Thursday, June 13, 2013

Color linescan camera options

Linescan imaging is complicated, color machine vision is tricky too. Putting the two together sounds like something only the bravest (or most foolhardy) vision engineer should attempt. Yet there are times when it has to be done.

Anyone needing to dip a toe in these murky waters would do well to learn more about the camera options. To that end, Dr. Xing-Fei He of Teledyne Dalsa authored “Trilinear Cameras Offer High-Speed Color Imaging Solutions”, published in the May 2013 edition of Photonics Spectra.

This compares and contrasts the three types of color linescan camera, giving the potential user an understanding of what to look for. Of course, price is left out of the article, but rest assured it correlates with performance, though not necessarily in a linear manner.

Happy (color) scanning!

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