AVT - VIMBA 4.2 - The SDK For Allied Vision Cameras

AVT - VIMBA 4.2 - The SDK For Allied Vision Cameras
Vimba is our future-proof platform-independent SDK for all Allied Vision cameras with GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, IEEE 1394, and Camera Link interface. With Vimba, you can acquire images and control your Allied Vision camera instantly, but also program complex vision applications or connect to third-party libraries.

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Future Proof SDK

Future-proof

Vimba is Allied Vision's GenICam-based SDK with transport layers for all Allied Vision cameras with GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, IEEE 1394, and Camera Link interface.

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GenICam is THE standard for plug & play handling of cameras and devices. GenICam APIs are independent of the operating system, camera interface, and camera sensor, so that you can always reuse your source code. As a member of the EMVA (European Machine Vision Association), Allied Vision actively contributes to the further development of GenICam.

Platform Independence

Platform-independent

Vimba runs on Windows, Linux, and Linux for ARM. You can port your source code from Windows to Linux or cross-compile from a Linux PC to an embedded system.

Vimba OS compatibility

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C, C++, .NET, Python APIs

C, C++, .NET, and Python APIs

Vimba provides APIs for C, C++, .NET, and Python. For a quick start or protoptyping, we recommend the Python API. Users who want to develop a straightforward application love the simplicity of the C API or the .NET API.

Advanced users with high demands appreciate the C++ API, which is designed as a highly efficient and sophisticated API for advanced object-oriented programming including the STL (standard template library), shared pointers, and interface classes.

Vimba includes programming examples in C, C++, C#, and Python and an extensive user documentation. To get started, we recommend reading the Vimba Quickstart Guide, which is part of the Vimba installation. More information about Vimba's architecture and APIs.

Support 3rd Party Software

Excellent connectivity

Vimba's GenICam-based transport layers (TLs) support Allied Vision cameras with GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, IEEE 1394, and Camera Link interface. Moreover, they automatically connect with third-party software, for example, MATLAB, OpenCV, Halcon, CVB, and many more.

Additionally, Vimba provides the Cognex Adapter for VisionPro (version 6.0 or later).

Learn how to get started with MATLAB:

Learn how to get started with Cognex VisionPro:

Learn how to get started with HALCON:

If you have questions on how to get started with other third-party software, we are happy to help!

Comprehensive suite

Vimba is a comprehensive software suite including drivers for best performance on Windows and the Vimba Driver Installer application.

With the Vimba Viewer application, you can instantly view images and explore camera features without programming. Additionally, you can save your camera settings and quickly use them with any Vimba API.

With Vimba's Image Transform Library, you can output several pixel formats. Vimba includes programming examples and an extensive user documentation.

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AVT - Prosilica GT 2050 4.2 megapixel machine vision camera with GigE Vision interface
  • Versatile temperature range for extreme environments
  • IEEE 1588 PTP
  • Power over Ethernet
  • P-Iris and DC-Iris lens control
  • Monochrome (GT2050) and color (GT2050C) models
  • GigE Vision interface with Power over Ethernet
  • Screw mount RJ45 Ethernet connector for secure operation in industrial environments
  • Supports cable lengths up to 100 meters (CAT-6 recommended)
  • Trigger over Ethernet Action Commands allow for a single cable solution to reduce system costs
  • Comprehensive I/O functionality for simplified system integration
  • Popular C-Mount lens mount
  • Easy camera mounting via standard M3 threads or optional tripod adapter 
  • Easy software integration with Allied Vision's Vimba Suite and compatibility to the most popular third party image-processing libraries
  • Defect pixel masking feature with the Defect Mask Loader tool that allows you to manage a user defined defective pixel list to match your application and optimize the life cycle of the camera.

AVT - Manta G-031 VGA machine vision camera with GigE Vision compliant interface
  • Monochrome (G-031B) and color (G-031C) models
  • GigE Vision interface with Power over Ethernet option
  • Screw mount RJ45 Ethernet connector for secure operation in industrial environments
  • Supports cable lengths up to 100 meters (CAT-6 recommended)
  • Comprehensive I/O functionality for simplified system integration
  • Popular C-Mount lens mount
  • Easy camera mounting via standard M3 threads on top and bottom of housing or optional tripod adapter
  • Easy software integration with Allied Vision's Vimba Suite and compatibility to the most popular third party image-processing libraries.

AVT - Manta G-032 VGA machine vision camera with GigE Vision interface
  • Monochrome (G-032B) and color (G-032C) models
  • GigE Vision interface with Power over Ethernet option
  • Screw mount RJ45 Ethernet connector for secure operation in industrial environments
  • Supports cable lengths up to 100 meters (CAT-6 recommended)
  • Comprehensive I/O functionality for simplified system integration
  • Popular C-Mount lens mount
  • Easy camera mounting via standard M3 threads on top and bottom of housing or optional tripod adapter
  • Easy software integration with Allied Vision's Vimba Suite and compatibility to the most popular third party image-processing libraries.

Aligned Vision - BuildGuide
  • BUILDGUIDE Centralizes Process Control
  • Eliminates Paper Instruction
  • Improves Build Consistency
Aligned Vision - Billboards
  • Communications and information are available at the tool location
  • Negates the need for the operator to walk to the computer
  • Text always right side up compared to text projected directly onto a part
Billboards provide immediate visual information to the operator on the production floor. The current status of the system is shown. This allows the operator to stay at the tool and not return to the control station for feedback. The information displayed on the billboards includes system messages and ply information from the part file as defined by the creator of the part file.

Aligned Vision - Fabrication Management
  • The system automatically imports a design file and generates a laser projection program.
  • An Engineer uses drop-down menus to insert non-layup commands into a single, electronic set of work instructions.
  • Operators advance work instructions via remote control at the tool.
  • The system ensures that debulks and other non-layup tasks occur as scheduled and as specified.
  • Inspections are automatically completed with one touch of the remote.
  • The system automatically populates build reports and generates comprehensive documentation – an as-built digital twin – for full traceability.

Aligned Vision - Repairable Targets
LASERGUIDE and LASERVISION use 4 to 24 retroreflective targets on the tool per projector to establish the location of the tool relative to each laser projector. Typical targets are 0.50” diameter with a 0.1” or 0.2” diameter in retro-reflective spot centered at the top face.
Additional targets are available in standard metric units or custom dimensions, as required by the tool.
Targets are field-repairable with the Aligned Vision Target Repair Kit. Target repair is much more costeffective than purchasing replacement targets, providing additional long-term savings.

Aligned Vision - Wireless Printers

These portable, belt-mounted printers provide flexibility to the operator by allowing him to use both hands for other tasks. The printers can accommodate to different label sizes and can be used wireless or with a cable. They allow the operator to control the pace while kitting using KitGuide.

Aligned Vision - KitGuide System
  • Saves time dramatically for nest-sorting
  • Works with any nesting software
  • Minimizes human errors in sorting and kitting
  • Optional: wireless printer to simultaneously label the piles
  • Optional: KitGuide with ProjectorVision to verify that the ply being picked-up is the correct ply
  • Triples unloading rate
  • Splits table for unloading, eliminating the need to reach across