PPT Vision Impact M-Series
Embedded Vision System allows users to perform up to four unique
inspections that can be initiated independently - at different times or
simultaneously - using a single vision processor. This product opens up a host
of applications for PPT Vision's machine vision solutions and delivers
precision and speed to automated inspection, guidance and identification
"I haven't seen anything touch this thing in
speed," says Jeff Schmitz, marketing director of PPT
"It offers fast speed and configuration for custom inspection."
at speeds up to 210 frames per second, compact M-Series GigE cameras deliver
twice the speed of most smart cameras. Unlike other smart cameras, no PC is
required for configuring and operating the Impact M-Series Embedded Vision
System. The M-Series embedded M40 processor eliminates the need for a separate
computer for programming and operation, creating a straightforward, networked
system. Significant cost savings are achieved by eliminating the need to
purchase multiple systems for separate inspection/guidance programs, as well as
in reducing setup and networking time.
combining a simple operating system with high speed and precision, the M-Series
provides the flexibility and performance needed for challenging inspection
processes. Models are also available to deliver 16 times the resolution of most
VGA cameras. The M-Series is a machine vision solution for manufacturing
industries that require more than one inspection, including electronics,
pharmaceutical, medical devices, consumer products and automotive.
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