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Vision Components is a leading international manufacturer of embedded vision systems. The freely programmable cameras with powerful onboard CPUs perform image processing tasks on their own without additional computer. Vision Compo-nents offers OEMs versatile Linux-based embedded systems for 2D and 3D image processing, supplied as board cameras or in protective casings. These are complemented by a growing range of ultracompact MIPI camera boards, which connect to a variety of different CPU boards. Software libraries and customized solutions are also part of the program. The team of experts can draw on extensive knowledge and over 20 years of experience with imaging applications. The company based in Ettlingen, Germany, was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, the inventor of the first industrial-grade intelligent camera. Today, Vision Components works with local partners in over 25 countries to provide consistent customer focus and readily available expertise throughout the world.

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Hannover Messe: Wente/Thiedig Present New 3D Image Processing System

POSTED 04/02/2015

g vspace="10" hspace="10" align="right" src="/userAssets/aiaUploads/image/Vision_Components_SKG500_VC-Kameras.jpg" alt="Presented at Hannover Messe: Wente/Thiedig SKG500 recognition system, based on Vision Components' Smart Camera VCSBC6211RH." title="Presented at Hannover Messe: Wente/Thiedig SKG500 recognition system, based on Vision Components' Smart Camera VCSBC6211RH." />Ettlingen – The German specialists for optical measurement technology and image processing Wente/Thiedig present their new image processing system SKG500 at Hannover Messe 2015 in hall 17, stand A38/1. Developed for handling systems in automotive automation processes, the stationary 3D recognition system ensures careful handling of brake discs and friction rings in bin-picking applications. As the SKG500 system is installed independently from the robot, no mechanical damage to cable connections and electronic components can occur. The system is therefore very low-maintenance and nearly wear-free. It can be installed directly above the picking station and features an integrated intelligent area lighting. Recording and processing are carried out simultaneously to component handling. The system is based on image processing expert Vision Components' Smart Camera VCSBC6211RH, a board camera, which features a small form factor, high performance level and extremely low power consumption. Together with system control and robot control, the system enables precise bin picking.

Company Background
Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides free software libraries for many applications including license plate recognition, motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.

Company Contact:
Miriam Schreiber
Tel.: +49 7243 / 216 716