BASLER starts serial production of its newest player in the vision components arena, the eXcite.
Available from Total Turnkey Solutions , the eXcite integrates a top-quality digital camera and a complete high-performance PC in a small industrial grade housing.
A 1.0GHz MIPS processor running under Linux is the heart of Basler’s eXcite and provides the user with a new generation of performance in the intelligent camera class.
Depending on the camera model, the maximum frame rate varies from 60 to 180 frames per second at VGA resolution.
New camera variants with 1.45 or 2.0 megapixel CCD Sensors will extend the eXcite family and will be available soon.
Even when the eXcite is operating at high image capture rates, it can make complex, comprehensive calculations.
Precise measurement and positioning tasks can be performed, as well as inspection and identification work.
With the multiple integrated interfaces available on the eXcite, including opto-coupled digital inputs and outputs, a super-fast GigaBit Ethernet port, a serial interface and high speed USB 2.0 ports, calculated results can be fed directly into the production process without the need for additional hardware components.
Using these capabilities to detect defective parts on a production line and to automatically trigger their removal from the production process is just one example of a task made simple by the eXcite.
An image showing the detected error can be displayed on a mobile USB touch display, which is available as an accessory.
Basler’s eXcite is a flexible, high-performance vision engine for advanced users.