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Digital Microscope Camera

The ProgRes CT3 is a digital microscope camera with CMOS Sensor technology. The unit provides resolution of up to 3 megapixels and a subtle color differentiation. The integrated CMOS sensor is resistant against blooming and shows superior performance in imaging highlights. The fast live image, available in several resolutions, meets the requirements of professionals and fits easily into any laboratory. Configured with standard interfaces such as C-Mount and IEEE1394 Firewire, the unit easily connects to any microscope and computer. The unit includes ProgRes CapturePro image acquisition software designed for intuitive handling. The unit is dedicated to brightfield and reflective light microscopy, but also is suitable for many other contrast methods.
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CMM inspection System

Renscan5 software and the REVO measuring head compose a system for ultra-high-speed scanning in coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection of critical and complex parts. The system combines a dynamic, infinite positioning measurement head with 5-axis machine control and a laser-corrected probe to measure at speeds up to 500 millimeters per second. (vs. conventional CMM scanning at 5 to 15 millimeters per second). Renscan5 helps eliminate the measurement errors normally associated with three-axis scanning systems. The five-axis system achieves this by allowing the REVO measuring head to perform most of the motion during inspection routines.
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CAD-Based Inspection Software

The latest version of CAD-based inspection software PowerINSPECT includes support for multi-axis on-machine verification, improved ease of use and compatibility with the AIMS Metrology system. The new compatibility with AIMS will allow seamless sharing of CAD geometry, inspection plans and measurement results between PowerINSPECT and other hardware and software platforms. The multi-axis option for on-machine verification will allow companies with four-, five- or six-axis equipment to undertake comprehensive verification of their parts on complex machine tools both during and after machining. The main advantage of the new option will be the ability to check undercut regions without any need to reposition the work piece.
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Prox Light

The Prox Light comes with a Light One 5-watt high-current LED 24VDC, 30-millimeter barrel sensor housing and constant current driver. The unit also has a built-in strobe NPN/PNP trigger control, intensity control/internal pot or 0 through 10 VDC analog signal and three filters-thin file, opaque and polizer. The unit will work with any M12-5 pin connector, and will mount with any 30-millimeter barrel bracket.

Smart Vision Lights
(231) 744-4652
www.smartvisionlights.com
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Vision Appliances

IPD VA3X vision appliances provide quick setup, factory-friendly wiring and support for one or two cameras with choice of sensor resolution. Available in two versions, the VA3X offers operators choice and flexibility to satisfy their near and long-term application needs. The VA30 comes with iNspect software, while the sister VA31 version includes Sherlock. The vision appliances can be positioned alongside other automation controllers, with the benefit of small camera heads for easy mounting. The dual camera capability of the product also provides significant cost savings in multi-camera applications. The units have industrial grade I/O and external connections located on the front, and include status lights for every input and output connection to help application debugging. On the sensor side, the VA3X provides operators with many resolution choices, from presence and absence to high-precision measurements. Standard supported sensor resolutions are 640 by 480 and 1024 by 768; however, higher resolutions to 1600 by 1200 are possible.

Dalsa IPD
(978) 670-2002
www.goipd.com
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GigE Vision Camera

The GC750 Gigabit Ethernet camera connects directly to the Gigabit Ethernet port on the host computer and does not require a frame grabber. The result is a low-cost alternative to analog camera/frame grabber options. The camera incorporates a scan CMOS sensor with global electronic shutter suitable for capturing high-speed motion events. The CMOS sensor used in the GC750 has excellent near IR sensitivity. The camera runs 60 frames per second at 752 by 480 resolution via a GigE Vision-compliant Gigabit Ethernet interface. The camera is available in both monochrome and color models supporting both 8- and 10-bit formats. The color version of the camera outputs fully interpolated RGB as well as Bayer 8, Bayer 16, YUV411, YUV422 and YUV444 image data. The GC750 includes external trigger and sync I/O, and an RS232 port for controlling peripheral devices. It also includes auto-iris control output for video-type auto-iris lenses.

Prosilica
(604) 875-8855
www.prosilica.com
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Rectangular Sensors

Having a narrowly focused light beam, the Series 0507 of miniature rectangular sensors detects objects through holes and gaps, as well as closely lined-up or laterally approaching objects with distances that cannot be kept constant. The series is characterized by the small size of the sensors (5 by 7 millimeters), with a housing length of 40 millimeters. The spherical sapphire lens is scratch resistant and projects a virtually cylindrical light beam with a diameter of less than 4 millimeters, permitting vertical as well as horizontal mounting. The devices are short-circuit proof and operate in a voltage range of 10 to 30 VDC, and with an output current of up to 100 milliamperes. They are fully vacuum potted and, therefore, largely insensitive to environmental influences (IP 67).

Contrinex Inc.
(866) 289-2899
www.contrinex.com
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Near Infrared Lens Systems

The Zoom 6000, 12X and Precise Eye lens systems are now available with Near Infrared (NIR) coatings. The new NIR systems are optimized for imaging in the 700 to 1,550 nanometer wavelength. These systems incorporate high resolution and sensitivity, and offer zoom magnification ranges from 0.09X to 228X or fixed magnification from 0.30X to 91X. The machine optics were developed to answer customer demand for a cost-effective NIR lens option. The lens systems are designed for a broad range of manufacturing applications including backside photomask registration, SOI bond inspection and internal silicon structure and photoemission microscopy. Field of view and magnification remain unchanged from the non-NIR systems. The flexible modular systems allow for a customized solution. Both zoom or fixed options are available with detents and apertures. The motorized Zoom 6000 NIR and 12X NIR systems facilitate automation of the inspection process beyond manual systems.

Navitar Inc.
(585) 359-4000
www.navitar.com
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Machine Vision Inspection Software

iNspect software, version 1.4.5.0, provides a suite of machine vision inspection tools for positioning, measuring, barcode reading, 2-D matrix reading, text reading, object recognition and flaw detection. These tools are easily applied using a simple point-and-click graphical interface. The software supports a range of communication options and protocols, such as Ethernet/IP and Modbus, in addition to direct connection with popular PLCs. Advanced capabilities allow operators to interact and control external equipment before and after inspection processing.

Dalsa IPD
(978) 670-2035
www.goipd.com
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Machine Vision Camera

Combining high-resolution with ultra-compact, lightweight dimensions, the CS5260 color camera can integrate into machine vision systems, and is well suited for scientific soldering control, microscopy and visualization tasks. With a 1/2-inch CCD with 768 (H) by 494 (V) effective pixels, this DSP camera has 140 different parameters that can be set via included software allowing for precise fine-tuning. The unit also has a random trigger shutter, full frame output, built-in white balance and 470 TV lines resolution, along with a standard camera link interface.

Toshiba Teli America Inc.
(949) 770-8354
www.toshiba-teli.com
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