Countering the trend of many manufacturers who are releasing GigE camera models, Jai has designed these Mini-CameraLink models to fill a market niche for cameras ideal for applications that need higher bandwidth, real-time signaling, and lower latency than is possible using GigE interfaces.
Measuring a compact 29 x 44 x 66 mm and with 776 x 582 pixels, the 040 models provide slightly greater resolution than basic VGA models while maintaining a high frame rate of 60 fps.
The cameras utilize the Sony ICX415 1/2" CCD and, while at full resolution, output is at 61 frames/second, higher frame rates can be achieved by using the partial scan or vertical binning modes.
The CM-040MCL and CB-040MCL feature auto-iris lens video output to support dynamic lighting conditions usually found in outdoor applications such as Intelligent Traffic systems and Surveillance.
Both models are available with an optional factory-installed Right Angle Adapter which enables the camera to “look” at a 90º angle and are designed for a range of inspection tasks where physical access is limited.
The cameras provide practical, versatile solutions in a wide range of deployments, including:
- Automotive industry (eg. inspection, high-precision gauging and process monitoring
- Pharmaceuticals (eg. Inspection of blister packages, fill level control)
- Beverage industry (eg. control of fill levels of defective bottles)
- Food industry (eg. sorting)
- Electronics inspection