Features included in the latest version of Vision Manager software simplify the integration of VE Series smart cameras into vision guided robotic (VGR) systems and make it easy to correct distortions caused by camera perspective. Also new to the software is the ability to view application images remotely via a built-in webserver. Vision Manager version 1.7.0 is available now for free download.
All the logic required to integrate a VE Series smart camera into a VGR system is in the software. The Perspective Correction mode allows users to override the native coordinate system of the camera. In just a few simple steps users can adjust camera coordinates to match the coordinate system of the robot, eliminating the need for and expense of a PLC to translate coordinate systems.
The Perspective Correction mode can be used to correct the distortions in perspective that occur when the camera is not perpendicular to the target. Applying real world coordinates to the camera’s coordinate system ensures that tool distance and area values are accurate for each inspection. This makes it even easier to use VE smart cameras in applications where equipment and/or infrastructure complicate deployment.
The Webserver Image Viewing capability provides users with tremendous flexibility in monitoring an application. Inspection images can be viewed in real time using a web-enabled tablet, PC, HMI, or similar device on the same network as the camera. Staff can quickly identify and diagnose application issues from a convenient location.
VE Series smart cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications, such as verifying part presence, position, and shape, identifying flaws and defects, edge detection, and many similar applications.
Perspective correction and webserver image viewing provides users with greater flexibility in solving these applications and makes it even easier to use VE Series smart cameras in VGR applications, such as pick and place, bin picking, counting, quality control, and more.