IDS industrial cameras – new housing variant cuts system price
Said to be particularly affordable, compact and powerful when the essentials matter, the uEye XLE camera family from IDS has been specially developed for high-volume and price-sensitive projects.
“Thanks to their space-saving design, practical USB3 interface and support of the USB3 Vision Standard, the industrial cameras can be easily integrated into any machine vision system,” says IDS.
Much reduced cost
Customers can choose between single-board cameras, with or without C-/CS-mount or S-mount, as well as variants with coated plastic housing. Starting now, the company also offers camera models for the use of compact, low-cost S-mount (M12) lenses. “This reduces the system costs for camera and lens even more.”
There are almost no limits to the possible applications of the uEye XLE camera family, adds IDS. "It proves its worth in small appliance construction, measurement technology, transport and even agricultural applications," explains Jürgen Hejna, product manager at IDS.
The cameras also show their strengths in classic industrial applications, such as surface inspection. Thanks to their compact dimensions, the models are said to fit into the smallest of spaces – for example, as embedded vision solutions.
The price-optimised design makes the cameras especially interesting for applications where costs are the main concern. Therefore, the company also offers a large number of inexpensive lenses for the cameras.
All uEye XLE models feature a USB3 interface (SuperSpeed USB, 5 Gpbs) and are 100% GenICam-compliant. The cameras can be used with any software that supports the USB3 Vision Standard.
For an optimal user experience, the company recommends the use of IDS peak. The free SDK includes all necessary components from source code samples to transport layer, so that customers can start developing their own applications right away.