ADVANCED SMART COLOUR CAMERA:
Excellence in a small package
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Comprising all the elements of an extremely capable industrial
machine vision system in a tiny, smart camera package
Following their successful introduction
of the BOA monochrome smart camera, DALSA now announces the availability
of colour processing through
the release of the highly- integrated BOA smart colour camera.
Supported with a full suite of vision tools, the new colour
version of the BOA sets a new cost/performance standard for colour enhanced
smart camera solutions.
When and why
should colour be used in machine vision?
inspection is often a requirement in the automotive, food packaging and
pharmaceutical industries, it should be used any time there is a need
to evaluate the presence or density of a colour, its
evenness of distribution, or its similarity to
some known reference.
In the field of food production, for example, it might
mean allowing the producer to ascertain ripeness and grade product
quality or to distinguish foreign matter in
a steady stream of product. In meat processing, colour can be used
to detect spoilage and discriminate areas of
fat, bone and gristle for automatic trimming. Also, there is a large variety
of quality and grading applications that involve colour and texture classification.
Products like wood, textiles and ceramic tile are just some examples.
are some applications where the use of colour is obvious and almost
mandated but where there is uncertainty, how do you discern and
then decide if colour vision benefits your process?
you can answer "yes" to any of the following
questions, then colour vision should be a serious consideration
for your application.
Is the object’s colour quality and consistency a key factor
in the overall quality of your product?
• Can the object’s colour help you to ascertain the relative
quality of you product?
• Will colour facilitate detection of the object?
will the BOA Colour Smart Camera enhance
BOA is a highly integrated optical inspection tool for controlling
quality and increasing productivity. It comprises all the elements
of an industrial machine vision system in a tiny smart camera
Specially designed for industry, the ultra-small
BOA's 44 x 44 x 39 form factor is perfect for tight-fit set-up and
the IP67-rated housing means that the camera can be directly
deployed in harsh, wash-down environments.
This is particularly useful to meet control standards
in the food and pharmaceutical industries, and eliminates
the need for a separate, costly protective enclosure.
BOA’s small form factor, easy mounting
capabilities and excellent industrial connectivity allow
it to integrate easily into existing production
lines, machinery or moving equipment.
is used to ascertain ripeness and to
smart is "smart?" Key features
of the BOA Smart Colour Camera
product quality in fruit and vegetables
Fully integrated smart vision system
Mono and Color CCD sensor options
Ultra small form factor 44 x 44 x 44 mm
Industrial IP67 Housing
Easy application setup via Laptop or PC
M4 mounting holes on each surface
Connects to standard vision lights
Utilizes factory M12 style cord sets
No software to install
Low power consumption (3 watts) - Runs Cool
Suitable for both novice users and experts
can I use the BOA Smart Colour Camera?
The BOA colour smart camera can be applied to a broad range of colour
inspection applications such as:
• identification of parts or assembly
counting, and verification of colour hue.
print inspection (quality/registration)
pharmaceutical inspection (label verification)
assembly (part presence, verification and placement)
positioning robotic handlers
Easy to use
The colour tools can be easily combined with standard measurement or identification
tools to perform a complete inspection of the part or assembly. The easy-to-use,
iNspect Express software interface, allows users to rapidly prototype
and deploy solutions, and it is available with a fully-featured emulator
for offline application development and debugging.
||640 x 480 (higher resolutions are coming)
1/3" colour CCD
|Max frame rate
||Real-time Embedded Processing. Multiple
processing engines DSP CPU FPGA, 256 MB Memory
Opto-iso I/O, 10/100 BaseT Ethernet w industiral
protocols, Passive Power over Ethernet, RS-232 link, Integrated
lamp connector. Exposed status LEDs
Supports a standard
C mount lens with an optional protective cover
great performance at a very reasonable price, the BOA Smart Colour Camera
is a truly exceptional, all-in-one intelligent vision system
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Specialists" and distributor of DALSA products in Australia and
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