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New OPC UA driver configurator
 New configurator for easy and quick creation or editing of parametric files has been added in the new version of OPC UA driver for Control Web. (more...)
Card payment is now available on our online store
 Our online shop has been extended with the option of online payment by credit card and automatic generation of license numbers as soon as the payment is completed. (more...)
Improving of the Control Web system during updates
 During the last few updates of Control Web, the number of bugs that need to be corrected in this way has been significantly decreasing. This is certainly a very good trend. Also, significant bug fixes that threatened system stability have virtually disappeared. As the number of errors decreases, there are a number of improvements and modifications that facilitate and simplify the work of application program authors. (more...)
Control Web digitizes production
 There are not many production plants that are completely constructed from pure water and fully interconnected and equipped with the appropriate control and communication technology in the spirit of Industry 4.0 slogans. Usually in every company there is some legacy of the past - whether in buildings and their equipment or in production machines and technologies. The versatility and wide range of functionality of the Control Web software system enables virtually any production site to be digitized and integrated in an extremely efficient and elegant way. Let's show it on specific example. (more...)
Tips for creating applications - connecting multiple USB cameras
 If you need to connect multiple cameras via USB to one computer, we usually must to add additional communication adapters to the computer. That shouldn't be a problem - you might be wondering what could go wrong with such simple things. (more...)
Tips for creating applications - note error messages
 Surprisingly, many custom applications consulted with us generate various warning and error messages as they run. Please note them. Fixing problems is usually very easy and improvements are worthwhile. (more...)
New driver for Advantech DAQ series devices
 Advantech is a manufacturer of plug-in IO cards, providing a full range of data acquisition (DAQ, data acquisition) and control products that are widely used for industrial and laboratory applications, monitoring, automation, testing, measurement, and so on. supported by DAQNavi, which includes powerful and reliable device drivers as well as program support. This support is also used by our AdvDAQ driver for Control Web 8. (more...)
DataCam CMOS cameras
 Moravian Instruments offers the DataCam cameras equipped with CMOS image sensors. (more...)
Software is the key to digitization and smart production
 Increasing demands are placed on suppliers of custom solutions for industrial production. Automation systems can no longer be isolated devices, but must be linked to the entire intelligent manufacturing information system. Thus, application authors need to be familiar with many software technologies and application interfaces. The Control Web program environment can be a good help to meet all current and future requirements. (more...)
Control Web 8 License
 The licensing system has been greatly simplified in the new version. A large number of users are accustomed to the older system and do not know about the Control Web 8 licenses. Here is a simple description of how not to get lost in the Control Web 8 licensing system. (more...)
Integration of machine vision into industrial automation systems
 Camera image processing and visual inspection is an increasingly common part of today's industrial automation systems. Therefore, the requirement for cooperation of vision systems with control and automation systems is also of great importance. The VisionLab machine vision system can be directly installed into the Control Web software environment. Integrating visual inspection tasks into industrial automation systems is therefore as efficient as possible. (more...)
Control Web 8 — start distribution of the new system!
 Use the new version of Control Web 8. You will have plenty of new options. You can download and develop your applications for free. You can install all the drivers for free, as well as the VisionLab machine vision system. (more...)
64bit version of Control Web is here
 “64bits” is a new marketing buzz-word in the world of mobile phones and tablets, but it is rather common in the world of Personal Computers. Despite the 64bit systems are available for many years, especially recently number of newly installed 32bit systems sharply declines and 64bit systems dominate. Surprisingly, general understanding what does it mean is very low and particularly baffling is the fact, that 64bit operating system is (fortunately) perfectly capable to run 32bit applications. The answer to the question which driver version (32bit or 64bit) to install requires understanding of a few concepts. (more...)
DataCam ETH Adapter
 DataCam digital cameras use USB 2.0 interface for communication with the host computer, offering high transfer speed up to 480 Mbps and plug-and-play connection. Moreover, USB interface includes power supply for cameras, which do not need separate power supply, but on the other hand, the maximum distance between cameras and computer is limited. DataCam ETH Adapter removes this only disadvantage of the DataCam cameras USB interface, and allows the DataCam digital cameras to communicate with the computer over long distances using the fast 1Gbps Ethernet interface. In addition, up to 4 DataCam cameras can be connected to the single DataCam ETH Adapter without the necessity of using additional active network elements. (more...)
Machine vision – some system design issues
 Machine vision systems currently get rid of the former reputation of complicated, unreliable and expensive technology. The development in image sensors area and especially the current CPU performance  approached the possibilities of machine vision to user's demands. So the number of applications is growing rapidly. Growth in the number of usage is largely caused by the growing demands on so-called production quality, which is possible to achieve only by inspection of every produced item. It is necessary to eliminate the human factor for that kind of inspection, because „nobody's perfect“. The machine vision is often not only the best, but also the only possible way to implement the required inspections. (more...)
DataLight illuminators for lighting in dark field
 The choice of the right way of scene lighting decides about successfulness of solution of machine vision tasks and visual inspection. DataLight DF15 lighting units can help us solve surprisingly many problems with illuminating transparent, shiny and embossed plain objects. These illuminators can e.g. highlight unclear prints of integrated circuits and even a dust on a mirror. Let's see what the principle of lighting in dark field is and how can these illuminators be useful for us. (more...)
Ethernet and USB in automation systems
 Ethernet is here with us for quite a long time. In this year, it will be already twenty years since the inception of 10Base-T standard with transmission speed of 10 Mbit/s, which brought communication through UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair and star bus topology. Since 1990, the Ethernet way is open to all industrial applications. Although the Ethernet is for a long time the most successful and most spread type in computer network connection, in systems of industrial automation was being asserted long and complicated. (more...)
Machine vision lighting units
 Choosing the right lighting can be in some cases more important than the choice of the right camera. Useful complement to the DataCam cameras can be the DataLight lighting units, which are possible to control directly by these cameras. (more...)
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