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: Universal vision sensor

Balluff's new BVS Universal Vision Sensor provides 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour based counting and matching, bar code reading (linear and 2D DM), and OCV, and comes with a serial port and digital I/O.
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The BVS Universal adds a powerful 360° algorithm which is said to provide performance much like that of higher priced vision systems, but in a much simpler, smaller package and at a significantly lower price.  Suitable for a wide range of applications, the Balluff BVS Universal Sensor can be used for assembly and presence control, reading and verification of codes, and advanced part position detection.  The sensor can quickly read multiple codes at once; at a rate of up to 40 codes/second codes can be located, read, and verified in any orientation. In addition, an optical character verification (OCV) function can verify printed sequences of characters and numbers such as batch numbers or minimum shelf life dates.

The BVS Universal Vision Sensor is available in a 6mm, 8mm, and 12mm lens version with either a built-in visible red or infrared ring light. It is available in a 640x480 sensor resolution with PNP digital outputs, the ability to trigger an external light source and an RS232 serial port, and still provides an Ethernet TCP/IP port for PC based configuration.

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