The Motek in Stuttgart (international trade fair for production and assembly automation) has closed the doors - time for a little summary.
OCTUM GmbH, Renntalstraße 16, 74360 Ilsfeld, Germany
The CV-Inspect 2.x system software is the further development of the already widely used versions CV-Inspect 1.x for assembly, completeness and surface inspection and measurement of parts in automotive and pharmaceutical image processing applications. Experiences and customer requirements gathered from these have been included in the latest system software.
CV-Inspect 2.x is suitable both for up to 10 stationary cameras with fully synchronous or asynchronous operation and for robot-controlled cameras. Lighting and camera settings can be parameterized individually. Cameras from different manufacturers are now supported (e.g. Cognex, Basler, Dalsa, AVT, SVS Vistek, Matrix Vision and LMI).
With CV-Inspect 2.x you can parameterize instead of programming your image processing application. It gives you maximum flexibility for solving even complex problems quickly. The modular structure enables customer-specific functional extension where necessary and fast introduction to operation and parameterization. The clearly structured user interface and the identical operation structure for every element guarantees high acceptance with the trained operator.
The versatile linking of the individual evaluation functions in an overall evaluation ensures maximum flexibility for the solution to the concrete task. The integrated syntax check prevents errors in the structure of the inspection program with the exception of logic errors.
The extensive function scope of the Cognex Vision-Pro library as a module basis of CV-Inspect 2.x can be extended by customized functions in order to be able to solve tasks in the future which cannot be solved today.
The flexible event linking and practical communication functions allow versatile integration possibilities in the automation process for all common interfaces.
High customer benefits are also offered by the integrated practical functions for test, statistics, memory and trend recording. Trends can be visualized and stored during automatic operation without influencing it. The visualization can also be largely parameterized and represented either with individual camera images or a synthetic images of the whole view and individual inspection positions with the respective results.
The graduated user access via 5 user levels grants every logged in user rights for the system operation according to the assigned user group.
A version of the system software according to 21 CFR Part 11 incl. domain link for transferring user data and rights from a global company directory will soon be available for applications in the pharmaceutical industry.