Gaspar van Elmbt, the managing director of GeT-Cameras, had planned to give a presentation about cost reducing vision hardware design at the UKIVA this month. However, due to the Covid’19 virus this event got cancelled. The organization of this event managed to provide the visitors with all the presentations, included ours, on the ‘presentation hub’.
If you want to learn how to reduce the cost price of your project, make sure to take a look at the presentation in the video below.
All our industrial cameras have a minimum life cycle of 7 years after market introduction. The graph below shows the typical product life cycle stages of an industrial camera.
Market introduction of an industrial camera
When a camera is released it has the latest generation sensor. In almost all cases the latest generation sensor is more light senstive and has less noise than previous generation sensors. Therefore a better image quality can be achieved.
Check for newer alternatives
After 3-7 years, sensor manufacturers will release a new version of the sensor or a sensor from a different brand might have better imaging performance. Therefore during this period it's important to check if there are other camera types available that have a newer image sensor.
Unfortunately cameras do go End of Life (EOL)....
Machine vision camera Interface whitepaper
This article will provide a deeper inside in what the benefits and downsides are of each type of machine vision camera interface, so you can select the right interface for your machine vision application. It has to be noted that GeT cameras only supplies USB 2.0 , USB 3.0 , GigE , 5GigE and 10GigE machine vision cameras and the article will mainly be focused on these five industrial machine vision interfaces. However in the table below we have incorporated also other interfaces to make the overview of industrial machine vision camera interfaces complete.
Arm embedded platforms are very popular for embedded vision. Many of these platforms have a USB2, USB3 and or GigE ethernet port. Our USB3 and GigE Vision Cameras work with these ARM embedded platforms. The Raspberry Pi, that has a USB2 port, even works with our USB3 cameras on reduced frame-rate .
Which embedded board to select with USB3 Vision Camera
There are many embedded boards available in the market that work with our USB3 Vision Cameras. The following ARM platforms were extensively tested with our machine vision cameras:
- NVIDIA Jetson TX1/TX2
- NVIDIA Tegra TK1
- Toradex Apalis TK1 on Ixora Carrier Board
- Raspberry Pi 3B, incl. support of the camera module.
However other popular embedded boards are:
- Odroid XU4
- NanoPi M4
- NVIDIA Jetson Nano
We especially like the Raspberry Pi for low end...
Industrial Polarized Camera
Daheng Imaging is dipping their toes in the industrial polarized camera segment by implementing the Sony-IMX250MZR monochrome image-sensor . The Industrial polarization camera systems are able to capture information which a normal line or area industrial camera is not able to obtain. A polarization camera conducts a two-dimensional analysis. It measures both the degree and direction of the polarization of the light. As a result the final image has almost none reflections from external lightsources. A polarized camera is ideal for applications like the inspection of glossy products and transparent products.
Standard machine vision camera versus polarized camera
The following examples show on the left hand side an image captured with a standard machine vision camera and on the right...
Introduction to the industrial machine vision USB3 Camera System
USB3 Vision standard is an imaging interface standard for industrial USB3 vision cameras . The majority of camera manufacturers have already adopted this standard, and the number of compatible, accessories growing quickly. A big advantage of the USB3 interface is that, any of the PCs, laptops and smartphones have a USB 3.0 interface built in nowadays. In the field of vision technology, USB 3.0 is also replacing dated interfaces such as the FireWire, Cameralink and USB2.0.
The speed of the USB3 Vision Camera Interface
The USB 3.0 interface, also known as Super-Speed USB, is the following line of the well-known plug and play Universal Serial Bus spec that builds on the assets of USB 2.0 and washed out its weaknesses. The operative bandwidth accessible with the...