JAI (Copenhagen, Denmark) has introduced a new 3-CMOS prism colour line scan camera in its Sweep+ Series camera family.
Called the SW-4000T-MCL, it features three custom CMOS line sensors with 4K (4096 pixels) resolution. It is mounted on a high-grade optical prism assembly that precisely splits the incoming light into red, green and blue wavebands.
The new camera provides 24-bit non-interpolated RGB output at up to 67.7 kHz (67,700 lines per second), which is more than four times faster than any previous 4K prism colour line scan camera, making it one of the fastest 4K colour line scan cameras of any type – trilinear, or prism-based.
JAI told MVPro Magazine that because of the increase in line rate, designers of colour line scan-based inspection systems do not have to sacrifice speed for image quality if their application requires higher colour and spatial precision than can be provided by trilinear cameras.
Also, to support its high-speed operation, the SW-4000T-MCL features three custom CMOS imagers with 7.5-micron square pixels, offering high responsivity for the short exposure times needed at maximum line rates.