and customisation advantages Based on MVTec's extensive machine vision expertise, MERLIC 2
is the latest generation Machine Vision software product from MVTec
combining reliable, fast performance with ease-of-use.
MERLIC 2 allows non-programmers to create their own machine vision
applications without writing a single line of code.
It allows relatively unskilled users to build a professional
machine vision application with Graphical User Interface
quickly, efficiently and without a great deal of fuss. It interactively
creates a GUI front-end in a matter of minutes through the use of
its drag-and-drop widgets in the Designer section of the software.
An added bonus is that multiple GUIs can be created and customised
for each user's specific requirements - for example you can
have a GUI customised for the operator, a different GUI for the Operations
Manager and GUI for corporate management, all connected to the same
inspection system and all displaying only information pertinent to
MERLIC's image calibration, alignment, inspection and measurement
tools are very accessible and easy to use. For example, when hovering
the mouse pointer over features in the image MERLIC 2 automatically
detects and highlights the feature and links the user to the tools
available for measurement of that feature.
• Non-skilled users can develop a robust professional vision
• Just about anyone on the factory floor can build their own
inspection with GUI without having to write any code
• MERLIC enables a faster time to market
• The total cost-of-ownership is lowered by MERLIC: Changing
a product or inspection is quicker, cheaper and easier
• MERLIC is simple and quick, but, for customised inspections,
it can be combined with MVTec’s rich-and-powerful HALCON Toolbox
for added functionality
The key feature of MERLIC
is its ability to build multiple GUI front-ends powerfully and easily;
each one suiting the specific role of a user in an organisation
features and benefits
user interface The image-centered design allows you to configure the application
directly via the image without the need to write source code or
to adjust lots of parameters.
An outstanding, innovative, and unique feature in MERLIC is the
easyTouch, one-click concept, guiding the user towards a solution,
interactively. Hovering the mouse pointer over an image allows easyTouch
to recognize and mark objects to be identified.
MERLIC's tool library can be extended flexibly with customized,
user-defined tools to suit any additional needs. These tools can
be developed in HALCON's integrated development environment HDevelop.
The MERLIC Engine enables you to integrate a MERLIC Vision App (MVApp)
into your user application, i.e., C# or C++ application. Using the
MERLIC Engine, you can create a framework that loads and executes
MVApps on demand and to be stored as MVApps to be used in a framework
The software supports the entire process of developing an application,
from acquiring and processing images to the programmable control
of the machine. As stand-alone software , MERLIC offers full integration,
including digital I/O and the OPC UA standard.
Interactively design a front end for your application: choose between
various widgets and simply place them by drag-and-drop which automatically
links the widgets to parameters of tools.
With a special widget, MERLIC allows you to run the front end and
the processing of your application on separate computers. You can
now teach the system new sample parts or regions of interest (ROIs)
with just a few clicks.
vision application without programming
MERLIC was created to build a machine vision application without
programming a single line of code. Rather than code, you can step
through your application and rely on the standard machine vision
tools provided. These tools are connected automatically or by drag
Using the password protection can be useful if you want to pass on
your MERLIC-created application to customers who should not be able
to change anything. Password protection also protect your application
against non-authorised access and so securing your intellectual property.