ACRONAME, INC. (Boulder, CO, USA; www.acroname.com) –
USBHub3+. USBHub3+ is an 8-port programmable USB 3.0 hub
that is optimized for manufacturing and development environments, and is the first programmable USB 3.0 hub available on
the market, according to the company. Up to 8 USB 3.0 ports can
be controlled through software to enable or disable individual ports, set current limits and
monitor current and voltage on each port.
DATALOGIC (Bologna, Italy; www.data-
logic.com) – Pattern Identification (Pattern
Sort) Tool. The new IMPACT pattern identification tool is a machine vision solution for
object identification using Pattern Recognition.
The algorithm is able to quickly find thousands
of different patterns in high-speed object identification and sorting applications regardless of
random orientation, different scaling, irregular
shape and occlusion.
E2V (Chelmsford, UK; www.e2v.com) –
Emerald CMOS Image Sensor
Family. e2v’s new Emerald sensors use
advanced CMOS image processing
technology and pixel design ( 2. 8 µm
pixel size) to offer a low noise global
shutter pixel, with an electro-optical
performance tuned to meet the
demanding requirements of the
machine vision industry.
FLIR INTEGRATED IMAGING
SOLUTIONS INC. (formerly Point
Grey; Richmond, BC, Canada; www.
ptgrey.com) – Oryx. Oryx 10 GigE
cameras can capture 4K resolution,
10-bit images at 60 fps using inexpensive CAT6A cables up to 100m long.
The 10GBASE-T standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet used by Oryx builds on
the strengths that have made Gigabit
Ethernet the dominant interface in
the machine vision industry.
GARDASOFT VISION (Cambridge,
UK; www.gardasoft.com) – TR-HT
Series High Power LED Control-
lers. The new TR-HT series provide
programmable and real-time strobe
and intensity control for machine
vision lighting where the illumina-
tion source is large or operates at
a very high current. They have 2
independent output channels, each
rated at 150W and each capable of deliver-
ing 50A in pulsed mode and 5A in continu-
ous mode. In addition, they are GigE Vision
compliant and utilize the latest control and
Triniti communications technology.
LMI TECHNOLOGIES (Burnaby, BC,
Canada; www.lmi3d.com) – Gocator
2410 3D Smart Sensor + Gocator
Ecosystem. Gocator 3D sensors feature a 2 MPixel camera with up to 1940
points/profile resolution. The blue-laser profiling sensors also feature an
X resolution of 6 µm and repeatability down to 0.2 µm, as well as a field
of view of up to 32 mm and a measurement range of up to 25 mm.
(Bristol, PA, USA; www.metaphase-tech.
com) – Multispectral Illumination
System. This RGB + IR multispectral
line light features individually controllable RGB and infrared LEDs to maximize
contrast by choosing the best color and
provide more intensity in specific wavelengths compared to a traditional monochrome white line light.
NEOUSYS TECHNOLOGY INC. (New
Taipei City, Taiwan; www.neousys-tech.
com) – Nuvis-5306RT Series. The
Nuvis-5306RT vision controller features
an Intel 6th gen Core i7/i5 CPU, integrated vision-specific I/O (4-CH CC/CV
lighting controller, 4-CH camera trigger outputs,
1-CH quadrature encoder input, and 8-CH isolated DI and DO), 4
GigE PoE+ ports, and 4 USB 3.0 ports. It also supports the NVIDIA
GTX 950/1050 for GPU-accelerated machine vision.
OPTO ENGINEERING (Mantova, IT; www.opto-engineering.
com) – ALBERT–Self-learning vision system based on artificial
intelligence. ALBERT is a self-learning vision system based on
artificial intelligence for on-line inspection of shape and color in
the food industry. ALBERT’s self-learning capability provides flexibility that traditional vision systems can’t
because it autonomously
learns the characteristics of
production in a few minutes directly on a standard
batch of products and
without complicated programming procedures.
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