Visual inspections are simple to configure with the new SBRD smart camera from Festo
13 June 2019
The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system that opens up new perspectives in automation and robot technology
Smart camera SBRD
The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system that opens up new perspectives in automation and robot technology.
High-resolution cameras and a powerful controller form the core of the SBRD smart camera system, while high-performance image-processing software delivers fast, process-reliable results.
Lightweight and compact in design, the system makes carrying out inspections from several perspectives or with a large field of view very simple and intuitive.
Equipped with two camera interfaces, the fanless remote head controller is suitable for multi-camera tasks and has a powerful dual-core processor and PROFINET communication.
The high-speed, high-resolution USB cameras deliver monochrome or colour images with a resolution of between 1.3 and 5 megapixels.
The Camera Configuration Studio (CCS) image processing software is simple to use and allows inspection parameters to be tailored to individual project requirements.
Users can configure inspection programs and define, log and adjust processes from image recording to input and output parameters – and even simulate them on the PC before starting.
The software enables images to be processed in a very stable way by using image analysis and image lists instead of individual images. To achieve this, users simply select and record different sample pieces.
They can then define what exactly needs to be analysed and how this should be done. The tolerance ranges are based on the results data of the recorded images. Subsequent manual adjustments are also possible.
Additional tool for pick & place solutions
A further add-on option is the CCS xRun tool, which enables test tools to be parameterised quickly. With the help of this tool, users only need to configure the settings once.
The system then automatically applies these to all objects detected. This makes program development and maintenance easier and keeps the program structure very simple.
Festo is a leading international supplier of automation technology with a turnover in 2018 of about €3.2 billion.
Festo employs about 21,200 people worldwide and is a proven innovator and problem solver in the field of pneumatic and electrical automation where it has established itself as the performance leader.
Festo offers more than 30,000 pneumatic and electric products for factory and process automation technology which can be tailored to specific customer needs in a variety of modular programs.
Festo Industrial Automation’s innovative strength is demonstrated through the introduction of about 100 new products being launched every year.
The company invests more than eight per cent of its turnover in R&D, resulting in more than 2,600 patents being held worldwide. For more information about the company’s products and services, please visit: www.festo.ie
Festo and Industry 4.0 – Festo has engaged with the Industry 4.0 initiative from its inception: as a user, manufacturer and trainer.
Appointed by the German government as a member of the steering group the company has taken an active role in the definition of the core standards such as the RAMI model and the Administration Shell.
Festo Didactic has also developed the Industry 4.0 Cyber-Physical Factory training hardware installed in many leading universities and training centres, as well as Industry 4.0 training courses covering the strategic overview for change managers and practical workshops for employees.
Industry 4.0 technologies such as OPC-UA communications are embedded in the latest generation products.
Bionic Learning Network
Festo’s Bionic Learning Network encapsulates the innovative nature of Festo, raising awareness and attracting talent to the company.
Exploring the links between nature and technology opens up new areas of innovation and demonstrates complex ideas in a stimulating and enjoyable way.
Festo works with an alliance of internal R&D, external educational establishments and specialist companies, to advance the development of bionic solutions for automation applications of the future.
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