Vision Sensors vs. Vision Systems
Vision Sensors are stand-alone devices which operate without the need for a connection to a computer. They have the reliability of a rugged photosensor and the flexibility of a digital camera.
Vision Systems rely on a computer to run complex detection algorithms to sense the part under test. They can be costly to implement and require advanced programming knowledge and additional hardware on your production floor.
Balluff’s Vision Sensors
Uses a simple setup program which is free from Balluff. Once adjusted, the computer is disconnected and the sensor runs alone.
These sensors combine vision capability and photoelectric sensor simplicity. This vision-based sensor provides reliable error-proofing and quality inspection anywhere. It can be used like a sensor but provides far more functionality than any discrete sensor. It’s also far easier to use and more cost-effective than more complex vision systems.