The VisionCams XM, LM & EB as intelligent, programmable cameras offer an attractive price-performance ratio: They are equipped with an ARM processor, which can optionally be supported by a DSP with floating point unit. Thanks to the up to four cores Cortex-A15/C66x, a separate computer is usually not necessary, even for complex algorithms.
Especially interesting are the up to 8k wide line scan sensors in the LM. The matrix sensors in the XM go up to 5,3 megapixels.
Linux is the usual operating system, but SYS/BIOS is also available for hard real time. Different monochrome and color sensors with up to 5,3 megapixels enable the best choice between speed and resolution.
Another special feature is the Ethernet-based fieldbus, which optionally completes the communication over digital I/Os, serial interface and Ethernet. The VisionCam LM additionally communicates with encoders over RS-422. Just like in the VisionBox, an integrated LED strobe controller regulates the current for the ring light integrated into the VisionCam XM or the external light heads in both versions.
Sometimes, there isn’t even enough room in a machine for a vision sensor, or several camera heads are necessary:
The VisionBox XM combines compact dimensions, high computing power and diverse (OEM-) interfaces to camera & machine.. The cameras or vision sensors are connected over an interface which matches the task, f. ex. over LVDS, USB 3.0 or GigE.
The VisionCam EB includes a completely new event-based sensor by manufacturer Prophesee (Paris). Instead of recording frames, the sensor concentrates on the intelligent pixels, which only send information once movement happens in the scene. Entirely new applications are thus possible, like kinematic control, motion analysis or vibration monitoring.