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Adept Seasons Greetings“Adept would like to thank those customers who have supported us over the past year and would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to continue supporting you with the latest and best machine vision products in 2008"

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The Adept Team



Windows-Based Automated Inspection Software

December 2007
iPD Sherlock 7 Machine Vision software

Sherlock 7 is an advanced machine vision software designed for systems integrators and end users. It can be easily configured to solve a wide variety of automated inspection problems.

Sherlock 7 machine vision software is a "point & click" design environment and provides an extremely rich suite of proven tools and functionality that have been deployed in thousands of installations worldwide.

iPD's Sherlock 7 is designed with iPD's "ease-of-use" philosophy and so can be used to develop applications in very short times giving integrators the advantage of reduced development costs and reduced time to market.

Sherlock 7 machine vision software has many tools and functions including advanced pattern finding tools for object alignment and robot guidance; measurement tools; calibration tools for lens distortion; analysis tools such as blob analysis and edge counting; colour tools for monitoring, classifying, sorting and tracking; barcode and optical character reading tools; scripting tools; I/O tools; maths tools and many many more.

Sherlock 7 machine vision software operates on Windows-based Desktop or Industrial PC's and with IPD's Vision Appliances which are compact, fully integrated multi-camera vision systems. When used with Sherlock Vision Appliances can provide full colour or mono imaging, in-built opto-isolated I/O, real-time reject queuing and timing and all other features required of a high performance vision system.

Sherlock 7 Machine Vision software featuresiPD's Sherlock 7 Machine vision software Features:

  • Packed with image pre-processors and machine vision algorithms
  • supports user customised plug-ins
  • Enables a full programming environment with variable assignment, control loops, subroutines etc and fully featured debugging
  • Extensive communication options such as Ethernet PLC, Modbus etc
  • Point & Click programming
  • Ability to customise operator interface with VB and .Net.


iPD's Sherlock is represented and fully supported in Australia and New Zealand by Adept Electronic Solutions and is used in a wide variety of applications to provide quality assurance and control in manufacturing. Be it identifying and rejecting defective parts on a conveyer or guiding a robotic arm doing spot welds. Armed with proven machine vision software tools in a "point & click" interface, no programming is required and the development, testing and commissioning of a vision system is rapidly facilitated.

iPD's Sherlock 7 automated quality inspection program allows you to identify and correct problems before your customers find them. Sherlock 7 will help you improve customer satisfaction, increase productivity and reduce production costs. In addition, it offers you the flexibility to adapt with your changing inspection needs and protect your technology investment.

More information is available via Adept's website - iPD Sherlock 7 Machine Vision software

For more information or to purchase please contact Adept Electronic Solutions at www.adept.net.au Tel Sydney (02) 99792599 Perth (08) 92425411 Melbourne (03) 9555 5621

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Guppy camera gets Near Infra-Red - AVT F044NIR

Dec 2007

Allied Vision Technology's new Guppy F-044NIR Firewire 1394a camera uses a highly-sensitive interlaced sensor to produce highly sensitive images in the visible and near infrared. The interlaced F-044NIR CCD camera is available as both a monochrome and colour cameras and comes equipped with a ½" Sony ExView HAD CCD sensor. It features a resolution equal to that of standard analog CCIR or PAL cameras (752 x 580 pixels) and so makes the transition from analog to digital simple and affordable. The F-044NIR is ideal as a replacement for analog cameras and for applications that require high sensitivity or sensitivity in the Near Infra-red spectrum.

The Guppy F-044NIR CCD camera operates at up to 25 frames per second or 50 fields per second. It is equipped with a plug-and-play Firewire (IEEE 1394a) digital interface that replaces the need for frame grabbers and provides simple and fast connectivity.

The F-044NIR CCD camera has newly integrated smart functions and features that can be programmed with the Application programming Interface supplied with the cameras. These features include single/multi/free-run modes, 1 programmable input and 3 programmable outputs, AGC (Auto Gain control), AEC (Auto Exposure Control), AWB (Auto White Balance), LookUp Table and many others. Allied Vision Technology firewire cameras are the industry leader for advanced features.

One size fits all takes on a new meaning for this tiny CCD camera with its overall size at just 48.2x30x30mm. It has the ability to fit snuggly and compactly into space-constrained applications and to be mounted in weight limited situations. Its extraordinary price-performance ratio and ease-of-use makes this remarkable CCD camera a must consider for many applications.

The Guppy F-044NIR CCD camera has made the transition from analog to digital a lot simpler. The best of both worlds have truly come into the AVT Guppy family - Red hot and ready to play.

Adept Electronic Solution (AES) is a specialist Australian/New Zealand distributor of machine vision systems and image analysis software. With a broad range of world class machine vision hardware and software products, AES provides a complete machine vision systems solution.

Consult one of our expert vision engineers today at Perth (08) 92425411 Sydney (02) 9979 2599 Melbourne (03) 9555 5621.

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1400x1024 Pixel High-Speed GigE Vision Monochrome Camera - Genie HM1400

Dec 2007

DALSA's new Genie high speed GigE Vision cameras are compact easy-to-use digital cameras engineered specifically to accommodate most industrial machine vision applications.

Dalsa's high speed Genie cameras use Dalsa exclusive sensor technology to provide unprecedented image acquisition quality in a small compact form factor that allows them to be implemented into most tight-fit applications that require high performance.

With an uncompromised signal-to-noise ratio all Genie high speed cameras transmit digital images over the Gigabit-Ethernet interface with the use of standard CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables for up to 100m.

The Genie series comply with the international GigE interface standard called GigE Vision released by the AIA (Automated Imaging Association) and therefore are plug and play replaceable with other GigE Vision cameras. They are supported with Sapera™, Dalsa's machine vision software offering fast, simple setup with unique data reliability features.

The Genie HM1400 features 1400x1024 pixel resolution at capture rates up to 75fps at full resolution and 300 fps at VGA resolution while maintaining a crisp image quality. Its global electronic shutter with exposure control allows the HM1400 to handle the capture of very fast moving objects.

On-board flat-field correction allows users to flatten the effects of uneven lighting and to correct for pixel variations therefore simplifying software analysis. The anti-blooming feature of the Genie HM1400 provides the ability to minimise artifacts due to the effects of very bright points or areas of an image.

Unlike many other GigE cameras the Genie series are compatible to most gigabit ethernet chipsets and do not rely on some specific features of a limited number of chipsets on the market. They produce high data rates over networks with very limited CPU involvement, leaving the CPU for image processing tasks.

DALSA's Sapera™ software enables users to benefit through its fast and simple camera setup. As soon as the camera is connected to the system, auto discovery automatically identifies the camera and communicates all of the supported features to the Sapera™ environment greatly facilitating system setup and configuration.

Moreover the Genie Framework package found in the Sapera™ software employs DALSA's Trigger-to-Image reliability framework. This allows it to dependably capture and transfer images from the camera to the host PC.

Trigger-to-Image reliability (T2IR) is an engineering design framework exclusive to Dalsa, ensuring the reliability of the image acquisition system by supplying the key design elements needed to:

1) Secure the image acquisition process
2) Permit error identification, and
3) Provide a recovery mechanism if and when errors do occur

In summary the Genie HM1400 high speed monochrome camera features:

  • 75fps in full resolution of 1400x1024
  • Small compact form factor
  • GigE Vision standard allowing cable lengths of up to 100m and transfer rates of up to 100Mbps
  • Global electronic shutter with exposure control
  • Simplified setup with Sapera™ software
  • Uses standard PC and server Ethernet ports and hardware
  • Higher frame rates achievable in partial scan
  • Programmable LUT
  • On-board flat-field correction
  • 1000x Antiblooming

To find out more about the Genie HM1400 high speed monochrome camera or any of the Genie series feel free to contact one of the expert vision engineers at Adept Electronic Solutions.

Consult one of our expert vision engineers today at Perth (08) 92425411 Sydney (02) 9979 2599 Melbourne (03) 9555 5621.


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- Dec 2007
  • Windows-Based Automated Inspection Software
  • Guppy camera gets Near Infra-Red - AVT F044NIR
  • 1.4MP High-Speed GigE Vision Mono Camera - Genie HM1400
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