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Roller Guides

The RB series of roller guides from NSK, Franklin, IN, provides a 26% reduction in overall height compared with NSK’s conventional RA series roller guides. This facilitates downscaling of equipment and lowering the center of gravity of precision/positioning tables.

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VGA Cameras

Basler Vision Technologies, Ahrensburg, Germany, has introduced the scA640-120 series of Scout cameras based on Sony’s ICX618 sensor. The cameras feature a 29 × 44 × 73.7 mm housing, and are equipped with a C or CS-mount lens adapter. They are available in monochrome or color with a Gigabit Ethernet or IEEE 1394b interface. They offer an acquisition rate of 120 frames per second at full VGA resolution, and are operated via the company’s pylon drivers, which provide image data transport from the cameras into PC memory. The pylon software provides the drivers and camera C++ API, a viewer tool, and documentation and code samples.

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Digital Camera

Vision Research, Wayne, NJ, offers the four-mega-pixel Phantom® v640 digital high-speed camera, which provides six gigapixel-per-second throughput and enhanced light sensitivity. It offers a recording speed of more than 1,400 frames per second at full resolution of 2560 × 1600. For higher frame rates, users can reduce resolution. It can record at more traditional frame rates for normal use — as low as 10 fps. The camera incorporates a proprietary CMOS imaging sensor. Micro-lens technology uses a tiny lens bound to each pixel to direct incoming light into the active areas of the photo site.

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Frame Grabber

American ELTEC, Las Vegas, NV, has released the PC_EYE/CL PCI Express frame grabber that supports base, medium, and full configurations. The PCI Express interface with four lanes delivers data rates of up to 1 GB/s for maximum-speed cameras with full interfaces. It also delivers speeds of up to 680 MB/s. The board has inputs for digital video data compliant with Camera Link standard Version 1.2. Each of the two on-board Mini-Delta-Ribbon 26-pin connectors supports four ports, enabling a total of eight ports to be used.

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Thermal Imaging Camera

LumaSense Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, offers the Mikron MikroSHOT portable thermal imaging camera, a radiometric thermal imager that offers pocket-sized portability. The Thermal-On-Visible mode allows for radiometric temperature data to be displayed directly on the visible image. The camera uses batteries or an AC adapter, and features a 2.7" display and 160 × 120 pixel image resolution.

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Telecentric Lenses

Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ, offers the TECHSPEC® large-format telecentric lenses that can accommodate large-format industrial image sensors measuring up to 28.7 mm diagonally. They provide high-resolution images with a large field of view. The lenses are available in a variety of mounting formats, including C-mount, T-mount, and F-mount for compatibility with large-sensor cameras. An optional mounting clamp is available for use in benchtop set-ups. Lens aperture is adjustable from F/6 to F/22, and a locking iris prevents changes in adjustment in high-vibration environments.

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HD Camera

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, Irvine, CA, has introduced the IK-HR1S HD camera, a 1/3" CMOS detector with 2.1 megapixels and optional 720p or 1080i scanning operation, both with HD-SDI output. The camera measures 1.75 × 1.65 × 3", and features an RS-232 serial interface and a C-mount lens interface for clear HD imagery and color resolution. It is designed for imaging applications requiring the option to switch from progressive to interlace scanning operation.

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