Press Release Summary:
Poly Optical Fiber Device(TM) allows camera to see up to 8 different views through flexible coherent fiber-optic image guides. Thinner than camera cable, device can image in locations where cameras cannot fit. Each fiber leg is 0.080 in. in diameter and can be up to 20 ft long. Image guides can be either 10,000 or 30,000 pixel resolution. Fiber legs may transmit light via illumination fibers arranged in ring around image guide for smaller fields-of-view.
Original Press Release:
New Multi-Imaging Flexible Machine Vision Camera Lens
AUBURN, NY, August 15, 2003- Volpi Manufacturing USA announced the availability of a new type of camera lens that allows a single camera to capture multiple views of a single object or images of multiple parts using a single camera. Especially suited to the latest high-resolution "SMART" cameras, the lens dubbed the Poly Optical Fiber Device(TM) (POFD) allows one camera to see up to eight (8) different views through flexible coherent fiber-optic image guides.
The POFD can reduce cost associated with multiple cameras but of more importance, it can increase the speed of inspections because of reduced image acquisition time. Thinner than a camera cable, the POFD can image in locations where cameras would never fit.
Machine vision inspection applications include:
o Inspecting 360 degrees a of bottle closure at high speed
o Inspecting the complete circumference of a tube or wire
o Verifying the assembly of critical items on multiple sides in major appliance manufacturing
o Aligning small fiducials separated by a large distance in electronic assembly
o Inspecting locations where a direct camera view is obscured by fixtures or automation
Each POFD fiber leg can be up to 20 feet (6m) long and is 0.080 inch (2mm) in diameter. Image guides can be either 10,000 or 30,000 pixel resolution. The fiber legs can also transmit light via illumination fibers arranged in a ring around the image guide for smaller fields-of-view. A complete POFD is in the range of $6-8K US.
About Volpi Manufacturing USA
Volpi, a private shareholder corporation, was founded in 1953 near Zurich Switzerland and has been a pioneer in optics and illumination worldwide. Volpi Manufacturing USA has been located in Auburn, NY since 1978 and serves the Machine Vision, Microscope, Medical, and OEM Sensor markets with innovative illumination and optical products.
For more information contact:
Business Unit Manager
Volpi Manufacturing USA
315-255-1737 x 40