Smart Cameras: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Smart, small and flexible–smart cameras combine a standard machine vision camera, programmable processing, communications and sometimes light, in a little enclosure. The benefits of this kind of”all in one” vision system include simpler integration, lower cost, and the capacity to fulfill a broad selection of application requirements. Smart cameras can find surface flaws, guide robots, verify assemblies and operate in harsh industrial environments.

This report reviews what to look for in a wise camera and provides a concise history of how the wise camera evolved. We are going to look at the current”fourth generation” smart camera and envision how smart cameras will enhance

What to look for in a smart camera

A wise camera must match and balance many elements. First, a wise camera has to have the computational ability to address your machine vision job within the cycle period of your process.

Secondly, you need a tiny smart camera. Small dimensions and weight will also be important once the camera is mounted on a moving platform, such as a robot arm. Size limits a wise camera’s heat dissipation and so can limit computational ability.

Third, the camera has to be made to resist the environment it’s used in. This may include temperature range, splash from wash down, dust, vibration, and electrical sound. A wise camera should fulfill IP67 (Ingress Protection Rating) codes for fluids, dust, etc.. Cables and connectors should also be rated to your surroundings.

Someday you might have a sincere talk with your”very wise camera,” on how to perform a system vision task. For instance:

You, pointing at part:”I want you to dimension these components and reject the ones which are out of tolerance, according to the part’s CAD files.”

Very Smart Camera:”I’m sorry Dave, I am afraid I can’t do that. My current lens and working space do not provide a large enough field of view. Allow me to suggest a different optical configuration.”

But until we’ve quite smart cameras you’ll require some basic machine vision abilities and know how to plan the wise camera to perform your job. That is why smart camera applications should minimize the knowledge that you want and make programming as easy as possible. The software”frame” for establishing the smart camera and built in machine vision knowledge are critical elements for your success.

 

TECH TIPS Smart cameras can find surface defects, guide robots, verify assemblies and operate in harsh industrial environments. A smart camera must be able to solve your machine vision task within the cycle time of your process. Smart camera software should minimize the knowledge you need and make programming as easy as possible.

Last, there are features and accessories that make using a smart camera quicker and easier. These include the ability to remotely program and monitor the smart camera—you really don’t want to get a scissors lift and laptop to access the smart camera on that overhead conveyer! The smart camera should “speak” your PLC and factory protocols, so that it is easy to integrate into your line or SPC system. Most smart cameras have a few input/output (IO) lines, limited by the space on the camera for connectors, so you might like an optional IO “expansion box.” You might also want a camera that can control lighting, so that the lighting can be synchronized with the smart camera’s image acquisition.

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