Camera for Fast and Detailed Error Analysis

Feb. 6, 2020

Spontaneous errors in the manufacturing process can be a thing of the past thanks to the EventCam. This industrial-grade 2D camera brings clarity when unexplained gripping, handling, and positioning problems arise or when unreproducible installation errors or machine downtimes occur.


The EventCam is specifically designed for the detection and analysis of sporadic errors in industrial processes. It can be integrated with great flexibility into stationary and mobile applications, is network capable, and delivers single frames and video sequences in ultra-high image quality for detailed error analyses.


The optics, illumination, electronics, and ring memory of the camera are enclosed in a compact and rugged IP65 housing made from cast aluminum. The housing provides numerous mounting options that allow the camera to be installed in different positions, and these positions can be changed very quickly and flexibly. Configuring the camera is very simple: the resolution, output format, and trigger signal can be set with just a few clicks in SICK’s browser-based SOPAS Air software.


The EventCam has been specifically designed for fast and targeted error analysis. A connected automation system or sensor reports that an error has occurred in the process via the trigger input in the camera itself. The camera then begins storing single frames or video sequences.


At the lowest SVGA resolution, the EventCam can record up to 240 seconds before and up to 100 seconds after an event can be stored in the internal ring memory. If full HD is required, it can record 25 seconds before and up to 15 after, if in 30 frames per second (FPS). The video FPS can range from 13 to 65, depending on the resolution needed. In addition, EventCam can take photos of up to 15 FPS, taking 25 images before and 25 after in the highest resolution or 120 before and after in the lowest resolution.