January 20, 2015
EVT, a global player in machine vision technology, announces that the EyeCheck smart camera series now supports PROFINET, a high level network for industrial automation applications. PROFINET defines a network structure for exchanging data, alarms and diagnostics with programmable controllers and other automation controllers on the factory floor. It is the open automation standard for these complex challenges.
PROFINET is compatible with TCP/IP and in addition offers industrial protocols for real time data transmission. The combination with EyeCheck smart cameras fulfills all the real-time demands relevant to the automation world, and is well-suited for sophisticated applications, such as those in motion control.
Main advantages for machine vision with EyeCheck smart cameras include data transmission of high-resolution images over high-speed connections without impacting production speeds; ability to span longer physical distances without losing transmission speed, using point-to-point connectivity over Ethernet hubs and allowing manufacturers to remove control systems and PCs from the floor and co-locate them in a controlled environment; remote device management allowing tasks on the smart camera including troubleshooting to be controlled from anywhere a network connection is available.
The EyeCheck smart camera is a highly integrated optical inspection tool for controlling quality and to increase productivity. It comprises all the elements of an industrial machine vision system in a tiny smart camera style package.