Sensors & Transducers


The complete image processing solution

November 2020 Sensors & Transducers

The Wenglor VisionSysterm2D consists of up to 16 digital cameras, lenses with various fixed focal lengths, external illumination components and a control unit (IPC) with all common standard interfaces, as well as software for image evaluation. The components of this modular system can be individually combined and adapted to the respective application – focal length, focusing, resolution, lighting and type of evaluation can be separately selected. UniVision software is used to configure parameters for image recording and for subsequent image analysis.

The hardware

Up to 16 digital cameras with integrated image chips from Sony’s Pregius series deliver high-resolution images with 1,6 or 5 MP in colour or monochrome – even in dynamic applications. With the compact housing at 29 x 29 x 29 mm, they are ideal for installation in systems with limited space. Any desired C-mount lenses can be attached to the camera for both close-up and distant ranges.

Three different types of illumination can be selected for homogenous, constant lighting within the application. Ring lights, spotlights and backlights are available in different sizes and colours: red and infrared light in flash or continuous mode are available in addition to white light.

Interfaces and visualisation

Whether digital I/Os, gigabit Ethernet over TCP/IP and UDP or the Lima protocol based on XML is required, communication can be implemented with the most up-to-date technologies. Being able to individually configure visualisation regardless of the platform is also advantageous. Due to the integrated web server, the results can be displayed in the browser of any desired device, regardless of whether a Windows, Mac or Android operating system is used. In this way users can display images, scanned codes and statuses of inputs and outputs at a graphical user interface.

The software is easy to use with free tutorials and templates. It covers a great variety of standard applications with just a few clicks. UniVision all-in-one software isn’t just compatible with the new VisionSystem2D, but with the weQube smart camera and weCat3D profile sensors as well. Universal UniVision software can even be taken advantage of by users who want to measure height profiles in addition to running simple and complex image processing applications.


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Phase separation in petrochemical applications
November 2020, Sensoquad , Sensors & Transducers
In the petrochemical industry, different product phases must be safely separated from carrier phases. Automation can easily be realized by the use of SensoTech’s LiquiSonic immersion sensor.

Read more...
Light section sensors for many applications
January 2021, Pepperl+Fuchs , Sensors & Transducers
Light section sensors work on the principle of triangulation, using a projected laser line to detect height profiles and edge contours with high precision.

Read more...
New barcode scanner from Wenglor
January 2021, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation , Sensors & Transducers
Wenglor’s new BLN barcode line scanner sets new standards for the reading of one-dimensional codes and can be used at manual workstations and in fully automated systems.

Read more...
Rotary encoder for Ex areas
November 2020, Turck Banner , Sensors & Transducers
Turck Banner now offers a variant of the contactless QR24 encoder for use in explosion protected areas Zones 2, 22 and 3GD.

Read more...
Integrated sensor solution for many applications
November 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs , Sensors & Transducers
The line triangulation method is a frequently underestimated sensing mode for monitoring presence, completeness, position, and similar tasks.

Read more...
3D multi-layer scanner
November 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs , Sensors & Transducers
Pepperl+Fuchs has developed the R2300 multi-layer scanner, a 3D LiDAR sensor for travel path and rear-area monitoring.

Read more...
Rotary encoder for Ex areas
November 2020, Turck Banner , Sensors & Transducers
Turck Banner now offers a variant of the contactless QR24 encoder for use in explosion protected areas Zones 2, 22 and 3GD.

Read more...
Novel sensor detects oversized ore
November 2020, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists , Sensors & Transducers
Advanced sensors estimate the size of rocks in truck trays in real time.

Read more...
Sensor for efficient pneumatic performance
October 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa , Sensors & Transducers
SICK Automation’s FTMg flow sensor detects pneumatic system leakages well before pressure loss causes machine failure. It is engineered to output up to eight process parameters.

Read more...
Conductivity sensor for interface detection
October 2020, ifm - South Africa , Sensors & Transducers
The LDL 100 conductivity sensor from ifm electroninc makes reliable differentiation between cleaning media possible in CIP applications.

Read more...