Machine Vision is a technology that uses sensors, industrial cameras, I/O control equipment and machine vision software algorithms to analyze captured images and extract information from them, providing image-based inspection analysis and visual guidance for manufacturing operations. An important part of production automation, this technology is widely used in automated product control to improve quality control, as well as in the assembly process to guide robots and manage equipment operation. Machine vision gives the automated system behind the production line the ability to see and identify objects in the same way as human eye does, but with much greater speed and accuracy. Vision systems can examine vast quantities of parts in seconds and deliver consistently reliable and accurate inspection results despite many hours of repetitive operations. With the help of high-resolution cameras and specialized optics, machine vision systems are able to pick even the smallest details that human eye cannot possibly detect.
Axiomtek company, an active supporter of Industry 4.0 (also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution) and a global leader in innovative technologies for factory automation, launches a series of industrial-grade system controllers and hardware I/O solutions designed to simplify the development of various machine vision applications to help manufacturers get the most out of their mashine vision platforms and, with minimal implementation and maintenance costs, transform their businesses into fully automated Smart Factories.
Machine Vision controllers - IPS960-511-PoE, IPS962-512-PoE, MVS900-511-FL
IPS960-511-PoE, IPS962-512-PoE and MVS900-511-FL - are highly integrated multifunctional controllers designed specifically for machine vision applications. With a rugged IP40 industrial-grade design, superior computing performance, flexible expansion options, and real-time video surveillance and camera communication I/O interfaces, these machine vision controllers provide a complex solution for a variety of automated inspection and control platforms.
Integrated I/O real-time surveillance system
Real-time I/O guarantees precise machine control and instant response. Thanks to the CPLD (Complex Programmable Logic Device) architecture IPS960-511-PoE, IPS962-512-PoE and MVS900-511-FL can perform encoder input, camera power control, LED lighting control, and many other machine vision I/O tasks. The controller also allows a user to set the time with microsecond control, making the system a highly efficient digital I/O platform that allows you to access all machine vision peripherals in real time.
IPS960-511-PoE, IPS962-512-PoE and MVS900-511-FL support dimming control, through the use of pulse width modulation (PWM) and DC, which helps to determine object characteristics for various types of control.
IPS960-511-PoE, IPS962-512-PoE and MVS900-511-FL offer a selection of Gigabit Power over Ethernet (PoE) and USB 3.0 ports for connecting industrial cameras. Gigabit PoE ports allow data transfer over Ethernet at 1 Gbps for high speed image acquisition while simultaneously supplying power to cameras using the same Ethernet cable as for data transmission. Remote intelligent PoE port on/off function provided by power management also provides monitoring and control for various devices.
SDK with an extensive library and API
Thanks to the inclusion of the Axiomtek Software Development Kit (SDK), IPS960-511-PoE, IPS962-512-PoE and MVS900-511-FL provide system designers with an extensive library and API resources to develop applications that meet their I/O configuration needs to achieve the desired hardware and software integration for the best results.
4-Port PCI Express GigE frame grabber card - AX92320
Axiomtek’s video capture card AX92320 supports PCI Express x4 bus, four independent Gigabit 802.3at ports (PoE, Power-over-Ethernet) and is compatible with GigE Vision cameras. The 4-port PCI Express x4 frame grabber offers up to 30W at 54VDC per port, allowing to power PoE devices such as GigE Vision cameras in machine vision systems. The GigE Vision smart card also supports IEEE 1588 (Precision Time Protocol), providing synchronization with multi-camera capture. Combining IEEE 1588 and PoE functionality, the card uses a single Ethernet cable for power, data and sync.
Real-time vision I/O board - AX92350
Axiomtek AX92350 - is a PCI Express x1 video card with specialized I/O and real-time control elements. A machine vision system requires precise interaction between lighting devices, cameras, actuators, and sensing devices. The AX92350 I/O board integrates LED light controller, camera trigger, encoder input and digital I/O to connect and control all video surveillance devices. The encoder input function is especially important for conveyor systems. Vision I/O board supports 4-channel trigger input, 4-channel or 8-channel trigger output, 4-channel LED lighting control, 1-channel quadrature encoder, 8-channel isolated DI and DO, and 1 channel automatic measurement function for complex machine vision and video surveillance applications.