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This document explains how to interface the Vision Research S990 to the BitFlow Cyton-CXP frame grabber. The S990 is very high speed camera running 4K x 2k at 1000 FPS. This data rate exceeds the speed of a single frame grabber so the camera has 16 outputs and requires four Cyton-CXP4 frame grabbers. The camera will, however run with two or even one frame grabber, with a proportional reduction in the maximum frame rate.
A robotic cell is a system dedicated to performing a specified task. It includes the robot, controller, and whatever other parts are required to safely perform its function, such as guards, conveyors, and sensors. Newer versions of industrial robotic cells include sensors, cameras, and light curtains to separate people and robots rather than a large fence, saving space and allowing for more flexibility in integration. Download our whitepaper for a look at the regulations that help ensure these industrial robotic cells operate as intended.
THIS WHITE PAPER discusses how manufacturers in many industries are leveraging collaborative robots (cobots) to create safe zones for workers returning to production lines.
In addition to their real-time operating system, many machines also need
a general purpose operating system to perform tasks such as aggregating
data and sending it to the cloud, or to run business intelligence analytics or
computationally intensive HMI applications. Traditionally, this has required the
use of two separate pieces of hardware. With a bare-metal hypervisor, it is
now possible to implement both systems on a single industrial PC without any
compromise in performance.
The Industrial IoT (IIoT) has the potential to bring increased optimization,
automation, and insight to industrial facilities. But frequently, proprietary,
incompatible equipment and systems—combined with the need to meet complex, time-based, deterministic requirements—make realizing this potential challenging. Real-Time Systems (RTS) software running on robust, high-performance Intel® architecture enables the creation of intelligent embedded applications for IIoT, enabling benefits from holistic visibility into operations to centralized equipment management and maintenance.
As the use of industrial robots grows, cobots—robots collaborating with humans—are also increasing in popularity. Discover the benefits this collaboration is bringing to both industrial operations and human co-workers in the manufacturing space. Read the Wind River® article, “Collaborative Efforts, Universal Gains.”
New Scale Robotics has released a new white paper exploring the evolution of QC measurement techniques for small parts. The paper highlights recent innovations that allow collaborative robots to do QC measurements, helping to bring the benefits of robotics from the manufacturing floor and into to the QC lab for high-mix, small-batch manufacturers. Like their counterparts in production, robots in QC automate dull and repetitive work, keep humans safe from injury, and deliver more consistent results.
The BitFlow SDK offers a number of different methods for programming and controlling a CoaXPress (CXP) camera connected to a BitFlow CXP frame grabber. While number of workflows might seem confusing, the design goal was to provide a methodology that meets the needs of a wide variety of users.
The purpose of the this document is to explain all the CXP tools that are available in the BitFlow SDK, and how their flexibility is actually quite powerful, and can be molded to meet each different application’s needs.