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New 1600x1200 pixel GigE camera from JAI - TM2040GigE

June 2007

JAI's popular and proven range of CCD cameras has a new addition to their GigE series. The TM2040GE takes the high fidelity front-end circuitry, low noise power supply and high resolution 1" progressive scan IT CCD sensor (KAI-2020) from the TM2040CL and fits these to the cost savings and flexibility of the new GigE vision serial interface standard.

The new high resolution TM2040GE GigE CCD camera offers two-megapixels (1600 x 1200) and software selectable operation that allows users to use both single or dual tap modes that produce 17 or 34 frames per second respectively.

The TM2040GE GigE CCD camera produces high resolution 12-bit linear images, or 10-bit/8-bit images that are modifiable by a user-defined look-up table (LUT) for use in difficult lighting situations. It also offers all the standard benefits of the GigE vision serial interface, including up to 100m cable lengths, data rates to 100 MBps, and cost savings/flexibility arising from the use of standard Cat 5E or Cat 6 cabling and standard networking hardware Network Interface Cards and hubs.

Other features of this high resolution GigE CCD camera include image center partial scanning (600, 300, or 150 lines), as well as variable partial scanning with which users have the option of choosing the starting point and the number of lines to be scanned. It also offers a defective pixel compensation feature that uses neighboring pixels to adjust for out-of-tolerance pixels.

The TM2040GE is offered in both monochrome and Bayer CFA colour. The monochrome model enables binning modes which add pixels in horizontal, vertical or both directions for increased sensitivity. With full frame shuttering up to 1/32,000 secs, asynchronous reset and no-delay pulse width control shuttering, this high resolution CCD camera can be applied to many applications where very precise triggering, high resolution and speed is paramount.

Another high performance feature of the TM2040GE GigE CCD camera is its PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) mode enabling the very fast capture of pairs of images separated by only a few microseconds for particle motion analysis.

The new TM2040GE GigE high resolution cameras can be widely used in demanding machine vision applications across a diverse range of industries including manufacturing, medical, defence and intelligent transportation.

The standard TM-2040GE high resolution camera has a C-mount lens adapter but is also available with an optional F-mount and M42 mount (P-mount) for use with large format lenses which will reduce vignetting.

Key product features set this high resolution CCD camera apart:

  • Square pixels for ease of visual distance calculations
  • 12-bit A/D for high image fidelity
  • 10-bit/8-bit output modifiable by a built-in look-up table for improved handling of high contrast lighting situations.
  • Binning and partial scan modes for higher-speed operation, including user-definable partial scanning allowing users to define any starting point and any number of scan lines.
  • Pixel compensation technology using neighboring pixels to correct for defective ones, thereby maintaining a cleaner image over a longer camera lifetime.
  • Automatic channel balancing, providing high-speed dual-tap output with maximum image quality
  • A built-in PIV mode able to capture pairs of images a few microseconds apart for advanced studies of movement in fluids or gases.

Machine vision integrators and machine vision users worldwide now have access to a greater range of industrial cameras with JAI's TM2040 GigE range; that combine high resolution features with the ease-of-use GigE Vision standard interface to deliver a yet once again winning CCD camera.

For more information or to purchase please contact Adept Electronic Solutions at www.adept.net.au Tel Sydney (02) 99792599 Perth (08) 92425411.

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iPD Vision Appliances VA3X offers more speed and more performance

June 2007

Dalsa iPD have added another Vision Appliance to their expanding series of cost-effective easy-to-use vision systems. The new Dalsa iPD VA3X industrial vision appliance provides end users and systems integrators with a practical machine vision solution for single or dual camera applications. This DIN mountable system has been specifically designed to minimize integration and speed deployment by providing easily accessible control and intuitive machine vision software setup.

The VA3X fits into the existing range of Dalsa iPD Vision Appliances with twice the processing power of the VA2X as well as extended onboard and flash memory capabilities. Its graphical display and memory throughputs are over three times faster in comparison to the VA2X devices. The VA3X vision appliance will accept and connect to a wide selection of industrial vision cameras to a maximum resolution of up to 1375x1135 pixels. Other improvements include boot-up time and file level protection for O/S.

The VA3X is a dual camera industrial vision appliance. Unlike its traditional competitive smart camera counterparts, the VA3X vision appliance incorporates the "smarts" inside the camera controller, as opposed to the camera head. This has the dual benefit of easier integration; since it can be positioned in a chassis alongside other automation controllers, and smaller camera size; thus making it suitable for tight-fit industrial vision applications. In addition, the built-in dual camera capability provides a cost-effective solution in multi-industrial vision camera applications. With the smarts external to the camwera body Dalsa iPD have been able to pack far more power into their vision appliances than is possible with competitive smart cameras.

Interfacing the VA3X is a snap. The vision appliance is fully equipped with industrial grade opto-isolated inputs and outputs that are wired using removable screw terminal connectors. A visible LED light is coupled to each connection that reflects the active state of the signal. The I/O together with all external interfaces, is conveniently accessible on the front of the vision appliance facing the user. Machine vision application setup software is preinstalled and ready to run, thus eliminating installation and revision control problems.
Both variants; the VA30 and VA31 can either be remotely set up via an Ethernet network connection or be setup locally by connecting a mouse, keyboard and monitor directly to the VA3X.

Key Fe a t u r e s:

  • Compact DIN mountable system
  • Easy to setup
  • Single or dual camera inspections
  • Suitable for tight-fit camera applications
  • No software to install
  • Powerful embedded processor ensures fast inspection times
  • Online or offline inspection
  • Quick connect/disconnect wiring
  • Easily integrates into factory environments
  • Universal solution for end-users, integrators and machine builders

The VA3X offers two distinct machine vision software interfaces, called iNspect and Sherlock. iNspect provides industrial vision application versatility and ease-of-use, allowing you to setup and deploy a machine vision solution in a matter of minutes. For more complex tasks Sherlock provides even greater flexibility and control, giving you the tools and capabilities at your fingertips to apply to almost any industrial vision application.

Less integration, quick software setup, multiple cameras... with the VA3X vision appliance, integrating machine vision just got a whole lot easier!

For more information or to purchase please contact Adept Electronic Solutions at www.adept.net.au Tel Sydney (02) 99792599 Perth (08) 92425411

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Gardasoft's Machine Vision Lighting Controller uses the new GigE standard - PP520

June 2007

The new GigE-enabled Gardasoft PP520 brings direct GigE configurability and inexpensive connectivity to machine vision lighting control. Enabled with direct web browsing capabilities, the PP520 lighting controller offers Gardasoft's patented SafeSenseTM technology. Gardasoft LED Light controllers offer delay and pulse period timing control as well as current control for brightness. They are easily configured and adjusted for different products and inspections.

The Gardasoft PP520 comes with a standard RJ45 connector with two link status lights. The IP address can be configured and input using the front panel or with Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). It can also be accessed by machine name through a Domain Name Server (DNS). With the ability to act as a miniature web browser - allowing direct configurability, the Gardasoft PP520 can be controlled by machine vision software from a remote PC.

Gardasoft's patented SafeSenseTM technology offers ease-of-use through a plug-and-play feature. It automatically detects the connection to a LED light sensing the current rating and also when the light has been disconnected. This provides risk free connection to any LED light and avoids unnecessary damage to an expensive component.

With 3 modes of operation the Gardasoft PP520 lighting controller is flexibile. It can deliver:
1. A continuous current
2. Trigger pulsed current
3. Switched according to a digital input

Other features of the lighting controller include:

  • Power regulation
  • Intensity control
  • Timing and triggering functions

Gardasoft's machine vision lighting controllers offer continuous fault management including:

  • Sudden or long term current and voltages changes
  • Open/short circuit
  • Overheating/degradation
  • Single LED failures.

Adept Electronic Solutions distributes Gardasoft's high quality machine vision lighting controllers in Australia and New Zealand. They allow our customers to manage their LED lighting more effectively and give a greater range of control in their machine vision applications.

For more information or to purchase please contact Adept Electronic Solutions at www.adept.net.au Tel Sydney (02) 99792599 Perth (08) 92425411

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New high speed 3CCD progressive scan RGB camera with GigE-CVM9 GE

June 2007

JAI's already popular and proven 3CCD high speed camera has taken an important step into the future. For the first time the new GigE industrial camera series has accessed the combination of advanced 3CCD RGB colour vision technology and the easy-to-use GigE Vision standard interface.

The GigE Vision standard interface, together with programmable GPIO (General purpose input/output ports) used in the high speed camera takes the trouble out of integrating advanced 3CCD prism colour technology into even the most demanding machine vision applications.

The new GigE high speed cameras similar to their older counterparts can be widely used in demanding machine vision applications across a diverse range of industries. The high speed camera CV-M9GE is suitable for use in any application where true colour and high fidelity are required along with ease of integration. Some applications include: print inspection, food sorting and inspection, flat panel quality verification, medical diagnostics such as skin screening, agricultural applications and others.

Based on 3CCD prism technology, the high speed camera provides full XGA (1024 x 768) resolution for each of the Red, Green and Blue colour bands. The clear spectral separation between the three colour bands gives this camera the ability to define and detects colours that it is not possible to do so with a 1CCD colour camera.

The CV-M9GE industrial camera features both manual and automatic one-push white balance adjustment, making it easy to achieve the correct setting for a wide range of colour temperatures and under difficult lighting conditions. Alternatively the white balance can be adjusted by individual shutter settings in the Red, Green and Blue channels, while maintaining a consistent and high signal/noise ratio in each channel. Sophisticated colour shading correction offers a flat field which is often a weak point with low quality 3CCD cameras.

The high speed CV-M9GE can be operated in continuous (free-run) mode at 30 frames/second or in external trigger mode. The Edge Pre-Select trigger mode uses a pre-defined exposure time whereas the Pulse Width Control trigger mode sets the exposure time based on the width of the trigger pulse.

The high speed CV-M9GE also features a sequencer trigger mode that permits on-the-fly change of a combination of gain, offset and Region of Interest (ROI). Another useful industrial camera function is "delayed readout" where images from simultaneously triggered cameras are read out in sequence to avoid congestion on the Ethernet interface.

GigE Vision industrial cameras use standard Cat5e or Cat6 cabling and do not require a dedicated frame grabber in the PC. This translates directly into cost savings and shorter "time-to-market".

The new Jai GigE CV-M9GE high speed camera's features can be summarised:

  • The GigE Vision standard interface for standard Cat5e or Cat6 cabling up to 100m distances
  • Self-describing, easy to use with 3rd party software libraries (GeniCam)
  • Programmable GPIO (General purpose input/output ports)
  • Standard trigger modes with "pre-select" or "pulse width" exposure
  • Sequencer trigger mode that permits on-the-fly change of a combination of gain, offset and Region of Interest (ROI).
  • Delayed readout" where images from simultaneously triggered cameras are read out in sequence to avoid congestion on the Ethernet interface.
  • Manual and automatic one-push white balance adjustment (CV-M9 GE), making it easy to achieve the correct setting for a wide range of color temperatures and under difficult lighting conditions.

Machine vision integrators and machine vision users worldwide for the first time have access to industrial cameras that combine advanced 3CCD RGB color vision technology with the easy-to-use GigE Vision standard interface to deliver a yet once again winning high speed camera.

For more information or to purchase please contact Adept Electronic Solutions at www.adept.net.au Tel Sydney (02) 99792599 Perth (08) 92425411

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- June 2007
  • New 1600x1200 pixel GigE camera from JAI - TM2040GigE
  • iPD Vision Appliance VA30/31(VA3X) offers more speed and more performance - VA3X
  • Gardasoft's Machine Vision Lighting Controller uses the new GigE standard - PP520
  • New high speed 3CCD progressive scan RGB camera with GigE- CVM9GE
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