Machine vision is a dynamic field: STEMMER IMAGING and our suppliers are the world´s leading manufacturers for machine vision components and solutions, introducing many brand new developments several times a year.
The JAI Apex Series of 3CMOS prism-based colour area scan cameras has been expanded with 5 new models. The range now features 3.2 Mpixel and 1.6 Mpixel versions, with PMCL, USB3 Vision, and GigE Vision interfaces available in each resolution.
A new 3-CMOS area scan camera combines the accuracy of prism-based optics with the image quality provided by Sony Pregius IMX265 colour sensors. The prism separates incoming light into red, green and blue wavelengths, which are directed onto the three precisely-aligned sensors. This allows the JAI APEX AP-3200T-USB to deliver better colour fidelity and spatial precision than traditional Bayer colour cameras.
Optics and illumination play a critical role in optimising the imaging conditions for machine vision measurement. Even the seemingly simple act of adjusting the iris (aperture) of a lens affects several parameters in the imaging system. There are a number of ways of adjusting the iris, but the Precise-iris (or P-iris) method offers significant benefits.
The popular JAI GO-5100 compact, lightweight industrial cameras are now available with the high speed USB3 Vision interface as well as GigE Vision. The new JAI GO-5100-USB monochrome and colour cameras provide 5.1 MP resolution at a high frame rate of 74 fps. This means that users can benefit from the same outstanding image quality offered by the Sony Pregius IMX250 CMOS sensor whichever interface they prefer to use.
The new Wave series of dual-band line scan cameras from JAI operate in the Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR) region of the spectrum. The WA-1000D-CL simultaneously acquires and precisely aligns images from SWIR light between 900 and 1400 nm on one sensor and from 1400 nm to 1700 nm on the second sensor, even when objects are moving at high speeds. This has the potential to enhance current machine vision systems by revealing information that can’t be seen when using just the visible and/or the near infrared light spectrum.
JAI has added 4k and 8k resolution models to the Sweep series of line scan cameras. These new cameras feature custom high-speed CMOS imagers and are among the fastest monochrome line scan cameras in the industry, enabling users to achieve even higher throughput to give new levels of productivity.
Witten-based OCS GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of production-integrated film inspection systems. Up to ten cameras operate side by side in scalable systems enabling production speeds of up to 1,200 metres per minute. Machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING make up the optical solution.
High performance 2nd generation Pregius CMOS sensors from Sony are proving very popular with many industrial camera manufacturers. STEMMER IMAGING can offer GigE Vision cameras from Allied Vision, JAI and Teledyne DALSA featuring the latest IMX264 5-megapixel and IMX265 3.2-megapixel sensors.
Four new additions to the JAI Spark Series of industrial cameras combine 12 megapixel resolution with the full 189 fps frame rate of the CMOSIS CMV-12000 CMOS sensor. These ultra high performance colour and monochrome cameras are designed for wide range of high speed inspection, event capture and metrology applications.
Two earthquakes that took place in the Kyushu Region, Japan, on the 14th and 16th of April 2016 have affected Sony’s CMOS sensor production lines at their Kumamoto Technology Center. The JAI camera manufacturing plant in Japan is also located close to the epicentre, but was hardly affected and has led to no personal injuries.