Monday, 23 May 2016

High Speed Infrared Imaging Cameras

What is high speed imaging?

High speed imaging is taking pictures at a high frame rate using a short exposure time. High speed imaging in the visible spectrum covers many applications. For example in automotive crash test analysis or studies of supersonic motion of flying bullets.

Typical high speed imaging applications often require SWIR or MWIR imaging. We offer cameras that generate more than 300 (MWIR) or 1700 (SWIR) frames per second at a resolution of 640x512. Even higher frame rates are possible when using a small region-of-interest within the full frame of 640x512 pixels.

What is high speed imaging used for?

Xenics MWIR cameras are used as high speed radiometric and thermal cameras. For example in thermal signature detection, tracking or analysis of aircrafts, missiles or rockets. Thermal tracking of fast moving objects, like missiles, benefits from the addition of a high speed SWIR camera. Thermal cameras detect hot gasses and thermal plumes easily, but SWIR cameras offer more detail and resolution when imaging the (cooler) metal body or debris.

High speed Xenics SWIR cameras find application in free-space optical communication systems. These systems are based on Nd-YAG 1.06 µm or eye-safe 1.55 µm lasers. High speed SWIR cameras are used to track communicating transceivers to maintain optical links, or as a wavefront sensor in satellite communication systems. These wavefront sensors are part of an adaptive optics system. They take the larger optical link distances in free space communication into account by correcting for atmospheric distortions.

What features are needed?
  • High Frame Rate - We offer frame rates up to 1730 Hz in SWIR and 460 Hz in MWIR. Our    cameras can even be faster when you reduce your region of interest.
  • Short Exposure Time - A short exposure time is necessary in high speed imaging to reduce image blur.
  • High Thermal Sensitivity - Thermal cameras need to have a high sensitivity level (low NETD) to detect the smallest temperature differences.
  • Large Dynamic Range - An IR camera with a large dynamic range covers a large temperature area
  • Low Read Noise - Low read noise results in high sensitivity for low light signals.
  • Digital High Speed Interface - A digital interface like CameraLink, GigE or CoaXPress is necessary to assure reliable and fast data transfer.
  • Trigger Interface with Low Jitter - A trigger interface with low jitter is a necessity for high speed applications to synchronize the camera.

What do Xenics Infrared Cameras offer?

High speed infrared cameras need to have high sensitivity levels as the exposure times will be small. Next to this, they need to have the highest possible frame rates and the ability to go to small regions-of-interest (ROIs) to increase frame rates even further. Synchronization via an external trigger connector can also play an important role.
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

A Future-Proof Assembly Concept for High-End Philips Razors


Application: Assembly
Industry: Consumer Goods
Products used: Adept Cobra SCARA Robots
Adept Viper 6-Axis Robots
Adept AnyFeeder flexible feeder
Adept SmartController CX motion controller
ACE AdeptSight vision guidance
Customer: Philips
Integrator: Bremer Werk für Montagesysteme GmbH


 Production of shavers is under an immense cost pressure and the trade offer for the devices is quite large. In combination with factors like quality and design, the purchase decision is also affected by the price. To remain competitive under these conditions, Philips’ shaver production operates out of two production sites: one in China and the other in Drachten. Today, the China facility produces 20 million shavers with two shaving heads annually and the Drachten plant’s 1,500 employees produce close to eight million devices with three shaving heads per year. The Philips center for research and development also resides in Drachten, which means that all new Philips shavers, ranging from the standard model to the high-tech shaver, are developed out of this facility.


Philips required an automation solution that delivered quality, supported their profitability, and had the flexibility to adapt to any future product changes. Philips had the added challenge of requiring a production process that could assemble an enormous model variety of high-end razors - and the type of razor being assembled could change every day.


Bremer Werk für Montagesysteme GmbH or "BWM" selected Adept as their single source for robotics for the Philips project. BWM built a future-proof fully-flexible automation solution using Adept components like the Cobra SCARA and AnyFeeder. More than 120 robots and 40 AnyFeeder systems provide a frictionless assembly system for razors. The robots impress with their precision, speed, and availability to perform the tasks with the highest level of accuracy.A key element to the success of the line is the AnyFeeder flexible feeding system. The inherent flexibility of the system affected a number of areas throughout the assembly automation process: wherever efficient assembly with a high-degree of individualization mattered.

The solution consists of:

  • Adept Viper 6-axis s650 and s850 robots
  • Adept Cobra SCARA s350, s600, and s800 robots
  • AdeptSight vision guidance and inspection systems
  • Adept AnyFeeder flexible feeding systems


The groundbreaking automation solution guarantees an economic and efficient assembly of high-end razors. In connection with the innovative components from Adept, the sophisticated assembly concept assures an unrivaled level of sustainability and the Philips plant is one of the most innovative production lines for high-end consumer goods.

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