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  • LATAB Strobe Controllers Q&A

    Q: Tell me more about the LATAB Strobe Controllers.

    Like the lighting heads they are designed in a black aluminum housing. The controller is enabled for plug and play. Just connect the LATAB lighting head and the controller automatically identifies the lighting type by an electronic sensor and gives the maximum light intensity to the lighting head. The strobe pulse is adjustable in 16 steps. The light intensity can also be adjusted. Increasing the light intensity up to 200 % at 50 and 100 µsec strobes can be selected by internal jumper. The controllers are supplied with 5 m power/ trigger cable by default.

    Q: What are the General Specifications for the LATAB Strobe Mode Controllers?

    • Supply voltage 24: VDC +/- 10%, max. 2,5 A
    • Power output: max. 1 A / 3 A
    • Light intensity: 0 - 100% internal potentiometer
    • Strobe pulse: 50 - 1500 µsec in 16 steps
    • Trigger input: 5 - 24 V, optically isolated
    • Trigger frequency: max. 200 Hz
    • Operation temperature: 0 - 65 °C
  • LATAB Continuous Mode Controllers Q&A

    Q: What are the General Specifications for the LATAB Continuous Mode Controllers?

    • Supply voltage: 24 VDC +/- 10%, max. 2,5 A
    • Power output: max. 1 A / 3 A
    • Light intensity: 0 - 100% internal potentiometer
    • Trigger input: 5 - 24 V, optically isolated
    • Trigger frequency: max. 200 Hz
    • Operation temperature: 0 - 65 °C

     

    Q: Are LATAB light heads and controllers suitable for industrial use?

    The product features of the LATAB controllers are numerous: designs suitable for industrial use, adjustable light intensity, up to 4 channels, PC operation via Ethernet, PC RS-232 or stand alone. Continuous or strobe operation mode, with adjustable pulse durations from 50 µs to 1.5 ms. Other durations can be requested.

    Q: Am I able to test / evaluate LATAB lighting?

    LATAB have developed a demo controller/laboratory tester enabled for plug and play. Simply connect the LATAB light head and the controller automatically limits the output current to the specified maximum for the connected light head. All adjustments can be done from the front panel. The demo controller can operate in both continuous and strobe modes:

    • Continuous mode: normal as well as external on/off control
    • Strobe mode: internal or external trigger. Strobe time from 0.001-1.5msec
    • Trigger frequency: adjustable internal generator; 1-50Hz or external up to 200Hz.
    • Light intensity range: (i) 0-100% @ strobe time 0.001–1.5msec; (ii) 0-200% @ strobe time max. 100

     

    There are over 3500 different light heads in the LATAB range. Clearly we cannot have every unit in our evaluation stock pool – if we cannot provide you with the exact model you require we will provide you with the closest technical specification available. Please use ‘Get in touch’ or call one of our Machine Vision Engineers on 01582 764334 to make these arrangements.

  • Baumer TXD Series Q&A

    Q: What protocol does the Baumer TXD use for data transfer?
    The TXD series uses the standardized DCAM protocol (IIDC V1.31) for data transfer, which enables simple connection of the cameras either using the Baumer-GAPI generic program interface or other image processing software which supports this standard.

    Q: Are the Baumer TXD’s backward compatible?
    Backwards compatibility means that the older IEEE 1394a standard is also supported.

    Q: Are the Baumer TXD’s available in colour?
    No. Baumer withdrew the colour cameras in 2013. For colour FireWire cameras within the Baumer range please see the TXF series.

    Q: What is the difference between the Baumer TXD and TXF ranges?
    The TXD series uses the standardized DCAM protocol (IIDC V1.31) for data transfer, that enables simple connection of the cameras either using the Baumer GAPI generic program interface or other image processing software which supports this standard.

    Developed later are the TXF series with optimized FireWire™ cameras especially for use in industrial systems. The cameras with the Baumer FCAM driver apply a secure protocol, asynchronous data transfer and so, as well as providing a higher level of system security, benefit from maximum exploitation of the bus bandwidth of up to 80 MBytes/sec.

    Q: Do you have CAD drawings available for the cameras you stock?
    Yes, we have CAD drawings for all our cameras. Please use the ‘Get in Touch’ to request the information you require quoting the manufacturer and model of the camera.

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