Teledyne DALSA has announced the BOA Spot ID vision sensors. BOA Spot ID combines 1D/2D code reading with OCR and verification tools for a number of product identification and verification applications, including quality control, traceability and logistics management, and product validation.
The BOA Spot ID is available in two models. A standard IDS model includes the core 1D/2D decoders, while the expanded IDE model adds direct part marking (DPM) decoding, OCR and verification tools. These vision sensors can decode 1D barcodes with bar widths and spacing down to 1.5 pixels; and 2D matrix codes with cell or dot sizes down to 2 pixels. Image filters and control parameters are provided to enhance readability of poorly printed codes and codes printed on plastic or metallic surfaces using laser/chemical etch, ink jet or dot peen marking methods. Grading algorithms are included for verifying the quality of decoded symbols against ISO/IEC and AIM industry standards. Like earlier models, the BOA Spot ID combines a BOA vision system with integrated LED lighting, lens cover, and software. And its build quality with IP67 rating means BOA Spot ID is at home in harsh industrial/wash down conditions.
Inspections using BOA Spot vision sensors can be triggered by parts in motion or from a PLC after being moved into a stationary position. Standard factory protocols, such as Ethernet/IP and PROFINET, are directly supported for communicating with 3rd party equipment or the factory enterprise. Thru- and surface-mounting options and a slim form factor lend automation and system developers the benefit of positioning the BOA Spot in tight places.
About Teledyne DALSA, Inc.
Teledyne DALSA is an international technology leader in sensing, imaging, and specialized semiconductor fabrication. Teledyne DALSA employs approximately 1400 employees worldwide and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.