In order to use the VS2 to begin inspecting products, you will need to first build specific programs for the products or SKUs that will be evaluated. Programs contain the business logic for what the camera should be evaluating when running.
For example, you can build a specific program to verify that the labels on Product XYZ are being placed correctly. Programs are composed of four components: camera settings, inspection steps, trigger configuration, and output configuration. Once you have everything configured, you can begin running the programs to perform your inspections in real-time.
Programs are configured on a per camera basis, so the programs that should be built depending on the type of evaluation being done and where it is being mounted on the line.
Depending on your use case, you can set up programs to match individual SKUs or multiple SKUs depending on the type of inspection being performed and how changeovers are done.
Navigate to Manage Programs
Managing programs allows you to add, edit or delete programs and can be access both locally or from the cloud remotely.
1. Open the camera you wish to manage programs on
2. From the camera page you can either
A. Go into the camera locally. This requires you to be on the same network as the vision system is on. The benefit to going into the vision system locally is faster response rates.
B. Go into the camera via the cloud. This simply the requires the vision system has any internet connectivity allowing you to access the vision system from any network regardless if you are near the system or not.
3. Click the programs page -> Click Manage Programs -> Add new program
This will take you to the next step in the process of creating a program Camera Settings