PLATE BEAMSPLITTERS Edmund Optics® introduces new Laser Line Non-Polarizing Plate Beamsplitters. These beamsplitters are insensitive to the input beam’s polarization state, making them ideal for use in a wide range of demanding laser applications where polarization control is critical. Laser Line Non-Polarizing Plate Beamsplitters feature high laser damage thresholds of greater than 6 J/cm2 at 1064 nm at 10 ns. A coating with dielectric layers increases system performance, while maintaining the polarization state of the input beam. The 1025 nm to 1095 nm coating is designed for popular industry lasers, including Nd:YAG, Yb:KGW and Yb:YAG. Low GDD coatings are offered for femtosecond (fs) laser applications, designed to maintain the input beam’s pulse width. They offer an impressive /8 surface accuracy for minimal wavefront distortion. Laser Line Non-Polarizing Plate Beamsplitters are offered in four 25. 4 mm diameter models with design wavelengths of 355 nm, 515- 532 nm, 770-830 nm and 1025- 1095 nm. Manufactured using a fused silica substrate, they have a clear aperture (CA) of greater than 22. 9. The RoHS compliant beamsplitters meet MIL-C-675A standards for durability. Edmund Optics (800) 363-1992 www.edmundoptics.com CAMERA JAI introduced the GO-2400-PGE, a new small and lightweight industrial camera featuring Sony’s IMX174, a 2.35-megapixel global shutter CMOS imager. The new camera offers a maximum resolution of 1936 x 1216 pixels, while running at 48.8 frames per second over a GigE Vision interface. Power can be provided via the GigE Vision interface or via a 6-pin GPIO connector. As part of JAI’s popular Go Series, the GO-2400- PGE features a small form factor (29 mm x 29 mm x 41. 5 mm, excluding lens mount) and weighs in at only 46 grams – one of the lightest cameras available at this resolution. More importantly, the camera carries the same industrial-grade specifications as other Go Series models to ensure performance in factory environments. These include an 80G shock rating, 10G vibration rating, and a standard operating temperature range of - 5°C to +45°C. By leveraging the IMX174’s deep pixel wells (>30,000 electrons) and a low noise architecture adapted from Sony’s CCD technology, the GO-2400- PGE delivers a signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 60 dB, using traditional measurement techniques. This provides image quality in terms of sensitivity, noise, and dynamic range that exceeds even traditional CCD cameras at this resolution. Two GO-2400-PGE models are available – the GO-2400M-PGE with 8-, 10-, or 12-bit monochrome output (including near-infrared sensitivity), and the GO-2400C-PGE offering 8-, 10-, or 12-bit raw Bayer color output. Standard features include a high-performance global shutter with speeds as fast as 38 µs, and a region-ofinterest (ROI) function for windowing the field of view to achieve faster frame rates or to utilize smaller optical formats than the camera’s 1/1.2” standard C-mount format. Other features include pixel blemish compensation and shading correction functions, a built-in 256-point look-up table for gamma customization, and a multi-ROI mode supporting up to 5 overlapping regions within a single frame. Monochrome models also contain a binning function (1x2, 2x1, 2x2) for increasing pixel sensitivity. The GO-2400-PGE is equipped with JAI’s Auto Level Control (ALC) that combines auto gain and auto shutter capabilities into an integrated function to let users optimize their auto exposure control for lowest noise, fastest shutter, or other priorities. www.jai.com CAMERA Photron, Inc. announces the second and lower-priced high-speed camera in the FASTCAM Mini WX series, the Mini WX50. The new video camera provides up to 750 frames per second at full four mega-pixel resolution and true 1080 HD performance to 1,500 frames per second (fps), making it cost-effective for targeted high-speed imaging applications such as biomechanics, life sciences, automotive safety testing, military/defense/aerospace research, fluidics, and materials sciences. Well-suited for operation in high-G environments, the FASTCAM Mini WX series cameras are high-G tested to 100 G, 10 ms, 6 axis. The compact, 120 mm H x 120 mm W x 99 mm D (4. 7 in. X 4.7 in. X 3.9 in.), lightweight Mini WX 50 (1.6 kg or 3.5 lbs.) Delivers excellent light sensitivity, 12-bit ADC with outstanding color fidelity and image quality. It also offers memory options from 4 GB to 8 GB, up to 16 GB with high performance Gigabit Ethernet interface to PC capability. Light sensitivity, as with all of Photron’s high speed imaging systems, is measured to the true (no “T” values) ISO Ssat 12232 standard. The FASTCAM Mini WX 50 and the previously introduced Mini WX 100 are ISO 6,400 monochrome, and 1SO 2,000 color. Photron’s new, compact Mini WX high-speed camera family features standard F-mount and C-mount lens mounts for easy integration into new and/or existing systems. Photron, Inc. | (858) 395-8618 | www.photron.com IMAGING SOFTWARE Zeiss ZEN 2 core imaging software is easy to use and simply designed. It allows users to achieve the highest quality results together with established Zeiss hardware. Zeiss ZEN 2 core gives users the benefit of an adaptive user interface suited specifically to industrial and research applications. The easy graphical user interface (GUI) configuration fits tasks of all kinds and any complexity. Users can adapt the GUI to their workflows to simplify their work. Zeiss ZEN 2 core also offers a configurable user management, adjusting the software to different users and user levels. Given the straightforward workflows, users can count on fast, reproducible analysis and measurement results with Zeiss ZEN 2 core. It is intuitive and quickly adapts to different tasks in an intelligent and flexible manner. Its ability to create job templates ensures users get comparable results every time. Zeiss ZEN 2 core offers an interface to many other software platforms and hardware accessories. In addition, the software comes with a scripting interface for programming (Open Application Development) that allows users to adjust the software according to their specific needs. With the Zeiss Word Add-in, it’s easy to create user configured report templates in MS Word® and other file formats. Zeiss | www.zeiss.com/zen2starter LASER CONTRAST SENSOR Banner Engineering announces its industry-recognized Q3X laser contrast sensor is now available with fixed background suppression. Featuring contrast detection, plus fixed background suppression, the Q3X LD50 reliably detects targets within the desired sensing range while ignoring objects in the background. Out of the box, the Q3X LD50 operates like a fixed-field laser sensor and detects targets within its 50 mm sensing range. However, the sensor can be programmed for low-contrast sensing within this range, while ignoring objects at least 60 mm away. This allows the sensor to accurately detect its target without background objects affecting its performance. Featuring high-speed part detection as fast as 250 µs, Banner’s Q3X laser contrast sensor can capture up to 2,000 events per second. This, along with background suppression, makes the Q3X ideal for solving applications with small contrast changes where a background needs to be ignored. A typical application is label detection on a bottle where contrast differences between the label and bottle provide reliable detection but the sensor must ignore the shiny metal rail in the background. The shiny metal background could cause a false trigger for standard diffusemode sensors. Banner’s Q3X is designed with a unique angled, threedigit display of signal intensity, which provides high visibility of operating conditions from multiple angles. For an intuitive user setup, the Q3X has two tactile buttons conveniently located below the display. The Q3X’s robust nickel-plated zinc die cast housing ensures reliable performance even in environments with exposure to cutting fluids and oils. Sensors are also rated to IP67, IP68 and IP69K for enhanced protection to water submergence and high-pressure washdown. Banner Engineering Corp. (888) 373-6767 www.bannerengineering.com/buyonline VISION SYSTEM Teledyne DALSA announced its next generation BOA™2 Smart Camera featuring higher resolution imaging, dual-core processing and embedded iNspect™ Express application software. The BOA2 smart camera is a complete vision system with more pixels, power and integration flexibility for automating parts and assembly inspection. BOA2 is offered with 2, 3 or 5M pixel resolution. For very high speed applications, the CMOS sensor format can be changed to achieve inspection rates of up to 80 parts per second. The 2M model supports an optional integrated LED ring light with built-in collimators that provide powerful, uniform lighting across the inspection area. The sensor supports standard C mount lenses which, together with the optional LED light, can be enclosed within a protective cover to safeguard against accidental damage or tampering. The BOA2 is rated for use in harsh industrial environments and provides several mounting options on the front, back and side surfaces. At the heart of BOA2 is a high performance, 1.5 Ghz dual core processing engine for executing user configured solutions. System memory resources include 2 GB bytes of solution storage and 1 GB of program memory. The embedded iNspect Express application software supports standard factory protocols, such as EthernetIP, Profinet and Modbus for interfacing with complementary factory products and control networks. The physical interfaces include Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232 serial, opto-isolated inputs and outputs, all of which can be connected using standard M12 factory cables. A DIN mountable breakout module is offered to simplify control panel wiring. The BOA2 is available immediately. For more information on product specifications and ordering details, visit the BOA2 page on the Teledyne DALSA website or contact your Teledyne DALSA regional sales representative. For a downloadable image of the camera, please visit Teledyne DALSA’s online media kit. Teledyne DALSA | www.teledynedalsa.com/mv CAMERA Point Grey announced the addition of a new 1. 4 megapixel global shutter CCD model to its Grasshopper3 family of USB3 Vision™ cameras. The new Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 camera models are based on color and monochrome versions of the Sony ICX825, a 2/3” Exview HAD CCD II sensor capable of streaming 1384 x 1032 resolution images at 45 FPS. This sensor is the next generation of the popular ICX285 CCD, which has been the industry standard for scientific imaging due to its large pixel size, high saturation capacity, and excellent dynamic range. The new ICX825 continues this legacy and maintains the same optical format and pixel size while improving upon the imaging performance and frame rate. This new Grasshopper3 model is ideal for scientific and industrial applications such as fluorescent microscopy, electronics assembly, and inspection. Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Grasshopper3 uses a proprietary USB 3.0 link layer and frame buffer-based architecture for optimal performance and reliability. The Grasshopper3 uses an advanced image processing pipeline to enable color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning and USB3 Vision support. The GS3-U3-15S5 is list priced at $1,595/€1225 and is available to order now from Point Grey, its network of distributors, and the online store (for North American, Australian, and EU customers). Point Grey | www.ptgrey.com
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