2017 INNOVATORS AWARDS: BRONZE-LEVEL HONOREES
PROPHOTONIX (Salem, NH, USA; www.prophotonix.com) –
RGB-IR Line light. Designed to allow non-skilled personnel, such
as production operators, to remove and replace 200 mm modules
when they fail, the ProPhotonix modular RGB-IR LED line light was
initially developed for optical sorting OEMs. This design reduced
servicing and labor costs and improved production process efficiency and yield to deliver lower total cost of ownership and the
higher ROI for the end user.
SENKO/ADL (Marlborough, MA, USA; www.senko.com) –
3 MPixel FA lens compatible with high-end sensors. SENKO/
ADL’s new lens series is ideally matched for high resolution sensors on high-end machine vision cameras. The 10 MPixel lens is
compatible with the CMOSIS CMV8000, ON Semiconductor KAI-
08050, and ON Semiconductor KAC-12140, while the 3 MPixel
lens is designed for the Sony IMX174 sensor.
SPAN INSPECTION SYSTEMS PVT. LTD (Ahmedabad, Guja-
rat, India; www.spansystems.in) – Auto-Teaching and Smart
Color Segmentation Technology in Blister Inspection. After
a market survey of various blister inspection systems available
today, SPAN Inspec-
tion Systems devel-
oped an automated
teaching method, including auto
learning of acceptance tolerance, for the inspection of
tablets and capsules in blister packs.
TPL VISION (La Chevrolière, France; www.tpl-vision.com) –
Optical Trigger. TPL Vision’s new Optical Trigger allows the camera
(as long as it has embedded illumination) to easily communicate
with TPL Vision lights without any wiring. By placing the Optical
Trigger in front of the camera each time the camera’s lights are
on, the Optical Trigger will automatically switch on the external
VISIO NERF (Nuaillé, France; www.visionerf.com) – cirrus3D.
cirrus 1600 – the latest 3D scanner from VISIO NERF, is a fast
scanner capable of digitizing volumes of up to 1,600 x 1,200 x
1,200 in less than one second. cirrus3D incorporates two high-resolution cameras and LED lighting capable of generating a
very dense 3D point cloud (up to 6 million points per scan).
ALKERIA (Navacchio, Italy; www.alkeria.com) – CELERA dual-
USB3 camera. Alkeria’s CELERA dual-USB3 camera features
CMV2000 and CMV4000 image sensors and reaches speeds of up
to 340 fps at full resolution. Powered directly by USB3 interface, the
cameras can connect to PCs (including consumer models), eliminating the need for frame grabbers or expensive Camera Link cables.
CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIAL METROLOGY (Maple Grove, MN,
USA: www.zeiss.com/metrology) – AIMax cloud. With the development of the AIMax cloud, a robot-guided 3D point cloud
sensor, Carl Zeiss has merged off- and at-line measuring systems
into a single in-line application. The 3D measurement system captures high density point clouds to measure industrially-relevant
geometrical features directly in the production line and in cycle time.
EDMUND OP TICS (Barrington, NJ, USA;
www.edmundoptics.com) – Titan TL tel-
ecentric lenses. These lenses contain
shims that provide adjustment for vari-
ation in camera sensor location, and
adjustable iris and a three-set screw
lens mount for rotational alignment to
the camera. The lenses are designed for
1/1.8”, 2/3”, 1”, and 4/3” image sensors
and feature <0.1° telecentricity, and are
available in various FOV models.
INTEGRO TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
(Salisbury, NC, USA; www.integro-
tech.com) – Cylinder Inspection Station. Integro Technologies designed
a custom machine vision inspection
system that fully inspects the outer
surfaces of tubes for fourteen different quality attributes using area scan,
line scan, and 3D vision systems. After
classifying each into one of three categories, automated material handling
places each accordingly.
JAI (San Jose, CA, USA; www.jai.
com) – Wave Series WA-1000D-CL
Camera. The WA-1000D-CL features
2017 INNOVATORS AWARDS: SILVER-LEVEL HONOREES