Various features of the Teledyne DALSA Linea help to reduce the need for further components and thus to keep the system complexity and cost low:
With the Burst mode, the frame rate can be increased despite of the GigE Vision bandwidth limitation. By combining the high data acquisition rate in the on-board image buffer and comprehensive cycling modes and readout control, applications with fast burst acquisition can be realized.
In this mode, images can be acquired at maximum frame rate of the sensor with the data buffered on the main storage of the camera. The buffered data is only transferred during camera idle times e.g. when a conveyor belt moves forward.
Multi-AOI allows the definition of up to 4 AOI's and limit the read-out of image data to the important parts of the object. This reduces the amount of data to transfer and preprocess, which finally saves CPU time.
The Cycling mode implements a method to use various different user-controlled configurations. This means that you can work with different light sources, lighting angles, exposure times, gains etc. for every line. This way, a single pass with a single camera delivers a high amount of information which is comparable to that of multiple cameras or combinations of camera and frame grabber.
With this feature, costly and complex hardware solutions can be avoided, since e.g. multiple illumination variants of the same object increase failure detection and production security.
It can also reduce inspection time in cases where various illumination set-ups are mandatory to inspect one object.