3D data with a 3D model of the object, the potential defect – known as a candidate – is flagged for further analysis and returned to a database for manual verification.

The system can also determine the condition of welds in the rail. As the vision inspection system moves over each of the welds, the line scan cameras capture an image of each one. From the images, the software can perform shape-based matching to identify locations where a potential joint failure may exist. Any potential failure of the weld is also flagged as a potential candidate for further investigation. Similarly, the 3D-based model created from data captured by the laser scanner can also be analyzed by the software to determine if the height of the ballast in and around the track is within acceptable limits.

IDENTIFYING DEFECTS

Through OmniVision’s Viewer application – which runs on a set of eight PCs connected to the server – track inspectors are visually presented with a breakdown of the defects along with the images associated with them. This allows them to navigate through, review and prioritize any defects that the system may have detected. Once a defect has been identified, the operators can then schedule the necessary repairs to be carried out manually by on-track teams.

To date, three Omnicom vision systems have been fitted to Network Rail inspection vehicles and effectively used to determine the condition of the UK’s West Coast mainline network. Currently, two additional systems are being commissioned and by the end of this year, Network Rail plans to roll the system out to cover the East Coast main line between London and Edinburgh and the Great Western mainline from London to Wales. When fully operational, the fleet of inspection vehicles will inspect more than 15,000 miles of Network Rail’s rail network per fortnight, all year round.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MACHINE VISION SYSTEM SINGAPORE, CONTACT MVASIA INFOMATRIX PTE LTD AT +65 6329-6431 OR EMAIL US AT INFO@MVASIAONLINE.COM

Source – MVTEC.COM

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3D-SHAPE GMBH – AT THE FRONTIERS OF FEASIBILITY

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Why 3D-Shape GmbH equips white light interferometers with MIKROTRON CAMERAS

How do you monitor the topography of micro parts when the demands of efficient production require short cycle times and high quality? 3D-Shape GmbH performs complex surface measurements using the principle of white light interferometry, advanced sensors, 3D image processing and powerful camera technology from Mikrotron GmbH.

Fast three-dimensional image processing technologies are becoming more and more important for quality control of complicated components. They are now superior to tactile measurement systems in speed, flexibility, precision and analytical possibilities. In keeping with the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words,” image analysis allows you to discover complex connections and many object parameters at a single glance.

A few years ago, high precision measurements within industrial production lines were unimaginable. Today, reliable quality control with measurement uncertainties of only a few nanometers are possible even with short cycle times. This is true for applications in the electronics, aircraft and automotive industries through to the mold construction of micro parts with highest precision.

THE MEASURING PRINCIPLE OF WHITE LIGHT INTERFEROMETRY

Through rapid innovation cycles in processor and camera technology as well as in precision optics and image processing software, interferometry is increasingly coming into focus. With white light interferometry, the topographies of both rough and smooth objects can be measured and captured in a very precise way. Simply put, the measurement subject and a reference mirror are illuminated by a light source. This is separated into two parts by a semi-transparent mirror (beam splitter).

As the process continues, this results in brightness variations, which are recorded on the image sensor of the camera. These are analyzed by special software and each pixel is assigned a height value. This then creates a highly differentiated profile height in the nanometer range. If the process is carried out at various layers, complex structures are recorded in their full height.

PERFORMING HIGH-SPEED MEASUREMENTS WITH THE HIGHEST PRECISION

Due to its compact design, the Korad3D system can be directly integrated into the production line.

The KORAD3D sensor product family, produced by 3D-Shape GmbH, utilizes the principle of white light interferometry. Their ability to measure fields of 0.24 × 0.18 mm at minimum to 50 × 50 mm at maximum, means they are compact, can be integrated into the production line systems and cover a wide range of applications. They determine flatness and roughness on sealing surfaces, provide 3D imaging of milling and drilling tools, give information on wear on cutting inserts and check the period length and step height of the smallest contacts in electronic devices. The achievable accuracy is directly dependent on the required measurement field size, the optics used and the camera resolution.

The most important factor influencing the measurement accuracy and measurement speed of a KORAD3D system is the performance of the built-in camera. Larger measurement fields are advantageous in ensuring the system can be used for a variety of applications. However, the greater the measurement field, the more inaccurate the measurement. A key requirement for the camera is therefore the megapixel resolution. This is, of course, in addition to other important aspects of image quality such as contrast and noise behavior and the sensitivity of the camera. At the same time, the camera must be able to deliver a high frame rate. In many applications, the entire structure is recorded layer-by-layer, and at very short cycle times within the production line. Doubling the measuring depth, however, also causes twice the measuring time. The resulting large amounts of data need to be addressed. This can only be achieved by a camera that captures and transfers images in real time.

MONITORING WITH KORAD3D IN THE ΜM RANGE

In order to continue processing the ball-grid arrays without errors, it is important to ensure that they are all placed with their top ends inside one area. The bumps in the arrays, arranged like a “nail board,” can be checked with the KORAD3D for different characteristics up to the µm range.

Every single contact pin in the ball-grid array is precisely checked in size and shape to the µm range. In just about one second, the topography of the entire group is captured.

CONVINCING ON ALL LEVELS

When 3D-Shape were looking for a camera that meets all these requirements best, only a few were shortlisted. The Erlangen-based company operates along the frontier of the physically possible and therefore needed a camera with the latest technology. They got a crucial tip from a sensor manufacturer. According to the head of development, ultimately the Mikrotron EoSens® was the only camera that met all the requirements. Therefore, the company decided to equip the KORAD3D measuring systems family with this camera.

At a full-screen resolution of 1,280 × 1,024 pixels, the camera delivers up to 500 images per second via the high performance base/full-camera link (160/700 MB/second) interface. This specification convinced the Erlangen-based company. So they could monitor the as yet unfitted circuit boards at a frame rate of 180 fps (frames per second) for a customer in the electronics industry. But even higher frame rates of up to 500 fps are used in applications.

Another important argument for the EoSens® was its outstanding light sensitivity of 2,500 ASA. It is based among other things on the large area of a single pixel of 14 × 14 µm and the high pixel fill factor of 40%. The investment required for lighting systems was thus reduced and a higher range of brightness and contrast for image processing could be set.

In addition to this there was the switchable exposure optimization. It adapts the usually linear image dynamics of the CMOS sensors to the nonlinear dynamics of the human eye at two freely selectable levels. The bright areas are thereby suppressed and details can be extrapolated even with extreme light-dark differences in all areas. In the most demanding image processing tasks, this is a great advantage.

Given the cycle times the KORAD3D system has to maintain, each contribution to the acceleration of the data processing is important. This includes the ROI function, which can be defined and customized freely to fit the size and location of individual tasks or the receptive field to be evaluated. The amounts of data are thus reduced and the analysis is accelerated. This simultaneously allows extremely increased frame rates. The built-in multiple ROI function allows the user to define up to three different image fields in the overall picture. 3D-Shape GmbH is not making use of this in current applications, but is already looking at interesting solutions applying this in future.

To keep the measurement accuracy of the topographies created by the KORAD3D system in a narrow range, a number of features of the imaging quality must work together to form a performance-boosting whole. The global shutter of the EoSens® completely freezes the captured frame and stores it in real time, while the next image is already being exposed. This provides images of dynamic processes free of distortion and smear effects. In addition to the C-Mount lens mount there is also the F-Mount option. The latter allows the operator to connect the camera and lens to a fixed calibrated unit, which increases the precision of the analysis. In addition to this range of outstanding performance data the compact design of the camera, which simplifies system integration, wins customers over.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MIKROTRON HIGH SPEED CAMERA, SINGAPORE, CONTACT MVASIA INFOMATRIX PTE LTD AT +65 6329-6431 OR EMAIL US AT INFO@MVASIAONLINE.COM

Source – MIKROTRON.DE

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XENICS AT BIOS AND PHOTONICS WEST 2017

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Leuven, 28 January 2017 Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, comes to BiOS and Photonics West 2017 with a host of new developments. One of them being the new Tigris-640 cooled MWIR camera which will be demonstrated at their booth. This Stirling cooled midwave infrared camera is the successor of the Onca MWIR camera and is designed for high-end thermography and thermal imaging in R&D environments. In addition to theTigris-640, the company’s new (extended) SWIR camera, XEVA-2.5-320, will be demonstrated at the Xenics booth. Xenics exhibits in booths 8620 (BiOS) and 2237 (Photonics West) at the Moscone Center.

NEW COOLED MWIR CAMERA – TIGRIS-640

Xenics launches its new Tigris-640 MWIR camera series at BiOS and Photonics West. The Tigris series will replace the Onca MWIR cameras which are end-of-life. The Tigris-640 aims at applications where high speed, high thermal sensitivity, on-board thermography or broadband detectors are required.

The Tigris-640 is a cooled midwave infrared (MWIR) camera equipped with a state-of-the-art InSb or MCT detector with 640 x 512 pixels and pixel pitch of 15 µm. Both detectors are optionally available as BroadBand (BB) detectors, meaning that their spectral sensitivity is extended into the SWIR band. The Tigris-640 comes with a motorized filter wheel and is equipped with a variety of interface including GigE Vision, CameraLink, analog out, HD-SDI and a configurable trigger in- or output.

Main difference between the 2 available detectors, apart from the detector material, is their A to D conversion and their speed. The Tigris-640-MCT camera offers 14 bit images at a maximum full frame rate of 117 Hz. The Tigris-640-InSb comes with a digital detector that works in 13-, 14- or 15-bit mode at a maximum full frame rate of 250 Hz. Both frame rates can be increased by using a Window-Of- Interest (WOI).

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EXTENDED SWIR INGAAS CAMERA UP TO 2.5ΜM

The new XEVA-2.5-320 is on display at BiOS and Photonics West 2017. The Xeva-2.5-320 is a SWIR camera designed for use in R&D applications like laser beam analysis and profiling, semiconductor inspection, hyperspectral imaging etc. where an extended SWIR range up to 2.5 µm is necessary.

The Xeva-2.5-320 SWIR camera is equipped with a Type 2 Super Lattice (T2SL) detector that is sensitive from 1.0 to 2.5 µm. It features a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels with a 30 µm pixel pitch. It outputs 14-bit data and is available in a 100 Hz or 350 Hz version. The Xeva-2.5-320 is equipped with a TE4 cooler. Together with its excellent thermos-mechanical design the operating temperature can be brought down to 203 K, guaranteeing low noise and dark current values, and resulting in excellent image quality. Other features include standard CameraLink or USB 2.0 interfaces, user-friendly Xeneth software, and an optional software development kit.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT XENICS INFRARED CAMERA DISTRIBUTOR, SINGAPORE, CONTACT MVASIA INFOMATRIX PTE LTD AT +65 6329-6431 OR EMAIL US AT INFO@MVASIAONLINE.COM

Source – XENICS.COM

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Smart View Metals

Smart View MetalsOn-Line Detection, Identification, and Visualization of Metal Defects

Smart View Metals has become the most trusted surface inspection system worldwide. With more installations on more lines than any surface inspection system ever, Smart View is relied upon around the world by virtually every major flat rolled products producer. For many of them, Smart View is the de-facto standard in on-line defect detection and identification.

The Smart View system detects irregularities or defects on the surface of the metal strip. Smart View then identifies each defect using our patented Smart Learn® Multi-Step Classifier. The defect image is displayed for the operator to see. All information and images are available in real time and can be stored in our database for future use. Reports can be created and formatted to fit the needs of every mill.

Our Value

Smart View provides more value to users than any other surface inspection system.

  • Improve product quality
  • Maximize yield
  • Detect, identify, and visualize defects before value added processes
  • Reduce the need for manual inspections
  • Provide the reports you need in a form you can use
We have been successfully inspecting metals surfaces for two decades. In fact, Smart View systems inspect over 1 billion square meters of metal every day! We have metals customers on all continents and more metals customers worldwide than anyone else in the industry. More companies guarantee their quality with Smart View systems than any other surface inspection system.
Our DetectionThe Smart View Metals system is highly modular, allowing the use of appropriate technology for your application using standard system components. We install appropriate light and camera configurations for each line. Some allow strip inspection while going over a roller and others allow inspection on the unsupported strip. Cognex offers the most comprehensive selection of lighting solutions in the industry, applying collimated, diffuse, or side lighting depending on your application needs. For example the use of collimated light allows us to employ our exclusive synchronized view technology with two sets of cameras looking into the surface from different angles. In addition, our collection of thresholding algorithms can be optimized for your particular surface and requirements, all performing on-line in real time. You never have to wait for Smart view results.

Our Classification

The Smart Learn® Multi-Step Classifier is a patented classification tool set for Smart View surface inspection systems. Smart Learn provides the flexibility to implement classification schemes tailored to your particular process and requirements. The advanced Smart Learn architecture allows the use of various learning classifiers. Combining automatic learning classification with expert knowledge, Smart Learn maximizes the potential of your inspection system for improved product quality, higher production yield, and decreased customer returns.

Our Through-Process Visibility

The Windows®-based Smart View Metals system, connected to your mill network, provides information for mill-wide users, from the manufacturing floor to the front office. Smart View Metals uses industry standards like OPC and ODBC to ensure easy integration with other plant business, production, and quality systems. A real-time operator interface shows current inspection results on-line all the time. The Open Network Inspection Viewer, distributed across the plant network, enables any user to view current or historical inspection results remotely from any step in production from hot mill to the finishing line.

Smart View Can Do More

Smart View users can easily upgrade their system with powerful capabilities that are not available anywhere else.

Our Surface Quality Monitoring software automatically measures and reports the surface quality characteristics of the coil in real time. For the first time you can have a measurement of overall surface properties such as spangle, cloudiness, roll chatter marks, or surface roughness. It can even predict post-processing properties of the product when it is being produced.

Smart View Streaming Video can combine defect detection with full-width video recording of the strip. Watch in real time or go back and replay any archived coil to virtually inspect the strip. All this is done with standard Smart View cameras and lighting.

To know more about Smart View Metals, contact us at:
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Mikrotron High Speed Camera

MVAsia – Menzel Vision and Robotics Private Limited – Authorized dealer for Mikrotron High Speed Camera.
The precision engineered range of Mikrotron high speed camera is manufactured with supreme quality raw material. The clarity and sensitivity of the picture is truly defined by Mikrotron high speed camera. The camera is highly elegant and beautiful to look at and gives the resolution of 3 megapixels. The range can be availed at highly competitive prices. The exclusive range includes EiSens 3CL High Speed CMOS Camera, Mikrotron CMOS high speed camera and many more.

Features

  • Resolution of 3 Megapixels upto 523 frames per second at 1696 ()H *1710 (V) pixel resolution
  • Excellent in flexibility of speed and resolution
  • Effective photo sensitivity
  • 1.5 seconds onboard recording memory at full resolution and speed
  • GigE Vision
  • Multi sequence board
  • Burst trigger mode
  • Stepless adjustable framerate up to 285,000 frames per second at reduced resolution
  • Pixel based fixed pattern noise correction
  • 1200 ASA monochrome, 1000 ASA RGB
  • Crash proof up to 100 g
MIKROTRON has also been active in the field of machine vision. With steady regard to the requirements on the market, industrial machine vision components have been developed ever since. In order to be able to offer fulfillment overall machine vision, high-speed cameras and high-speed recording systems for all types of application have been developed since the year 2000 to complete the product portfolio in this segment.
Our high-speed cameras meet the highest demands in quality and reliability, due to innovation in development, high standards in production and strict quality checks. Furthermore, the close cooperation of all divisions under the same roof gives us the opportunity to react to the wishes and demands of our customer and business partners with great flexibility and on short notice.
Mikrotron Range of Products:

–          Mikrotron High-Speed Recording Systems

–          Mikrotron High-Speed Recording Cameras

–          Mikrotron Machine Vision Cameras

–          Mikrotron Frame Grabber

–          Mikrotron Accessories

 
MotionBLITZ® high-speed recording cameras Cube and mini can be found among the world’s most compact high-speed recording cameras in their category. Cube and mini give precise insight in fast motion processes, especially, in cases where there is only limited space to place a high-speed recording camera. Their outstanding performance features make them efficient analysis tools to monitor and optimize processes. In extreme situations such as difficult lighting conditions, varying temperatures, vibrations or jolting, not only in case of space limitations, they reliably deliver comprehensive pictures.
With its built-in display, the high-speed recording camera eosens TS3 offers a user-friendly operation as handheld high-speed snapshot camera.Due to a substantial product range and the various performance characteristics of the high-speed cameras, it is possible to find exactly the appropriate device for every individual application.

Our customers use MIKROTRON high-speed camera in all areas of industrial development and production, in natural sciences and research as well as in sports sciences.
–          MotionBLITZ EoSens® mini: extremely compact high-speed recording camera for high-speed recording of up to 6.5 seconds
–          MotionBLITZ® Cube: compact high-speed recording camera for high-speed recording of up to 13 seconds
–          eosens TS3: handheld high-speed recording camera for high-speed recording of up to 13 seconds
To Know More Mikrotron High Speed Camera Contact us at
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Adept Robotic Singapore – Automation Products Specifically Designed for Food Packaging Applications

 

As an innovator of industrial automation products, Menzel has consistently led the industry in the development of innovative and powerful industrial automation products for manufacturing, packaging, material handling and factory automation. We pioneered Direct-drive robots, Flexible feeding, Database-driven applications software, Integrated vision and Conveyor tracking, Digital servo control networks, and other products and technologies critical to the flexible automation industry.

Systems Help Food and Beverage Companies Meet New Government Safety and Sanitation Mandates, Lower Labor Costs and Future-Proof Packaging Lines

Adept Technology, Inc, a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced the availability of primary and secondary food packaging robots and peripherals that are designed specifically to help food processing companies to meet new government safety and sanitation mandates, lower plant operating costs, decrease waste and future-proof packaging lines.

 Robotic automation is a proven solution for both primary and secondary food-packaging lines, which typically require rapid, repetitive, labor-intensive product handling. A primary or secondary packaging line that combines Adept’s robotic components, application software, and game-changing SoftPIC gripper/grasper technology can yield significant productivity gains while improving safety and sanitary conditions.

“Food processors are looking to robotic automation with integrated vision and conveyor control to provide the speed and efficiency of hard automation but with flexibility for quick changeover between products,” states Glenn Hewson, Adept Senior Vice President of Marketing. Our game-changing SoftPIC grippers are designed specifically for primary packaging of raw protein and fruits and vegetables, and when combined with Adept’s industry-leading vision guidance and conveyor-tracking enable a variety of products to be packaged on the same line.”

Hewson further adds “Robotic automation can also help processors dramatically lower distribution labor costs by packing mixed-product cases for specific store orders on the secondary packaging line and eliminating repacking at distribution warehouses.”

Adept’s differentiating food packaging innovations include the Adept Quattro™ s650HS, the world’s only USDA-approved robot; PackXpert™ a powerful software solution for the rapid development of robotic packaging applications; SoftPIC™ advanced gripping/grasping technology that supports handling different products in a variety of packaging patterns from a single production line; and industry-leading integrated vision and conveyor tracking, for applications where robots must package products that are presented randomly on a moving conveyor belt.

 

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About MV Asia Infomatrix Pte Ltd

Menzel Infomatrix  is a one point source for not only world-class complete imaging solutions but also for separate components to integrate a solution. We offer proven solutions for image monitoring, processing and analysis needs like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc.

We also export research microscopes, image analysis systems, zoom lenses and telescopes. Our products like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc., are widely used in areas like forensics aerial surveillance, medical imaging, particle sizing and counting, object recognition, pharmaceutical research etc.

 

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Two-Link Frame Grabber Dealer Singapore – Karbon-CXP2

BitFlow has a frame grabber model for almost every camera manufactured. Whether your camera is Camera Link, Differential (LVDS or RS422) or even analog, BitFlow can provide the interface. At the high end is the Karbon-CL, which is a quad Base CL frame grabber that can take in up to 160 bits at 85 MHz, and DMA at speeds of up to 2.0 GB/S.

BitFlow Inc. has introduced the Karbon-CXP2 two-link frame grabber for one two-link camera or up to two single-link cameras in smaller vision systems.

The device offers video acquisition speeds up to 6 Gb/s and will send control commands and triggers at 20 Mb/s over a single piece of 75-Ω coaxial cable in lengths up to 135 m. A maximum 13 W of power can be transmitted to the camera along the cable. Engineers leveraging the Karbon-CXP2 can repurpose existing coaxial infrastructure to reduce system complexity.

Cameras can be synchronized or unsynchronized, and a separate I/O is in place for each camera. The system supports serial communications to all cameras.

BitFlow has a Analog frame grabber model for almost every camera manufactured. Whether your camera is Camera Link, Differential (LVDS or RS422) or even analog, BitFlow can provide the interface. At the high end is the Karbon-CL, which is a quad Base CL frame grabber that can take in up to 160 bits at 85 MHz, and DMA at speeds of up to 2.0 GB/S.

About MV Asia Infomatrix Pte Ltd

Menzel Infomatrix is a one point source for not only world-class complete imaging solutions but also for separate components to integrate a solution. We offer proven solutions for image monitoring, processing and analysis needs like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc.

We also export research microscopes, image analysis systems, zoom lenses and telescopes. Our products like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc., are widely used in areas like forensics aerial surveillance, medical imaging, particle sizing and counting, object recognition, pharmaceutical research etc.

Electrical Contractors – Smart Thermal Camera Singapore

Electrical contractors know the value of having the right tool available for the job at hand. FLIR offers a wide range of solutions to help you improve the efficiency, accuracy, and safety of your work.


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Bolted connection with increased resistance results in heat conducted down the bus bar. Detect Problem Areas Before the Real Problems Occur.


In production plants, office facilities, hospitals or hotels, an infrared camera instantly makes hot spots visible on a clear thermal image. You can scan electrical cabinets and components and survey multiple wires and connections to get an instant picture of potential trouble. Detect the problem area and repair it before real problems occur. Common electrical targets are fuses, electrical panels, bolted connections and switch gear.


Measure Temperatures in a Non-Contact Mode

A thermal camera allows you to measure the temperature of any object you are looking at in a non-contact mode, without putting yourself in danger. A crosshair or an area in the infrared image allows you to measure either the point value or the max or min value. Detect the most diverse electrical problems instantaneously by seeing them on a thermal image.


Whether it is a lightweight handheld infrared camera that fits easily in a tool belt, or a full-featured, high-definition infrared camera, FLIR can help you build the competitive edge you need in today’s marketplace.



Menzel Vision & Robotics Pvt Ltd

 

Menzel Menzel is a company solely involved in catering to the growing imaging solution needs in India. South Asia & the South East Asia. Be it simple video inspection , machine vision or detailed image analysis, be it surface inspection for defects or quantification of microstructure measurement data, be it a research project or a production line, has an imaging solution for every application.

 

Ease of operation, fast, accurate result and a great price performance ratio and most importantly providing a solution that works for you from day one are the key factors that go into the integration of each of our imaging solution.


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Line Scan Cameras Singapore – JAI Industrial Cameras

Incorporating the CMOS Is CMV20000 image, these Spark Series cameras offer full frame resolution of 5120 x 3840 pixels with a dual Camera Link interface capable of supporting multiple data rates in Base, Medium, or Full configurations. Power can be supplied through the Camera Link connectors using a dual-channel-powered frame grabber, or can be provided via the separate 12-pin connector.

The SP-20000M-PMCL (monochrome) and SP-20000C-PMCL (color) leverage CMOSIS’ 8-transistor (8T) pixel architecture to implement true correlated double sampling (CDS) for outstanding image quality with the highest degree of pixel uniformity.

An industry-leading 1:50000 parasitic light sensitivity ratio minimizes global shutter leakage for clean images with sharp contrast. Additional in-camera correction routines have been included to provide significant reductions in pattern noise over previous generations of CMOS cameras.

The combination of speed and resolution makes the SP-20000 ideal for examining flat panel displays, printed circuit boards, and many other applications where detailed inspections are required across a wide area.

In addition, the cameras are well-suited to persistent surveillance, border security, aerial mapping, and other outdoor applications, thanks to such features as automatic level control (ALC) linking shutter and gain for best exposures under changing light conditions, a built-in dual-slope high dynamic range mode for high contrast imaging situations (monochrome models only), and an extended operating range of -45°C to +70°C, enabling the cameras to handle a variety of harsh temperature environments.

The SP-20000 has user-defined single and multiple region-of-interest (ROI) capabilities providing image capture flexibility with higher frame rates. Monochrome models include horizontal and vertical binning for increased sensitivity. All models support horizontal and vertical mirroring.

The SP-20000M-PMCL and SP-20000C-PMCL accepts standard F-mount lenses. Overall dimensions are 62 x 62 x 84.5 mm (HxWxL).

Over the next few months, JAI plans to release SP-20000 models with dual CoaXPress and USB3 Vision interfaces.

The SP-20000 has drawn considerable interest for a range of applications including:

  •     Electronics inspection (PCB and flat panel displays)
  • Aerial mapping
  • Industrial metrology
  • High-end surveillance and border security
  • Wafer and solar cell inspection

and more…

Its combination of high bandwidth performance and high image quality has opened up a range of new possibilities for designers of machine vision systems.

About Jai Industrial Line Scan Cameras

JAI is the foremost provider of prism-based camera technology for industrial imaging. These advanced designs enable two, three, or four sensors (CCD or CMOS) to be precisely aligned to a single optical path to deliver unique capabilities for machine vision, medical, scientific or other applications.

About MV Asia Infomatrix Pte Ltd


Menzel Infomatrix  is a one point source for not only world-class complete imaging solutions but also for separate components to integrate a solution. We offer proven solutions for image monitoring, processing and analysis needs like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc.

We also export research microscopes, image analysis systems, zoom lenses and telescopes. Our products like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc., are widely used in areas like forensics aerial surveillance, medical imaging, particle sizing and counting, object recognition, pharmaceutical research etc.

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Industrial Cameras Singapore – Spark -5000M-PMCL

 

Ultra-fast 5-megapixel Spark camera

 

JAI has introduced the Spark SP-5000M-PMCL and Spark SP-5000C-PMCL, a pair of new 5-megapixel industrial cameras in JAI’s high performance Spark Series. The cameras feature a Mini Camera Link interface and can provide full resolution output at up to 134 frames per second for 8-bit monochrome or raw Bayer images, or 120 frames per second for 10-bit images. 12-bit output is also supported at up to 61 fps.

 

Driving this high performance output is a new 2560 x 2048 pixel CMOS imager initially available exclusively from JAI. The SP-5000 cameras take advantage of a mixture of on-chip and in-camera capabilities to deliver a rare combination of ultra-fast output and high image quality.

 

For example, the SP-5000’s imager features an auto-scaling front end function that uses the full well capacity even in lower light conditions to more accurately quantize noise and improve dynamic range. On the color model (SP-5000C-PMCL), an on-chip 4-channel analog gain control is provided to allow individual adjustment of R, G1, G2, and B information for better white balancing with reduced noise.

 

JAI has added in-camera pattern correction algorithms to provide lower noise and better low-light performance than with standard on-chip pattern correction alone. Also included is JAI’s Auto Level Control (ALC) that combines auto gain, auto shutter, and auto iris capabilities in an integrated function to let users optimize their auto exposure control for lowest noise, fastest shutter, or other priorities.

 

The cameras are equipped with an auxiliary lens control circuit that supports P-iris control, as well as  programmable 3-axis control of  motorized zoom lenses or other analog accessories.

 

The dual Mini Camera Link interface can be configured to support different data rate requirements using Base, Medium or Full configurations. Power can also be supplied through the Camera Link connectors using a dual-channel-powered frame grabber, or can be provided via the separate 12-pin connector.

 

The combination of speed and resolution makes the SP-5000-PMCL cameras ideal for high-speed production line inspection, as well as process monitoring and event capture. ROI and binning capabilities, available for both monochrome and color models, provide added flexibility for utilizing both the high frame rate and pixel resolution of the camera.

 

Outdoor applications benefit from the cameras’ automatic level control (ALC) capabilities, built-in high dynamic range mode (monochrome), and extended temperature rating enabling the camera to operate in  conditions ranging from -45°C to +70°C.

 

The SP-5000-PMCL accepts standard C-mount lenses. Overall dimensions are 62 x 62 x 55.5 mm (HxWxL).

 

SP-5000 models with CoaXPress, dual GigE Vision, and USB3 Vision interfaces are currently under development and will be introduced seprately in the coming months.

 

 

Spark SP-5000-PMCL highlights:

  • New Spark Series 1-inch CMOS 5-megapixel progressive scan camera.
  • Global shutter technology handles motion without spatial distortion.
  • 2560(H) x 2048(V) resolution– 5:4 aspect ratio.
  • 5μm square pixels.
  • 134 frames/second with full resolution for 8-bit output120frames/second for 10-bit output (depends on tap configuration).
  • 12-bit output at up to 61 frames/second.
  • Dual Mini Camera Link interface with “Power Over” capability (can accept power via the Mini Camera Link connectors or via the 12-pin connector).

 

+ much more.

 

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About MV Asia Infomatrix Pte Ltd

 

Menzel Infomatrix  is a one point source for not only world-class complete imaging solutions but also for separate components to integrate a solution. We offer proven solutions for image monitoring, processing and analysis needs like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc.

 

We also export research microscopes, image analysis systems, zoom lenses and telescopes. Our products like automatic machine vision systems, robotic machine vision software, inspection machine vision systems, open source machine vision software, etc., are widely used in areas like forensics aerial surveillance, medical imaging, particle sizing and counting, object recognition, pharmaceutical research etc.

 

 

Contact Us:-

MV ASIA INFOMATRIX PTE LTD

3 Raffles Place, #07-01 Bharat Building,

Orchard Road

Singapore – 048617

Tel: +65 63296431

E-mail: info@mvasiaonline.com / menzinfo@starhub.net.sg