Case Studies

One for all - Universal camera driver allows easy machine vision integration

Many automation processes would be impossible without machine vision systems. Almost every machine has built-in cameras. They are needed, for example, to precisely position tools or grippers or to check the visual quality of components. As every application area places different requirements on a camera, one model will hardly be sufficient to cover the entire spectrum. Machine manufacturers and system integrators therefore often face a significant amount of engineering effort if the software needs to be adapted or reprogrammed every time a camera model is changed. That is why IDS, the German machine vision specialist, provides a "one size fits all" camera software for its complete range of cameras, whether they are USB or GigE based. So, whatever the model or interface – integrating, exchanging or upgrading the cameras saves precious time, money and nerves.