Latest Balluff tool—the SmartCamera—takes inspection and ID applications to a new level.
June 1, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff
FLORENCE, Kentucky—Balluff‘s newly released SmartCamera takes inspection and identification applications, in color or monochrome, to a higher level.
The SmartCamera simplifies overall usability in an otherwise complex world of vision-based technology, while still delivering a robust assortment of features like flexible connectivity and intuitive on-board image processing tools.
The camera, the latest in in a line of Balluff tools designed to innovate automation, combines the power of the HALCON function library with the simplicity of the BVS-Cockpit user interface.
“Minimizing time of deployment and eliminating the over-use of plant resources to integrate vision technology is critical. The wizard-based programming tools allow for efficient set up, and simple adjustments can be made on the fly,” says Balluff marketing manager Wolfgang Kratzenberg. “The SmartCamera is also the most connected camera available. With an on-board IO-Link master in addition to Ethernet/IP, Profinet, TCP and UDP communication, this camera can be integrated into any major control network.”
Balluff’s commitment to vision as a solution includes offering a full line of accessories required to address applications in the industrial manufacturing environment.
This broad offering includes: optics, lighting, displays, mounting hardware and power supplies along with a wide range of IO-Link products which can be directly controlled by the SmartCamera.
About Balluff Inc.
Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. The company offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power. Company information available at https://www.balluff.com/local/ca/home/.