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.

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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

Machine Vision Applications Distributor IndiaIn 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

Machine Vision Applications Distributor IndiaThanks 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 nameHF6XA-5M
Focal length6mm
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
OperationFocusManual
IrisManual
Filter thread (mm)M37.5 x 0.5
MountC-Mount
Sensor size (max.)2/3”
TV distortion (%)-2.88
Diameter (mm)φ39 x 51
Weight (ca.) (g)100
Fixing knobs bundled2

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.

Basler Ace Camera, India

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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Monday, 24 October 2016

Machine vision up close: MVTec at VISION 2016


MVTec Software GmbH will be showcasing its newest technologies at VISION Stuttgart, the world's leading trade fair for machine vision. Between November 8 and 10, visitors can experience highlights of the latest HALCON and MERLIC software releases at our booth E72 in hall 1.

HALCON 13


MVTec will be showcasing the following exciting topics in live demonstrations:
  • Defect detection in fabric using HALCON’s new easy-to-use texture inspection
  • Speedup of HALCON's shape-based matching technology using SSE2/AVX2 to identify and count different objects
  • Human-machine interaction in IIoT scenarios
  • Application of deep learning approaches in the machine vision segment
In further demonstrative live sessions, MVTec experts will discuss the exciting HALCON 13 feature "Remote Debugging for Embedded Vision”. Furthermore, an intermission demonstration will show three-dimensional augmented reality scenarios using 3D vision technologies.

MERLIC


MERLIC can be used to create professional machine vision applications without any extensive programming knowledge. MVTec will demonstrate the following:
  • Machine vision application on a standard industrial PC with a standard industrial camera and a PLC
  • MERLIC’s remote frontend on a mobile platform

MVTec at the Industrial Vision Days


Aside from the presentations at the booth, visitors can also meet MVTec at the Industrial Vision Days (hall 1, booth A75). On November 8 at 3:30 p.m., Johannes Hiltner, product manager HALCON, will hold a lecture on "MVTec HALCON 13 – Machine Vision Automates Industrial Processes".






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Monday, 17 October 2016

Happy Birthday! The ace 5 MP Turns Five


The green light for series production of the Basler ace 5 MP GigE camera (acA2500-14gm) came in early 2011. The USB model of the highly successful camera followed in 2013. Since then, countless ace 5 MP models have rolled off the production line in Ahrensburg, Germany. For Product Manager Dominik Lappenküper, the celebrations are no surprise: "We've heard again and again that this model simply has perfect specifications in all ways. Small design, 5 MP resolution, 14 frames per second, CMOS technology and all at an extremely attractive price. These factors let the cameras work in a broad range of applications, from classic factory automation to the medical and traffic fields as well as other non-industrial applications."

Basler ace Camera in India

Success Right down the Line


Since its market introduction, the ace series has grown to encompass over 100 models and is one of the most successful camera families on the market. The portfolio ranges from value-priced entry level models to extremely high performance models. With resolutions ranging from VGA to 14 MP, speeds of up to 751 frames per second, various interfaces and sensor technologies, it's quick and easy to identify the right model for almost any application. The latest additions are models featuring the popular IMX sensors from Sony's Pregius series and PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor. Lappenküper notes: "These sensors are currently under such strong demand that we believe they may become long-term sales hits like the ace 5 MP. We are excited to see how things will look when they celebrate their own 5th anniversary."



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Friday, 14 October 2016

New USB 3.0 Industrial and Single-board Camera Series


The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of machine vision cameras and software for industrial imaging, has just announced the introduction of a newly developed series of industrial and single-board cameras featuring Aptina CMOS sensors.

Available in board-level and housed form factors, the 27 camera series features a compact and robust industrial design with C/CS mount and is available with a USB 3.0 interface in monochrome and color. The 5 and 10 megapixel CMOS cameras come equipped with the Aptina MT9P006 and MT9J003 sensors respectively and are distinguished by their compact design (starting at 30 x 30 x 10 mm) and impressive image quality as well as their excellent price-performance ratio. Even under poor lighting conditions, these cameras deliver excellent images.

As additional features, a free 1- and 2D barcode SDK as well as software for on-screen measurement and image acquisition are also included.

Comprehensive software support for Windows and Linux leaves nothing to be desired: Both programmers and end-users immediately feel at home. Getting started with the cameras takes only a matter of minutes and integrating them into existing applications takes only a few lines of code. All cameras are shipped with drivers for LabView, HALCON, MERLIC, VisionPro, DirectX, Twain, and NeuroCheck. All camera parameters and settings can be set via the shipped software. End-user applications, an SDK consisting of .NET and ActiveX components and a C++ class library for W7/8, Vista and XP, and drivers for third party software are included with the cameras. In addition to this, powerful automatic modes ensure optimal image quality even under varying lighting conditions.

The cameras are shipped with: Driver for Windows XP, Vista, W7/8, and the SDK IC Imaging Control 3.2 (.NET and C++ library) and IC Capture. IC Capture is a powerful end-user software to set all camera parameters and to display and save single images and image sequences.


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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Edmund Optics® Augments 25mm TECHSPEC® Precision Aspheric Lens Line


Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, highlghts its TECHSPEC® Precision Aspheric Lenses. These lenses are designed to focus light, while they eliminate spherical aberration from divergent light sources. Designed and manufactured by Edmund Optics, Precision Aspheric Lenses are ideal for applications including focusing the output of laser diodes.

Aspheric lenses can increase the numerical aperture of a lens


RoHS compliant TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses feature precision aspheric designs that minimize spherical aberration, which decreases laser spot size and maintains high power per area. Aspheric lenses can increase the numerical aperture of a lens and may also reduce the number of elements needed in a multi-element system, potentially reducing overall system weight, increasing throughput, and simplifying assembly.

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Low f/#s for optimal light gathering


TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses have been computer optimized to eliminate spherical aberrations and minimize higher order aberrations. Featuring low f/#s for optimal light gathering performance, the lenses offer available prescription data for easy integration into a wide range of optical systems.

Available uncoated or with VIS or NIR coatings


TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses are available uncoated or with a VIS coating, which provides less than 1.5% reflection from 425-675nm, and a NIR coating, providing less than 1.5% reflection from 600-1050nm. They are offered in 78 models with diameters from 10mm to 50mm and numerical apertures from 0.50 to 0.83. TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses are in-stock and available for immediate delivery for fast turnaround and excellent value. Custom diameters and coatings at your required wavelength are also offered to create a precision aspheric lens that meets your needs.



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Source - edmundoptics.com