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Stemmer Imaging has added the colour version of Dalsa’s Boa smart cameras to its product portfolio. The camera features a VGA colour sensor operating at 60fps. Like its monochrome counterparts, Boa colour is a fully self-contained inspection system housed in a 44mm cube, IP67 rated enclosure, for mounting both where space is limited and in harsh environmental and washdown conditions. This compact package offers exceptional performance for its price with on-board processing capabilities and full suite of vision tools, a web-browser based user interface and application development interface as well as inputs and outputs, illumination control and factory communications. Boa features multiple on-board,
real-time processing engines to optimise performance and provide a robust and adaptable platform for automated vision
Kane Computing has launched Empower Technologies’ BullsEye real-time motion stabiliser in the UK and Europe. The unit performs low-latency video stabilisation of rotational motion around an optical axis and also translational movement in horizontal and vertical directions on PAL or NTSC live or pre- recorded video data. The BullsEye BE1000 is a high-performance embedded fanless video image processing device, which is low-power, low- heat and capable of instant on and instant off. As a result, the unit is much
more economical to operate and very adaptable to various
field operating environments, from deserts to cold places like Northern Canada.
The BE1000 has a built- in software algorithm and a powerful embedded computing device to remove any shaking (translational) and rolling (rotational) motions.
In addition, Kane Computing has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Imaging Diagnostics to market and sell its range of Camelot intelligent machine vision cameras in the UK.
Camelot is a family of digital cameras for machine vision applications, with fast USB2 connection and an embedded
digital signal processor. It is capable of performing advanced image processing algorithms in the camera on-the- fly and storing a buffer of images in the camera without the need to send all images to the PC. The cameras are intended for medical and industrial applications requiring superior image quality, high performance and yet attractive pricing. Camelot cameras are used in a hand-held medical diagnosis device for detecting Malaria that reduces user error – resulting in lower mis-diagnosis and improved treatment. www.kanecomputing.co.uk
applications. The camera is supported by Dalsa’s iNspect vision software, which can be both configured and remotely monitored using a web browser portal via an Ethernet connection to a PC or factory network. Also available from Stemmer Imaging are Contact Image Sensors (CIS), which offer an alternative approach to conventional line scan cameras for industrial web applications, such as the inspection of paper, textiles, glass or plastics. The technology offers significant advantages in terms of space requirements, ease of alignment, and resolution. With line rates up to 100kHz, scanning widths up to four metres, very high resolutions and integral light sources, the CIS can be a very cost-effective choice in certain applications. The CIS head consists of a lens array using graded rod lenses, with each individual lens capturing an image of a very small
section of the target object. There are a wide range of resolution options available, from 25dpi up to 3,600dpi, with pixels sizes of 1mm down to 7µm. A clear, sharp image is produced along the narrow line of the sensor head, which is made up of silicon photodiodes using either CCD or CMOS technology.
Contact image sensors benefit
from a flat construction, so that they fit into narrow spaces. They come as a system, complete with optics, illumination and encoder logic, and can be joined together to suit the resolution and width of the web with no reduction of line rate as the width increases. This provides a consistent viewing angle, sharpness and brightness across the width.
Integral LED line lights are pulsed to offer long operating lifetimes and maximise image quality. Built-in timer control includes encoder inputs for triggering and light control and is
configured via RS232 or Ethernet. Signal processing allows for high data rates independent of the scanning width. Interface to the image processing system is via industry standard Camera Link or Gigabit Ethernet.
In addition to the CIS range, Stemmer Imaging also offers cameras from leaders in line scan technology and so can provide clear, independent advice as to what is the best solution for any particular web inspection application. www.stemmer-imaging.co.uk
l MVTec Software has appointed Image S as distributor of its machine
vision software products in Italy. l Radiant Imaging is to be the worldwide sales channel for Delta Light and Optics’ ICAM imaging colorimeter plus related hardware and
software solutions. l Z-Laser, a leading German manufacturer of laser illumination products, and Stemmer Imaging, Europe’s largest imaging technology supplier, have expanded their distribution agreement to include Stemmer’s entire European network.
imaging and machine vision europe june/july 2010 www.imveurope.com
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