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Chromasens expands line-scan camera series for material inspection

Chromasens has expanded its allPIXA series of line-scan cameras with new 4k and 6k pixel resolution models.

Featuring 10 GigE Vision or CoaXPress interfaces that scan up to 300,000 lines per second (300kHz), the new cameras help lower the cost of inspection for materials such as packaging and print, food, batteries, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and general machine vision including sorting processes.

The allPIXA series offers support for PoE or PoCXP power; frame and line trigger options including variable encoder input; DSNU and PRNU correction; continuous and automatic white balancing; plus a multi-flash function to achieve multiple image acquisitions in a single pass.

There is a choice of camera models with pixel sizes of 7µm with 4k or 5µm with 6k for both interfaces to meet different detail requirements.

The camera’s 10 GigE interface enables economic integration with off-the-shelf Ethernet components, whereas the CoaXPress versions use a CXP-12 dual lane configuration to achieve scanning speeds up to 105kHz in colour and 300kHz in monochrome with high image quality. 

The CMOS sensors can capture up to four lines simultaneously for high-quality colour images plus an additional mono or NIR image, allowing defects to be detected in the visible and near-infrared range.

The cameras are compatible with M42, F-Mount, and TFL-Mount optical lenses, offer a configurable voltage range for input signals, and have the choice of either an 8-bit, 10-bit or 12-bit output to provide the best trade-off between image quality and speed. With housings measuring 62mm x 62mm x 62mm, the cameras can be installed in space-restricted areas.

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