Networked Multi-Camera Inspection System for Industrial Environments
Pleora’s external frame grabbers and eBUS SDK simplify system design and help streamline performance in multi-image source inspection in harsh manufacturing environments.
In a furnace slag detection system for steelmaking, IR and ruggedized visible light cameras are used to monitor production process. The image feed from existing cameras used for ladle and tap stream inspection are converted into GigE Vision-compliant video using Pleora’s external frame grabbers. The video is then streamed over a common network alongside video from a native GigE Vision camera used for infrared inspection.
Integrated IEEE 1588 support of Pleora’s external frame grabbers allows precise image synchronization and triggering in the multi-camera application. With extended-reach cabling for video, data, and power transport, computing platforms used for analysis and image process can be located outside of the harsh manufacturing environment.
Pleora’s eBUS SDK ensures seamless performance integration in the multi-vendor, multi-image source inspection application. Images can be received, then handed off for analysis or display, from different types of cameras and image sources, regardless of vendor. The eBUS video server can be used to transmit images to display panels for live observation of the manufacturing process.