Industrial vision technologies from Cognex and RIDGID.
June 19, 2013
by PLANT STAFF
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|Cameras eliminate thermal guesswork|
|FLIR Systems Inc.’s FLIR A5sc, A15sc, and A35sc long wave infrared thermal imaging camera kits ease thermal benchtop testing applications in tight machine locations. The vision systems are available in a variety of pixel resolutions from 80×64 and 160×128 up to 320×256 to meet multiple spatial resolution requirements. The thermal imaging cameras provide technicians, researchers and manufacturers with a non-destructive, non-contact T&M tool that helps eliminate temperature measurement guesswork during product development and on the production line. The tool sees heat patterns and extracts temperature values via live and recorded imagery, and infrared technology.
The kits include a compact goose-neck stand for easy aiming. Cameras are light and compact measuring 4.2 x 1.6 x 1.7 in. Plug-and-play compatibility through GiGE Vision and GenICam protocols, and a 60 Hz frame rate for streaming images provides camera control and image capture in real time. FLIR is a manufacturer of thermal imaging systems based in Portland, Ore.
|Camera eases tricky inspections|
|RIDGID’s micro CA-25 handheld camera makes tricky inspections, such as peeking into cracked heat exchangers or stuffy dryer vents, easier thanks to a 17-mm aluminum camera head and one-handed pistol grip. The camera is permanently attached to a fixed 3-ft. cable and slides into tight spaces behind walls and ceilings, inside mechanical devices, and in plumbing fixtures. Images are transmitted to the device’s 2.4 in. colour (480 x 234 resolution) LCD display that provides a 180-degree digital rotation. Four adjustable, ultra-bright LEDs are built into the camera head. The lightweight device (1.3 lb.) comes with a television output and 3-ft. RCA cable for video transmissions to larger displays. RIDGID is a manufacturer of handheld tools based in Elyria, Ohio.
|Optics ease part changes|
|Cognex’s In-Sight 7010 vision system completes tasks where standard vision systems may not be cost effective and vision sensor capabilities are too limited. The system is self-contained and includes autofocus optics with integrated lighting in a compact IP67-rated industrial housing. The vision library is simple and focuses on tools most frequently used in straightforward vision applications. A built-in autofocus capability available in five lens options matches working distance and field of view requirements for situations that require regular part changes or hard-to-reach spaces where manual focus adjustment is difficult. Cognex, based in Natick, Mass., manufactures vision systems and sensors for manufacturing automation applications.