Worlds smallest standalone high speed camera!
The X-EMA camera underwent an extensive evaluation period with a world renowned military aircraft manufacturer. The camera was mounted in several positions including in the aircraft body and under the wings exposed to the natural environment.
The camera was set for multiple sequence recording and with each flight 2-4 sequences have been taken. After the last recording was finished the download to the built in CF card (4 GB) started automatically while the aircraft returned to the base. On arrival of the aircraft the data was already stored in the Compact Flash card. The ground staff connected the Giga Ethernet link to the cameras after arrival and streamed the data to disk. For data security the CF card was removed and stored until the data was transferred to the central archive.
We welcome any inputs on projects so we can assist in outlining the best system layout for a specific application. Of course we can always arrange demos on request.
AOS Technologies is well known to provide engineering for special turn-key projects. Recently an application with multiple X-MOTION cameras was realized. The purpose was to get a top view at the car to car crash lab. There are three sub-systems, each containing three cameras, a remote controlled lens per camera and one control unit. Every camera is fully remote controllable, feeding back “Armed” and “Triggered” signals and receiving “Remote-Switch-On”, “Set-To-Record” and “Trigger” signals. Image data is transferred by Gigabit Ethernet switches embedded in these three control units. The lenses allow adjusting zoom, focus and aperture remotely from the control room, which is 100 meters away from central camera sub-system. All cameras run in frame synchronisation mode.
Bottling lines are running at 30,000 bottles per hour or faster. Deviations or failures are not visible with the human eye, nor can they be recorded with conventional cameras. Without seeing the cause of a malfunction, appropriate corrective action can not be taken.
Critical process stages as well as single components - in this case bottles, caps, labels and cardboard packages - and in the process line itself, are subject to the risk of disturbing the complete process due to small failures and minor discrepancies. Rejects are reaching an unacceptable and costly level.
Process optimization can be difficult; eliminating the cause of malfunctions is pure ‘trial-and-error’. Results are sporadic with shutdowns, increased reject rates, and reduced throughput - cost intensive quality issues.
Suitable high speed camera systems have been used occassionally, but usually such systems have been too expensive, and their operation required special skills.
A PROMON high speed recording system allows the recording of even the fastest events with up to 1,200 frames per second (fps) and the ability to replay in extreme slow motion. This allows a reliable recording and visualization of high-speed details such as damaged parts, parts outside the specifications or sporadic events which otherwise would not be seen by the human eye or conventional cameras. Analysis of the video sequence makes the formerly invisible visible, and corrective actions can be specified and implemented in short order. The effectivness of these activities can be measured and documented with the high speed camera system.
Only optimized, stable manufacturing processes are generating profit. AOS PROMON systems is the appropriate tool for your maintenance staff, to monitor your processes at any time. In case of a malfunction the cause can be located in a short time and corrective actions can be taken quickly
MC-Systems was founded in 1991 and was part of MC-S Holding. During this time we supplied and maintained measurement, registration, and analysis systems or solutions for military, space and civil applications.