Industrial vision technologies from Cognex and RIDGID.
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|Camera eases tricky inspections|
|RIDGID’s micro CA-25 handheld camera makes tricky inspections, such as peeking into cracked heat exchangers or stuffy dryer vents, easier thanks to a 17-mm aluminum camera head and one-handed pistol grip. The camera is permanently attached to a fixed 3-ft. cable and slides into tight spaces behind walls and ceilings, inside mechanical devices, and in plumbing fixtures. Images are transmitted to the device’s 2.4 in. colour (480 x 234 resolution) LCD display that provides a 180-degree digital rotation. Four adjustable, ultra-bright LEDs are built into the camera head. The lightweight device (1.3 lb.) comes with a television output and 3-ft. RCA cable for video transmissions to larger displays. RIDGID is a manufacturer of handheld tools based in Elyria, Ohio.
|Optics ease part changes|
|Cognex’s In-Sight 7010 vision system completes tasks where standard vision systems may not be cost effective and vision sensor capabilities are too limited. The system is self-contained and includes autofocus optics with integrated lighting in a compact IP67-rated industrial housing. The vision library is simple and focuses on tools most frequently used in straightforward vision applications. A built-in autofocus capability available in five lens options matches working distance and field of view requirements for situations that require regular part changes or hard-to-reach spaces where manual focus adjustment is difficult. Cognex, based in Natick, Mass., manufactures vision systems and sensors for manufacturing automation applications.