Embedded Vision in Packaging Applications

August 23, 2018 Vision Components

Vision Components offers a comprehensive hardware and software portfolio for OEMs manufacturing image processing technology for the packaging industry. The company’s embedded vision systems autonomously perform inspection tasks with varying degrees of complexity, for instance, code reading, fill level detection, completeness checks, printed image control, label inspection, as well as detection and categorization in sorting facilities. Vision Components specializes in intelligent, network-compatible embedded vision systems and offers a wide range of camera models with high-performance CMOS sensors. VCSBC nano Z-RH-0273 smart cameras provide an excellent price–performance ratio for applications that require very high speed at medium resolution. Their IMX273 sensor from Sony's Pregius series has a 1.6-megapixel resolution (1440 x 1080 px). The maximum frame rate in this format is 170 fps. At lower resolution, even higher speeds can be achieved. For applications that require high resolution and high frame rates, VC Z cameras with an IMX252 sensor with 3.2 MP resolution are available. Compact and lightweight, VCSBC nano Z-RH board cameras with a remote image sensor enable highly flexible integration.

To facilitate application development, Vision Components offers the VC LibQ software library, which, in addition to over 300 proprietary functions for all typical image-processing tasks, comprises more than 2000 operators from MVTec's Halcon software. OEMs who do not need the full set of VC LibQ functions can purchase one of several dedicated packages for code reading, OCR, pattern recognition, or the combined package code reading + OCR. All operators are thoroughly tried, tested and used successfully for more than 20 years. Vision Components has tailored the algorithms to VC Z embedded systems to ensure optimum interaction of hardware and software. Thus, OEMs can significantly shorten the time to market for image processing solutions in packaging applications.

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