Machine Vision Software Support Services
Phoenix Imaging provides integration services for the all products that we
sell and service. The integration may be for an intelligent machine vision
sensor or for a complete turn-key inspection system. Many machine vision
applications can be performed using off-the-shelf hardware and software.
However, there are applications that require custom application software.
Most turn-key applications require the design of a user specific operator
interface or data presented in a particular format. Phoenix Imaging offers
integration services that include the design of a unique software to meet
customer requirements. The VisionMaker™ Development environment provides
Active-X controls that can be used in the Microsoft Visual Studio. The
most common development languages supported are Visual Studio (2012 or higher) and
Visual C++ (2012 or higher). The Visual
Studio (C++ or C#) is the Phoenix Imaging
language of choice for the creation of special operator interfaces because it is
easy to implement changes.
- Unique Operator Interface to meet your specific requirements.
- Easy to use controls provide a simplified learning curve.
- Applications can be designed to incorporate special hardware and software.
Phoenix Imaging offers several hardware platforms for machine vision
applications. The Windows™ based applications are all created using the
VisionMaker™ Development environment and Visual Studio or Visual C++. The
VisionMaker™ package has the same look and feel regardless of the the hardware
platform selected. This allows the customer to scale to to a faster
platform with little or no changes required to the operator interface.
- Algorithm Development
- The success of a machine vision application is largely dependent on
the algorithm used to extract the information from an image. The
goal of a "Good" machine vision algorithm is to provide
reliable results with the simplest form of image processing
function. Often novice machine vision developers will create
elaborate algorithm to accomplish the inspection task. Typically
the more elaborate the algorithm the longer the cycle time and the
greater the chance of error under changes in environmental
conditions. Only the best machine vision developers can created
robust applications with what appear to be simple algorithms.
These are Phoenix Imaging algorithms and they show it in their
performance and accuracy! We offer algorithm development services
as part of an turn-key project or as a simple consulting contract.
If you have an application that requires more than the
"simple" solution ask us to investigate it, it could save you
both time and money!
- Operator Interface Development
- The Operator Interface is the portion of the machine vision system
that the customer experiences more than 90% of the time. It is
necessary that the application present the information that is most
important to customer in a logical manner. Phoenix Imaging will
design the Operator Interface (sometimes referred to as the
Human-Machine-Interface or HMI) with your specific requirements in
mind. Typically one or more design reviews provide amble opportunity
for customer input as to the look and feel of the interface. The
customer may add of delete items that important to the perceived
operation of the machine vision system. Phoenix Imaging offer a
wide selection of standard and custom tools to help relay the desired
information. Whether the information is formatted in Table form, Chart
form or by visual indicators the user will "understand" the
importance of the message.
- Simple and Practical HMI for
multiple sensor system.
- Graphical Inspection History HMI
- The customer also has the option to design and create their own
operator interface using Visual Studio programming
languages and our extensive
image processing library and a complete set of vision
Every Windows™ based Phoenix Imaging machine vision system includes
the VisionMaker™ Development System as part of the package, the
design-time and run-time licenses are included with nothing extra to
- Total System Design and Implementation
- Sometimes the Design of a machine vision system requires more than
just an image processing component. Approximately one-half of all
the applications implemented by Phoenix Imaging require multiple
technologies. Phoenix Imaging has experience with A/D components,
CCD sensors, digital I/O components, illumination systems, image
processing components, laser micrometers, material handling components,
operator interfaces, and many more technologies. One or more of these
technologies may be required to provide a complete inspection
system. Sure we are the image processing experts and we
manufacture the best illumination systems available anywhere, but we
also understand what is required to extract the information that the
customer is requires. Do not be mislead by "automation"
experts that have "done vision jobs before". When you
need machine vision and you need the application done right, come to the
experts, come to Phoenix Imaging.
(1) Customer most supply or purchase a copy of Visual
Studio in order to create applications using the VisionMaker™ Development