New Allen-Bradley 48MS MultiSight vision sensor from industrial automation leader, Rockwell Automation, combines small size and ruggedness with high-resolution, flexibility and multi-function inspection.
A step beyond traditional photoelectric sensors, this multi-pixel sensor is ideal for error proofing and quality assurance applications without the expense and programming requirements of a conventional machine vision system.
Featuring a 640 x 480 pixel optical element, the stand-alone sensor uses three different methods of evaluation: pattern matching, contrast and brightness.
The vision sensor detects or differentiates objects by means of pre-defined optical characteristics, set up using a PC and simple configuration software.
The outcome--pass or fail--is passed to the machine or process control system.
Incorporating camera, optic, lighting, communications and fail/pass controller all in one package, it offers considerable savings on installation and hardware costs.
The Allen-Bradley 48MS MultiSight can store up to 10 different references--known as virtual detectors. This allows a single vision sensor to perform up to 10 different inspections simultaneously including logic operations--on a production item.
Alternatively, the 10 reference images can be shared across different items, enabling rapid and flexible product changes on the production line.
With the entire system housed in a sturdy, IP67-rated industrial enclosure, the 48MS MultiSight is an extraordinarily versatile tool for multiple inspection operations in assembly and packaging processes such as labelling, coding, print quality, completeness and orientation checks.