29. Jan. 2013

574626f9ba4 megapixel high-speed camera CoaXPress® 2.4 GB/s high-speed camera

As production grows ever faster in all industries today, higher product quality must simultaneously be guaranteed by the use of ever more precise image processing. Detailed high-speed recordings permit the analysis of the fastest of processes in fabrication, research, development, medicine, bionics, and sports.

Whether extremely fast pick and place, the filling of ampoules, or the observation of parts in free fall (bulk goods), the inspection must take place at high speed, reliably, and with great precision. ID requirements for the extremely fast reading of 1D and 2D codes are increasingly frequent, as well as for the reading and verification of text or logos. Vision task solutions should moreover be as compact as possible, and ensure high flexibility of use. Small digital high-speed cameras with high resolution and minimal dimensions can render multi-camera solutions superfluous. They provide decisive advantages both in the application technology and also with respect to cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and investment security.

These increasing requirements for modern high-speed camera technology are all fulfilled by the new, compact digital 4 MP high-speed EoSens® 4CXP camera, with its powerful CoaXPress® real-time data interface. Only one cable is needed on this interface to provide both - data transfer, communications, and control link to the PC as well as to the power supply at a high rate of up to 2 Gbyte/sec (up to 40 m). These are decisive advantages when it comes to simplicity of system integration and operation. The EoSens® 4CXP, developed by Mikrotron GmbH in Unterschleißheim near Munich not only has minimal dimensions. It also provides additional outstanding performance features and functionality.

The camera records 500 frames per second at a resolution of 4 megapixels (2,336 x 1,728 pixels). In full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, it delivers 900 frames per second. That lets the camera record even the smallest details on components with great precision. Its continuous variable layout of the image field in terms of orientation and resolution (RoI) also provides a high degree of application flexibility and recording frequencies of over 100,000 frames per second. Then there is the advantage of its high light sensitivity, at 3200 ASA monochrome and 2400 ASA in RGB using a Bayer filter. Image control using freeze frame or a full-image shutter guarantees distortion-free shots of any processes examined.

Due to its large functional scope, the new EoSens® 4CXP meets the requirements for the most demanding tasks in any industry. Both in industrial image processing as well as in event analysis in research and development, in sports and broadcasting applications, the EoSens® 4CXP is the right analysis tool for your needs.



5. Dec. 2012

HE style handles whitePenny + Giles Introduces New Multifunctional Handle for Rugged Joystick Controllers

Penny + Giles – a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and designer and manufacturer of joystick controllers, solenoids and high precision sensing technology – has introduced a new multifunctional handle/grip for its JC8000, JC6000 and JC1500 ranges of rugged joystick controllers.

The new HE multifunctional handle/grip from Penny + Giles, which is also available to users and OEMs wishing to fit the handle/grip to mechanical levers, can incorporate as many as fifteen functions including three analogue thumbwheel controllers in the front face and a person-present switch to the main grip. It is available with a choice of three different switch types as standard and six different switch button colours. All switches are environmentally-sealed to IP66 and the handle’s flow-in/flow-out design ensures there are no negative effects from water ingress.

The HE handle/grip has been ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in either hand – eliminating the need for separate left- and right-hand mouldings – and its main body is moulded as a single component to improve rigidity and strength and minimise problems arising from the mounting of independent handle halves.

Commenting for Penny + Giles, vice president of Curtiss-Wright avionics and industrial group Kevin Rayment says: “The introduction of this new handle style enhances our joystick controller options, allowing our customers a wider choice when selecting their machine or vehicle controls. In fact, with choices from Hall effect sensors to potentiometer tracks; single-, dual- and multiple-axes; various IP ratings; and handles and grips, we can now offer over one million configurations for our joystick controller ranges.”