Two new low-cost, all-in-one vision inspection sensors combine multiple analysis tools in a single compact frame. "PresencePlus" P4 Omni and P4 Omni 1.3 vision sensors from Banner Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, can inspect for multiple features using GEO, gray scale, blob, edge, and object software routines. Users can switch between inspection modes without changing the sensor. The sensor can establish product orientation, verify the presence and placement of inserts, ensure correct numbers of holes in a part, and provide traceability in assembly operations. A remote "teach" function tells the sensors to inspect for new features without connecting to a PC or shutting down the production line. Built-in live video output allows users to see what the sensor captures in real time without a PC. Prices start at $1995.
Banner Engineering Corp.
9714 10th Avenue N. Minneapolis, MN 55441
Phone (763) 544-7034 Fax (763) 544-3213