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Machine Vision Inspection Software

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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

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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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Fiber Optic Amplifiers

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Fiber Optic Amplifiers

Accu-Vu fiber optic amplifiers are engineered to provide precise, reliable operation in applications such as parts presence, label detection, error proofing and thread detection. They are available with NPN or PNP outputs and are compatible with the company’s extensive plastic cable offering. The sensors have a dual 4-digit display, one-touch auto-teach manual adjustments and built-in timer functions with ranges from 250 microseconds to 20 seconds. Additional capabilities include auto power control to maintain a constant light emission level over the life of the sensor, and operator adjustable response times as fast as 50 microseconds.

Pepperl+Fuchs
(330) 486-0001
www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com
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Light Pipes

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The TechSpec family of light pipe homogenizing rods is for OEM illumination needs. The rods use total internal reflection to turn a non- uniform light source into uniform illumination and deliver it to the target site. These rods are for applications where point sources such as LEDs must be combined and made to deliver even lighting. Unlike traditional square integrating rods, these rods have a hexagonal cross section. The hexagonal shape provides a better match to spherical point source wave fronts, resulting in a 35% increase in coupling efficiency, allowing these light pipes to deliver brighter illumination for a given light source. Edmund Optics Inc. (800) 363-1992 www.edmundoptics.com
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GigE Compliant Cameras

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The Lynx family of Gigabit Ethernet cameras is now fully compliant with the GeniCam and GigE Vision interface standards. The GigE Vision compatibility allows the cameras to connect with a variety of image processing hardware and software over the network while the GeniCam compatibility ensures that those systems can fully access the features of the Lynx camera family. The cameras are available in either monochrome or color configurations, offering 8-, 10- or 12-bit pixel data under software configuration control. Electronic shutter control offers pre-exposure and double exposure and speeds as fast as 1/12,000 of a second to as long as 10 seconds. The shutters can be triggered under software control or use external trigger signals, in addition to providing programmed exposure times. Automatic iris control also is available. Operators also can control the image output, resolution, frame rate, analog or digital sensor gain and offset, and image area-of-interest using an intuitive graphical interface or simple ASCII commands. In addition, the cameras provide defective-pixel mapping and built-in gamma correction, also allowing operators to define their own look-up tables (LUT).
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LED Spot Projectors

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LED Spot Projectors are high-intensity LED spotlights designed to replace conventional halogen point-sources as well as fiber optic illumination solutions. Compact and lightweight in design, these illuminators offer long lifetimes and low power consumption when compared to traditional light sources. Available in a range of wavelengths, including red, blue, green, amber and broadband white, the projectors provide light at divergence angles of 10 or 25 degrees. The optional fiber-coupled configurations enable operators to bring light to their desired target using industry standard fiber components. These products offer the high-intensity illumination required in many machine vision, microscopy and biomedical applications. StockerYale Inc. (603) 893-8778 www.stockeryale.htm
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Ethernet Camera

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The TM-2040GE is a Gigabit Ethernet camera that has two-megapixel UXGA resolution (1600 by 1200 pixels) and software-selectable operation, allowing operators to choose between dual tap mode at 34 frames per second (with automatic channel balancing), and single tap mode operating at 17 frames per second. Using a 1-inch Kodak progressive scan IT CCD sensor (KAI-2020), the camera produces 12-bit linear images, or 10- or 8-bit images that are modifiable by an operator-defined look-up table (LUT) for use in difficult lighting situations. The camera has JAI’s high-fidelity front-end circuitry and low noise power supply design to produce high sensitivity and a typical signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 58 decibels. Monochrome and Bayer CFA color models are equipped with standard GigE Vision Gigabit Ethernet digital interfaces.
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Ultraviolet lamps

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The Maxima ML-3500 Series ultraviolet lamps use advanced micro discharge light (MDL) technology plus a filter and bulb/reflector to deliver up to 10X the UV-A output of conventional HID inspection lamps. With these lamps, NDT inspectors can see small surface defects, hydrocarbon contamination and other flaws. All bulbs have a rated life of 2,000 hours. Instant on/off/restrike eliminates lamp warm-up and reduces inspection time. The lamps produce virtually zero emission of hazardous UV-B and emit minimum visible light. The series is available in 120-, 230-, 240- and 100-volt AC versions, as well as in battery-operated versions that include a 12-volt, 7-amp per hour rechargeable battery that will operate the lamp for two full hours. A battery charger and carrying case are included.

Spectronics Corp.
(800) 274-8888
www.spectroline.com
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Portable leak finder

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A portable leak finder is available for locating small leaks in chambers, connections or parts. The unit has a rechargeable container for helium gas with a spray nozzle similar to an aerosol can. Helium is sprayed on the suspected leak location of a part or chamber and can then be observed on a mass spectrometer system that continuously measures the helium concentration in the part while under vacuum. A leak is immediately identified if the vacuum inside draws helium into the part or chamber. The kit includes a recharge fitting and comes in a protective, custom-made carrying case. Integral to this fitting are valves, pressure gage and pressure relief valve to allow safe recharging of the canister.

Cincinnati Test Systems Inc.
(513) 367-6699
www.cincinnati-test.com
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Knoop/Vickers testers

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The 400 Series of Knoop/Vickers testers provides a microhardness testing solution for Knoop and Vickers testing of metals, ceramics and other non-metallic materials. The series is available with manual or automatic turrets. Having eight dial-selectable test forces ranging from 10 grams to 1,000 grams, the system can be adjusted to the correct setting for the specific specimen being tested. An optional 2,000-gram test force system is available. Equipped with optics that have a total magnification of 100X and 400X, the operator can measure the indention made during the test. The series is equipped with a 100 millimeter by 100 millimeter precision XY stage with 25-millimeter movement in each direction.

Instron
(800) 695-4273
www.wilsoninstruments.com
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