The Inspector PI50 is ideal for applications such as solar wafer alignment and damage detection, fiducial alignment in electronics, calibrated robot guidance in automotive, positioning control in commercial goods production and integrated quality control in packaging machines.
Flexibility for machine builders and integrators
Thanks to its integrated web server, any user can simply operate the Inspector PI50 from a computer or operator’s panel that contains a standard web browser. Advanced users can completely build their own operator’s interface with the sensor’s powerful and flexible web API. This API provides commands to design customized functions such as viewing of images for runtime supervision, configuration handling for product changeover, parameter modification for customized configuration handling and device and configuration handling for cloning and field exchange tasks.
Inspection + Positioning in the same device
The Inspector PI50 contains an expanded toolbox for object location and positioning based on a taught-in pattern, free-form and line/polygon object shapes. In addition to the positioning tools, it provides tools for quality inspection such as blob, pattern, edge and pixel counting inspection.
Simplified communication with PLCs
The Inspector PI50 supports extended results and control handling over EtherNet/IP and TCP/IP. This enables easy communication with dedicated PLCs, or simply a PC host using value-based results for machine control and customized trend design, image triggering, external teach and reference object selection for centralized device control and parameter modification for customized configuration handling.
New calibration feature
The new calibration feature supports image translations to ensure that results are exactly aligned with the external machine environment. It also provides reliable images even in tight and tilted setups where the image could otherwise be distorted. This makes inspections more consistent as well as producing an easy-to-use mm output.
White and IR light options
The PI50 is available in a white or IR ring light option. Both are designed with SICK’s easy “Flex” housing - providing a fast method to exchange lenses, filters and Dome accessory for different optical needs.