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8/2/2006 - Avalon Strengthens General-purpose Machine Vision Offering With Development of Validator Product Leading Industrial Computer Supplier Advantech Corporation Selected for Compact PC-based Processing Platform.
LITHIA SPRINGS (ATLANTA), GA August 2, 2006 Avalon Vision Solutions today announced it has completed the development of a compact PC-based machine vision system, strengthening Avalon's general-purpose machine vision product offering. Validator's features include what may very well be the world's simplest operator interface, 640 x 480 resolution, robust vision tools and a price starting at $1995 for a PC retrofit kit.
Product flexibility is achieved through a variety of configuration options; from a PC retrofit kit consisting of only camera and software to a total solution including lighting, lensing and installation. If a PC platform is selected, it is a compact industrial PC manufactured by Advantech Corporation.
"This development and Avalon's other products allow us to provide a solution for virtually any machine vision application. Whether moving or stopped, high or standard resolution with or without part handling, our comprehensive product mix helps us better serve our traditional plastic injection mold protection vertical market as well as grow into the expanding part inspection and verification applications," said Ed Kachnic, president of Avalon Vision Solutions. "Avalon is committed to the continuing development of low-cost inspection related products."
Advantech Corporation is a leading manufacturer of a variety of factory automation products linked to industrial PCs. Terming them "ePlatforms" for Ethernet connectivity, the products continue to gain in popularity as competitive factors drive the increase of network connectivity on the factory floor.
"We have been using full-sized Advantech computers for our QualityStation� and MoldWatcher� products for years and have been quite satisfied with the quality and performance. We're excited that Advantech had a product that just naturally fit our requirements for price, performance and form factor, " said Larry Scarbrough, Vice-president of Customer Service.
Validator shall be available through all distribution channels on September 15. Avalon Vision Solutions is an Advantech eAutomation 3rd party partner, and the Validator camera and software are available through many Advantech North American distributors. In addition, Validator is available through authorized Avalon distributors and from Avalon's eCommerce web site. As with all of Avalon's other machine vision solutions, Validator is supported by a staff of application engineers who help end-user customers arrive at robust installations.
Avalon Vision Solutions, LLC helps manufacturers reduce costs by identifying process defects in real time. It is a privately held company founded in 1991 and managed by the primary owners of the company. The headquarters is located in Lithia Springs, Georgia a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia USA. Avalon has sales offices in Michigan, Colorado, and Monterrey, Mexico. Field service support is located in Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, and the company headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
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