Stand E01, Photonex, The Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, 16 & 17 October, 2013

From infra-red to high speed and high resolution imaging, STEMMER IMAGING will be demonstrating an extensive range of camera technology, optics, illumination and industrial vision software at the Photonex exhibition. This comprehensive display illustrates the breadth of imaging technology available for both industrial and scientific applications.

The Xenics Lynx line scan industrial vision camera allows the acquisition of very high resolution infrared images at high speeds in the short wave infrared (SWIR) region of the spectrum (from 0.9 to 1.7 µm). SWIR imaging provides the ability to image both reflected IR and IR emitted light. This allows non-destructive and in-process testing, including the ability to image defects that are not seen in the visible spectrum along with the ability to detect the presence or absence of temperature differentials at higher temperatures (300°C -800 °C).

Examples of high resolution and high speed imaging capabilities will be demonstrated using the JAI Spark, AVT Prosilica GT 6600, Teledyne DALSA Genie TS cameras and Silicon Software FPGA processing.

The new Spark SP-20000M-PMCL and Spark SP-20000C-PMCL high performance monochrome and colour 20 megapixel cameras from JAI operate at 30 frames per second, and their combination of speed and resolution makes them ideal for persistent surveillance, border security, aerial mapping, and other outdoor applications. Incorporating the CMOSIS CMV20000 imager, the Spark series of cameras offer full frame resolution of 5120 x 3840 pixels with a dual CameraLink interface capable of supporting multiple data rates in either Medium or Full configurations. Power can be supplied through the CameraLink connectors using a dual-channel-powered frame grabber, or can be provided via the separate 12-pin connector.

The rugged new 29 Mpixel Prosilica GT 6600 GigE Vision monochrome and colour cameras from Allied Vision Technologies are particularly well suited to outdoor imaging since they is designed to perform in extreme environments in temperatures from -20° C up to +50°C. They feature the latest high performance KAI-29050 CCD sensor from Truesense providing 6576 x 4384 pixel resolution at 4 fps. The 5.5 µm pixel architecture of the KAI sensor family provides high sensitivity and low noise performance.  Truesense sensors also feature a vertical overflow drain structure designed to suppress image blooming and enable electronic shuttering for precise exposure control. The cameras also feature a GigE Vision interface with Power over Ethernet and auto-?iris.

High speed 2 Mpixel and 4 Mpixel CMOSIS monochrome sensors have been added to the popular Genie TS range of industrial vision cameras from Teledyne DALSA to provide extremely high sustained GigE Vision bandwidth. With Power over Ethernet for reduced cable complexity, the Genie TS camera platform delivers the widest, most powerful feature set available for GigE Vision cameras. Teledyne DALSA’s “Burst Mode” feature allows for high image capture rates with a true global shutter while maintaining exceptional image quality. The 2 Mpixel (2048 x 1088) HD format version has a frame rate of 70 fps, with 37.5 fps for the 4 Mpixel (2048 x 2048) version. The Genie TS offers two image transfer schemes to make the most of the sensor capabilities. In automatic mode, data is output to the PC as fast as the incoming sensor data up to GigE speed. There is also a manual mode in which the Genie supports a set of features to control the data coming out of the camera, allowing flow control and buffering of a large sequence of images within the camera.

The benefits of the recently introduced high speed USB 3.0 interface is illustrated in the UI-3360CP and UI-3370CP cameras from IDS. Featuring 2 Megapixel (CMV2000) and 4 Megapixel (CMV4000) CMOSIS sensors, these cameras run at high frame rates of 180 fps and 90 fps. This high resolution combined with high speed performance is ideal for applications such as traffic monitoring and inspection within the pharmaceutical, beverage and glass industries. The new sensors combine the image quality normally associated with CCD sensors with the speed expected from CMOS technology. Eight Areas Of Interest and multiple High Dynamic Range modes for up to 90 db provide the flexibility for even the most demanding applications and imaging conditions.

Lenses and optics from Sill Optics, Schneider Kreuznach and Zeiss will be on show, as well as those from Opto Engineering whose product range includes a variety of lenses that perfectly match all Xenics IR cameras. Illumination systems on show include LED lighting from CCS and Gardasoft and lasers from Z-Laser. The versatile processing capabilities of STEMMER IMAGING’s hardware-independent imaging toolkit, Common Vision Blox, will be illustrated on several of the demonstrations.

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