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Impact Software Version 10.4 packs more speed and features

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PPT Vision has recently launched version 10.4 of its Impact software suite designed to support the new IP67 inspection cameras as well as a full line of nearly 100 GigE-compatible, high-performance cameras within the M-Series family.  

PPT’s Impact software version 10.4 features a simpler interface for easy navigation along with faster, more efficient image-saving and image-filtering tools. A new calibration mode is now available for user-entered, point-to-point calibration.  

Vision Program Manager (VPM)

Incorporating more than 120 advanced, powerful tools, VPM helps the user create vision and optical character recognition programs to suit a broad range of applications. These tools include optical character recognition, blob analysis, circle gage, circular pattern find, line find and sub-pixel gauging among others.  

VPM features:  

  • Intuitive Windows and icon-based environment with drag-and-drop programming
  • More than 120 standard tools to handle any measurement, surface flaw, optical character recognition, guidance, logic or communication task
  • Tool setups allow step-by-step tool configuration without programming
  • More than 30 optional composite tools available for customised application solutions
  • Emulator support allows inspection applications to be created and tested without a camera connection
  • Supports lens calibration and scale factor conversion as well as coordinate transforms for robotic applications
  • Third party support for Serial, TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, Modbus, ActiveX, and OPC Communications
  • Built-in, auto-generated display panel provides a complete operator interface
  • Full-size image display uses graphic area overlays
  • Enhanced Image Buffer Viewer for viewing and saving recently inspected images
  • One-click access to tool names, inspection settings, results, controls and charts
Control Program Manager (CPM)

Also included in the Impact software suite, the Impact Control Panel Manager (CPM) comes with more than 60 fully-configurable controls, allowing users to create custom professional control panels with multiple image displays, data charts and real-time inspection results with password-protected panels, frames and tabs.  

The new programming interface in CPM allows users to create advanced control panel applications in one-third of the time taken using the previous version of the software.  

CPM features:

  • Intuitive Windows and icon-based environment with drag-and-drop programming
  • Available in Development, Runtime and Embedded versions
  • More than 50 standard graphical controls for creating custom interfaces
  • Emulator support allows file creation and testing without a camera connection
  • Drag-and-drop linking provides easy setup of data transfer
  • Snap-to-grid allows for fast and easy graphical alignment
  • Automatic back-up for control panel files
  • Multiple cameras displayed and controlled on the same panel
  • Multiple control panels can connect to the same camera allowing unique views of the application
  • Inspection tool settings can be edited while inspection is online
  • Supports image locking and buffering for enhanced file and process debugging
  • Templates allow programmers to create reusable control panels
  • Allows predefined control panel configurations to run at start-up
  • Enhanced security prevents unauthorised personnel from making changes to critical inspections
PPT’s IP67 cameras and Impact software suite are available from Datalogic Automation .

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