08/09/2011 • Automation • Image processing / Optical metrology • Metrology • Process automation / MSR technology

Vision HAWK Smart Camera: Flexible Industrial Vision System - industrial smart camera that delivers powerful vision capabilities in a compact package

The Vision HAWK is a flexible industrial smart camera that delivers powerful vision capabilities in a compact, easy-to-use package. Developed for vision users of all experience levels in a broad range of applications, the Vision HAWK features an intuitive vision interface, integrated lighting, high resolution optical zoom, and simple plug and play connectivity.

With the Vision HAWK, both integrators and end-users have a scalable, fully integrated vision solution to confidently solve any inspection, verification, or auto ID application.

Powerful Capabilities

Features a robust tool set to address a wide range of automation challenges using vision technology. Combined with patented liquid lens autofocus, the Vision HAWK can easily cover almost any vision or barcode application.

Advanced Optical System

High resolution modular optical zoom system enables the Vision HAWK to inspect objects and labels at distances from 33 mm to 2 m and beyond.

Fully Integrated

The Vision HAWK features on-board optically isolated I/O connections for trigger and results.

Scalable System

AutoVISION software allows easy expansion to more complex vision applications through migration to full Visionscape® software.

Ease of Use

In addition to a compact size for flexible positioning, the Vision HAWK includes AutoVISION software with an intuitive interface, step-by-step guides, and a library of templates that allow easy set up and deployment.

Rugged Design

The Vision HAWK features a rugged industrial design with a cast alloy IP65/67 enclosure and M12 connectors. Integrated Ethernet protocols are included for high speed communication.

Application Examples


  • Assembly verification
  • Part identification


  • Label positioning
  • Contents verification


  • Assembly verification and identification


  • Packages and components

Vision HAWK: At a Glance

  • Integrated with AutoVISION software
  • Industry proven machine vision tools
  • Fully integrated with processor, lens and illumination
  • Liquid lens autofocus
  • Integrated Ethernet networking

AutoVISION Software: Provides a simple setup and run time interface for solving basic to mid-range vision applications.

Visionscape Software (optional): Enables scripting and other advanced programming capabilities.

AutoVISION Button: Performs automatic focus, photometry, and training.
Visible Indicators: Shows inspection status and IO state at a glance.

Vision HAWK: Capabilites

  • 1D/2D symbol decoding
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Dynamic part location
  • Assembly verification
  • Dimensional measurements

Plus Visionscape Option:

  • Optical Character Verification (OCV)
  • Image transformation and scaling
  • Precision calibration
  • Custom vision tools (scripting)

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