Optical Inspection of Wear Parts
Emergent Vision cameras have been successfully implemented to ensure the safety of railway vehicles and to reduce costs by targeted maintenance. With 2D and 3D measurement techniques tires made of steel or rubber can be inspected, recording their thickness, small defects, and tread patterns, while the vehicle passes by thanks to the cameras high speed recording capabilities.
Outdoors - a Special Challenge for every Camera
From highway monitoring to tolling and law enforcement, from the inspection of tires to railway track analysis Machine Vision has a lot to offer to these applications and so do our cameras.
Almost every imaging application related to Transportation and Traffic is outdoors. With especially tough conditions from darkness to bright sun light with strong shadows, our cameras offer low noise image signals even under low light conditions, high dynamic range for scenes with bright sunlight and shadows simultaneously, as well as smear-free captures of even fast moving objects.
In the surveillance of large areas, like a section of a highway, it is important to adapt the lens to environmental conditions and to the current area of interest. Therefore, all our cameras can be equipped with a lens mount adapter to control the focus and iris control through our software API using the Birger lens mount.
Besides the lighting conditions, outdoor applications are typically characterized by multiple remotely installed cameras and a central unit for processing and storage of the data. Our HS series with 10GigE video output can stream high-resolution images of up to 20 megapixels with 32 frames per second over optical fiber lines of up to 10 km length. The networked video capabilities of 10GigE allow for the simultaneous processing, storage and display of multiple camera streams distributed simply via ubiquitous state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.