Computer Vision

will change the world, opening up a new era of economic growth, competitiveness and out-of-the-box thinking. We see a future where the collaboration between people, data and intelligent machines/devices will have far-reaching impact on the security, productivity, efficiency and operations of industries around the world.

Industrial Quality hardware

AAEON Technology has intelligent solutions for any environment with the features you need to start protoyping, development or implementation.

Artificial Intelligence

Enhance your Vision application with the latest Artificial Intelligence enhancements. Implementing the new Intel® Movidius™ technology and the OpenVINO™ Toolkit .

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Component Longevity

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Vibration and shock resistant

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Wide Temperature

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Wide input voltage

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Fanless design

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GENE BOARDS

Compact, suitable for limited spaces or integration, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and PoE through BiO Expansion

UP BOARD

Fast, low-cost prototyping. Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 support, Vision eco system partners including Basler & Intel RealSense

COMPACT BOXER SERIES

Fanless solution Compact, suitable for limited spaces, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and wide temperature option

BOXER SERIES

Fanless industrial embedded PC with wide temperature option, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and PCI-Express slot

FWS RACK SERIES

Rackmount Network Appliances with Intel Core / Xeon processors, Expandable through PCI-Express slot, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0

Fit for industrial applications

Long-term component availability
Extended vibration and shock specifications
Wide temperature
Wide Range DC 9~36V Input
Fanless and cordless designs to minimize common PC failures.

For every environment

Frame grabber card:
Independent LAN/lockable USB and 10 GbE

UP Boards:
Fast, low-cost prototyping

GENE Boards:
Compact, suitable for limited spaces or integration

Compact Boxer Series:
Fanless solution Compact, suitable for limited spaces

Boxer Series:
Fanless industrial embedded PC expandable through external slots

FWS Rack Series:
Rackmount Network Appliances with Intel Core / Xeon processors

Advanced I/O Features

RS232/RS422/RS485
Multi Gigabit Ethernet
HDMI/VGA/DVI
Digital I/O
USB
And some models are also available with
PCI, Mini PCI and PCI Express expansion

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The inspected product has to be illuminated by a light source to create good contrast and highlight the inspected features. The selection of the lighting strongly depends on the inspected product.
Optics like lenses and filters are also important. They must be selected in accordance with the camera (image sensor size), working distance, size and type of the product you want to inspect.

An industrial camera captures the image on a sensor and sends its digital image data to the host pc using standard digital interfaces, like USB 3.x or Gigabit Ethernet LAN. Bigger amounts of image data are transferred with the help of an image acquisition card. Depending on the camera type, these can be different standards.
The image processing board (frame grabber) digitalizes or processes the camera data and could do some additional image preprocessing with the help of FPGAs. Then the data are transferred (of course without overload of the CPU) to the PC working memory. Finally, special image processing software on the PC performs the actual image analysis.
High-end PC systems process complex image data with the help of the host CPU, but also in part on FPGAs of frame grabbers, as well sometimes on high-quality NVIDIA graphics card

  • Automate your manufacturing processes
  • Improve product quality
  • Protect your brand image
  • Reduce the operational costs
  • Overcome inefficient manual inspection processes
  • Increase manufacturing throughput
  • Reduce material waste or
  • Minimize the risk of recalls

Gauging: Precise, fast, non-contact measurement

Inspection: 100% inspection for:

  • Completeness
  • Correct location
  • Quality
  • Process control

Guiding: Locate position and orientation and send a signal to the robot
Identifying: Reads codes, characters or identify by color or shape. It controls material flow, enables traceability and can collects essential data.

The reason why you should use Machine Vision will be to Boost your Quality, Productivity and Efficiency.
machine Vision is:
• 24/7/365
• Fast
• Reliable
• Accurate
• Flexible

Yes of course you can, think about:

  • Increase Yield
  • Reduce Defects
  • Comply with regulation
  • Track & Trace products if there are problems.

While each technology has its place in the market and PC-based systems may offer more than you think.

PC-based vision systems generally consist of a PC with a Windows operating system.  A frame grabber or Ethernet card in the PC interfaces to cameras to import the images.  A software package on the PC analyzes the images, makes decisions and sends data such as pass/fail information to another system.  Sound like 1987?  And you are right it is!  The hardware behind PC-based vision systems has changed very little over the last 20 years.  The difference is that changes in computing power now allows for more powerful software.  Below are some examples of what the computing power of PC-based vision can do for you.

Multiple Cameras
PC-based vision can be more cost-effective and easier to use for multiple camera applications.  Multiple camera applications include general inspection applications for finding the presence of parts.  An example for this is inspecting for the presence some components on the underbody of a car in an automotive supply chain.  An application like this may take 4 to 8 cameras.  Using PC-based vision with all cameras linked back to the same interface is more cost-effective and easier to manage than using smart camera’s.

Multiple cameras working together are also useful in 3D vision applications.  Software on a PC-based system uses algorithms to find a relationship between features on the target to calculate the 3D position.  The values for the 3D position are sent to a robot or PLC.

Large CPU chip makers are always trying to make PC chips faster.  Because of this PC-based vision systems have faster processors than Smart cameras.  This allows PC-based vision to use high end algorithms for difficult applications such as OCR (Optical Character Recognition) in engraved metal applications, Direct Part Mark (DPM). 

With PC-based vision the end user always has access to the programming and debugging tools for the system for example.  Password protection may be used to allow access to only certain individuals.  Many PC-based vision systems also have visualization or HMI (human machine interfaces) to give feedback that most operators can understand and take the right decision for the right action.

Communications
A PC can act as a gateway to communicate to almost any device.  Vision systems usually must communicate to a PLC or robot.  A PC has built-in communication options like serial and Ethernet.  In addition, PCI cards for almost any standard industrial communication like GigEVision, CameraLink, CoaXPress can be easily added to a PC. 

Both PC-based vision and Smart cameras have a place in the vision market.  The next time you have a vision application you may want to consider the advantages of each technology.  You may find that an AAEON PC-based vision system will do the job better.

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