wenglor has enhanced its product range for industrial image processing with several attractive new products at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg. In addition to its code reading and image processing functions, wenglor’s well-known weQube Smart Camera has been expanded to include optical character recognition (OCR). The combination of these three function modules is also available as a further variant with C mount threaded connection for special applications. As a standard feature, all of the variants are additionally equipped with two standard protocols, namely PROFINET and EtherNet/IP™, which can be selected as required. And thus on the one hand, wenglor is providing previously unparalleled flexibility and, on the other hand, is proving that future factory automation in the spirit of Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory is long since a living reality.

You need. weQube. This is the pledge of the modular product range which is intended to understand and meet all conceivable industrial needs. Whether it’s equipped with auto-focus or C mount threaded connection, two different image chips, three freely selectable types of light, several communications interfaces and much more: weQube provides a suitable solution as a platform for any requirement.

C Mount Threaded Connection

The new weQube housing with standard threaded connection is compatible with all commercially available C mount camera lenses. The great diversity of usable optics permits precise adaptation of the image excerpt to the respective application – for flexible ranges of vision from greater distances as well. wenglor offers customers a selection of suitable lenses with a variety of focal lengths. And wenglor’s products are aligned to demanding quality requirements in all areas. In the described format, for example, weQube fulfills requirements for IP67 protection, and a protective tube designed especially for this purpose prevents erroneous mechanical adjustment of the lens.

Optical Character Recognition

The OCR function makes it possible for weQubeOCR to read predefined OCR-A and OCR-B fonts over several lines in a single scanning operation. The teach-in function offers the additional option of teaching in new fonts in order to adapt weQubeOCR ideally to customer-specific applications. A total of six new product variants with OCR module are available. In addition to the above mentioned capabilities for code reading, image processing and optical character recognition, the user interface for the software can be set to a total of ten different languages.
A protective stainless steel housing is also available for use in hygienically sensitive industrial environments. It fulfills requirements for IP69K protection.

New weQube options at a glance:
• weQubeOCR software module – the character recognition package
• C mount threaded connection for all weQube models
• EtherNet/IP™ and PROFINET can be selected as required in a single device
• InoxSens protective housing with IP69K protection made of V4A stainless
steel for the auto-focus variant
• Extensive accessories (lenses, illumination devices, protective housings etc.)