Teledyne DALSA Sherlock is an advanced machine vision software toolkit that can solve a wide variety of automated inspection applications in different industrial
sectors. It is easy to install and offers the user great flexibility and efficiency.
The Windows-based graphical design environment provides a rich suite of proven
tools and capabilities such as Drag-and-Drop and Copy-and-Paste, as well as
tool tips and control functions. Deployed in thousands of installations
worldwide, Sherlock offers you the power and flexibility to solve your vision
applications in a fast and uncomplicated way.
Apply Sherlock for your quality control.
Sherlock will help you reduce production costs, increase productivity and
ensure customer satisfaction - all at the same time. The present tools are
specially designed to meet the requirements of a variety of application areas
and to secure a hundred percent control over the production process. In
addition, because you are free to use a range of different camera types and
interface technologies, your machine vision tool can stay the same, if your
inspection needs should change, thus protecting your technology investment.
Tools for any application
Region Of Interest (ROI) Shapes
Flexible Area and Line ROI selection: Rectangular, Annulus, Polygon, Torus,
Circle, Point, Line, Polyline, Arc, Rake, Spoke, Rainbow, Bulls-eye.
Extensive set of functions that can be applied to a ROI prior to analysis.
Preprocessors condition the image for optimal performance of analysis tools.
Advanced pattern finding tools are used for object alignment and robot
guidance. They are tolerant of lighting variation and changes in part
position, rotation and scale.
Precise measurement tools can compute dimensions of a variety of parts and
shapes. Calibration tools correct for camera distortion and convert
measurement units to real world coordinates.
This new feature in version 7 includes a collection of tools for the analysis
of colour images. These tools support the learning of colours for monitoring,
classifying, sorting, tracking, and counting objects.
Extensive analysis tools for finding and counting edges, extracting and
analyzing blobs, detecting contrast variation and performing statistical
Reads and verifies 1D barcodes. Reads, verifies and grades 2D matrix
symbologies. Reads and identifies printed, molded or stamped text (OCR).
instruction editing, you can develop custom formulas or inline and background
operations within the application.
Unique inspection needs may require a custom tool. Sherlock accommodates this
by allowing custom plug-ins.
Flexible user interface
The workspace supports dockable and re-sizeable windows with customisable
toolbars. The Windows-based functionality like 'drag-and-drop' and 'copy-and-
paste' as well as tool tips, status bars and context menus all allow for the
easy development of complex applications. A range of digital and analogue I/Os
are supported via interface cards in addition to the connection of different
hardware that is supported via Modbus and TCP/IP. Comprehensive data
exchange can be performed via serial interface, files or Ethernet
Sherlock 7 also supports the development of custom operator interfaces using
Visual Basic 6, VB.Net and all other languages that support Com/ActiveX
components. Thus an individual user interface can be designed for any customer
and can be customised according to their individual requirements.
You can now create a custom front end, graphical user interface without any coding skills. This will create a “view into” the Sherlock investigation some control and communication flexibility. Best of all, it comes free with Sherlock! The “Designer” interface is where you create the interface with an intuitive drag and drop interface – this creates a script that is associated to a specific Sherlock investigation. Once completed, an executable file (the “Player”) runs opens up and runs the investigation with the GUI that was created.
Extensive hardware support
Sherlock 7 is specifically designed to meet the requirements of integrators
and engineers and offers a rapid method of creating an application with
extensive hardware support such as DALSA Vision Appliances or industrial PCs
with a frame grabber or direct connection of IEEE-1394, GigE or USB-cameras.
DALSA Vision Appliances
DALSA Vision Appliances are compact and robust solutions for wide variety of
inspection applications. The simple 'Plug&Play' solutions can be easily
configured via Ethernet or by using a keyboard, mouse and monitor. The
applications installation software is pre-installed and ready to run.
Industrial PC environment
Sherlock can also run within a standard or industrial PC environment where
robust 19" housings and state-of-the-art PC components offer a high degree of
power and flexibility.
For Sherlock implementations, STEMMER IMAGING offers optimised, CE-certified
systems that are built and tested according to the customer's specific
This STEMMER IMAGING demo video shows how machine vision is used to identify
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