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What to look for in a vision sensor
March 2017, Sensors & Transducers


On paper, all vision sensors look like they could get the job done. But, selecting a sensor with these five features will help ensure that error-proofing applications run smoothly and accurately.

1. Proven vision tools

Vision technology plays a very important role for even the most basic presence/absence inspections. Vision sensors perform inspections first by locating the part in the image, and then by looking for specific features on that part. It is important that the vision sensor includes a variety of vision tools so that you can choose the best tools for your application. So, if you are going to include vision in your inspection process, it is vital to select a brand that is trusted for its high-performance, reliable vision tools, such as In-Sight.

2. Easy to set up

Even novice vision users should be able to set up, configure and install a vision sensor. In-Sight 2000 vision sensors use the intuitive point and click In-Sight EasyBuilder interface, which guides the user through four simple steps – no programming required.

3. Integrated powerful lighting

Creating the right lighting conditions for accurate inspections can be difficult in some manufacturing environments or inside the space-restricted confines of a machine. Selecting a vision sensor with built-in lighting will save you money on costly external illumi-nation and mounting fixtures. The In-Sight 2000 comes equipped with a bright white LED ring light that produces even diffuse illumination for high quality inspection images. Additional lighting colour options are available and can be changed to match the needs of most applications.

4. Flexible modular design

When space on the production line is at a premium, it can sometimes be difficult to mount a vision sensor in the precise location to achieve the optimal field of view, image resolution and part illumination. Finding a vision sensor that is ready to go, right out of the box and which fits into any space will get your inspections up and running quicker and easier. In-Sight 2000 vision sensors can be configured for inline and right angle installation.

5. Standardised setup environment

Technology and application requirements are constantly evolving. When selecting a vision sensor, it is important to consider not only current inspection needs but also future applications that may require more powerful and flexible vision systems. That’s why In-Sight 2000 vision sensors are configured with In-Sight Explorer software – a widely used environment for configuring and maintaining machine vision applications.


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