MACHINE VISION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Laser Beam Profiling And Infrared Cameras This white paper addresses the general need for laser beam profile analysis, describes laser beam analysis instruments, and provides an overview of laser applications, in particular for infrared wavelengths.  Continue Reading...
Colored Glass And Coated Filters For Machine Vision
Colored Glass And Coated Filters For Machine Vision The importance of selecting the right optical filter for the application at hand cannot be overstated. Several different types of filters exist with the common goal of improving or changing the image of an object that’s under inspection, but each has its own set of benefits and limitations. This white paper provides a guideline on which filter you should use as it relates to the application you’re working in and the unique problems...  Continue Reading...
Short Wave Infrared Enhances Machine Vision
Short Wave Infrared Enhances Machine Vision SWIR (short wave infrared) imaging is especially useful for measuring, monitoring, and controlling the reliability and quality control aspects of manufacturing and industrial processes.  Continue Reading...
GigE Vision for Real-Time Machine Vision
GigE Vision for Real-Time Machine Vision The acceptance and use of Gigabit Ethernet technology for industrial digital imaging applications continues to grow. The increased variety and capability of cameras to leverage this powerful interface, combined with planned updates to the AIA (Automated Imaging Association) GigE Vision® interface standards makes GigE Vision based imaging more robust and more ideal than ever for real-time machine vision applications.  Continue Reading...
Machine Vision for Factory Automation Many key tasks in the manufacture of products, including inspection, orientation, identification, and assembly, require the use of visual techniques. Human vision and response, however, can be slow and tend to be error-prone either due to boredom or fatigue. Replacing human inspection with machine vision can go far in automating factory operation, but implementers need to carefully match machine vision options with application requirements.  Continue Reading...
Application Note: Machine Vision: Key Tool For Efficient And Low-Cost Solar Cells
Application Note: Machine Vision: Key Tool For Efficient And Low-Cost Solar Cells The cost of electricity produced from sunlight employing the photovoltaic (PV) effect is currently significantly higher compared to electricity produced from fossil fuels such as coal. By Xenics  Continue Reading...
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SWIR InGaAs Detectors Using Flip-Chip (FC) Type Hybridization: XLIN-FC Series SWIR InGaAs Detectors Using Flip-Chip (FC) Type Hybridization: XLIN-FC Series

The XLIN-FC Series from Xenics comprises the latest linescan SWIR InGaAs detectors utilizing flip-chip (FC) type hybridization. These detectors are available in two high speed detector types with 512, 1024, or 2048 pixel resolution. The XLIN-FC R comes with rectangular pixels for spectroscopy applications, while the XLIN-FC SQ comes with square pixels for machine vision applications.

Digital Linescan Camera: LineCAM12 Digital Linescan Camera: LineCAM12

The new LineCAM12 from Princeton Infrared Technologies is an InGaAs linescan camera designed to operate in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum, from 0.4 to 1.7 µm. This camera utilizes a 1024 x 1 state of the art InGaAs linear array imager on 12.5μm pitch. It is currently available in a 250 mm tall pixel model for spectroscopy, and 12.5 mm square pixel model for machine vision applications.

Machine Vision Strobe: MVS-5000™ Machine Vision Strobe: MVS-5000™

The MVS-5000™ Machine Vision strobe from Excelitas Technologies produces short duration, high intensity light pulses for machine vision applications.

SpectroCam™ Multispectral Wheel Camera SpectroCam™ Multispectral Wheel Camera

The SpectroCam™ family of multispectral wheel cameras includes four different models/configurations. Each camera delivers a flexible multispectral hardware and software platform to capture and process multiple spectral bands.

Designed to reduce development times and simplify the design cycle, SpectroCam™ features a high-speed, continuously rotating filter wheel containing 6-8 interchangeable optical filters. This filter design creates a fully portable and configurable, high-speed multispectral imaging camera. With minimal pixel shift and high frame rate, this dynamic system is a powerful product development tool.

SpectroCam™ systems are available in a turnkey format complete with lens, standard or custom filters, and acquisition software that can be used for innovative 2D spectroscopy research in a variety of fields including water quality measurement, product screening, machine vision, medical imaging, surveillance and authentication. The system can also be customized for integration into specific OEM products. The SpectroCam™ offers a cost-effective and versatile solution for your current and future multispectral imaging projects.

PixelCam™ Multispectral Snapshot Camera PixelCam™ Multispectral Snapshot Camera

PixelCam™ multispectral cameras are ideal for applications involving aerial surveillance mapping, precision agriculture, biomedical imaging, machine vision, and authentication. The camera, or its multispectral sensor, can also be customized for integration into OEM products.

PixelCam™ multispectral cameras provide live imaging of 3-9 spectral bands at video rates.  Simultaneous multi-channel “snapshot” acquisition delivers rich, real-time data without scene change or pixel shift.  Custom dichroic filter arrays are integrated into the focal plane array at wafer-level to create robust linear and area sensors that extract high-contrast spectral information at specific visible and infrared wavelengths.  This breakthrough technology enables easy integration into handheld, mobile and aerial cameras – all with the same frame rate, size, weight, and power consumption as monochrome cameras.

Machine Vision Lenses – Lenses for Large Format Sensors Machine Vision Lenses – Lenses for Large Format Sensors

Schneider Optics offers lenses designed to be used in combination with large format linear and megapixel area scan CCD and CMOS Cameras, and high resolution lenses ideal for linescan applications. These machine vision lenses break into three separate product groups:

Compact InGaAs Line Scan Camera For Machine Vision: 1024LDM Compact InGaAs Line Scan Camera For Machine Vision: 1024LDM

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems introduces their new Compact, InGaAs SWIR Line Scan Camera for Machine Vision, Sorting, & Solar Inspection. The 1024LDM line-scan camera features high resolution, 1024-pixel imaging in the shortwave infrared (SWIR). Its square pixels are ideal for inspection of polished silicon blocks, ingots, or wafers, hot glass bottles, and for use on continuous-process lines that apply transparent coatings which can be ‘seen’ in the SWIR spectral region.

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  • Vision Systems 101: Start With The Video Interface

    Choosing the right video interface may mean the difference between success and failure for vision system designers. Although the video interface is a small part of the overall vision system, it has a large impact on the cost and usability of the final product.

  • Xenics at Laser World of Photonics

    Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, comes to Laser World of Photonics 2017 with its latest developments.

  • New Laser Modules For Machine Vision
    New Laser Modules For Machine Vision

    At LASER World of PHOTONIOCS 2017, LASER COMPONENTS will present a new generation of line laser modules for machine vision. The M18 threaded MV18 module is the latest addition to the successful MV series, while existing models like MVnano, MVpico and MVfemto have been re-engineered for better functionality and flexibility.

  • New, Affordable USB3.0 SWIR OEM Linescan Camera For  Machine Vision And Spectroscopy
    New, Affordable USB3.0 SWIR OEM Linescan Camera For Machine Vision And Spectroscopy

    Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) recently introduced the OEM version of its LineCam12, an affordable, indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linescan camera that operates from  0.4 to 1.7 µm in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) and visible spectrum. Compact, with USB3 Vision and Camera Link digital outputs, the camera features a 1024 x 1 pixel format with a 12.5 µm pitch; it can be powered by USB3.0 in most applications

  • Qioptiq Introduces Fetura+ High-Speed Zoom Lens System
    Qioptiq Introduces Fetura+ High-Speed Zoom Lens System

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduced the Fetura+™ Advanced Zoom Lens enabling high speed and reliable optical performance for the machine vision and inspection markets. Fetura+ features a unique linear rail design coupled with precision optics to enable it to travel through the 12.5:1 zoom range in less than one second. Due to this unique design, Fetura+ offers a service life in excess of one million cycles and delivers exacting repeatability in any orientation.

  • New Laser Line Generator For High Precision Machine Vision Applications
    New Laser Line Generator For High Precision Machine Vision Applications

    Coherent released a new series of StingRay µFocus (Micro Focus) lasers, or laser line generators, designed to enable the detection of smaller features in machine vision applications based on triangulation. StingRay µFocus (Micro Focus) lasers feature a linewidth that is 40% smaller than standard Coherent StingRay products (at the same working distance), and can achieve focused linewidths as small as 20 µm, thus providing increased spatial resolution and the ability to discern finer details.

  • Xenics At DCS: Top-Notch Space Technology Serving The Industry
    Xenics At DCS: Top-Notch Space Technology Serving The Industry

    Xenics will attend SPIE DCS 2016 with a host of new developments, among them the first performance results of a family of high-resolution SWIR line-scan arrays that work up to 400 KHz of line rate. These arrays serve space applications that require high resolution line-scan arrays as well as medical (3D SD-OCT) and industrial applications that require high line rates. . Xenics will exhibit in Booth 523 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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