Microscan Tips and Tricks

This Blog was created to help people solve bar code and data collection applications with Microscan bar code readers and vision systems.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Use Autovision from Microscan for AIM DPM Verification

Screen shot shown grading a dot peen datamatrix mark on metal using the Vision Hawk smart camera.  This camera from Microscan features an optional bar code verification software package.  It enables ISO 15415/6 and AIM DPM grading.  An NIST traceable calibration standard is also available.  Contact us for more information.

Use Microscan Autovision to Detect UV Ink Striping Presence

Here's a screen shot of the Autovision software detecting a UV stripe on a product.  Using a 365nm UV light illuminates the ink for the vision system to see it..  Contact us for more info.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Check length of Datamatrix codes in Vision Scape

The other symbologies have a tool to check the length of the decoded text but not Datamatrix. Here's a way to insert an if statement into vscape that checks the length and compares it to what you want.
Helpful if there are  multiple codes in the field of view.  Contact us for more info

Friday, October 21, 2016

Color MV-40 5mp Camera and Autovision 4.0 Indentifies 24 colors

here's is a screen shot of the MV40 identifying 24 colors.  contact us for more info

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How to change the IP on pre autovision 4.0 cameras

If you use hyperterminal and connect to the current IP address of the camera port 23

Type BP_Dump   - then a list of settings goes by
Type BP_DHCP=0
Type BP_UpdateIP "","",”

Cycle power and it will be the new IP when you reconnect

Friday, October 14, 2016

Micro Hawk Posters

Showing the new products from Microscan

Monday, October 03, 2016

New MV product line of machine vision cameras from Microscan

Check them out.  USB to Serial to Ethernet.  5vdc to 24vdc.  Fixed to Autofocus lensing. Built in lighting or external strobing.  Discrete I/O.  Contact us for more info

New Tools in Autovision 4.0

Under the Width icon, there is a circle tool to measure the radius of a round object.
There is also a color matching and color identification tool.  Contact us for more information

Autovision 4.0 with Color GigE Camera

Here's a sample inspection of our HMI showing the inpsected image and the status of all the sensors in operation.  This interface allows the operator to select the job file created in Autovision 4.0 and load it into the camera to start the inspections.  Contact us for more information on this.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Microscan ID-30 can be Ethernet over USB, virtual COM, and or Keyboard wedge

Using the 5vdc ID-30, you can connect using a USB break out cable.  The cable provides a trigger and new master inputs as well as 3 outputs.  The USB can be Ethernet over USB AND virtual com or keyboard wedge.  So you can get images and setup via a web browser and get your data another way!

Fully loaded, this reader has:
  • High speed shutter
  • X mode decoding
  • Extra LED lighting in white or red
  • Adjustable focus

Contact us for more info