MERLIC 5.3 has a heavy emphasis on pushing deep learning technologies further, while at the same time streamlining its interface and making it even more easy-to-use.
Training functionalities in the MERLIC Frontend
With the new version 5.3 it is now possible to use training functionalities in the MERLIC Frontend even during runtime.
For example, new matching models or code reading parameters can be trained. This means that the end customer can also perform training for other products directly on the production line in the MERLIC Frontend. This significantly increases flexibility and application possibilities.
Plug-in for Mitsubishi MELSEC PLCs
With MERLIC 5.3 it is possible to communicate directly with the widespread Mitsubishi PLC via the MELSEC protocol. This is made possible by a newly developed plug-in included in MERLIC. This plug-in supports the Mitsubishi L- and Q-series. MERLIC thus offers significant added value for customers working with Mitsubishi PLCs.
New tool for deep learning-based object detection
The deep learning technology for object detection is now also available in MERLIC.
The "Find Object" tool locates trained object classes and identifies them with a surrounding rectangle (bounding box). Touching or partially overlapping objects are also separated, which allows counting of objects. Labeling and training are possible without programming knowledge using the free MVTec Deep Learning Tool. The trained network can then be loaded into MERLIC and used with a single click.
Tool grouping for clearer workflows
MERLIC helps solve complex machine vision applications, even without programming knowledge. The visual Tool Flow supports this. To maintain an overview even with complex applications, it is now possible to group several tools into a virtual tool inside the Tool Flow.
Concise startup dialog for easy access to functions and machine vision applications
Usability is one of MERLIC's unique selling points. To further strengthen this ease-of-use approach, a start dialog with thumbnails was integrated into the MERLIC Creator.
This allows users to get an overview of their most recently opened MVApps. All standard examples are clearly displayed. Especially for new users, these offer an orientation to reliably create their own applications. In addition, helpful introductory material as well as the documentation can be easily accessed via quick links.