December 2018 News Letter

Wednesday 19 December 2018
Advanced Motion Systems - Machine Vision, ID, Automation, Motion Control, Robotics


December 2018 News Letter

NEW Cognex In-Sight 9000 Series Ultra-High-Resolution Machine Vision Cameras.

Just released in November, the new In-Sight® 9000 series,  an ultra-high-resolution vision system. The In-Sight 9000 series acquires exceptionally detailed images for high-accuracy part location, measurement, and inspection over large areas—even when mounted at long distances.
The In-Sight 9000 series consists of two models, the 9902L (2K line scan) and the 9912 (12MP area scan), both IP67-rated. Also available with monochrome or color options.
Cognews InSight 9000 Ultra-High-Resolution

Like all In-Sight vision systems, the In-Sight 9000 series simplifies application design and setup with the familiar, easy-to-use In-Sight Explorer EasyBuilder® interface. Cognex’s full suite of industry-leading vision tools and technologies, including PatMax RedLine™ and High Dynamic Range Plus (HDR+) technology, solve a wide range of applications. The Cognex In-Sight 9000 series is available now.

Cognex In-Sight Spreadsheets Max Training – February 5,6 & 7 – 2019

Cognex Tracing Victor, NY
Spreadsheets Max Training has been developed to give new or potential In-Sight users a 3-day overview of the hardware and software used by In-Sight vision systems. With the focus on getting the most from the In-Sight Explorer Spreadsheets interface, users learn how to walk through the process of setting up a vision application using spreadsheet programming best practices. Students will then learn how to use advanced tools and those tools recently added to the spreadsheets environment to solve real-world applications.
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Advantages of Telecentric Optical Benches

Telecentric Optical Bench
Success in machine vision applications, ultimately, is contingent upon the quality of the image. Proper Lighting and lensing is critical to repeatable and accurate results. Inherent challenges exist with a traditional fixed focal length lens; Parallax Error and optical distortion can present major problems for achieving accuracy in gauging and measurement applications.

Parallax Error exists in traditional fixed focal length lensing, due to their angular field of view. The notion of Parallax helps a human vision determine distances. To put it simply, objects closer to the human eye appear larger, more magnified than a more distant object regardless of physical size.
This phenomenon is not advantageous in machine vision applications.
Telecentric lensing solves this dilemma with a non-angular field of view, at any distance from the lens. Regardless of working distance, with a Telecentric lens the object will appear the same size. Telecentric lensing will offer crisp transitions and edges of parts to conduct inspections with high accuracy by limiting distortion.

Telecentric Benches from Opto Engineering not only provide a Telecentric lens, but also a Telecentric light. Telecentric illumination provides collimated rays, parallel with the optical axis. This type of illumination is ideal for creating the conditions for a high contrast silhouette of the part or feature being measured or inspected. For machine vision applications requiring high accuracy, and high repeatability; especially very small parts or features, the TC Bench from Opto Engineering will be an asset to your project.

OMRON Sysmac NC G-Gode Controller

Omron NC CNC Controller
Omron NC Controller YouTube Video
he OmronSysmac NC controller brings G Code programming to the IEC61131 Machine Controller (PLC). Omron offers the Sysmac NC in both a NJ MAC form (NJ501-5300) and an Omron Windows NJ Industrial PC ( NJ IPC), this allows the customer choose the hardware that best fits their application. Using Omron Sysmac Studio software, everything is integrated with one software tool.   PLC, Safety, Motion, HMI, etc…

  • A standard CNC cannot control peripherals synchronously at high speed, usually requires another PLC to do material handling, infeed, outfeed, specific process controls.
  • A standard PLC functionality is too limited to control CNC functions, but can manage and control the peripherals processes as well as Safety, Distributed I/O, and more.
  • With the Omron Sysmac NC, G-Code IEC61131 Machine Controller (PLC) you can control 4 synchronous axes per channel.  NJ501-5300; 4 synchronous axes, 16 axes total. NJ IPC; 8 channels, 4 synchronous axes per channel, 32 axes total.

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