Engineering Horizons



February 27
16:48 2015


Camera Systems for Mobile Machines

  • 3D sensor system with integrated

2D camera and overlay function

  • Indication of warnings and

obstacles in the live view Signal processing in

the sensor, no external process unit required

  • Easy adjustment via ifm Vision Assistant

 Augmented Reality

The 3D smart camera is the first 3D sensor system with integrated 2D camera. The video image is displayed with real-time graphics, symbols or texts. They are either triggered by the integrated driver assistance system or by the machine controller via CAN. Thus, the user can always see all relevant warnings or other relevant details in the camera image.

Integrated Assistance System

In addition to the 3D and 2D image sensor a complete evaluation system is integrated in the sensor system. This system provides an independent assistance system for collision avoidance for the user. Set-up only requires just a few steps using the ifm Vision Assistant PC software. In addition to the analogue video output the smart camera also features a CAN and Ethernet UDP interface. The system can use this interface to supply warnings in critical situations autonomously.


 AS-Interface Controllers / Gateways   

  • Quick and easy set-up
  • Flexible and future-proof

thanks to connective hardware and CODESYS V3

  • Various protocols on different interfaces
  • Designed for Industry 4.0 applications
  • Unbeatable price / performance ratio

 Communicative PLC

The DataLine SmartPLC is freely programmable via CODESYS V3 and offers full access to all interfaces of the system. Two Ethernet ports act as EtherCAT fieldbus / slave interface and enable high-performance communication to other PLC systems. Different communication protocols can be used in parallel via two further Ethernet ports, e.g. EtherCAT master, EtherNet/IP scanner, Modbus TCP master and slave, TCP/IP, UDP/IP or OPC/UA server.

Designed for Industry 4.0

The DataLine SmartPLC is best-equipped for Industry 4.0 applications. Towards the PLC, it acts like a classic AS-i gateway and towards IT, any process values can be made available via different communication protocols. An integrated real-time clock and an SD card slot complete the features.

Advantages and customer Benefits

Communication interfaces:


Certified EtherCAT functionality


1 and 2 AS-i masters pursuant to M4 profile

Configuration Interface:

2 Ethernet ports with the following functions:

– Web server

– CODESYS V3 programming interface

– Multifunctional communication interface

(EtherCAT master, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP scanner,

OPC/UA server, Web visualisation)


– AS-i and auxiliary supply: plug-in terminals

(supplied with the unit)

– EtherCAT 2 x RJ45

– Configuration interface 2x RJ45


The DataLine SmartPLC supports a number of different communication protocols via its both configuration interfaces in order to supply additional input / output data to the integrated PLC or realise a data exchange with other units / systems. For Industry 4.0 applications, there is, amongst others, an OPC server functionality available that enables an easy data transfer into your IT world.


For More Information Please Contact:

Automation  Controls  (Pak)  formerly  known  as  Kana  Controls  (Pak)
Appt  No. 33 CIII Chenab  Block,  A.I. Town  Lahore
Mobile  :  0302 8482200,
Tel : 0092 42 37809948 / 0092 42 37809949
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