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Touchscreen vision sensor

June 6, 2011
By Mary Del

Banner Engineering’s iVu Plus – the next generation of the company’s iVu touchscreen vision sensor family – adds Ethernet connectivity and more advanced inspection capabilities to the iVu’s intuitive platform. Ethernet connectivity enables iVu Plus sensors to share inspection data directly with PLCs, PCs or other factory devices, making communications and control even easier on the plant floor. The iVu Plus is also capable of storing up to 30 inspections, accommodating rapid product changeover, while a new Sort sensor function facilitates sorting of as many as 10 patterns in a single inspection. Inspection setup is simple with the iVu Plus, the company says. Configuration is accomplished through a menu-driven user interface designed for efficiency and ease of use, with no PC required. The iVu Plus family includes integrated touchscreen TG and BCR (Bar Code Reader) models, as well as remote versions of both. Integrated iVu Plus sensors allow users to quickly set up and modify an inspection on-site, while remote versions pair a remote touchscreen display with one or more separate sensors – facilitating inspection setup and monitoring for difficult-to-access areas.

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