EC: BOA Smart Camera

Machine and Embedded Control - machine vision: Dalsa Industrial Products, BOA Smart Camera. BOA is a fully integrated vision system in a compact smart camera format. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) Award winner.

11/01/2010


BOA Smart Camera - BOA is a fully integrated vision system in a compact smart camera format. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.Dalsa's BOA M1280 is a high resolution, highly integrated smart camera that comprises all the elements of an industrial machine vision system. Offering superior image quality at a resolution of 1280 x 960 and operating up to 24 frames per second, BOA M1280 is designed to satisfy a wide range of application needs from positioning robotic handlers to complete assembly verification. Quality inspection and factory automation are ideal applications for the BOA smart camera.

The BOA M1280 is differentiated from other smart camera technology by offering greater value than any competitive product in its class. It incorporates multiple processing engines (CPU, DSP and FPGA), requires no software installation (application embedded) and is packaged to simplify factory integration. The 44mm cube style format and IP67 rated enclosure allows the BOA M1280 to easily fit into existing production lines, machinery or moving equipment without additional protective housing.

To simplify and reduce implementation costs, BOA utilizes standard industrial M12 cord sets for power, communication and lighting control. For applications that demand single cable solutions, BOA can be powered through the Ethernet cable. In this configuration, passive Power over Ethernet is supplied from a low cost breakout module inside the control panel.

Building on the strength of its software, Dalsa has evolved and embedded the complete functionality of iNspect software in BOA M1280. iNspect software is ideal for both first time and experienced vision users alike; it offers excellent inspection capabilities that can be readily applied across a multitude of applications. This easy-to-use, graphical point and click interface, allows users to rapidly prototype and deploy solutions, and it is available with a fully featured emulator for offline application development and debugging.

www.dalsa.com/ipd

www.dalsa.com/ipd/products/boa.aspx

Dalsa Industrial Products

For more, see www.controleng.com/awards.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Big plans for small nuclear reactors: Simpler, safer control designs; Smarter manufacturing; Industrial cloud; Mobile HMI; Controls convergence
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.