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More Answers From Corey Fellows
Director of Business Development at Teledyne Lumenera
- Email: corey [dot] fellows [at] lumenera.com
- Tel: (613) 736-4077, x184
which is the best camera for an online egg sorter?
Short-wave IR (SWIR) I hear is popular for trying to see "inside" the egg but I don't have first hand experience. If you are simply trying to "measure" the egg have a look at MvTec Halcon software and just about any machine vision camera in the visible spectrum. Best of luck.
We are doing a Street view job. I need suggestions for a camera with this specs: - Electronic shutter, as too many photos can wear off mechanical ones. - Ability to program continuous shooting or command shooting from outside software by USB or Serial cable - Have to be able to work with external power (many photos require a lot of power) - External memory, image stabilization
Hello Juan, Lumenera sells the Le165 Network IP camera that has been widely used in a variety of Transportation opportunities from many years. Based on its Day/Night capabilities and high-speed Electronic shutter, this camera is an ideal choice imaging objects in motion at over 100KMH. Please visit our website for more details. Thanks.
Application details: It is industrial Test and Measurement application with camera in motion. field of view 20 mm to 90 mm adjustable. Measurement accuracy 0.005 mm min. Image capture speed - 16 fps min. Please suggest suitable camera options and their pricing along with delivery duration.
Shardul, 20mm FOV at 0.005mm accuracy represents a min 4K x 3K array which is available in the 10.7Mp Kodak CCD sensor. Its possible their newer silicon can perform higher frames rates but we'll need to dig further into that if you are serious. Available today, there are USB2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet options running between 3.75 and 5FPS from Lumenera. 90mm FOV at 0.005mm accuracy represents something like an 18K array which is not available today. Hope this helps.
Looking for photo imaging for manufacturing parts in the forging industry.
What sort of field of view (inches / millimeters) and tolerance are you expecting?
We are looking for the camera for following application: It is an industrial test and measurement application with camera in motion. Field of view-> 20 - 80 mm Measurement accuracy -> 0.01 mm Image capture speed -> 10-16 fps
Hello Shardul, At 20mm field of view (wide), you'll need 2000+ pixels to achieve a per pixel accuracy of 0.01mm. There are image sensors that can support 15FPS like the Sony 5MP CCD over Gigabit Ethernet. For accuracy purposes you'll likely want a monochrome CCD versus a CMOS camera unless you lower your tolerance. At 80mm field of view (wide), you'll need 8000+ pixel to achieve a per pixel accuracy of 0.01mm. I know of no sensor that supports 48MP (4:3) at 10+FPS. There's word of a new Kodak sensor that might be half way to your expectation but would likely need to be on USB3.0 using a 5Gbps interface. Hope this helps. Corey
Good afternoon, I came across your website online and wanted to inquire about some products. I am looking for a solution that I can use in a manufacturing facility to mount to a piece of equipment in order to receive a command, take a decent resolution photograph, create a file which will be linked to an order and fed back into our system for later review, filing etc. The solution would need to use Ethernet for connection to our system. Could you please let me know if you have something in your product portfolio that may fit the above bill? I am looking at making a purchase within the next month or so and would need to outfit roughly 48 machines worldwide. I can be reached at the below numbers. Thank you in advance and Regards
Kristen, sounds like you need a simple off the shelf solution that requires little integration. Depending on your level of detail and imaging requirements, Lumenera's LE series network IP cameras range from 1.3Mp - 3MP - 5MP and offer a simple Web based experience that is natively build into the camera. The camera's API can also allow for a fully embedded solution if you have the need and capabilities. Please send your contact information and specifications documents to the address below and I would be happy to discuss this further! Thanks.
I'm looking for a camera with internal strobe. I was given product # CASB1A4S06080SF1008S however when looking on the website I was unable to find anything with this product code. I'd appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks.
Karen - Lumenera cameras have multiple programmable Input and Output triggers on all our USB and GigE interface cameras. One of those triggers is a dedicated strobe for a flash or LED light. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us. Thanks.
I want to know if using your products, can I check the quality of heat transfer product? For example, I want to check if the characters are missing or incompletely printed or the thickness of the printed adhesive layers, etc.
Madhavi, there are two unique requirements indicated in your request. First is a simple quality check which could be accomplished by capturing a consistent and quality image then running it through an OCR (optical character recognition) software available from companies like MvTec Halcon or equivalent. Second requirement is to validate the thickness of the printed ink which would require a high-precision 3D image using 2 or more very high-resolution cameras. A number of variables will be needed including your thickness and more specifically your +/- tolerance before we could calculate working resolution. Please feel free to send your specifications to me for further assistance.
We are looking into the possibility of a vision system to grade blank rifle stocks on grain size and pattern, along with typical wood defects like knots and voids. Would you have a vision system that could be adapted for this application?
Hello John, if you have enough pixel density and a camera that can provide consistent color characteristics, your project then needs to focus on finding the proper Machine Vision software that is capable of identifying grain size and patterns in the known good or known bad categories. Please contact me for a name of an Lumenera partners in your territory. Thanks.