High speed imaging has now become a vital component of several applications ranging from automotives to life sciences. These cameras are being utilized at an immensely increasing rate in diverse industries with satisfying results far and wide. 2 Examples of utlized a high speed camera are, first where the product or the object is moving fast. Highly mechanized production environments are common examples of fast moving objects and only the latest camera technology in machine vision can cater to the requirements to monitor and assure product quality. Also, a fast camera can be used for playback applications. With the high frame rates EVTs 10 GigE Cameras can provide, customers can capture detailed images in ultra-slow motion revealing results which would be otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Not only is this type of application useful in Machine Vision, we've seen it leveraged in Sports, Broadcast, and Virtual Reality applications.
Any machine vision application would have its distinct requirements for image capture. These requirements are usually a hybrid of high resolutions captured at a high speed with flexible cable lengths along with being user friendly and standardized within the industry. EVT’s 10GigE cameras are a one-stop answer to most of these requirements.
Modern day machine vision cameras need speed not in terms of imaging but also data transfer. The latest and most advanced interface for machine vision; 10 GigE, is helping redefine how fast machine vision applications and systems can work. With the latest 10 GigE Vision interface, a full 50 MP image can be transferred at a rate of 23 frames per second with shutter speeds going below 1µs. That is faster than any GigE Vision standard set before and data transfer at lightning speeds has been made possible with this latest technology.
What hampers image acquisition and processing speed
An important aspect is the design of the system. Illumination plays a key role. Adequate illumination will optimize image output and reduce noise, which also means shorter exposure.
All machine vision applications have an imaging threshold to function effectively. If you are installing a system that takes far larger images than is required by the application, it will also cost crucial time in terms of acquisition and process. Optimizing machine vision ROI is a critical process and can play a significant role in improving imaging speeds.
Why 10 GigE Vision is best suited for high speed machine vision
Choosing an interface has a huge impact upon performance and speed of the application as a whole as it would dictate how fast the images are transferred and processed at the host after being captured. With 10 GigE, you do not only get faster speed but also flexibility a smaller system footprint then comparable camera technology on the market today. USB3 Vision for example goes only for a few meters of distance and is far more expensive to operate in terms of processing and power consumption.
10 GigE Vision on the other hand is constantly evolving reaching distances of up to 10 kilometers. It also consumes far less processing power. Imaging is possible at less then 1% consumption of the CPU, which is lower than all other previous generations of the GigE Cameras. This does not only save critical processing time but provides great cost saving in terms of power consumption as well. With cables available made of high-grade copper and optical fiber, you get flexibility for operations.
10 GigE Vision has also minimized jitter and shutter lag. It has a full-duplex point-to-point communication framework enabling rapid communication between the camera and the processor.
While most machine vision solution providers are yet to adopt the latest 10 GigE camera interface, Emergent Vision Technologies has already introduced imaging technologies that operate at this new communications protocol and offer as much as ten-times the improvement in image processing for over 5+ years.
Emergent Vision Technologies is the global leader and the first manufacturer to produce and export 10 GigE machine vision systems globally. Our latest systems come with pipelined operations leaving minimal lag between shutter optimizing speed for high-speed environments.