Ettlingen – VC Smart Inspect, the new vision sensor from Vision Components, is an ultracompact complete machine vision solution for a wide range of industrial applications. Featuring a 700 MHz processor with a computing power of 5,600 MIPS, the high-performance sensor is extremely fast. 32 MB Flash and 128 MB DDRAM are available for program and data storage. The housing, which measures only 140 x 70 x 35 mm, contains an intelligent camera and a high-output High Power LED illumination. The illumination, which is positioned at an angle, ensures that even difficult surfaces can be examined reliably
Like all intelligent cameras from VC, the VC Smart Inspect executes all image processing routines without an external PC, outperforming conventional vision sensors. The units thereby enable automation in applications where conventional, PC-based image processing systems are too costly or too complicated to implement. They feature an Ethernet interface that enables live video output on a PC and can be optionally equipped with an RS232 interface. Images are recorded by means of a global shutter CMOS sensor whose performance equals that of a CCD sensor, providing clear, high-resolution pictures even in extremely fast applications.