New BitFlow BitBox™ is optimal I/O solution for Machine Vision
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects all technologies, systems, and components involved in the industrial value creation process to each other as well as to company networks and the Internet. With connectively playing a critical role in this scenario, BitFlow today announced it is shipping a new breakthrough I/O device for machine vision which provides an unprecedented 36 inputs and 36 outputs in a compact, DIN-rail mounted form factor supporting TTL, LVDS, open collector, opto-isolated and 24V signaling. Read more ›
Fujinon Anti-Shock & Vibration design
Industrial imaging systems are frequently subject to strong accelerations, shocks, and vibrations. This is especially true for mobile systems, like robot-guided 3D scanners, but also for fixed installations. Fujifilm has investigated the impact of shocks and vibrations on industrial fixed focal lenses via a dedicated test procedure. In many cases, the procedure leads to a significant reduction of the resolution and to a shift of the optical axis. However, the intensity of the effects depends heavily on the mechanical design of a camera lens – a widely underestimated aspect at the selection of fixed focal lenses. Read more ›
How an LED Current Controller Can Improve Your Vision System
Have you ever struggled with camera settings to get the best image? Balancing exposure time with the light available and still getting crystal clear images of fast moving objects can be challenging. Experiencing errors in your measurement precision due to subtle fluctuations in your illumination is very frustrating. If you understand this pain, then you need to take control of your LEDs.
Fortunately, tools exist to help. LED Controllers can be used to maintain a rock-solid output power for an ‘always on’ LED, also allowing you to synchronize and safely overdrive an LED to get dramatic increases in optical output power pulsed in-line with your camera exposure. Read more ›
JAI – Launch of multi-sensor 3-CMOS area scan camera
JAI announces the launch of a new multi-sensor industrial camera in the Apex Series. The Apex AP-3200T-USB is a 3-CMOS prism-based industrial R-G-B area scan camera providing better color fidelity and spatial precision than traditional Bayer color cameras. The camera is built around three PregiusTM IMX265 1/1.8 inch sensors featuring 2064 x 1544 pixels and pixel sizes of
3.45 µm x 3.45 µm.
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Deep Vision becomes reality with CNN
Deep learning with neural networks will strongly influence the future of image processing, as this approach provides a number of significant advantages regarding classification and analysis results as well as final image quality. Since small neural networks suffice for many typical vision applications,
processors such as FPGAs can be implemented effectively for convolutional neural networks (CNNs). This results in a wide application field far beyond current classification tasks and efficient use within embedded vision systems is also possible. Read more ›
Heart of the new hr120 is the new Canon APS-H rolling shutter CMOS sensor with 13,272 x 9,176 square 2.4µm pixels. The sensor takes benefits from the new temperature concept of the revised HR series body design. Its optimized temperature management gives an outstanding optical precision, along with an excellent image homogeneity.This enables the sophisticated electronics to take full advantage of the low noise sensor, thus providing an impressive high dynamic range.
The M58 lens mount offers maximum flexibility in the selection of lenses and adapters. Read more ›
TELEDYNE DALSA new 1.3M cameras optimized for price and performance
Teledyne DALSA is pleased to introduce its newest Genie Nano cameras built around ON Semiconductor’s Python P3 1.3M CMOS image sensors. These new models feature a global shutter, with 1280 x 1024 resolution, and image capture of up to 83 frames-per-second with Teledyne’s TurboDrive technology.
Developed for cost-conscious imaging applications that don’t require the higher speed of On Semi’s P1 sensors, the latest P3-based cameras are available in color and monochrome. As with all Genie Nano cameras, customers can expect smear-free imaging, strong build quality and easy implementation.
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Ultra high speed SWIR linear detector, now a PRISM Awards finalist
Entering the finalists round in the SPIE PRISM Awards for the category “Detectors and Sensors”, the XLIN-FC series are the latest linescan SWIR InGaAs detectors from Xenics. Using flip-chip (FC) type hybridization, we offer two high speed detector types:
XLIN-FC R with rectangular pixels for spectroscopy applications and XLIN-FC SQ with square pixels for machine vision inspection applications.
The detectors operate in low illumination conditions thanks to a new high-sensitivity ROIC (read-out integrated circuit) developed in-house by Xenics. The InGaAs photodetectors also exhibit a high QE in the 900 to 1700 nm wavelength range.
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3500 Fps high speed camera and other fast models are available
Following the release of the initial model with 12 Mpix at 333 Fps, XIMEA is now ready for orders of two additional versions with speeds up to 3500 frames per second.
The exceptionally fast PCIe interface allows the xiB-64 camera family to stream data at speeds as high as 64 Gbit/s over distances of up to 300m without the need of expensive frame grabbers or special, complicated software. Resolution range of this camera line starts from 1 Mpix to 16 Mpix and is further enhanced with a Canon lens EF-mount that allows remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization.. Read more ›