PPT Vision'sImpact M-Series Embedded
Vision System delivers increased precision and speed to automated inspection,
guidance and identification production processes. Featuring up to four
asynchronously triggered cameras that run on a single processor, the M-Series
Embedded Vision System allows each M-Series camera to be independently optimized
with the appropriate speed, resolution and size. With high-speed camera frame
rates, up to 210 frames per second, the Impact M-Series Embedded Vision System
provides complete images to the dual-core processor, allowing capture of fast
moving products. PPT Vision says the Impact
M-Series is designed with high performance processing and performs at more than
twice the speed of most of today's cameras, resulting in more high quality
The M-100 camera's footprint measures 29 x 29 mm-the Impact M-Series delivers
high speeds and precision in areas with limited access or environmental
constraints. With 15 Impact M-Series camera models available, users have the
ability to choose the right camera speed, resolution and size to accommodate
versatile application requirements.
The M-Series Embedded
Vision System allows users to perform up to four unique inspections that can be
initiated independently-at different times or simultaneously-utilizing a single
vision processor. By eliminating the need to purchase multiple systems for
separate inspection/guidance programs, the Impact M-Series saves additional
costs and reduces setup and networking time. The M-Series is an ideal machine
vision solution for manufacturing industries that require more than one
inspection, including electronics, pharmaceutical, medical devices, consumer
products and automotive.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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