Toshiba Imaging has introduced the IK-TF series of progressive scan cameras for colour area scan machine vision applications. The IK-TF5P2 features VGA, 659 x 494 pixel output at 59.94fps, while the IK-TF7P2 delivers XGA, 1,024 x 768 pixel output at 29.18fps. The compact, one-piece cameras replace Toshiba’s legacy IK-TF camera series. The enhanced 3CCD progressive scan camera family features improved performance with expanded digital processing capabilities.
Economically-priced, the camera series integrates Power over Camera Link (PoCL), digital output and reduced power requirements. Both the electronic shutter and white balance can be controlled manually or in auto mode. For added flexibility, the partial scanning function increases frame rates up to 250fps. Other features include electronic noise reduction, digital shading correction, dual power input (PoCL or 12VDC), C-mount lens mount and both on-screen and remote RS-232 control.
Toshiba’s IK-TF5P2 and IK-TF7P2 provide precise colour accuracy, improved sensitivity, and high resolution of fast-moving objects. Due to Toshiba’s three-chip prism design, the new cameras are ideal for colour area scan applications in machine vision, inspection, process control, and factory automation.