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Datasheets

RTCC4 Datasheet

Datasheet for RTCC4 v004a October 2018

Date updated:
October 2018

Lighting Controllers technical overview and selection

Date updated:
August 2018

CL190 Embedded Tunable Lens Controller

CL190 Precision Industrial Tunable Lens controller suitable for embedded use and compatible with most common communication protocols for embedded devices. Available as miniature hardware or as a design file. Compatible with Optotune Liquid Lenses.

Date updated:
July 2018

Embedded Motorised Lens Control Module - Specimen Specification

This document describes a specimen specification for an Embedded Lens Control Module. The information provided should be regarded as representative of what can be provided by Gardasoft for embedded use for the control of either motorised lenses or tunable lenses. Please contact Gardasoft to discuss your particular application.

Date updated:
July 2018

TR-HT Series Datasheet

Date updated:
July 2018

TR-CL180 Industrial Lens controller datasheet

Compatible with Optotune focus tunable lenses

Date updated:
February 2018

RTCC4 Datasheet

Date updated:
February 2018

CC320 Datasheet

Date updated:
April 2016

Triniti Datasheet

Date updated:
April 2016

VTR Series Datasheet

Date updated:
October 2015

PP16CC Series Datasheet

Date updated:
July 2015

PP860 Series Datasheet

Date updated:
June 2015

PP820 Series Datasheet

Date updated:
June 2015

PP600 Series Datasheet

Date updated:
June 2015

PP500 Series Datasheet

Date updated:
June 2015

PP420 Series Datasheet

Date updated:
June 2015

VCT6 Datasheet

Date updated:
May 2014

VCT6-T20 Datasheet

Date updated:
May 2014

PP1600 Series Datasheet

Date updated:
May 2014

RC Series Datasheet

Date updated:
February 2014

VLX Series Datasheet

Date updated:
October 2012

RT Series Datasheet

Date updated:
October 2012

Manuals

Vision Utility User's Guide

This document describes how to install and use the Gardasoft Vision Utility. The Utility allows the user to quickly set up a machine vision timing sequence and lens control. The Utility acquires images from the camera so the user can assess the configuration. The Guide is written to assist less experienced users but it will also serve as a useful tool for advanced users.

Date updated:
September 2018

Triniti TR-RC12x Manual

Date updated:
September 2018

RTCC LED Lighting Controllers User Manual v002

Issue 002

Date updated:
July 2018

PP500 LED Lighting Controller User Manual

Issue 020 - January 2018

Date updated:
June 2018

PP520 LED Lighting Controllers User Manual

Issue 020 - January 2018

Date updated:
June 2018

PP420 LED Lighting Controllers User Manual

Issue 009 - January 2018

Date updated:
June 2018

Triniti TR-RT LED Lighting Controllers User Manual

Issue 003 - November 2017

Date updated:
June 2018

VTR6 Manual

Issue 4

Date updated:
October 2017

VTR4-T48 Strobe Light User Manual

Issue 2

Date updated:
October 2017

VTR4 Manual

Issue 5

Date updated:
October 2017

VTR2 Manual

Issue 5

Date updated:
October 2017

TR-HT2xx LED Controller User Manual

Issue 005

Date updated:
September 2017

PPCC16xx Series Manual

Date updated:
June 2017

PP820/PP860 Series Manual

Date updated:
June 2017

PP610F Series Manual

Date updated:
June 2017

PP610 Series Manual

Date updated:
June 2017

PP600F Series Manual

Date updated:
June 2017

PP600 Series Manual

Date updated:
June 2017

TR-CL180 Manual

Date updated:
January 2017

VCT6 Series Manual

Date updated:
December 2016

VCT6-T20 Series Manual

Date updated:
December 2016

RT Series Manual

Date updated:
October 2016

RC Series Manual

Date updated:
September 2016

PP16 Series Manual

Date updated:
May 2014

CC320 Manual

Date updated:
August 2012

VLX1 Manual

Date updated:
August 2012

VLX2 Manual

Date updated:
August 2012

Application Notes

LED strobe lighting for ITS White Paper

Date updated:
September 2018

APP929 - Choosing a controller

APP929 explains the capabilities of the Gardasoft range of lighting controllers and helps the reader decide on the suitability for a particular application. (Aug 2018)

Date updated:
August 2018

APP979 - Updating firmware with GardasoftMaint v003

Date updated:
July 2018

APP959 - Using an oscilloscope - lighting outputs

There are two ways to scope a lighting output, depending on what you are looking for. App959 describes the best way to examining lighting output using an oscilloscope.

Date updated:
July 2018

APP940 Connecting to the CC320

This application note explains the correct methodology for connecting the CC320 to various types of input and output including Basler Scout, RS422, LVDS, TTL and open-collector and opto-coupled circuits. v4 July 2018.

Date updated:
July 2018

APP971 - Connecting Trigger Signals

App971 explains how to connect trigger signals to Gardasoft lighting controllers. v003 June 2018

Date updated:
June 2018

APP930 - A Guide to LED Pulsing and Overdrive

App930 describes the benefits of pulsing and overdrive and how to safely overdrive LED lighting. v003 2018

Date updated:
June 2018

APP966 - SafePower

Date updated:
April 2018

Liquid Lens Technology For Machine Vision

Date updated:
April 2018

APP978 - Cognex to Gardasoft strobe controllers wiring

Date updated:
January 2016

APP977 - PP16xx Heat Dissipation v001

Date updated:
January 2015

APP972 - Communicating with an Allen Bradley PLC

Date updated:
October 2013

APP954 - RT Heat dissipation

Date updated:
June 2013

APP942 - RT200 vs PP500 differences

Date updated:
January 2013

APP965 - Long lighting cables

Date updated:
January 2013

APP939 - PP500 heat calculator

Date updated:
October 2012

APP941 - PP820/PP860 heat calculator

Date updated:
October 2012

APP951 - PP400 heat calculator

Date updated:
October 2012

APP949 - RT260 vs PP610 differences

Date updated:
October 2012

APP947 - RT range pulse timing

Date updated:
October 2012

APP945 - CC320 timing

Date updated:
October 2012

APP944 - Fast pulse shape

Date updated:
October 2012

APP937 - CC320 sample applications

Date updated:
October 2012

APP936 - SafeSense

Date updated:
October 2012

APP933 - Configuring CC320 logic operators

Date updated:
October 2012

APP926 - PP500 heat dissipation

Date updated:
October 2012

APP918 - PP860 heat dissipation

Date updated:
October 2012

APP914 - Using Japanese lighting

Date updated:
October 2012

APP909 - PP600 Heat dissipation

Date updated:
October 2012

APP910 - Advantages of pulsing

Date updated:
October 2011

Application Software

Triniti Installer for Vision Utility v3.1.1 (200Mb)

Triniti Vision Utility allows you to configure your machine vision system lighting and camera timing via a clear, easy-to-use interface. Installation package includes installer and User Guide. v3.1.1 June 2018

Date updated:
June 2018

GardasoftMaint Maintenance Application for software updates and setting the IP address (v3.7.1.1)

This is the first application to download for supporting Gardasoft Controllers. Maint is a tool for discovering all the controllers on a network, or serial ports. It is used to access the controller’s web-interface, send RS232 and ethernet commands, update firmware, and configure the IP address.

Date updated:
May 2018

C++ C#, VB.NET SDK Installer for Triniti and non-Triniti Ethernet controllers (v3.1.0)

This software development kit contains a C# API with additional abstraction layers for C++ and VB with example applications. The SDK contains ready to use software functions to adjust key parameters within triniti ‘TR’ enabled controllers and support RT and RC controllers. The ‘discover’ and ‘send command’ functions support comms with all other ethernet controllers by ASCII command system. Beta support for RS232.

Date updated:
May 2018

Triniti Installer for LabVIEW (v3.0.0)

Date updated:
February 2016

Triniti Cognex In-Sight Code Snippet (v3.0)

Date updated:
December 2015

Triniti Installer for Sherlock (v1.0.0)

Date updated:
November 2015

CAD files

VTS20 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for VTS20 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

VTR6 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for VTR6 version 002 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

VTR4 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for VRT4 version 01 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

VCT6 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for VCT6 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

TR-RT420 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for TR-RT420 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

TR-RC120 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for TR-RC120 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

TR-HT2 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for TR-HT2 version 002 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

TR-CL180 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for TR-CL180 version 002 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

RT820 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for RT820 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

RT460 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for RT460 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

RT420 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for RT420 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

RT260 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for RT260 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

RT220 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for RT220 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

RC120 Gardasoft Model 3D

CADE file for RC120 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

PP895 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for PP895 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

PP420 Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for PP420 version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

PP16xx Gardasoft Model 3D

CAD file for PP16xx version 001 September 2018

Date updated:
September 2018

PP610 Gardasoft Drawing 3D

Date updated:
July 2016

CC320 Gardasoft Drawing 3D

Date updated:
July 2016

PP820 Gardasoft Drawing 3D

Date updated:
July 2016

PP701 Gardasoft Drawing

Date updated:
July 2016

PP520 Gardasoft Drawing 3D

Date updated:
July 2016

PP400 Gardasoft Drawing 3D

Date updated:
July 2016

VTR2 Gardasoft Drawing 3D

Date updated:
January 2015

PP1621 Gardasoft Drawing 3D

Date updated:
January 2015

Troubleshooting

APP923 - Troubleshooting Ethernet

Date updated:
February 2017

APP912 - PP600 troubleshooting guide

Date updated:
October 2012

APP917 - PP860 troubleshooting guide

Date updated:
October 2012

APP915 - Technical support guide

Date updated:
October 2012

APP916 - RS232 troubleshooting guide

Date updated:
September 2012

White Papers

In-line barcode and optical character verification

In-line barcode and optical character verification v001c September 2018 This white paper describes the imaging requirements for effective OCR and OCV.

Date updated:
October 2018

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (German)

Date updated:
September 2018

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (French)

Date updated:
September 2018

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (English)

Date updated:
September 2018

Practical Use of Lighting Controllers (Chinese)

Date updated:
September 2018

Embedded Lens Control White Paper

There is increasing demand for small, self-contained vision systems for use where space is limited. This white paper describes the application of compact, embedded drivers for the control of motorised lenses and liquid lens parameters, including zoom, focus, aperture, pan and tilt. (July 2018)

Date updated:
July 2018

White Paper: Intelligent Lighting for Machine Vision Systems

This White Paper discusses the advantages that can be gained from Machine Vision Systems which have lighting with in-built intelligence, true networking capability and full integration with Image Processing Software. (2016)

Date updated:
July 2018

White Paper - 5 Reasons To Use A Lighting Controller

Illumination is a critical component of machine vision systems since it is lighting that determines how an object appears to the camera. This application note discusses when a dedicated lighting controller can be an essential part of a machine vision system. v002 2018

Date updated:
July 2018

Maintaining Constant Image Brightness in MV Systems

Date updated:
July 2018

Liquid Lens Technology for Machine Vision

This summary paper has been produced to create awareness and guidance on a broad range of considerations when implementing liquid lens technology into machine vision applications.

Date updated:
July 2018

LED strobe lighting for ITS White Paper

The successful, cost-effective application of an Intelligent TransportSystem (ITS) is often dependent on the interplay of many individual elements, including Vision lighting. This White Paper deals specifically with the integration and advantages relating to the use of LED lighting within ITS systems.

Date updated:
July 2018

Lighting Controllers - Automation Magazine Jan 2018

Why a dedicated lighting controller can be essential to a machine vision system

Date updated:
July 2018