Allied Vision Manta G-040 & G-158 provide great replacements to legacy CCD cameras

Allied Vision is expanding  its line of Manta machine vision cameras, releasing the Manta G-158 and Manta G-040 GigE Vision cameras.  Featuring the second generation Pregius CMOS image sensors from Sony.  These are great replacements for Legacy Sony ICX424 and Sony ICX445 image sensors found in the Manta G-032 and Manta G-125 cameras. The G-158 …

There is NO such thing as a “Megapixel” machine vision lens!.. Say what??

Lenses

There has been a lot written about the ratings of machine vision lenses.  1stVision had created white papers that describe this in detail. However, the lens industry continues to use the marketing term, Megapixel Machine Vision Lens. Let’s get this out of the way right now.  There is NO such thing as a Megapixel Machine …

How much resolution do I lose using a color industrial camera in a mono mode? Is it really 4X?

Many clients call us about doing measurements on grey scale data, but want to use a color machine vision industrial camera because they want the operator or client to see a more ‘realistic’ picture.  For instance, if you are looking at PCBs, need to read characters with good precision, but also see the colors on …

What is offered in a Machine Vision Industrial computer?

Neousys embedded computer

Machine Vision applications required some essentials components and functions.   These components will always have a machine vision camera, and typically need lighting with some  input and output (I/O) functions to synchronize events in addition to lenses and other accessories. Industrial computers are also needed to  run PC based machine vision software and provide communications between …