BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 1, 2011 — PPT Vision has introduced twenty-six Impact M-Series color cameras with dedicated color Impact software tools for sorting, monitoring and identifying color objects. The embedded vision system is a fast and robust factory automation camera system, and the addition of numerous new color smart cameras allows it to solve an even broader range of challenging machine vision applications. The cameras range from economical VGA resolution models to 210-fps high-speed types to a 5-megapixel high-precision model. Gray-scale cameras like the Impact A20 solve the majority of machine vision applications. However, sophisticated color cameras and tools are needed to solve numerous critical inspection and guidance operations for industries ranging from food products to transportation equipment. The series cameras can be used to detect food spoilage and to determine the fat content in meat. Other applications include sorting and identifying pharmaceutical tablets, and detecting wire placement and components in electronic products. The systems enable users to perform up to four inspections that can be initiated independently, at different times or simultaneously, using a single vision processor. Significant cost savings are achieved by eliminating the need to purchase multiple systems for separate inspection/guidance programs, and the comprehensive system greatly reduces setup and networking time over the traditional use of multiple systems.