Vision at sensor prices
Available now from IFM Electronic is the new Efector Dualis object sensor. Sorting, inspection and error-proofing tasks that used to need a complex system can now be done with a sensor half the price (or less) of others on the market.
Say you need to check for the presence of a known object, but its position isn't exact - Dualis will do that. Or you need to know that the object is facing in the right direction - Dualis will tell you. Dualis will tell you if the object is complete. And the list goes on. Normally, to achieve these tasks takes an array of sensors or something expensive and complicated. Dualis is simple and inexpensive, offering camera performance at sensor prices. Dualis is easy to use and built for the job. It is a stand-alone unit with integrated lighting, and it's constructed in a rugged diecast housing with IP67 protection rating for use over a temperature range of -10 to +60 degC
The detection algorithm is highly advanced. Contour detection and verification is not only robust, but at up to 20Hz it's pretty fast. Dualis itself will store many different settings in its own internal memory, and the choice of functions available on the outputs is unrivalled.
The dualis operating concept is simple, too: the menu-driven PC setting via Ethernet makes it a quick task to set up the application. With error image memory and stored evaluation data the interface also provides a useful diagnostic resource.
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