Cameras in the HX series introduced by BaumerLtd. capture 1.3-megapixel images at rates ofup to 500 fps and are suitable for use in ultrafastmachine vision applications. The CMOS camerasproduce 1280 ; 1024-pixel resolution and can deliver up to 120,000 fps by restricting image data toone, two or three regions of interest within the fullframe. They support the Camera Link standard andoffer multiexposure capability and a data transferrate of up to 680 MB/s. Available in monochromeand color versions and housed in a compact andlightweight aluminum housing, the cameras have adynamic range of up to 90 dB.
The PK line of X-Y nanopositioning andnanoscanning stages unveiled by piezosystemjena Inc. offers 100 ; 100-mm clearance, flatness, parallel kinematics and configurability.Measuring 15 mm high, the stages achieve sub-nanometer positioning accuracy. Actuation canbe performed with any of the company’s PX ornanoX elements, and the stroke range goes upto 700 µm. Built with a frame-in-frame support,the stage has an inner frame that is suspendedin the outer one, resulting in dual guidance. Thestages have two kinds of optionally integratedmetrology, and the company offers a number ofoptions for materials, including nonmagnetic.piezosystem firstname.lastname@example.org
The Xcelera-CL LX1 Base framegrabber announced by Dalsa Corp.is for use with Camera Link Basecameras. The company says that theboard is easy to set up and use,delivers reliable image acquisitionand offers extensive software support. Designed for the PCI Expressx1 interface, the frame grabber canacquire images from a variety ofmultitap area- and line-scan, colorand monochrome cameras. Camera Link is supported up to 85 MHz, and the device is Power OverCamera Link-compliant. The included Sapera Essential software features 1-/2-D bar codes, opticalcharacter recognition, pattern finding, color and blob analysis, and lens correction tools.
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging Inc. has launched
the second generation of its Axio Imager mi-
croscope system for use in materials micros-
copy applications. The optical system provides
information about the sample in bright- and
dark-field, and in confocal and differential in-
terference contrast techniques. The M2m and
Z2m models have motorized focus and re-
flected-light beam paths, and the latter offers
automatic component recognition. All models
feature the ability to combine reflected and
transmitted light, access to the luminous field
and aperture diaphragms in the reflected-
light beam path, exchangeability of the fine-drive knob and the fine-drive disk, and a redesigned
transmitted-light beam path for homogeneous illumination, even at low objective magnifications.
Carl Zeiss MicroImaging