Imaging

Color Cameras

FLIR Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, offers the ChromaNox electron multiplied CCD low-light cameras available in VGA (640 × 480) and SXGA (1280 × 1024) resolution, and in color and monochrome models. The cameras feature proprietary image processing algorithms to highlight hidden image details in difficult scene conditions. The cameras meet MIL-spec operating temperature requirements of -40 to 71 oC. A range of ½" format C-mount lenses enable close situational awareness and long-range observation in low light levels.

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Digital Microscope

The VHX-1000 digital microscope from Keyence Corp. of America, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, features real-time 16-bit imaging resolution that makes subtle color differences visible, and optimizes areas that are too dark or too bright to see. Brightness ranges to 65,536 levels, and the 3-CCD color clarity is 2.8 trillion colors. The system features the DOUBLE’R automatic lens/zoom recognition system, enabling the microscope to recognize, in real time, which lens is mounted to the camera, as well as current magnification.

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SWIR Lenses

Alternative Vision Corp., Tucson, AZ, has released the f/1.4 SWIR lens series from Optec. The lens line is designed for large-format (20.5 mm) shortwave infrared (SWIR) imagers, and combines high throughput with low vignetting and distortion. The lenses are optimized for use with indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR sensors. Individual models support 900-1700 nm, 1700-2300 nm, and 900-2300 nm wavelength bands.

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Touch Screen Display

Banner Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, offers the iVu Remote Touch Screen Display for vision inspection in hard-to-access areas. Users can program iVu sensors through a single display and change inspection parameters remotely with no PC or external devices. One display can be used to program multiple iVu sensors. Connected via a 3' to 50' cable, the display facilitates access to the user interface and allows personnel to view inspection images from a distance.

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Machine Vision Software

IMPACT® 9.1 machine vision software from PPT Vision, Bloomington, MN, features the Pinpoint Pattern Find tool for applications including robotic guidance and high-speed inspection of randomly oriented, scaled, and located parts. Custom inspections can be designed with the Vision Program Manager, which features icons for drag-and-drop configuration and no programming language knowledge required. The Control Program Manager tool enables engineers to build a custom graphical user interface with multiple levels of log-ins and passwords.

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Microscope Cameras

Jenoptik Optical Systems Division, Jena, Germany, offers the ProgRes® SpeedXTcore 3 and ProgRes SpeedXTcore 5 USB CCD microscope cameras. The first model features live image speed of 17 fps at the maximum resolution of 2080 × 1542 pixels; the second model offers 13 fps image speed at 2580 × 1944 pixels. The cameras can be connected to any microscope, computer, or notebook via the USB 2.0 interface.

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Microscopy Camera

QImaging, Surrey, BC, Canada, offers the Rolera EM-C2 EMCCD microscopy camera for low-light imaging applications that features a 40-MHz pixel clock rate. Up to 34.2 frames per second can be read out and transferred over an optimized 800 Mb/s implementation of the FireWire protocol. The camera’s Easy-EM mode optimizes the camera EM Gain settings with a single click, boosting the signal-to-noise ratio. Variable exposure times range from 200 microseconds to 17.9 minutes.

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Uncooled Thermal Camera

FLIR Systems, Portland, OR, has introduced the Tau 640 high-resolution, uncooled, longwave camera core with 17-micron pixel size and Digital Detail Enhancement image processing algorithms. The camera features multiple resolution options and configurations, as well as several lens options. Camera Controller software provides user control over most camera functions.

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Color Sensors

The Series 4055 color sensors from Contrinex, Old Saybrook, CT, are used for color control and color sorting processes. The sensors feature three teachable color channels with independent 200 mA outputs, which allow for three color tones to be programmed. The teach process offers a choice of five different tolerance levels. Color detection within the operating range of 30 to 40 mm is independent of the target distance. The sensors feature switching frequency to 4 kHz, adjustable pulse delay and stretching, NPN and PNP versions, and 10-bit precision of R, G, and B signals.

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Machine Vision Software

3D-LocateTM machine vision software from Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, provides real-time 3D position information for machine vision systems. The software uses multiple sets of features found by a geometric pattern matching tool, PatMax®, to determine an object’s 3D orientation.

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