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Camera models for special requirements in factory automation

uEye FA camera family with new sensors – 12 and 20MP Sony STARVIS and 5 MP polarisation sensor

uEye FA industrial cameras are particularly robust and therefore suited for demanding environmental conditions, for example in factory automation.

IDS will offer three new sensors in the family: The 12MP (IMX226) and 20.44MP (IMX183) Sony sensors are true high performers with high resolution and low noise. For special requirements, the company will also integrate the 5MP polarisation sensor IMX250MZR.

The housing of the uEye FA models, lens tubes and the screwable connectors (8-pin M12 Ethernet connector with X-coding and 8-pin Binder connector) meet the requirements of protection class IP65/67. 

The GigE cameras can be operated either with 12-24V or alternatively as a PoE setup (Power-over-Ethernet). PoE enables practical single-cable operation up to a maximum length of 100m.

The cameras are typically used for machine vision tasks in industrial plants and quality assurance. Software support is provided, for example, by the modern IDS peak SDK.

Both the 12MP rolling shutter sensor IMX226 (4000 x 3000px) and the 20.44MP rolling shutter sensor IMX183 (5536 x 3692px) are part of the Sony STARVIS series. Thanks to BSI technology (‘back-side illumination’) they are characterised by exceptional light sensitivity and low noise. 

The 5MP polarisation sensor IMX250MZR also enables interesting application scenarios. It shows its strengths especially in low contrast or reflective light and helps to detect scratches on surfaces or the stress distribution within transparent objects. This makes details visible that remain hidden from other sensors.

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