Smart Cameras as an Alternative to Host-based Systems in Industrial Applications
Smart cameras present vision system solutions for industrial applications where limited space constraints are problems. Comparing to low cost images, smart cameras are usually equipped with different type of image sensors, CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, I/O, software and internal and external lighting capabilities.
Beyond Barcode Reading Usage to Quality Control Usage
Most notably, smart cameras are used in barcode reading. In performing barcode reading, many companies who manufacture these smart cameras realize that reading and verifying these barcodes have to be enhanced with real-time monitoring systems as well as usage-specific software. This camera has been developed to the level of Quality Control Needs whereby Industrial nowadays use to analyze images to perform appearance inspections, character inspections, positioning, and defect inspections.
By implementing these monitoring systems widely, industrial managers can easily identify if there are any reading or classification errors / defect items, possibly due to the faulty printers, or others and thus, increasing the accuracy of the reads and reducing any error or wasted efforts related to this.
OMRON FQ2 Series and Shape Search III Software
Shape Search III software is developed specifically for OMRON FQ2 Series with the purpose in identifying labels of a specific color and size as well as measuring the center position of the label.
And, also, with its long history in developing vision system software, Shape Search III software has robust functionality and configuration while making them very easy for system developers to use due to its easy-to-use interface.
Therefore, as we are in the era of industrial 4.0, it is truly important that integrating vision systems in our industries shall be tailored to perform correct and specific tasks and making them easy for system developers.