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Vision-Components

Embedded vision system with miniature footprint for OEM projects

Vision Components presents VC picoSmart, an embedded vision system the size of a conventional image sensor module that greatly facilitates and speeds up the development of vision sensors. Image capture and processing are integrated on a 22 x 23.5 mm board.

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Vision Components presents VC picoSmart, an embedded vision system the size of a conventional image sensor module that greatly facilitates and speeds up the development of vision sensors. Image capture and processing are integrated on a 22 x 23.5 mm board. With the image sensor, processors, memory, and operating system already proven to work together perfectly, OEMs can focus on their vision sensor’s application-specific programming and hardware design. Target applications include object detection, position detection, code reading, edge detection, and fill level detection. Vision Components offers a ready-made sample application for object recognition within the OEM module VC picoSmart, using real-time processing in the FPGA. After a quick one-touch pattern teach-in, the system detects and matches the pattern in subsequent images. The manufacturer provides a developer kit for easy start and application development. VC picoSmart features a monochrome 1MP global shutter sensor with high light sensitivity and high frame rates, an FPGA, a high-end FPU processor, memory, and an FPC port to connect an interface board – or a display for live image output and for interaction and control. The FPGA handles most of the image processing tasks. The FPU processor, which runs the highly efficient real-time operating system VCRT, is available for additional tasks. This combination of FPGA and FPU ensures maximum efficiency and computing power while keeping power consumption low. This makes VC picoSmart ideal for mobile applications and edge devices. VC picoSmart is available as an OEM module as of now. Like all Vision Components products, it is available for long-term use and optimized for industrial applications. More: https://www.vision-components.com/en/products/oem/arm-linux/board-cameras/vc-picosmart/

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RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments

From pinpoint IR temperature sensing to thermal imaging

For all industry applications that need real-time, accurate, detailed temperature data, Fluke Process Instruments provides rugged, high-performance noncontact infrared sensors and solutions. The comprehensive portfolio includes single spot pyrometers and two kinds of thermal imaging systems: linescanners and thermal cameras.

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For all industry applications that need real-time, accurate, detailed temperature data, Fluke Process Instruments provides rugged, high-performance noncontact infrared sensors and solutions. The comprehensive portfolio includes single spot pyrometers and two kinds of thermal imaging systems: linescanners and thermal cameras. Installed at a safe distance, these systems enable continuous temperature monitoring and control from -40 °C to 3200 °C. Each product range offers suitable wavelength models for various applications that can measure repeatably even under arduous conditions. Output options include analog signals, industrial protocols, OPC, and web server. Devices with analog and digital output types can be run simultaneously, for example, Profinet and video streaming. Various software packages capture, log, and visualize temperature data and allow users to configure hardware or software alarms. Spot pyrometers are designed for pinpoint measurement of small target areas. Ratio pyrometers can even measure objects that are smaller than the field of view, such as thin wires or molten streams of glass or metals. Unique sighting options – including remote video viewing with the Endurance sensor – enable users to ensure the measurement is always on target. Multiple-head, single-interface options plus networking of multiple devices can reduce installation costs. OEM miniature versions offer easy integration without the need for additional interfaces and are supplied with full protocol information and an optional hardware developer kit. Thermal imaging systems can provide a full perspective on processes, equipment, and the surrounding environment. The Linescanner series enables real-time thermal imaging for continuous or batch processes, scanning moving objects line by line to create thermograms and temperature profiles. The ThermoView TV40 thermal camera is used to monitor continuous and discrete processes as well as equipment and facilities. Users can define multiple discrete temperature measurement areas (AOI) for temperature uniformity checks, hot and cold spot detection, and trend analysis. The complementary Pan and Tilt enclosure for the TV40 enables 360° monitoring at multiple heights. Single views can be combined in software to create a large matrix view. A comprehensive range of accessories is available to protect the devices from heat and cold and reduce contamination, ensuring reliable performance between planned maintenance. Each of these technologies has its strengths. For some applications or problems, a combination of different devices may be the best solution. The international technical and application support team advises customers on the optimal system configuration for their project.
More information: https://lp.flukeprocessinstruments.com/infrared-temperature-solutions/directindustry/eblast/

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AutoVimation

Protective camera enclosure for Intel® RealSense™ D455

autoVimation expands its Chameleon XS enclosure series for the Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera family, adding a new enclosure for the D455 camera.

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autoVimation expands its Chameleon XS enclosure series for the Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera family, adding a new enclosure for the D455 camera. The 500g lightweight aluminum enclosure provides reliable IP66/67 ingress protection all-around, allowing the depth cameras to be employed in unmanned aerial vehicles, in outdoor vision applications, and in challenging industrial environments. The outer dimensions are 150 mm x 64 mm x 34 mm. Like the existing Chameleon XS enclosures for the RealSense sensors D415, D435, and T265, the D455 model ensures shade-free images thanks to the special arrangement of the windows. The windows are made of anti-reflective BK7 glass. To compensate for thermal expansion and vibrations, they are fitted into the housing openings with special seals instead of being glued. Under normal conditions, cooling is not required because the camera is connected with a solid aluminum adapter and a double-layer thermal film for heat coupling with the enclosure. A cable gland with an extra-large sealing inlay enables tool-free entry of standard cables with USB-C plugs. With the help of a dovetail adapter plate, the Chameleon XS enclosures are fully compatible to autoVimation’s machine vision construction kit. This way, all 30mm dovetail mounting kits can be used to mount and align the housing vibration-proof on flat surfaces or slot profiles.

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MENZEL

Asynchronous generator with special shaft for Pelton wheel

Menzel Elektromotoren has built an asynchronous generator with a special shaft and a special flange for operation on a Pelton wheel in a Scandinavian hydroelectric power plant. The large radial forces acting on the shaft end in this application had damaged the existing generator to the extent that it was a total write-off.

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Menzel Elektromotoren has built an asynchronous generator with a special shaft and a special flange for operation on a Pelton wheel in a Scandinavian hydroelectric power plant. The large radial forces acting on the shaft end in this application had damaged the existing generator to the extent that it was a total write-off. The customer required a more robust shaft construction to avoid such damage in the future. In addition, the new generator had to be identical to the old one and have the same electrical parameters. Menzel’s subsidiary Franz Wölfer Elektromaschinenfabrik designed and manufactured a shaft made of 42CrMo4 high-tensile strength special steel, reinforced on the turbine side. The concentrated collaborative expertise within the Menzel Group made it possible to quickly prepare a verified offer and complete the generator within two and a half weeks. Menzel could deliver fast thanks to clever warehousing: a prefabricated three-phase asynchronous generator met the requirements of the application in the hydroelectric power plant. Menzel merely designed and manufactured a new bearing shield for the reinforced shaft and bearing. This generator order came in through Menzel’s Swedish subsidiary, which, like numerous offices and partners around the world, provides customer-oriented advice and service. More about asynchronous and synchronous motors: https://www.menzel-motors.com/specialized-motors/generators/

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RAFI

Rugged signal lamp with stainless steel collar and red/green LED

RAFI is expanding its rugged RAFIX 22 FSR control component range with a signal lamp featuring a stainless steel collar with IP65, IP67 and IP69 degree of protection to the front side. The integrated red/green LED can indicate three signal statuses.

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RAFI is expanding its rugged RAFIX 22 FSR control component range with a signal lamp featuring a stainless steel collar with IP65, IP67 and IP69 degree of protection to the front side. The integrated red/green LED can indicate three signal statuses. The translucent indicator is a neutral white in standby mode, green indicates regular operating condition, and red signals faults. The convex signal indicator makes it easy to see the signals from different directions and distances. The lamps have a diameter of 31.3 mm and an installed height of 12.2 mm. Like all RAFIX 22 FS/FSR control and signaling units, they fit standard 22.3 mm installation openings. The mounting depth is 25.45 mm. For the display of different status conditions, the lamps feature wiring over separate terminals with reverse-polarity protection for 2.8 mm x 0.8 mm quick connectors with operating voltages of 8 VDC to 30 VDC.

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RAFI

“POWER” now followed by “ULTIMATE”: New High-End ECU for Touchscreens

RAFI uses its own standard ECUs in customer-specific touchscreens and control panels. This has allowed us to quickly realize a large number of projects for industry, agricultural and construction machinery, or medical technology to date, while saving resources.

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RAFI uses its own standard ECUs in customer-specific touchscreens and control panels. This has allowed us to quickly realize a large number of projects for industry, agricultural and construction machinery, or medical technology to date, while saving resources. RAFI develops and produces the ECUs and touchscreens including sensors in-house, enabling it to ensure continuous long-term availability and quality of the systems. RAFI covers a wide range of applications with its ECU program. The RAFI control unit in the “ECO-ECU” series with ARM Cortex-A5 or M3M4 processor was developed for simple, cost-sensitive operating and display tasks, with max. 800 x 600 pixel resolution. Control units in the “BALANCE-ECU” model range with a single ARM Cortex-A9 processor cater for higher operating requirements and resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels. The even more powerful “POWER-ECUs” with ARM Cortex-A9 in Dual or Quad design are used for touch user interfaces with animated graphics and resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. With the newest “ULTIMATE-ECU” series, RAFI is raising its range of Embedded Control Units to the next performance level. The “ULTIMATE-ECU” is designed for touchscreen applications with high quality 3D visualization, multi-touch inputs, and Full-HD screen resolutions on up to 24″‚ display diagonals. Its centerpiece is an ARM Cortex-A35, i.MX8QuadXPlus processor from NXP with Yocto-based embedded Linux core and a clock frequency of 900 MHz. As standard, the “ULTIMATE ECU” offers two Gigabit-Ethernet interfaces, a USB 3.0 interface and three CAN-Bus interfaces. The new ECU generation has already been proving its worth as a central computer for mobile processing machines in several projects.

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Vision-Components

SPIE Photonics West: Stamp-sized embedded vision system

Vision Components presents what is probably the world’s smallest embedded vision system: VC picoSmart is hardly bigger than an image sensor module and one of the innovations at the 2021 Photonics West Digital Forum (March 6–11). The board with a miniature footprint of only 22 mm x 23.5 mm contains not only a 1-megapixel CMOS sensor with a global shutter but also all components necessary for image processing: an FPGA module, a high-end FPU processor, and memory.

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Vision Components presents what is probably the world’s smallest embedded vision system: VC picoSmart is hardly bigger than an image sensor module and one of the innovations at the 2021 Photonics West Digital Forum (March 6–11). The board with a miniature footprint of only 22 mm x 23.5 mm contains not only a 1-megapixel CMOS sensor with a global shutter but also all components necessary for image processing: an FPGA module, a high-end FPU processor, and memory. An interface board can be connected via the integrated FPC connector. This makes VC picoSmart the perfect base for rapid development of cost-effective, application-specific, and compact vision sensors. Vision Components‘ long-proven VCRT operating system enables real-time image processing, for instance for object recognition, position control, barcode reading, as well as web edge and level control. The German manufacturer, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021, will also present new MIPI camera modules at the virtual tradeshow. These are designed for flexible embedded vision designs and easy connection to CPU boards such as NVIDIA Jetson, the NXP i.MX 8M Mini/Nano/Plus processor family, and Raspberry Pi Compute Modules. Additional image sensors are continuously being added to the lineup of VC MIPI modules, such as high-end sensors from the Sony Pregius and Sony Starvis series with high resolutions, light sensitivities, and frame rates. At Photonics West, Vision Components will also announce VC MIPI camera modules with the latest Sony SWIR sensors. Interested parties are invited to acquaint themselves with the VC solutions for embedded vision and to arrange individual chats with the team.
More information and free tickets: https://tinyurl.com/45qf8yyz
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHuKJ6YudoI

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MENZEL

Compressor motor rush job secures oxygen supply

Working under high pressure, Menzel Elektromotoren completed two much-needed compressor motors and delivered them in just two weeks at the turn of the year, despite a company holiday from Christmas to the New Year. An order from Bangladesh was to ensure the supply of medical oxygen, which gave added urgency during the current pandemic.

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Working under high pressure, Menzel Elektromotoren completed two much-needed compressor motors and delivered them in just two weeks at the turn of the year, despite a company holiday from Christmas to the New Year. An order from Bangladesh was to ensure the supply of medical oxygen, which gave added urgency during the current pandemic. A Spanish gas manufacturer needed to replace a failed motor quickly to minimize production downtime and revenue loss. Menzel was able to provide high-voltage motors with outputs of 3000 kW and 5200 kW as well as coolers from its extensive stock. All necessary interface modifications were carried out in-house in the short time available, including the conversion from air-to-air to air-to-water cooling IC 81W, machining the shaft end, installing a support and flange for an oil pump, converting the terminal boxes, and boring new foot holes. Special technical expertise was required to secure the oxygen supply even in the event of grid fluctuations; Menzel’s technical department and the start-up transformer manufacturer together calculated the ramp-up to ensure that the new motor was compatible with the existing starter. Both orders came from existing customers and were executed to their full satisfaction. Further reference projects for compressor motors can be viewed at: https://www.menzel-motors.com/compressor-drive/.

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Vision-Components

embedded world: Vision Components presents smallest embedded vision system

Probably the world’s smallest embedded vision system – fully integrated in one board and hardly bigger than an image sensor module: VC picoSmart from Vision Components will premiere at embedded world 2021 DIGITAL (March 1–5). Only 22 mm x 23.5 mm in size, this board camera yet contains all components necessary for image processing: 1-megapixel CMOS sensor with global shutter, FPGA module, high-end FPU processor, and memory.

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Probably the world’s smallest embedded vision system – fully integrated in one board and hardly bigger than an image sensor module: VC picoSmart from Vision Components will premiere at embedded world 2021 DIGITAL (March 1–5). Only 22 mm x 23.5 mm in size, this board camera yet contains all components necessary for image processing: 1-megapixel CMOS sensor with global shutter, FPGA module, high-end FPU processor, and memory. An interface board can be connected via the integrated FPC connector. This makes VC picoSmart the perfect base for rapid development of cost-effective, application-specific, and compact vision sensors. Vision Components‘ long-proven VCRT operating system enables real-time image processing, for instance for object recognition, position control, barcode reading, as well as web edge and level control. The German manufacturer, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021, will also present new MIPI camera modules at the virtual tradeshow. These are designed for flexible embedded vision designs and easy connection to CPU boards such as NVIDIA Jetson, the NXP i.MX 8M Mini/Nano/Plus processor family, and Raspberry Pi Compute Modules. Additional image sensors are continuously being added to the lineup of VC MIPI modules, such as high-end sensors from the Sony Pregius and Sony Starvis series with high resolutions, light sensitivities, and frame rates. At embedded world, Vision Components will also announce VC MIPI camera modules with the latest Sony SWIR sensors. Interested parties are invited to acquaint themselves with the VC solutions for embedded vision and to arrange individual chats with the team.
More information and free tickets: www.tinyurl.com/1xds9sr1
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHuKJ6YudoI

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RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments

Boosting glass vial and syringe production

Fluke Process Instruments offers powerful sensing tools for glass vial and syringe production that allow manufacturers to ramp up production while ensuring consistent high product quality. Processes need to be optimized for high throughput and productivity now that the COVID-19 vaccination drive increases the demand for medical glass products.

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Fluke Process Instruments offers powerful sensing tools for glass vial and syringe production that allow manufacturers to ramp up production while ensuring consistent high product quality. Processes need to be optimized for high throughput and productivity now that the COVID-19 vaccination drive increases the demand for medical glass products. Fluke Process Instruments supports the medical glass industry in establishing application-specific temperature monitoring solutions that provide the comprehensive, accurate, and traceable data needed. The company manufactures data loggers and non-contact infrared sensors and advises customers on the correct choice and configuration for processes such as gob forming, glass pre-heating, shrinking, flanging, forming, cutting, annealing stress testing, and more. Fluke Process Instruments is a leading international manufacturer of industrial temperature measurement systems. Spot pyrometers are a non-contact solution used to monitor temperatures both in moving lines and stationary processes. There are specialized wavelength models for measuring glass, and the Marathon MM, Endurance, and Thermalert 4.0 series provide options for very cost-sensitive applications as well as for the most advanced requirements. In addition, the ThermoView TV40 thermal imager is available for continuous monitoring of forming and sealing processes. Complementing the infrared pyrometry portfolio, the Datapaq Furnace Tracker line features high-temperature through-process profiling technology based on a data logger and thermal barrier. These systems measure the temperature of the products as they pass through the furnace via short thermocouples attached to the glass. The accompanying software facilitates process control, optimization, and validation.
More information: https://get.flukeprocessinstruments.com/glassvials/directindustry/eblast/

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