Balluff Introduces SmartCamera with User-Friendly Interface and Advanced Features

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Balluff's new SmartCamera simplifies the overall usability of vision-based technology while delivering features like flexible connectivity and intuitive on-board image processing tools. The camera includes an IO-Link master as well as Ethernet/IP, Profinet, TCP, and UDP connections, making it easy to integrate into any major control network. It comes with accessories such as displays, mounting hardware, and power supplies and is ideal for industrial manufacturing applications.


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Balluff SmartCamera Delivers Robust Vision in a Simple Package

Florence, Kentucky: Balluff's newly released SmartCamera takes inspection and identification applications, in color or monochrome, to a higher level. The SmartCamera simplifies overall usability in an otherwise complex world of vision-based technology, while still delivering a robust assortment of features like flexible connectivity and intuitive on-board image processing tools. The camera, the latest in in a line of Balluff tools designed to innovate automation, combines the power of the HALCON function library with the simplicity of the BVS-Cockpit user interface.

"Minimizing time of deployment and eliminating the over-use of plant resources to integrate vision technology is critical. The wizard-based programming tools allow for efficient set up, and simple adjustments can be made on the fly," said Balluff Marketing Manager Wolfgang Kratzenberg. "The SmartCamera is also the most connected camera available. With an on-board IO-Link master in addition to Ethernet/IP, Profinet, TCP and UDP communication, this camera can be integrated into any major control network."

Balluff's commitment to vision as a solution includes offering a full line of accessories required to address applications in the industrial manufacturing environment. This broad offering includes: optics, lighting, displays, mounting hardware and power supplies along with a wide range of IO-Link products which can be directly controlled by the SmartCamera.

About Balluff Inc.: 
Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power.

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