Find the right camera for your needs
Different materials reflect light differently and therefore are visible on different wavelengths. Different cameras operate on different wavelengths, so finding the right solution depends on what do you wish to find.
Specim FX series cameras are small, fast and affordable. We have designed them specifically for industrial machine vision applications, and several versions operating on different wavelengths means that you can find a camera to meet your specific needs. Get reliable results with less light and high framerate.
Our products are called push-broom, or line-devices – they collect the full spectral and image information with a single image. The final datacube is formed by scanning the target line-by-line. This is why you only need to illuminate that one single line where the data is collected.
Current main competing technologies are the tunable filter and the variable filter instruments. With a tunable filter, one wavelength band is measured from a two-dimensional area at a time. With a linear variable filter, all wavelength bands are measured simultaneously but each band from a different position on the target area.
Compared to push-broom, both tunable filter and variable filter technologies require homogenous and stable illumination for a much wider two-dimensional area. They also struggle in getting the co-registered spectrum, which leads to difficulties in data processing, unreliable spectral signatures and delayed processing results.
It is reasonable to conclude that only line imaging push-broom HSI is suitable to all industrial on-line applications where moving and changing targets are measured, and spectral co-registration is required.