Beckhoff Vision: Hardware portfolio complements TwinCAT Vision software
February 3, 2023 5:24 pm
Beckhoff Vision offers machine builders and end users a complete image processing system. It consists of cameras, lenses, and illumination for a complete control-integrated vision solution.
As a specialist in PC- based control technology, Beckhoff is constantly looking at ways to integrate all machine functionalities consistently into a single control platform. This also includes image processing on the software side since the launch of TwinCAT Vision in 2017. With the introduction of the comprehensive Vision hardware portfolio, this product area is now complete.
Beckhoff Vision offers machine builders and end users a complete image processing system that covers all components from software to illumination. Seamlessly integrated into EtherCAT- based control technology, it offers significant competitive advantages for users, including highly accurate synchronization with all machine processes, reduced engineering and hardware costs, and simplified commissioning and support. In addition to the TwinCAT Vision software, the Vision portfolio also includes the following: Cameras: The area-scan cameras generate high-quality image data using colour and monochrome CMOS sensors with up to 24 megapixel resolution and 3.45 μm and 2.74 μm pixel pitch, in addition to offering transfer rates of 2.5 Gbit/s.
Lenses: The robust, industrial C-mount lenses ensure easy handling and high availability while also offering a VIS and NIR AR coating, up to 2 μm resolution, and image circles of 11 mm (2/3”) and 19.3 mm (1.2”), respectively.
Illumination: The multicolour LED illumination in three designs – area, ring, and bar illumination – produces consistent illumination conditions for high-quality images. It also creates the best possible contrast between the inspection feature and its surroundings – even in spectrally adjustable pulse mode. Complete units consisting of cameras, illumination devices, and focusable lenses are also available.
Seamless system integration with
• complete units
• training and support.
With Beckhoff Vision, real-time image processing can be easily integrated into both new and existing control environments and optimally synchronized with all machine and plant processes. Here, system integration in all environments further eliminates the previously strict separation between vision and automation technology. At the same time, Beckhoff Vision components impress with their robust, attractive design, high scalability, and long-term availability.