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  • Baumer expands the successful CX and EX camera series with ten new models

    Up to 20 megapixel in 29 x 29 mm design for cost-oriented applications: CX and EX series add ten new models with rolling shutter sensors

    10 new models with rolling shutter sensors were added to the successful CX and EX Baumer camera series which now offers resolutions with 20 and 10 megapixel, respectively.

    Baumer expands the successful CX and EX camera series with ten new models featuring rolling shutter CMOS sensors by ON Semiconductor and Sony, including sensors from the STARVIS series. With resolutions of 5, 10, 12 and 20 megapixel, these sensors deliver low noise, low heat generation and an excellent price-performance ratio. Hence, these new models are the ideal choice for cost-sensitive applications that require low-price cameras with high resolution and image quality comparable to a global shutter sensor, reducing system cost. Thanks to their Global Reset function, which exposes all pixels simultaneously, even fast-moving objects are clearly captured at high image quality without the distortion seen with rolling shutter effects. First models are expected to go into production the 2nd quarter of 2018.

    The small CX and EX series USB 3.0 and GigE cameras include the latest rolling and global shutter CMOS sensors with up to 20 megapixel resolution and the uniform form factor of 29 x 29 mm. Users save time and money in realising multi-faceted applications with individual demands on resolution, interface or functional range thanks to consistent mechanical, electrical and software integration. Furthermore, the small square housing with sided M3 mounts is easily installed with maximum flexibility even in tight spaces.

    The CX series offers more than 80 models, including IP 65/67-rated cameras with an operating temperature range from -40 °C to 70 °C, exposure times from 1 µs to 60 s and frame rates of up to 1000 fps using a ROI (Region of Interest). Resolutions from VGA up to 20 megapixels and outstanding image quality make the versatile CX series an ideal choice for cross-industry applications with the highest demands on image detail accuracy and throughput.

    Focusing on the essential such as standard-compliant basic functions and CS mounts, the EX series offers Baumer quality at a small price. With resolutions of up to 10 megapixel and a robust metal housing, these are the cameras to choose for the most common applications in industrial image processing.

    10 new models with rolling shutter sensors were added to the successful CX and EX Baumer camera series which now offers resolutions with 20 and 10 megapixel, respectively.

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • The fastest streaming cameras are now shipping

    Record breaking Ximea cameras of the xiB-64 series: 3,500 fps at 1280 x 864 pixels.

    Awarded with the Vision Systems Design's Platinum Innovators Award, xiB-64 cameras are the fastest and highest performance streaming cameras on the market.

    Key features:

    • 3,500fps at full 1.1 Megapixel resolution
    • 64 Gbit/s PCIe Gen3 x 8 industry standard interface via copper or fibre cable
    • 1280 x 864 pixels, large area, high sensitivity 4/3" global shutter sensor
    • 60 x 70 x 57mm ultra-compact size
    • Fibre cable connection up to 100m

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • New 48 Megapixel xiB cameras from Ximea

    The smallest and fastest cameras with a CMV50000 sensor on the market. 20Gbit/s, single cable PCI Express interface. Direct connection without frame grabber.

    Key features at a glance:

    • 48 Megapixels at 30 fps
    • CMV50000, 35mm global shutter CMOS sensor
    • 20 Gbit/s PCIe Gen2 industry standard interface (fibre or copper)
    • Cable length up to 300m (fibre)
    • Smallest camera with CMV50000 sensor (60 x 60 x 38 mm)
    • Lightweight body (175 g ), excellent for airborne applications
    • Active EF lens mount, full control of lens aperture and focus
    • No frame grabber required, direct link to PCI Express bus

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • The Phenom XL is tested as the best tabletop SEM

    Early this year, an anonymous experienced SEM researcher evaluated different tabletop SEM systems. Frustrated by the lack of honest (read impartial) reviews of the tabletop SEM systems, he has made a website to help others find the system that is right for them based on his findings and experience.

    It is great to see that the Phenom XL has a 5-star review as the best top-performing tabletop system compared to the Hitachi TM3030, JEOL NeoScope and SEC SNE-4500.

    Click here to see the complete comparison table of specifications for the four best tabletop scanning electron microscopes currently on the market.

    Lambda Photometrics are the UK and Ireland distributors for sales, service and applications and have been working with Phenom-World for many years. Click here for more information alternatively please contact our Sales Engineers on 01582 764334 or at contact@lambdaphoto.co.uk.

  • Phenom-World launches the Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 SEMs

    The brand new Phenom Pro and ProX Generation 5 desktop SEMs are the high performace desktop SEMs that provide accurate and reliable results for a wide range of applications from materials science and industrial manufacturing to electronics, life sciences and many more.

    What is NEW with Phenom SEMs Generation 5?

    • Enhanced imaging thanks to new electronics and an improved lens
    • Imaging of materials that are very sensitive to beam damage
    • Excellent imaging quality of non-conductive samples thanks to a long-lifetime, high-brightness CeB6 source
    • Wide range of detectors for applications that require material contrast as well as surface-sensitive information.

    Click here for further information or contact our Sales Engineers on 01582 764334.

  • Available now: The first Sony Pregius CMOS cameras with 1 micron exposure time

    Lambda Photometrics are pleased to announce the first CMOS cameras from Baumer with an exposure time down to 1µs in the mainstream segment of digital industrial cameras. The CX models including the second generation of Sony Pregius sensors feature exposure times ranging from 1µs to 60s. Available with up to 12 megapixel resolution, they are ideal in tasks at high light intensity such as laser welding and will minimise blur in high-speed applications like pick and place. Having extended the application possibilities of CMOS cameras, Baumer has closed a gap where previously CCD sensors were required. Samples are available now; production starts in the third quarter of 2017.

    Pushing further toward best-in-class in terms of short exposure times, the CX cameras with 29x29mm housing design perform perfectly in hot environments due to their high operating temperature capability of up to 65°C. Additionally, they feature 1000fps with ROI (Region of Interest) and an excellent dynamic range of 71dB. As a result of their high resolution merged with excellent image quality, the GigE and USB 3.0 cameras master virtually any task in various industries which place the highest demands on image details and throughput.

    Further information on our Machine Vision camera series click here.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • The BGA244 - a new 0.1% accuracy Gas Analyser for single and binary gas mixtures

    Stanford Research Systems BGA244

    The BGA244 Binary Gas Analyser from Stanford Research Systems quickly, continuously and non-invasively determines the ratio of gases in a binary mixture, or checks the purity of a single gas with better than 0.1% accuracy.

    • <0.1% accuracy
    • 10ppm resolution
    • 4Hz measurement rate
    • USB, RS232, RS422 & software
    • Continuous in-line operation
    • Analogue I/O, Event relays

    The speed of sound in a binary gas mixture depends on temperature, heat capacity, and molar mass of the mixture. By precisely measuring the speed of sound and temperature, and knowing the thermodynamic properties and molar masses of the gases, the SRS BGA244 determines the exact composition of gas mixtures.

    The BGA244 provides a hundred fold improvement in stability, accuracy and resolution over thermal conductivity analysers. It operates without lasers, filaments, chemical sensors, optical sources, separation columns, reference gases, or reagents, and runs virtually maintenance-free. It also lets you choose from 500 gases, enabling you to measure thousands of mixtures.

    The BGA244 does not require zero or span calibration to achieve 0.1% accuracy. This eliminates the need for reference, zero and span gases, plus the valves, labour or software needed to perform them; leading to a lower cost of ownership. This, plus the improved accuracy and wide range of gases, dramatically improves the value proposition for the BGA244 when compared to other analysers.

    The BGA244 is ideal for a host of applications including binary gas blending, PSA (pressure swing adsorption), helium recovery, ozone purity, dopants and carrier gases, industrial gas processes and general research where precise and reliable measurements of gas mixtures are essential.

    Click here for further information.

    To speak with a sales/applications engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email

    Lambda Photometrics is a leading UK Distributor of Characterisation, Measurement and Analysis solutions with particular expertise in Electronic/Scientific and Analytical Instrumentation, Laser and Light based products, Optics, Electro-optic Testing, Spectroscopy, Machine Vision, Optical Metrology, Fibre Optics and Microscopy.

  • Sensors Unlimited Launches New, Low Cost 320CSX Micro SWIR Camera

    Sensors Unlimited Inc., a division of UTC Aerospace Systems, has launched the 320CSX, the latest in its line of MicroSWIR™ high performance short wave infrared (SWIR) video cameras. The low-noise, rugged SWIR camera provides customers with an unprecedented opportunity to get the size, weight, power (SWaP) and capability of a Sensors Unlimited MicroSWIR™ camera at a very affordable price, and without ITAR restrictions.

    This Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR camera’s performance, reliability and low SWaP make it ideal for use in a variety of industrial systems for a range of applications that include industrial process monitoring, enhanced vision and persistent surveillance. “Many of our industrial customers have been asking for a more affordable, small SWIR imager and our product design team did a great job of answering the call, said Bob Jones, director of sales for Sensors Unlimited. “We’re very proud of this new addition to the Sensors Unlimited MicroSWIR™ family, and look forward to sharing the experience with our customers.”

    On the front end, the 320CSX offers an industry standard C-mount lens interface, which allows customers to select a myriad of commercial-off-the-shelf lens options. On the backend, the camera offers a modular output, which will initially provide RS170 analogue video or CameraLink® digital video, and RS232 command and control, but may be expanded to offer other industry standard interfaces.

    At its core, the 320CSX camera provides ¼ VGA resolution (320x256 pixels, 12.5µm pixel pitch), weighs less than 55 grams, measures 1.25 inches on each side, uses less than 2W of power at 20°C, operates from -5 to 60°C case temperatures, and provides a range of features to optimize imagery in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Like all members of the MicroSWIR™ product family, the 320CSX was built for rugged operation and includes the assurance of MIL-STD-810G environmental testing.

    UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defence industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

    To speak with a Sales & Applications Engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email.

  • Sensors Unlimited Introduces Fastest SWIR 2048-Pixel Line Scan Camera to Support Medical Diagnosis

    Sensors Unlimited Inc., a division of UTC Aerospace Systems, has introduced its fastest 2048 pixel shortwave infrared (SWIR) InGaAs line scan camera to aid in the detection and diagnosis of multiple eye conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and corneal disease. The GL2048R camera is specially designed for applications in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), making it ideal for imaging the retina and choroid, the blood vessel below the retina.

     

    The speed of this new SWIR camera allows the entire front of the eye – from the top of the cornea through to the bottom of the lens – to literally be imaged in the blink of an eye. Developed to feature the smallest pixel pitch available for the SWIR wavelength range, the GL2048R easily fits with other optical equipment used in these applications.

    The new, higher speed GL2048R camera minimises motion blur and lessens patients’ discomfort, while giving physicians the largest field of view possible and the ability to measure blood flow inside the larger vessels of the eye. The camera helps eye surgeons measure corneal thickness, scar tissue and lens dimensions before operating.

    UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defence industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

    To speak with a Sales & Applications Engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email.

  • New Non ITAR Micro-SWIR 640CSX Camera

    Sensors Unlimited Inc., a division of UTC Aerospace Systems, responds to customer needs with the introduction of the Sensors Unlimited Micro-SWIR™ 640CSX Camera, the latest in its line of exportable high performance short wave infrared (SWIR) cameras.  The lightweight, rugged camera provides customers with an opportunity to get the size, weight, power and capability of a Sensors Unlimited MicroSWIR™ camera at a very affordable price, and without ITAR export restrictions.

    The camera’s compact size and low power draw are ideally suited for integration into commercial systems and industrial process monitoring applications. The low-light to daytime imager offers a digital output of 30 or 60 frames per second full frame rate and is available with optional Near Infrared (NIR)/SWIR  wavelength response to extend the sensitivity of the 640CSX.

    “Our commercial customers have been asking for more affordable, small SWIR imagers,” said Bob Jones, Director of Sales for Sensors Unlimited. “Within the last eight months we have responded by releasing two new cameras. This 640CSX joins the previously-launched 320CSX, giving our customers options to choose from based on their specific application needs.”

    On the front end, the 640CSX offers an industry standard C-mount lens interface, which allows customers to select a myriad of commercial-off-the-shelf lens options. On the backend, the Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) camera offers a Camera Link ® digital output providing for plug-and-play video with 12-bit images for digital image processing or transmission.  At its core, the 640CSX camera provides VGA resolution (640x512 pixels, 12.5µm pixel pitch), weighs less than 45 grams, measures 1.25 inches on each side, uses less than 1.5 W of power at 20°C, operates from -40 to 70°C case temperatures, and provides a range of features to optimise imagery in a wide variety of lighting conditions.

    Like all members of the MicroSWIR™ product family, the 640CSX was built for rugged operation and includes the assurance of MIL-STD-810G environmental testing.

    UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defence industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

    To speak with a Sales & Applications Engineer please call 01582 764334 or click here to email.

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