Beckhoff releases machine vision-specific HMI control software
By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
TwinCAT HMI, combined TwinCAT Vision, enables advanced machine vision display controls to operator interfaces.
TwinCAT Vision can transmit live video and images from machine vision systems into TwinCAT HMI. The image display control enables direct linking of multiple machine vision images and switching between currently displayed images.
The HMI software also supports freezing an image allowing detailed analysis of the last capture, as well as scaling and moving the image within the vision control by means of touch gestures, mouse input or direct entry of specific values. Users can also draw shapes (points, lines, rectangles, ellipses and polygons) to set regions of interest and display graphics (a cross, rectangles and circles) or image overlays for the purpose of setting up and positioning cameras and workpieces.
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