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Publication Date: 09/1/2009
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Dalsa Intros Enhanced Machine Vision Cameras
Enhanced sensitivity machine vision camera.
Waterloo, ON, Canada — Dalsa Corporation has introduced a new line of Piranha ES cameras for machine vision applications. With various models in the ES line, these new Piranha cameras reportedly deliver cost-effective solutions with Time Delay and Integration (TDI) technology — the same technology used in the company's HS (High Sensitivity) TDI cameras. TDI is a method of line scanning which provides dramatically increased responsivity compared to single line scanning methods. TDI permits much greater scanning speeds in the same lighting conditions, or allows reduced lighting levels and costs, while maintaining the same speeds.

According to the company, the new camera line brings an incredible combination of speed, resolution and sensitivity to low-light applications, bridging the sensitivity gap between single line cameras and the highest sensitivity Piranha HS series (selectable to a maximum of 96 stages).

The new product line includes cameras with up to 8k resolution with a 7 x 7 µm pixel size and provides a maximum line rate of 68kHz and throughput of 640 Mpix/sec. The cameras open new possibilities for high-performance cost-sensitive inspection, now making it easier and cost-effective to switch from traditional line scan to TDI. The new ES camera reportedly offers up to 30 times greater responsivity than a single-line scan camera. All of the new cameras are capable of bi-directionality with selectable 32 or 16 stages. The camera is available in two speed grades, ensuring the best camera throughput can be selected according to the application. Camera configuration is extremely flexible and the throughput and line rate are all software-controllable. It is especially suited for applications such as flat-panel display, electronics manufacturing, document scanning, web inspection and general machine vision. The camera is available immediately in two new models: a 7µm 68kHz version and a 7µm 34kHz version. The ES-4k is also available immediately in a 7µm, 68kHz model.

Contact: Dalsa Coreco, 605 McMurray Rd., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2V 2E9 519-886-6000 fax: 519-886-8025 E-mail: Web:

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