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Balluff SmartCamera

June 1, 2018

Balluff's newly released SmartCamera takes inspection and identification applications, in color or monochrome, to a higher level. The SmartCamera simplifies overall usability in an otherwise complex world of vision-based technology, while still delivering a robust assortment of features like flexible connectivity and intuitive on-board image processing tools. The camera, the latest in in a line of Balluff tools designed to innovate automation, combines the power of the HALCON function library with the simplicity of the BVS-Cockpit user interface.

"Minimizing time of deployment and eliminating the over-use of plant resources to integrate vision technology is critical. The wizard-based programming tools allow for efficient set up, and simple adjustments can be made on the fly," said Balluff Marketing Manager Wolfgang Kratzenberg. "The SmartCamera is also the most connected camera available. With an on-board IO-Link master in addition to Ethernet/IP, Profinet, TCP and UDP communication, this camera can be integrated into any major control network."

Balluff's commitment to vision as a solution includes offering a full line of accessories required to address applications in the industrial manufacturing environment. This broad offering includes: optics, lighting, displays, mounting hardware and power supplies along with a wide range of IO-Link products which can be directly controlled by the SmartCamera.

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Using connectors on UL 508A cabinets used to be a huge hassle for the panel-builder. As a result, they often chose the older hardwiring solution in the past. Now, HARTING, in partnership with UL, has made it possible to easily connectorize UL 508A panels with existing HARTING products. Get the asnwers for the six FAQs HERE.

 

 

 

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