- October 24, 2019
- SICK, Inc.
October 24, 2019 – SICK has introduced the EventCam, an industrial-grade 2D camera to assist when unexplained gripping, handling, and positioning problems arise or when unreproducible installation errors or machine downtimes occur.
The EventCam is specifically designed for the detection and analysis of sporadic errors in industrial processes. It can be integrated into stationary and mobile applications, is network capable, and delivers single frames and video sequences in for error analyses.
The optics, illumination, electronics, and ring memory of the EventCam from SICK are enclosed in an IP65 housing made from cast aluminum. The housing provides numerous mounting options that allow the camera to be installed in different positions, and these positions can be.
The EventCam has been designed for targeted error analysis. A connected automation system or sensor reports that an error has occurred in the process via the trigger input in the camera itself. The camera then begins storing single frames or video sequences.
The EventCam can record up to 240 seconds before and up to 100 seconds after an event can be stored in the internal ring memory. If full HD is required, it can record 25 seconds before and up to 15 after, if in 30 frames per second (FPS). The video FPS can range from 13 to 65, depending on the resolution needed. In addition, EventCam can take photos of up to 15 FPS, taking 25 images before and 25 after in the highest resolution or 120 before and after.
The EventCam enables a retracing of events in running machines and plants, and is designed to help when commissioning or optimizing them. The ability to analyze errors in an unsupervised test run or a multi-hour/multi-day continuous test is intended to reduce the effort required to locate errors. The mounting flexibility and configuration of the EventCam enables it to be used in a wide variety of machines, setup processes and tasks.