B&R has made machine vision an integral element of its automation ecosystem.
B&R has introduced what it claims is the world’s first image processing solution to be seamlessly incorporated in the automation system.
The solution comprises cameras, software and lighting accessories.
At the heart of the solution is a broad selection of intelligent camera technology.
Options at the lower end will replace simple machine vision sensors, while the top of the range will harness the full potential of high-end smart cameras.
Ready-made software components are available for creating applications with minimal new programming.
Lighting elements are available integrated in the camera, as an external device, or even as a combination of the two.
B&R says “extremely precise synchronization” for high-speed image capture and object-specific functions such as bright-field or dark-field illumination are “easy to implement”.
Image triggers and lighting control can be synchronized with the rest of the automation system in hard real time and with sub-microsecond precision.
B&R’s machine vision system is integrated on every level: the engineering tool, the real-time operating system and the application software.
With a single development environment for every aspect of automation, controls engineers will now be able to implement many machine vision tasks on their own.