Spectral imaging is a rapidly growing inspection method for industries benefiting from machine vision solutions. It provides valuable information by identifying materials based on their chemical properties, not available with other camera technologies. Objects with similar looks but different chemical compositions can be reliably identified and sorted with a hyperspectral camera. This makes spectral imaging the most powerful inspection method in many applications with high commercial value.
Several process industries like food, pharma, and recycling have already proven the benefits and value of spectral imaging technology. The modern industry continuously reveals new use cases to achieve a sustainable society by introducing more efficient processes and higher quality products to the market.
With the performance-to-cost ratio that now meets the industrial requirements, hyperspectral imaging has become a quickly growing part of the machine vision solutions market among other camera technologies such as x-ray, RGB, and 3D, as an integrated technology to a conveyor and robotic systems for in-line inspection in real-time.
As a line scan technology, Specim spectral cameras suites ideally to any new or existing machine vision system. The camera speed can be adjusted and synchronized with the speed of the production line. The processed data output, like sorting results, can be integrated into existing machine vision systems analogously to other line scan techniques. The entire material stream is chemically inspected with no interference with the material itself. Thus, no waste is caused by sampling, and inspection covers 100% of the stream in real-time.
Specim is leading the industrial spectral camera market with our FX series cameras, which are designed specifically for meeting the requirements in industrial applications. They provide the flexibility, performance, and cost-efficiency required by OEM’s, machine builders, and machine vision integrators while allowing efficient scalability of a machine vision solution based on Specim technology.