Reconfigurable 3D sensing combined with an EtherNet/IP interface provide easy integration with the control system.
All that is needed to configure and run Swift-E is built-in. All the processing is in the device, so no additional compute hardware is necessary. Results are provided to the controllers via EtherNet/IP
Integrated infrared illumination eliminates the need of any additional lighting source simplifying the deployment of systems in most industrial environments
Swift-E is factory calibrated for high precision. Its high resolution combined with the technology capability for fast image capture deliver very fast results, making it ideal for industrial applications
The device includes applications for fully reconfigurable measurement of height or distance in high speed industrial automation implementations delivering results where other technologies fall short.
Connectivity using EtherNet/IP integrates information into the industrial control system, providing actionable results where they are needed.
A 640 x 480 pixels frame, combined with a 43 x 33 deg lens opening, provide high quality sensing in a range of typically between 0.5 and 6 meters
|Sensing Area||640 x 480 individual distance points|
|Field-of-view||43°x33° (H x V, measured in center)|
|Measurement Resolution||1 cm|
|Measurement Precision||±1 cm (typical at 2 m, varies with return signal level)|
|Illumination||7 x LEDs @ 850 nm|
|Operating Range||0.5 – 6 m (~1.5 – 20 ft)|
|Output Data||Height, Distance|
|Response Time||~100 ms (trigger to data)|
|Power||12 VDC / 30 W (typical), 60 W (peak)|
|Operating Temperature||-20° to 50°C|
|Virtual Sensing Zones||Up to 64 virtual sensing zones can be created for every template|
|Number of Templates||Up to 255 different templates can be created|
Swift-E measures distance to each of 640 × 480 individual points within a large sensing area (over 300,000 points in total) anywhere from 0.5 to 6 meters away (2 to 20 ft).
The embedded WebConnect interface allows the creation of up to 64 arbitrarily shaped selections of distance points (Virtual Sensing Zones, or VSZ) arranged on a template. Swift-E stores up to 255 templates, measuring height or distance. As well as measurement applications, validation of the presence/absence of product (e.g. during case packing tasks) or completeness of a stacking operation (e.g. pallet layering validation) can be easily created in a controller (PLC).
This is a short video to introduce just a few features and capabilities of Swift-E.
Validating that all the product has been transferred from staging to the pallet is a common challenge this kind of systems present. With Swift-E each pallet level can be validated for completeness, ensuring the integrity of the pallet stacking.
Many of the modern case packing systems use robots or pneumatic transfer systems to fill up product boxes. Systems struggle to validate that the box has been filled. Swift-E can provide height or enable completeness inspection to ensure all boxes are filled as expected.
In many industrial systems it is necessary to obtain distance or height measurements. Many times this is achieved by arrays of sensors. Swift-E provides a no-touch, wide range and extremely flexible mechanism to measure height or distance for multiple industrial situations.