EC: efector dualis Vision Sensor

Machine and embedded control – Machine vision, barcode readers: ifm's efector dualis Vision Sensor provides part verification in error-proofing applications. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.

11/17/2011


efector dualis Vision Sensor. ifm's efector dualis Vision Sensor provides part verification in error-proofing applications. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.The efector dualis Vision Sensor can solve a variety of inspection and error-proofing applications throughout the manufacturing process. The efector dualis Vision Sensor provides the simplicity of a standard sensor and the high performance of a vision system. The sensor eliminates the maintenance challenges needed for sensor clusters and provides a reliable alternative to high-end vision systems.  The compact, highly-durable CMOS image sensor provides reliable performance in production control. Components are reliably detected and precisely evaluated with the sensor's fast image capture and processing algorithm. The sensor's Ethernet process interface allows quick adjustment to an application. 128 mb RAM enables teaching up to 32 applications. Applications include: contour matching, sortation, verification, part/no part, orientation, object character verification, recipe and measurement. Application parameters are quickly established using the sensor's Setup Wizard. The Wizard guides the user in a few steps to configure an application. The software can be downloaded at no cost by visiting ifm's website.

ifm's efector dualis Vision Sensor offers a price-to-performance ratio that allows the sensor to be used throughout a plant for error-proofing applications. efector dualis Vision Sensor offers a variety of features for industrial automation:

  • Robust design and compact metal housing that provide long life and reliability in industrial environments.
  • CMOS image sensor and DSP with no moving parts for durability.
  • Fast image capture with a focus tool that quickly defines images.
  • Integrated lighting that provides the correct amount of brightness and various ranges.
  • High speed for conveyor and dynamic applications with moving targets.
  • Easy setup using the Setup Wizard that provides step-by-step guidance.
  • Supports Allen-Bradley's Ethernet IP and standard Ethernet TCP products.

www.ifm.com/us

www.ifm.com/ifmus/web/padv1!US_1_50_10_10_10_10_10.html

ifm efector inc.

Return to the list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice finalists.



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.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Go deep: Automation tackles offshore oil challenges; Ethernet advice; Wireless robotics; Product exclusives; Digital edition exclusives
Lost in the gray scale? How to get effective HMIs; Best practices: Integrate old and new wireless systems; Smart software, networks; Service provider certifications
Fixing PID: Part 2: Tweaking controller strategy; Machine safety networks; Salary survey and career advice; Smart I/O architecture; Product exclusives
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

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.