Colour Line Scan Technology - Prism


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JAI Sweep+

Prism-based colour line scan camera for high colour precision

The JAI Sweep+ colour line scan cameras are based on advanced prism technology, which is one of the main competences of JAI. These cameras capture the red, green, blue and NIR (depending on the model) bands in four separate channels simultaneously through the same optical path.

Sweep+ cameras are available with a variety of sensor resolutions (up to 8192 pixels) and sensor types (CCD and CMOS). All cameras in the range feature one-push automatic white balance, flat-field correction, colour shading compensation and binning functions for increased sensor sensitivity.

Reasons to select the JAI Sweep+

Outstanding colour reproduction

The Sweep+ captures R, G, B and NIR (depending on model) bands simultaneously. For this purpose, the sensors are mounted on a specially designed optical prism, which divides the incident light into red, green, blue and optionally NIR colour channels. JAI’s patented method ensures precise alignment of the four sensors on the same optical axis. This means significantly less colour fringing and better data. It also avoids the necessity to subsequently correct image data via software.

Precision alignment of the optical axis

Thanks to the advanced prism technology used in the JAI Sweep+ cameras, the optical axis is always exactly aligned, thus eliminating parallax issues. This also avoids complex alignment procedures associated with off-angle viewing or inspection of cylindrical or wavy objects. This makes the camera perfectly suited for difficult shapes.

Engineered for high speed applications

The advanced sensor technology in combination with an improved light transmittance ensures faster shutter speeds than with other cameras for the same light intensity. Inspection times decrease while system productivity increases.

Cameras fitted with the 10GBASE-T interface provides RGB output at a maximum line rate as high as 97 kHz, while YUV colour data can be output at faster rates up to 145 kHz. Built-in auto-negotiation technology provides automatic backwards compatibility to slower N-BASE-T (5 Gbit/s and 2.5 Gbit/s) and 1000BASE-T (1Gbit/s). This flexibility makes it suitable for a large range of industrial line scan applications from the slowest to the fastest speeds.

Precise Synchronisation

The latest models of the Sweep + can be synchronised directly to the rotary encoders in a conveyor system to reduce the complexity of the total system. Four separate input lines plus built-in algorithms are provided to support a direct connection from up to two separate rotary encoders. Signals can also be daisy-chained from one camera to the next in multi-camera setups. Precision Time Protocol (PTP) support in the camera ensures image capture at the same time when it is linked to other PTP-supported cameras. The synchronously acquired images share the same timestamp, making image analysis easier.

10 GigE Vision SFP+ for longer cables and perfect transmission

The SW-8000Q-SFP model features an “Enhanced Small Form-factor Pluggable” (SFP+) interface which delivers GigE Vision output via optical fiber cables. The SFP+ interface supports very long cables with low latency (low data transmission delay), low data transmission noise, as well as immunity to electromagnetic interference and system crosstalk.


  • Sensor: CCD and CMOS
  • Resolution: up to 8192 pixels
  • Line rate: up to 100 kHz
  • Features: gain correction and electronic shutter can be set individually, flat-field correction and colour shading compensation
  • Lens mount: M52-mount or F-mount 
  • Interfaces: CameraLink, 10GBASE-T copper interface (SW-xxxx-10GE) and 10GBASE-R fiber interface (SW-xxxxx-SFP) with GenICam-compliant GigE Vision output

Markets and Applications

  • Food checking tasks, like fruit and vegetable sorting and grading
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) for PCBs and electronic components
  • Surface control of wood, tiles or metal surfaces for scratches and damages
  • Flat web inspection of textiles, paper or glass
  • 2D and 3D colour print inspection
  • Paint coat applications to check colour correctness or even application of paint 
  • 3D inspection of bottles, cans, or other cylindrical items

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Model Horizontal res. (Px) Max. line freq. (kHz) Interface Lens mount Sensor type Pixel size (µm) Sensor length (mm)
JAI LQ-201 CL-F 2048 33.0 CameraLink Nikon F-Mount CMOS 14.00 28.67
JAI LQ-201 CL-M52 2048 33.0 CameraLink M52 x 0.75 CMOS 14.00 28.67
JAI LQ-401 CL-F 4096 18.0 CameraLink Nikon F-Mount CMOS 7.00 28.67
JAI LQ-401 CL-M52 4096 18.0 CameraLink M52 x 0.75 CMOS 7.00 28.67
JAI LT-200 CL-F 2048 30.4 CameraLink Nikon F-Mount CMOS 14.00 28.67
JAI LT-200 CL-M52 2048 30.4 CameraLink M52 x 0.75 CMOS 14.00 28.67
JAI LT-400 CL-F 4096 16.2 CameraLink Nikon F-Mount CCD 7.00 28.67
JAI LT-400 CL-M52 4096 16.2 CameraLink M52 x 0.75 CCD 7.00 28.67
JAI SW-2001Q-CL-F 2048 18.6 CameraLink Nikon F-Mount CCD 14.00 28.70
JAI SW-2001Q-CL-M52 2048 18.6 CameraLink M52 x 0.75 CCD 14.00 28.70
JAI SW-2001T-CL-F 2048 18.6 CameraLink Nikon F-Mount CCD 14.00 28.70
JAI SW-2001T-CL-M52 2048 18.6 CameraLink M52 x 0.75 CCD 14.00 28.70
JAI SW-4000Q-10GE-F 4096 74.0 Gigabit Ethernet Nikon F-Mount CMOS 7.50 30.72
JAI SW-4000Q-10GE-M52 4096 74.0 Gigabit Ethernet M52 x 0.75 CMOS 7.50 30.72
JAI SW-4000T-10GE-F 4096 97.0 Gigabit Ethernet Nikon F-Mount CMOS 7.45 30.72
JAI SW-4000T-10GE-M52 4096 97.0 Gigabit Ethernet M52 x 0.75 CMOS 7.45 30.72
JAI SW-4000T-MCL-F 4096 66.0 CameraLink Nikon F-Mount CMOS 7.45 30.72
JAI SW-4000T-MCL-M52 4096 66.0 CameraLink M52 x 0.75 CMOS 7.45 30.72
JAI SW-8000Q-10GE-F 8192 37.0 Gigabit Ethernet Nikon F-Mount CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
JAI SW-8000Q-10GE-M52 8192 37.0 Gigabit Ethernet M52 x 0.75 CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
JAI SW-8000Q-SFP-F 8192 37.0 NF-Mount CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
JAI SW-8000Q-SFP-M52 8192 37.0 M52 x 0.75 CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
JAI SW-8000T-10GE-F 8192 73.5 Gigabit Ethernet Nikon F-Mount CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
JAI SW-8000T-10GE-M52 8192 73.5 Gigabit Ethernet M52 x 0.75 CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
JAI SW-8000T-SFP-F 8192 73.5 SFP Nikon F-Mount CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
JAI SW-8000T-SFP-M52 8192 73.5 SFP M52 x 0.75 CMOS 3.75, 5.78 30.72
File Topics Size
JAI LQ-200 CL Manual | 1.5
1.6 MB
JAI LT-400 CL Manual | 2.2
1.5 MB
JAI SW-4000Q-10GE
Data sheets
518.8 KB
JAI SW-4000T-10GE Manual | 1.1
1.9 MB
JAI SW-4000T-MCL Manual | 1.0
1.4 MB
JAI SW-4000TL-10GE
Data sheets
456.8 KB
JAI SW-8000Q-10GE Datasheet | 09/2020
Data sheets
522.9 KB
JAI SW-8000T-10GE / SFP | 1.1
2.5 MB
JAI Sweep SW-4000T-MCL
Data sheets
638.4 KB
JAI Sweep+ SW-2001Q-CL | 1.0.1
1.1 MB
JAI Sweep+ SW-2001Q-CL-4CCD | 08/2017
Data sheets
298.3 KB
JAI Sweep+ SW-2001T-CL | 1.0.1
1.0 MB
JAI Sweep+ SW-2001T-CL Protocol | 1.0
187.2 KB
JAI Sweep+ SW-2001T-CL-3CCD | 08/2017
Data sheets
413.3 KB
JAI Sweep+ SW-4000Q-10GE Manual | 1.0
1.6 MB
JAI Sweep+ SW-4000T-10GE
Data sheets
526.7 KB
JAI Sweep+ SW-4000TL-PMCL
Data sheets
640.2 KB
JAI Sweep+ SW-8000Q-10GE-SFP | 09/2020
Data sheets
511.3 KB
JAI Sweep+ SW-8000Q-10GE-SFP Manual | 1.0
2.7 MB
JAI Sweep+ SW-8000T-10GE
Data sheets
530.3 KB
JAI WhitePaper 10GigE-Technology Guide
Application Notes
369.0 KB
JAI WhitePaper Prism LineScan for multispectral imaging
Application Notes
748.4 KB
Application Notes
7.1 MB