Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Image Processing Automates Eyeglass Fitting for Rodenstock


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Imagine that you wear varifocal glasses and need new ones. You go to an optometrist and, without time-consuming adaptations, measuring or trying on frame after frame, you look at yourself in a mirror and - voila! - your chosen frame is on your nose.

Automatic calculation of eyeglass frames and lenses enables customized fit 

International eyeglass manufacturer Rodenstock GmbH of Munich has developed an optometrist service terminal that can do just that. It enables automatic calculation of eyeglass frames and lenses customized to fit an individual's face - all in about a second. 

The terminal, called the ImpressionIST, performs several tasks. It provides interactive information about the eyeglasses, presents frames from which the customer can choose, calculates the ideal dimensions of the glasses via a three-dimensional video system, and offers consultation regarding the quality of the glasses. The technical requirements of the system are targeted to the aesthetic aspects of choosing glasses.

Exacting images

The patent-pending 3D video system, which measures the customer's face, must make the fitting procedure as easy as possible. Thus, the 3D measurements are done with the customer looking into a semitrans-parent mirror that is 75 cm away. The imaging system, mounted behind the mirror, is hidden from view. It uses two cameras from Allied Vision Technologies to take images simultaneously. After the measurements are concluded, the optometrist can go over the images with or without the customer.

One camera captures the face from the front and the other, from below and the side (Figure 1). These create aesthetically pleasing images, while being suitable for analysis.

The images are processed based on the software library HALCON from MVTec Software GmbH of Munich. The software delivers the real-world 3D coordinates necessary for manufacturing the frames and lenses. By acquiring a calibration plate before the first start-up of the ImpressionIST, inner and outer camera parameters can be appointed to deliver the coordinates.

The analysis begins with a position cross mark placed at each pupil's center on the image of the front of the face (Figure 2). The software uses information about the camera position, illumination and reflection from the cornea to calculate the centers.

To make measuring as comfortable as possible and to ensure the customer's elemental posture during image acquisition, no flash is used. For this reason, three 11-W lamps from Osram are integrated into the system, arranged to find the pupils' centers from the reflections on the corneas. The showroom should be illuminated with diffuse light.

The final position can be adjusted by the optometrist. The brims of the glasses are computed by edge extracting each glass's front. Other cross marks are positioned at the point where the extensions of the straight lines through the pupils' cross marks meet the brims. These marks also can be adjusted. The same positions are determined for the image from the other camera, and the already adjusted cross marks from the front image are projected onto it (Figure 3). Then, the cross marks can be automatically transferred into each other.

For Rodenstock, it was important that the optometrist maintain the ability to adjust the positioning, although the image processing software could do it. After the optometrist approves the positioning, the 3D coordinates of the corresponding cross marks are computed, taking the calibration into consideration.

The computation delivers all the parameters needed to manufacture the frames, including monocular pupil and corneal vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt, face-form angle, fitting point height, decentration (of the fitting point), boxed data (lens width and height), distance between lenses, frame shape and optimized lens diameter. The results are documented in a hard copy that includes illustrating figures and that is optimized to allow grinding of the lenses.

Rodenstock's tests of the system by Rodenstock have found that the measurements are accurate and repeatable, depending on the customer's ability to repeat a position. The reproducibility using the system was 1.5 times higher than when using a free distal view. 

The system is currently available only for Rodenstock consultant optometrists.




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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Switching from CCD to CMOS Cameras

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Sony has announced the closure of its CCD sensor factory. CCD camera users are now confronted with questions around switching to CMOS technology and the availability of current CCD camera models.
For us, the move toward CMOS technology doesnt come as a surprise. We started our preparations some time ago and can offer a broad portfolio of CMOS products. 

Sony has scheduled the last delivery of the CCD sensors that are integrated into Basler cameras for the end of 2026. Basler will ensure a smooth transition from current Basler products with CCD sensors to CMOS sensor-based Basler products.

We have put together a list of answers to the most relevant questions around this transition and around suitable successors for your CCD sensor-based Basler ace camera.

CCDs been discontinued. Now what?

Experience together with Steve what Sonys CCD discontinuation announcement means and how you can deal with it.

FAQs

When should I begin switching from CCD to CMOS?

In general, you could start any time. Switching quickly will let you benefit from a performance increase in your application and from lower camera costs. Therefore, a fast change makes sense. On the other hand, there is no immediate rush if you are using CCD-based cameras. They will be available for many years to come. We recommend taking the time to run the calculations on your application, to decide which option would be more advantageous.

What do I have to consider when switching?

Relatively little. You should not have any trouble finding a camera with a suitable CMOS sensor. For an easy switch, choose a CMOS sensor with the same optical format as your current CCD cameras, and you all only have to perform minimal adjustments to your system design. Things are also kept simple if you stay with your standard interface, Gigabit Ethernet. Basler offers all new CMOS sensors within the 29 mm x 29 mm housing of its ace models which allows for easy replacement of nearly all existing camera designs. It also brings along improved performance in replacement scenarios of analog FireWire cameras, where space limits are a crucial concern.

What is important when integrating the latest CMOS-based cameras?

Integrating a CMOS camera to replace CCD sensors is simpler than expected, especially when you choose standard-compliant hardware and software. Because camera manufacturers take care of the entire sensor integration including image quality optimization, all you need to do when choosing the right CMOS camera is to:

  • Determine the correct resolution of the camera: The required resolution depends on the details you need to make visible in your images.
  • Define the required camera interface: The choice of an interface depends on the required cable length, bandwidth, necessary frame rates and real-time capabilities and PC hardware availability. Our Interface Advisor helps you find the best interface for your application.
  • Choose lens and lighting: Changing the sensor format also involves changing the lens. Our Lens Selector makes finding a new lens easy. Lighting must only be adjusted if the sensitivity of the new sensor is different from the previous one.
  • Integration effort for software and camera control: Cameras complying with common standards such as GenICam, for example, or interface standards like USB3 Vision or GigE Vision, offer uncomplicated integration.
Which CMOS successors does Baslers portfolio offer today?

Basler has anticipated the trend towards CMOS sensor technology in industrial cameras early on and offers a broad product portfolio of CMOS cameras with sensors from various manufacturers. Just recently, it equipped two ace GigE and two ace USB 3.0 models with Sonys IMX174 CMOS sensor. With a resolution of 2.3 MP and frame rates of 50 fps (GigE) and 155 fps (USB 3.0), respectively, this powerful sensor is a recommended choice for demanding applications in the fields of traffic, microscopy and medicine.





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Monday, 19 December 2016

What is Embedded Vision? – New Vision Campus Video

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If you think industrial cameras are roughly the size of a carton of milk and their computers are big enough to work as chairs, you're a little behind the times. Machine Vision system components were as big a few years ago, but not any more.

Over time PCs have shrunk, in some cases down to no more than a compact, application-specific processing board. The cameras have gotten smaller, too and are now often available without a housing – allowing them to be integrated into a larger system. 

These two trends toward miniaturization of PCs and the camera make it possible for vision systems to be produced affordably and for highly specific applications. A system of this kind is referred to as an embedded vision system.

Want to find out more about this topic? Then watch the new video in the Vision Campus on What is Embedded Vision? It contains more in-depth information, such as how an embedded vision system is constructed, its benefits and where these systems are used.

The Vision Campus contains detailed articles and videos on Machine Vision and on Vision technology in general. We explain for example why it's important to choose the right lighting for your image processing task and why CMOS sensors are the technology of the future – presented in text and video form. See for yourself!




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Wheels Put to the Test

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Why the WheelWatch system is equipped with high-speed cameras from Mikrotron

Germany and the car share a long history. It was here, in 1886, that Carl Benz registered the patent for a petrol-powered vehicle with a four-stroke engine, the "Benz Patent-Motorcar Number 1". Today, brands such as VW, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW are famous the world over and represent the very best in quality and innovation. The automotive industry is the driving force of the German economy as well as the catalyst for many other business sectors.

Measuring technology is one such sector, where AICON 3D Systems GmbH is an established specialist. The company was founded in 1990 in Braunschweig, and develops, manufactures and markets optical camera-based 3D measurement systems. The company extended its product range to include high-precision 3D scanners following the takeover of Breuckmann GmbH in 2012. 

Testing Wheel Behaviour

 

AICON 3D System GmbH has set a new standard in vehicle development thanks to WheelWatch, the optical measurement system. Before a car gets anywhere close to serial production, prototypes have already covered millions of kilometres during testing. As part of this process, careful testing examines exactly how wheels behave in the event of extreme manoeuvres. Just how do they handle bumps and wet roads? Do they remain stable when it comes to evasive manoeuvres or when travelling at high speed? Do the wheel wells still provide enough room even when tackling sharp bends? Here, parameters such as track, camber, suspension, steering angle and clearance are crucial. 

Detecting Wheel Movement at 250 km/h


A high-speed camera from Mikrotron is the key component of WheelWatch. With a maximum speed of almost 500 frames per second, the EoSens® camera, equipped with a CMOS sensor, provides a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. As a result, it takes sharp and detailed images, even at driving speeds of up to 250 km/h. The integrated high-performance flash also takes care of the extremely short exposure times required, which are in the microsecond range.

Tackling Tough Operating Conditions

The camera is exposed to extreme forces and has to be able to withstand accelerations, steering manoeuvres and abrupt braking. Furthermore, the camera must also function reliably during lengthy tests lasting several hours. Therefore, the engineers at AICON 3D Systems demand the very best in terms of sturdiness and long-term stability. "The camera operates reliably, despite sometimes facing tough operating conditions," confirms Robert Godding, Managing Director of AICON 3D Systems GmbH. "The camera coped very well with various challenging applications – not only in the field of wheel motion – and always delivers high-quality image data.”

Mounting the Measurement System on the Vehicle

One camera is attached for each wheel, so that the wheel and mudguard are fully captured.
One camera is attached per wheel, to enable it to fully capture the wheel and mudguard. Specially coded measurement targets are placed on the mudguard to identify the vehicle coordinate system. An adapter is mounted on the wheel, featuring a unique pattern of dots. The camera captures the wheel and simultaneously aligns itself with the surrounding mudguard. This means the camera does not have to be kept stable. Likewise, vibrations and bumps do not have any effect on the data measured. The system recalculates its position continuously to achieve the measuring data, thereby achieving maximum positional accuracy of approx. ± 0.1 mm and angular accuracy of approx. ± 0.015°.


Four cameras can be synchronised with each other, as well as with other measuring sensors. By way of example, movements in the engine block can also be detected using the EngineWatch system. Consequently, the system benefits from the compact size of the EoSens® camera. Measuring just 63 x 63 x 47 mm meant that it was possible for AICON 3D GmbH to develop a housing that fits into even the tightest of spaces. 

Evaluating Images in the Camera

The measurement images are assessed right in the camera sensor using an FPGA image analysis processor and sent to the computer via a GigE interface, in real time. The results are available shortly after. Mr Godding considers the integrated FPGA technology to be one of the camera's best features. "Being able to use the FPGA built into the camera, for our own image processing purposes, was one of the reasons we opted for a Mikrotron camera. The collaboration required for this has gone really well."

Versatile Applications

The system is used on the test bench as well as during drives on the test track. However, it is also ideal for other movement analyses: 

3D motion and position analysis
1. Door slam testing
2. Examining the opening and closing behaviour of doors, covers, windows
3. Vibration analysis of components
4. Robot rail measurement
5. Machine control

3D deformation analysis
  • 1. Error analysis in the production line (e.g. welding processes)
  • 2. Component behaviour in wind tunnels or climatic chambers
  • 3. Collision analyses
  • 4. Material testing, structural analysis
  • 5. 6D positioning and alignment of individual points and rigid bodies




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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Y-Cable for Use of All I/Os on Basler ace Cameras with the Latest CMOS Sensors without Interferences

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The ace GigE cameras with Sony’s IMX sensors and the PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor and all ace USB 3.0 cameras have two I/O types: direct coupled GPIO and opto-coupled I/O. Our new Y-cable allows you to use both types simultaneously without the opto-coupled I/Os interfering with the GPIO signals due to crosstalk. There are two separate wires to split both I/O types. The two wires on the Y-cable have different colors to distinguish between them (GPIO = yellow, opto-I/O = blue).The cables are 10 meters long with open ends so that they can be shortened individually to fit your application.

For all ace GigE cameras (with/without GPIO) the GPIO cable also supplies power to the camera.This design allows a separate wiring of trigger signal and power. 




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USB 3.0 as an Alternative to Camera Link – Tips for Switching

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The USB3 Vision Standard and associated USB 3.0 interface have been on the market for some time now. Since the introduction of this interface technology, a growing number of users have been considering whether and how to switch from their old Camera Link cameras to new USB 3.0 models. 

Our new White Paper "USB 3.0 as an Alternative to Camera Link – Key Factors When Switching Camera Interfaces" explains reasons for switching from Camera Link to USB 3.0 and gives pointers on the factors that matter most.

In many situations, USB 3.0 is a suitable replacement for Camera Link, with potential fields of applications ranging from food sorting and semiconductor or printed material inspections to the pharmaceutical industry. This White Paper shows the benefits offered by USB 3.0 for the individual applications. 

General explanations of the USB3 Vision Standard and the USB 3.0 interface can be found in our Vision Campus article "USB 3.0 – The camera Interface of the Future (?)" and in our White Paper "USB 3.0 Interface and USB3 Vision Standard – Data, Facts, Setup and Migrating to USB 3.0." Our White Paper "Setting Up a Stable USB 3.0 Camera System" details how to set up this kind of system. 



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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Basler Goes to Spie Photonics West

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The Basler team is going to San Francisco for the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition. Right on the first day of the show, on January 31, Scott Graber, Senior Applications Engineer at Basler, Inc., will host a demo session. He will show how 5×5 debayering, anti-aliasing, denoising and improved sharpness make a difference in image quality. The session will start at 11:30 in the Demo Area in Hall ABC South. 

At the booth # 4464 Basler will show its latest products, the ace with the IMX252 sensor and the PGI feature set for in-camera image optimization, the Basler Time-Of-Flight Camera and theembedded vision evaluation kit – PowerPack dart USB for Evaluation. 



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Monday, 28 November 2016

Ahead of the 3D Wave – Basler's First ToF Camera Entering Series Production

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After a successful conclusion of the innovation and evaluation phase and extremely positive customer feedback Basler's first 3D camera, the Basler ToF camera, is now entering series production. The Basler ToF camera stands out for its combination of high resolution (VGA) and powerful features at a very attractive price. This outstanding price/performance ratio puts the Basler ToF camera in a unique position on the market and distinguishes it significantly from competitors' cameras. 

The Basler ToF camera operates on the pulsed time-of-flight principle. It is outfitted with eight high-power LEDs working in the NIR range, and generates 2D and 3D data in one shot with a multipart image, comprised of range, intensity and confidence maps. Beyond this, it delivers distance values in a working range from 0 to 13.3 meters, 20 frames per second and connects via a standard GigE interface. The measurement accuracy of the Basler ToF camera is +/-1 cm at a range from 0.5 to 5.8 meters. Powerful features such as HDR, multichannel, trigger and PTP are available to implement applications quickly and easily even in complex systems round off this innovative 3D camera. Jana Bartels, Product Manager at Basler, explains: "This third dimension makes it possible to simplify applications that require depth data, which in turn lets customers reap the full benefits of the technology. Instead of installing multiple 2D cameras for generating 3D data and/or laser triangulation, one single ToF camera is often enough to achieve the desired result – allowing customers to design their applications more efficiently and cut overall system costs. Beyond this, other ToF cameras often come with significantly lower resolution or a higher price." 

The Basler ToF camera is suitable for a variety of applications, including robotics, industrial automation, logistics and medical & life sciences, as well as augmented reality.



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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Stable USB 3.0 Camera Systems Thanks to Harmonized Accessories – New White Paper

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To set up a stable USB 3.0 system, all the components in the system must be harmonized to work together. Our latest White Paper "USB 3.0 Use Cases and Testing Vision Components" provides concrete use cases to highlight the role played by accessories in a vision system and the test methods Basler uses to ensure the reliability of the individual Vision components. 

For more information about Basler's USB 3.0 accessories, have a look at the Marketing Note "Basler Accessories for Stable USB 3.0 Systems: These Are the Components You Need." Our White Paper "Setting up a Stable USB 3.0 Camera System" details how to set up this kind of system. 


Interested in more information about USB 3.0 and compatible accessories? Then simply contact your local Basler Sales Team.


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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Embedded Vision – What Is It and How Can It Help Me?

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"Embedded" is a currently-popular buzzword, in the field of image processing as well. Want to learn what "embedded" really involves and why you need it for your vision application? Basler can help you get started : Our website features a definition and technical data on the topic of "embedded vision". Our new video with Steve the Developer shows you how the right tools help make embedded vision much less complicated.

Already looking for products for embedded vision applications? Have a look at our embedded vision portfolio. It offers not just camera modules and evaluation and development kits, but also components and software. Our brochure contains a helpful overview of all our products for embedded vision applications.

The Basler Partner Network can be a valuable help if you're looking for hardware, software or integration partners during the planning phase of your embedded vision project. The network brings together companies with a wide range of different specialties that can help you with the implementation of lean embedded vision systems. Developers of embedded vision solutions can also find assistance at Imaginghub.com, an online community of developers networking and swapping ideas and reference designs.

Interested in learning more about Basler products for embedded vision applications? Our Sales team would be glad to provide advice.



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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Cameras in Medicine and the Life Sciences – New White Paper

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Medical devices, labs, operating rooms: all are increasingly outfitted with cameras. The fields of microscopy, ophthalmology, pathology, endoscopy, lab automation and biomedical research have become increasingly prevalent sites for cameras that support doctors and medical experts in their research and diagnostics. 

Our new White Paper "How Machine Vision Cameras Help Medicine – An Examination Focused on Color Fidelity and CCD/CMOS Sensor Technology" explores key camera criteria to highlight the advantages of Machine Vision (MV) cameras in medical applications. Authors Peter Behringer and Denis Dettmer, both product managers at Basler, put a particular focus on how color is calculated and the importance of color fidelity, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of CCD and CMOS sensor technology when used in medical and life science applications.

Are your applications concentrated around optical microscopy? Then our White Paper "How Can I Find the Right Digital Camera for My Microscopy Application?" runs through the key points for successful selection of a camera for this field. 

Comprehensive information about the potential uses of MV cameras can also be found in the "Medical & Life Sciences" section of our website. We take a tour of our virtual Basler Medical Center in the Vision Campus to see how cameras have already become part of daily medical life in many fields. Join us!



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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Right Solution for Many Applications: Benefits of a Broad CMOS Portfolio

Sony, the world's largest producer of CCD sensors, announced last year that it was halting production of that technology. Since then, a growing stream of users has made the switch to cameras with CMOS sensor technology. Basler was quick to recognize the trend toward CMOS and expanded its portfolio to include a broad range of CMOS sensors. This has many benefits for users. 

Cameras with CMOS sensor technology, such as the Basler ace with Sony's IMX and PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor, can be used in a variety of applications. Their uses range from applications such as steel inspection and sport analysis to microscopy and automatic license plate recognition. Our latest marketing note "The Right Solution for Many Applications: Benefits of a Broad CMOS portfolio" provides more details on this topic. 

For more information about switching from CCD to CMOS sensors, download our free White Paper "Modern CMOS Cameras as Replacements for CCD Cameras" and visit our info page on Switching from CCD to CMOS cameras. Do you have questions about our CMOS portfolio, or would you like to receive more information? Then please feel free to contact your local Basler Sales team.




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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Wide-Angle “FUJINON HF6XA-5M” Machine Vision Lens


  • Fujifilm produces the world's smallest wide-angle 6mm lens for 2/3”, 5-megapixel image sensors
  • Achieving high even resolution performance from the center of the image to the edges with “4D High Resolution”
  • Newly Development
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced the development of the FUJINON HF6XA-5M wide-angle Lens (hereinafter “HF6XA”). This new product, which has an external diameter of 39 mm and a focal length of 6 mm, is the world's smallest* Machine Vision lens which is used for industrial processes such as product inspection and measurement on production lines. HF6XA is a new lens which is designed for compatibility with 2/3” sensors with a pixel pitch of 3.45µm (five megapixels).

HF6XA is a FUJINON Machine Vision lens designed for compatibility with 2/3” sensors, which has coverage of approximately twice the current product, the FUJINON HF8XA, which offers the widest coverage range. In the frequently used environments of customers, the lens is compatible with the ultra-high resolution of 3.45µm pixel pitch (equivalent to five megapixels when using a 2/3” sensor) under a large portion of the screen. Furthermore, for a wide range of installations and shooting conditions, the lens boasts “4D High Resolution”*4 performance, mitigating resolution degradation that typically occurs when changing a shooting distance or aperture value and maintaining a high level of even image sharpness across the entire image area at the ultra-high resolution of 4.4µm pixel pitch (equivalent to three megapixels when using a 2/3” sensor). Despite being a wide-angle 6mm lens, the lens achieves the world's smallest external diameter of just 39 mm. The lens is ideal for attachment inside compact inspection devices with restricted internal space when wide coverage and consistency is required for reading product codes and serial numbers or for inspecting product shape and appearance.

Fujifilm will be exhibiting the HF6XA at VISION 2016, one of the world's largest Machine Vision-related tradeshows, which will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from November 8 through November 10.

In December 2015, Fujifilm released the HF-XA series of five lenses for use with Machine Vision cameras. HF-XA series achieves both high resolution through 4D High Resolution technology and a compact design with an external diameter of 29.5 mm. Users have also praised the camera for features which include a lens barrel with three holes for fixing the iris and three holes for fixing the focus, providing for convenient shooting as the optimum holes can be selected to match the installation conditions. Fujifilm developed the HF6XA in order to respond to the need for a wide-angle lens with even wider coverage that further improves upon the characteristics of the HF-XA series. With the addition of the HF6XA, Fujifilm's portfolio of lenses for Machine Vision cameras now totals six series with a total of 36 models, which can match a wide range of diverse customer needs.
  • The smallest lens compatible with Machine Vision cameras with a 2/3” image sensor, a pixel pitch of 4.4 µm (three megapixel) or more with the filter attachment in place, and a focal length of 6 mm or less. As per a survey by Fujifilm on November 4, 2016.
  • At the working distance of 50cm.
  • Assuming the same shooting distance.
  • 4The name of FUJINON's proprietary high-resolution technology for maintaining a high level of even image sharpness at the center as well as around the edges (2D) while also mitigating resolution degradation that typically occurs when changing a working distance or aperture value (2D).

 

1. Main features:

 

(1) Approximately twice the coverage of the current model
Designed for compatibility with 2/3” sensors with a focal length of 6mm, the lens boasts approximately twice the coverage of the current model, FUJINON HF8XA, which has a focal length of 8mm.

(2) “4D High Resolution” technology unique to FUJINON lenses realizes high-resolution images across the entire image area under a variety of installation conditions
In the frequently used environments of customers, the lens is compatible with the ultra-high resolution of 3.45µm pixel pitch (equivalent to five megapixels when using a 2/3” sensor) under a large portion of the screen. Furthermore, for a wide range of installations and shooting conditions, the lens maintains even high-resolution performance across the entire image area at the ultra-high resolution of 4.4µm pixel pitch (equivalent to three megapixels when using a 2/3” sensor). The lens boasts “4D High Resolution” performance, mitigating resolution degradation that typically occurs when changing a shooting distance or aperture value.

(3) Achieves the world's smallest external diameter of just 39 mm, despite being a wide-angle 6mm lens
Thanks to the world's smallest body measuring just f39mm in external diameter, the HF6XA-5M can easily accommodate an installation environment with space constraints.

(4) Design that facilitates easy attachment
The lens barrel features three holes for fixing the iris and the same for fixing the focus, allowing for the optimum holes to be selected to match installation conditions.

 

2. Specifications :



Product name HF6XA-5M
Focal length 6mm
Iris range(F no.) F1.9-F16
Angle of view (H x V) *
* Mounted to 2/3” sensor cameras
74.7° x 58.1°
Focus range (from front of the lens) (mm) ∞-100
Operation Focus Manual
Iris Manual
Filter thread (mm) M37.5 x 0.5
Mount C-Mount
Sensor size (max.) 2/3”
TV distortion (%) -2.88
Diameter (mm) φ39 x 51
Weight (ca.) (g) 100
Fixing knobs bundled 2





3. Reference Exhibit :

[VISION 2016 venue and booth]
Venue: Messe Stuttgart, Fujifilm booth: 1H15




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Friday, 28 October 2016

Pleora GigE Vision over NBASE-T Video Interface Brings Bandwidth Boost to Imaging Industry

Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today unveiled the first solution that brings the bandwidth and Cat 5e cabling advantages of NBASE-T technology to the vision industry. Leading X-ray flat panel detector (FPD) and camera manufacturers are already designing Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T video interface hardware into advanced imaging devices for medical and machine vision applications. Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T expertise will be showcased with live demos and technical presentations at VISION 2016, taking place Nov. 8-10, 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany.
“Pleora has set a new performance benchmark for the imaging industry,” said Harry Page, president, Pleora Technologies. “With our NBASE-T embedded video interface hardware, manufacturers can meet challenging bandwidth and cost requirements for advanced imaging devices with an easy-to-integrate solution that significantly reduces design time, cost, and risk.”
The NBASE-T specification, compatible with the recently adopted IEEE 802.3bz™ standard, defines a new type of Ethernet signaling that boosts the speed of Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables well beyond the previous limit of 1 Gbps. The NBASE-T Alliance™ – a consortium of over 45 companies including Pleora – represents all major facets of networking infrastructure and helped streamline the development of the new standard.
The iPORT™ NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware provides a cost-effective upgrade path for imaging device designers by supporting faster 5 Gbps transfer of GigE Vision-compliant images over existing Cat5e cabling in retrofit installations, or inexpensive cabling for new systems. The video interface is supported by a fully featured development kit that helps speed the design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations, often without requiring hardware development.
While competing approaches require specialized cabling and expensive networking components, the iPORT NTx-NBT is a natural evolution for high-performance imaging thanks to its bandwidth flexibility, low-cost field-terminated cabling, multicasting support, and compatibility with existing GigE Vision software. With IEEE standardization and accelerating adoption of NBASE-T technology in traditional networking applications, reliable hardware is increasingly available for imaging system manufacturers.
“Pleora’s latest video interface brings the proven connectivity and cost benefits of NBASE-T technology to the imaging market, and demonstrates the broad applicability of the technology,” said Peter Jones, chairman of the NBASE-T Alliance. “The recent ratification of the IEEE standard, along with an existing ecosystem of shipping products, dramatically simplifies the adoption of this technology. It enables a broad range of industries to immediately leverage the added bandwidth provided by NBASE-T, without the expense and difficulty of replacing Ethernet cabling.”

Learn More about NBASE-T at VISION 2016

Pleora will be showcasing its NBASE-T video interface expertise at VISION 2016 (Nov. 8-10, Stuttgart, Germany – Hall 1 Stand F 31). Rauscher GmbH (Hall 1 Stand E 32) and e2v (Hall 1 Stand E 17) will also be demonstrating new line scan cameras integrating Pleora’s NBASE-T interface.
John Phillips, product manager with Pleora, will be presenting NBASE-T technology as a new interface for the imaging market during Industrial VISION Days 2016 on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. (Stage 2, gallery hall 1, booth Z75).

Availability

The iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware is now in design with lead customers, with production release and development kit availability scheduled for mid-December.


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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Pylon Camera Software Suite and Basler Cameras in Robotics Applications


The market for robotics applications using vision technology is growing constantly. The cameras are especially beneficial to applications with industrial robots. The ROS – Robot Operating System – open source project has come to serve as a de facto standard for non-industrial robotics software. The ROS community is now working on bringing the software into compliance with industry and its robotics applications.

An example of such an industrial robot is TORU, a mobile picking robot from Munich-based company Magazino, which uses the Basler Ace Camera as its "seeing eye." To allow Basler cameras to work within the ROS framework, Magazino developed its own proprietary "pylon_camera" ROS package (ROS driver for Basler cameras), and has now released it together with Basler. It is available for free download under a BSD license at GitHub.


Frank Karstens, whose work as a Product Manager at Basler includes the pylon Camera Software Suite, sees many benefits to the package: "Thanks to the pylon driver for ROS, it's quite easy to use a large number of Basler cameras for ROS-based robotics applications. The free ROS is known for its enormous library of functions, which makes it quicker and easier for our customers to develop robotics software."
Our Success Story "Goods Logistics for Industry 4.0 Using the TORU Picking-Robot and Basler ace Camera" provides more details on how TORU the robot uses the Basler ace camera and its pylon ROS package to master tricky logistics tasks.



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Source - baslerweb.com