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Machine Vision Systems and Turnkey Inspection Solutions
PVS-60 Optical Character Recognition System
The PVS-60 family of products consist of
several high performance machine vision systems designed specifically for
optical character recognition (OCR). The family includes a number of special
configurations designed for specific OCR task. The standard configuration uses
High-Speed CameraLink sensors (CL configuration) that can acquire images at a
specific time. There are other camera connection options available in USB and Firewire Camera
sensors. The PVS-60 provides an option to use
dual CameraLink input boards with two channels
for capturing simultaneous images. The image processor uses the Microsoft® Windows7
operating system for processing images and
providing industry standard input/output signal conditioning hardware for handshaking with
external devices. The standard image processor is based on an Intel® Core2 Duo class
processor but can be upgraded if even more processing power is required. The system is denoted
as the PVS-60 / OCR and is available with several optional displays, including
built-in 15" or 17" TFT flat panel displays, with or without touch screen
options (depending on the industrial environment).
PVS-60 / OCR Standard Features
Powerful software and powerful image processing technology allow the PVS-60 /OCR to tackle the toughest jobs. When other vendors recommend the use of 2-D symbologies its is probably an indication that their software can not perform a reliable reading. The problem with 2-D symbologies is that you must have a keen eye in order to decode them without a scanner. OCR is an excellent technology choice when you have the correct tools. The Phoenix Imaging MTx™ technology was created for reading dot matrix characters from the very beginning. The vector correlation technology is so unique that it is protected by US Patents. Unlike many laboratory based analysis packages, this product is designed to perform in the industrial environment.
Sample Markings that the system can read
The PVS-60 system I/O allows a variety of methods for interfacing to other devices inside the inspection cell. The PVS-60 can output serial (RS-232 & USB), Ethernet (100/1000 MB) or parallel signals to a controller, PLC or another PC. The PVS-60 can save up to 64 full-frame "Defective" images for review at a later time. The system can also connect with most OPC compliant devices when communicating on a factory network.
Parallel: There are 24
lines available for digital inputs and outputs
that are user configurable. All channels use optically isolated modules. The
power side of the modules can be DC or AC.
OCR That Works!