Seven new cameras transmit brilliant images at high speed over Profinet

Fürth, (PresseBox) - Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) has added a Profinet connection to its new Simatic VS720A camera series for industrial image processing. The seven new cameras for monochrome and color image processing possess improved image recording features for brilliant pictures, a larger memory to accommodate more inspection programs and data, and a new processor architecture for shorter inspection times.

The production data and image data of the new VS720A cameras are transferred to an automation system or a human machine interfacing system simultaneously and deterministically via the Profinet connection using TCP/IP. Standard function blocks are available for communication with the Simatic controllers of the S7-300 and 400 series. The hardware platform cuts object analysis times and thus enables shorter machine cycle times and faster production throughput. Improved light sensitivity, clearer image structures, reduced noise, and a wider exposure range result in outstanding pictures. The new cameras are configured with the Simatic Spectation software from Version 2.8.

The seven cameras are scalable with regard to performance, resolution and color or monochrome image processing, and they are suitable for the most diverse requirements – from automatic inspection, through quality checking and production monitoring, right up to parts recognition. The new VS726A color camera offers a resolution of 640x480 pixels and a frame rate of 30 fps.

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