New image sensor offers multiple inspections and Ethernet interface

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 13 September 2011



(2011), "New image sensor offers multiple inspections and Ethernet interface", Sensor Review, Vol. 31 No. 4.



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New image sensor offers multiple inspections and Ethernet interface

Article Type: New products From: Sensor Review, Volume 31, Issue 4

An image sensor offering enhanced recognition, communication and rapid changeover capabilities has been introduced by Banner Engineering. With capability to save up to 30 inspections, the new iVu Plus TG sensor extends Banner’s iVu image sensor platform. It monitors labels, parts and packaging for type, size, orientation, shape and location.

Its color touch-screen display and on-board memory allow fast and easy installation and application setup without connection to a PC. Ethernet communication assures compatibility with most industrial systems.

In addition to previously available functions, the iVu Plus TG has a Sort sensor that can recognize up to ten different patterns within the same inspection. Applications for this new capability include identifying parts on a production line and ensuring that all required parts are present in a package. Other functions included in the unit are:

  • area sensor to ensure that some features are present on a part;

  • blemish sensor to detect flaws such as scratches or color variation; and

  • match sensor to verify that a pattern, shape or part is identical to a reference.

Ease of use is supported by integrated lighting, adjustable focus lenses, automatic exposure control and high-speed processing. The sensor’s housing is rated to IP67 for use in harsh environments. A full line of external lighting solutions is available for special applications.

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