The successful EXO series is the shining basis of the EXO Tracer. The Tracer comes with identical camera features and additionally with a fully functional lens control (focus, zoom, aperture). Lens mount is a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount, covering all electric connections. Due to the size of the MFT Bayonet, the Tracer is a bit larger than the original EXO in dimensions. Still, the excellent thermal concept of the EXO qualifies for a operating temperature of up to 60°C.
All MFT lenses feature a specific beam geometry on the sensor side of the lens, which works in perfect harmony to sensors between 2/3″ and 1.2″. A nearly perfect flatfield is the compelling result. Together with up to 72dB dynamic range and up to 20 MP resolution, the Tracer delivers excellent image quality with its highly sensitive sensors.
The lens properties are integrated into the camera’s GenICam 3.0 tree, any GenICam-driven software is immediately able to use lens control without additional drivers. Same thing is valid for the integrated LED strobe control: All items adjustable via GenICam properties. This permits effortless and quick machine vision integration.
Tests at SVS-Vistek showed a surprising high repeatability of the lenses, even after 1 Mio focus cycles. Focus and zoom times are similar to what you know from lenses in photography.
Industrial cameras with lens control?
With machine vision penetrating more and more all kind of markets, industrial camera applications increasingly have to cope with varying imaging geometries. The EXO Tracer provides a convincing solution to this problem, robust in function and easy to integrate. Common branches are for example:
- quality inspection
- process control
- traffic control