Ethernet connectivity added to sensor family
Published: 20 January 2012 - Neil Mead
Banner Engineering has expanded its iVu touchscreen vision sensor family with the iVu Plus which adds Ethernet connectivity and advanced inspection capabilities to the iVu’s intuitive platform. The iVu Plus is said to continue the iVu tradition of delivering complex inspection capabilities and flexibility in an affordable, easy-to-apply sensor.
Ethernet connectivity enables iVu Plus sensors to share inspection data directly with PLCs, PCs or other factory devices, making communications and control 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.
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 touch screen TG and BCR (Bar Code Reader) models, as well as remote versions of both.