Basler has started series production of the first members in the new sprint camera family. The new Basler sprint family of line scan cameras includes members with 2k, 4k, and 8k resolution and speeds from 19.3kHz to 140kHz. The maximum line rate can be achieved with the 2k and the 4k members. All resolutions will be available in colour in the near future.
The sprint’s unique dual line CMOS sensor was developed exclusively for Basler and enables an amazing line rate of 140kHz at a resolution of 4k pixels. Some other significant features of this sensor are the outstanding sensitivity and the excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
The cameras in the sprint family will include powerful features such as an rea of interest with linear speed increase, shading correction, test images, line stamps, configuration sets, and error condition detection.
Two types of shading correction (PRNU and DSNU correction) will let users correct for image variations that may result from optics, lighting, or sensor performance. Also worthy of note is a line sum feature that can double the camera’s sensitivity and increase the SNR by up to 3dB. This is achieved by using the two lines in the sensor to scan each area on the object twice and then combining the collected information.