The iVu and iVu Color Image Sensors are used to monitor parts for type, size, orientation, shape, location, and color or color variations. The device can be set up and monitored using an integrated or remote touchscreen display with no PC required. The following features are available:
The vision sensor is a grayscale version that has 4 inspection types including a Match tool, Area tool, Blemish tool, and Sort tool.
The match tool verifies a pattern, shape or orientation. Typical applications for this tool:
The area tool verifies a feature is present and the correct size. Typical applications for this tool:
The blemish tool finds areas of high contrast for feature presence and absence. Typical applications for this tool:
The sort tool recognizes and sorts different patterns of parts. Typical applications for this tool:
The barcode sensor has the ability to read both 1D and 2D barcodes for product traceability. The sensor can read up to ten barcodes at one time.
The barcode can read the following codes: Code 128, Code 39, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-13 (UPC-A), EAN-8, UPC-E, IMB, Postnet, Pharmacode, Data Matrix (ECC200), QR Code, and Micro QR.
The iVu Color Sensor is used to monitor parts for color or color variations in addition to type, size, orientation or position. This new iVu color sensor has the same tools as the iVu sensor, the Match tool, Area tool, Blemish tool, and Sort tool with the addition of 3 new tools including the Average Color tool, the Color Area tool, and the Color Compare tool.
The Average Color Tool reports the average color of a part in RGBI (red, green, blue, intensity) or HSI (hue, saturation, intensity). Typical applications for this tool:
The Color Area Tool verifies that features present are the correct color. Typical applications for this tool:
The Color Compare Tool verifies that a part matches its reference color or a mix of colors. Typical applications for this tool:
Banner Engineering’s SLM series slot sensor, along with the iVu TG image sensor with Integrated Display, can be utilized to detect the passing bottles and match an image to the one printed on the bottle.
As each salad dressing bottle leaves the label station, an iVu Series sensor, configured for a Match application, inspects the label and compares it to a preconfigured reference to determine if they match.
The iVu and iVu Plus with UV ring light are an ideal solution for detecting barcodes in a low contrast situation. The iVu is coupled with UV illumination for an all-in-one solution that improves contrast on clear labels so barcodes are easily detected.