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Linea ML and HS cameras

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Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision technology, is pleased to announce that the first models of its newest Linea ML cameras are now in full production. The advanced multiline CMOS camera, Linea ML™ in monochrome, color, and multispectral options will transform the way line scan cameras are used in many machine vision applications.

In full production now, the Linea ML 16k monochrome model operates in single or multiple rows at a max line rate of 300 kHz, or 5 GPix/sec data throughput. Sequential exposure with independent start and stop integration for each row allows versatile illumination configurations using the latest LED lighting technologies. The 16k color model provides high-speed, high-resolution, and high-fidelity RGB native colors without any interpolation.

“The Linea ML camera family offers versatile capabilities to meet the ever-demanding application requirements in machine vision today. In addition to mono and color imaging, the newest models include an HDR mode designed specifically to capture bright and dark scenes with improved dynamic range. Further, the time-division multifield™ imaging capability allows end-users to capture multiple images using brightfield, darkfield, backlight in a single scan,” said Xing-Fei He, Senior Product Manager.

Combined with the Xtium™2 CLHS series of high-performance frame grabbers from Teledyne DALSA, these new products represent a breakthrough in data throughput in the industry. Built on field-proven technology, the next generation CLHS fiber optic interface provides reliable and high throughput data transmission. Fiber optic cables lower system costs, offer longer cable lengths (up to 300 m), are immune to electromagnetic radiation, and are ideal for industrial environments. Teledyne DALSA’s Xtium2 family of high-performance frame grabbers feature the PCI Express Gen 3 x8 platform.

Key Features:

  • High speed of up to 300 kHz line rate in 16k/8k resolutions, or 5 Gpix/sec
  • Mono/HDR imaging with single or dual outputs
  • Time-division multifield imaging in a single scan using sequential exposure
  • Camera Link HS fiber optic interface for high reliability and long cable data transmission
  • Lower system costs

Linea HS

Teledyne DALSA has also announced that its newest charge-domain CMOS TDI camera–the Linea HS─is in volume production. Based on a multi-array TDI sensor architecture, the 16k camera offers 300 kHz line rate or 5 GPix/sec data throughput for high-performance imaging applications such as flat panel display, PCB and wafer inspection, gene sequencing, digital pathology, and web inspection.

The Linea HS family offers versatile capabilities for monochrome/HDR, multifield™, and super resolution imaging in light-starved conditions. For the monochrome model, the sensor has two arrays. The main array has 128 stages, while the secondary array has 64 stages. The sensor offers the best detectability, with a much lower noise equivalent exposure, and improved MTF when compared with existing CCD TDI devices. New features such as active pixel-assisted alignment helps end-users to precisely align samples under inspection.

“Multi-array TDI technology provides cutting-edge performance for today’s demanding vision applications. Various selectable stage combinations of both arrays enable best imaging results to meet different application requirements,” said Xing-Fei He, Senior Product Manager.

Combined with the Xtium™2 CLHS series of high-performance frame grabbers from Teledyne DALSA, these new products represent a breakthrough in data throughput in the industry. Built on field-proven technology, the next generation CLHS fiber optic interface provides reliable and high throughput data transmission. Fiber optic cables lower system costs, offer longer cable lengths (up to 300 m), are immune to electromagnetic radiation, and are ideal for industrial environments. Teledyne DALSA’s Xtium2 family of high-performance frame grabbers feature the PCI Express Gen 3 x8 platform.

Key Features:

  • High speed of up to 300 kHz line rate in 16k/8k resolutions, or 5 Gpix/sec
  • Mono/HDR imaging with single or dual outputs
  • Very low noise and high sensitivity
  • Active pixel assisted alignment
  • Camera Link HS fiber optic interface for high reliability and long cable data transmission
  • Lower system costs

Boa Spot XL and XLE

Also now available from Stemmer Imaging, the new BOA Spot XL and XLE smart vision sensors from Teledyne DALSA bring even more versatilty for error proofing, identification, general inspection and robotic guidance applications in manufacturing. These new models offer more features than previous models, allowing an even wider range of automated inspection and identification tasks to be performed, yet retain a highly competitive price point.

With a rich array of embedded vision tools and scripting options that allow these tools to be deployed in combination to solve simple or complex inspection tasks, BOA Spot is a vision sensor with many of the capabilities of a smart camera. This functionality has been further enhanced through the introduction of periodic and event driven scripting in the new XL and XLE models. Tools for part locating, feature finding, counting, measuring and code reading can now be linked together to createeven more flexible routines for manufacturing, error proofing, robot guidance or tracking applications.

The new XL vision sensors offer an embedded vision tool set exceeding those available on the BOA Spot EL and IDE vision sensors combined, with the QuickBarcode Direct Part Marking algorithm available on XLE version. New for the XL and XLE models is automatic reading of characters (OCR) based on a trained inference network built from Artificial Intelligence technology and an image calibration process that improves measurement accuracy by correction of perspective image distortion along with coordinate system mapping for robot guidance.

The new models are available with monochrome or colour sensors with a 640 x 480 pixel resolution, and also with a higher resolution 1280 x 960 pixel monochrome sensor. All versions are available with an integral M12 lens and ring light featuring a choice of white, blue or red LEDS. Alternatively they can be purchased with a C mount adapter and no lens, lens cover or light.

Built-in Ethernet factory communication protocols, versatile I/O for control and interfacing, flexible mounting options and a slim line form factor make them ideally suited for factory floor deployment. Further flexibility is provided through the option to upgrade existing BOA Spot models such as the EL/DIE to XL/XLE functionality.

Inspected images can be transferred to a networked drive using the FTP protocol. Easy set up is achieved via a web browser and a suite of support utilities is provided to centrally view and manage multiple cameras across a factory.

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