Simplified machine vision software
Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor -- Packaging Digest, 1/8/2013 10:30:07 AM
Microscan, a global technology provider of bar code, machine vision and lighting solutions, will be introducing AutoVISIONTM 2.0, its latest generation of machine vision software, in booth #425 at Automate 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, January 21-24. AutoVISION 2.0 combines a simplified user interface with a powerful toolset for inspection, error proofing, and identification applications.
Microscan first introduced AutoVISION software in 2011, and it has since been widely adopted by manufacturers looking to implement machine vision based systems with minimal time, effort, and training. AutoVISION 2.0 maintains the same intuitive interface as the initial AutoVISION release, but provides additional capabilities, including Verification and OCV (Optical Character Verification) tools to validate print quality, a logic tool for building pass/fail criteria, and support for automated job changeover. AutoVISION 2.0 also features Microscan LINK for easy connectivity to PLCs and other industrial control systems.
AutoVISION 2.0 supports Microscan's Vision MINI and Vision HAWK Smart Cameras. With compact, fully integrated or C-Mount designs, the hardware line offers a range of solutions for easy integration into systems or existing production lines. The AutoVISION suite of products provides an ideal solution for manufacturers who need to read barcodes, but want to add additional inspection capabilities to this process with a single hardware device.
For more complex applications, AutoVISION can be upgraded to Microscan's advanced Visionscape platform. This scalable format protects the customer's time, effort and capital investment in their system because it is uniquely expandable to handle cases where requirements expand beyond the scope of original application. The common software architecture across Microscan‘s hardware line enables portability from smart cameras to PC-based systems.