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Apr 27, 2018

TwinCAT Vision: Integrates image processing to the PLC

Machine vision integrated into automation technology.

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TwinCAT Vision seamlessly integrates machine vision into automation technology

With TwinCAT Vision, Beckhoff has incorporated comprehensive image processing capabilities into its PC-based control system. TwinCAT software unites a comprehensive range of machine functionality – PLC, motion control, robotics, high-end measurement technology, IoT, HMI and now machine vision – all in an end-to-end engineering and control platform. With this level of integration, TwinCAT Vision eliminates the need for separate vision solutions, often developed by third parties. The software opens up vast innovation potential in machine building – for instance, through consistent real-time synchronisation with other automation tasks or support of advanced track-and-trace solutions.

TwinCAT

The TwinCAT software system turns almost any PC-based system into a real-time control with multiple PLC, NC, CNC and/or robotics runtime systems.

TF700x | TwinCAT 3 GigE Vision Connector

TF700x

TwinCAT 3 GigE Vision Connector offers the possibility to integrate GigE Vision cameras directly into the TwinCAT architecture. TF700x is also GigE Vision certified. The cameras are configured in the same development environment as fieldbus components or axes without any third-party software. Triggered from the real-time, image capture and PLC or motion control can be operated in a highly synchronized way.

TF7100 | TwinCAT 3 Vision Base

TF7100

TwinCAT 3 Vision Base provides an extensive PLC library with a large number of widely varying functions and algorithms for solving image processing tasks, such as e.g. algebraic image operations, filters, Fourier analyses, color image processing, segmentation, contour and blob analysis or results presentation, as well as for reading and writing camera parameters. In addition to PLC, motion control, robotics and measurement technology, image processing is now also available as directly integrated functionality in the TwinCAT system.

TF7200 | TwinCAT 3 Vision Matching 2D

TF7200

TwinCAT 3 Vision Matching 2D expands the TwinCAT Vision functionality by the possibility to find and compare objects based on learned references, contours, feature points or other properties (template matching/keypoint detection and descriptor matching).

TF7250 | TwinCAT 3 Vision Code Reading

TF7250

TwinCAT 3 Vision Code Reading includes functions for reading various 1D and 2D codes. This provides the basis for being able to check code content directly in real time and to track products during the manufacturing process. It eleminates the need for additional interfaces and runtime delays in communication with external devices.

TF7300 | TwinCAT 3 Vision Metrology 2D

TF7300

TwinCAT 3 Vision Metrology 2D offers various options for the detection of edges, holes and circular arcs as well as the determination of lengths, distances, diameters, angles and coordinates, all with sub-pixel accuracy.

Packaging machines

PC-based control solutions from Beckhoff significantly increase the productivity and flexibility of packaging machines and decrease resource consumption.

Handling and assembly technology

PC-based control from Beckhoff optimizes the entire process chain: from preparation to production and assembly to testing and handling.

Woodworking machines

PC-based control from Beckhoff provides a competitive edge in the woodworking industry by optimizing transport and handling along with edge, CNC and surface processing.