Specim FX50

Specim FX50 is a high-speed, accurate, and robust line-scan hyperspectral camera designed especially for industrial environments. It is the only hyperspectral camera on the market covering the full mid-wave infrared (MWIR) spectral range of 2.7 – 5.3 μm required in black plastics sorting. Specim FX50 can also be used, for example, to analyze hydrocarbons and minerals and detect contamination on metal surfaces quickly and reliably. It is also ideal for scientific exploration.

MAIN FEATURES AND BENEFITS

FULL MWIR SPECTRAL RANGE

For detecting, e.g., black plastics, hydrocarbons, minerals, oil, and contamination on metal surfaces

HIGH FRAME RATE AND SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO

For accurate classification and high imaging speed and throughput

OPTIMIZED THERMAL MANAGEMENT

To maximize sensor lifespan and minimize downtime

ROBUST AND COMPACT DESIGN

Simple to mount and durable for harsh industrial environments

EASY INTEGRATION

Standard GigE Vision interface to communicate with commercial analysis software

UNIFIED SPECTRAL CALIBRATION

Comparable and transferable data between different units

SPECIM FX50 CAMERAS ARE BEST SUITED FOR:

BLACK PLASTICS SORTING

GEOLOGY AND MINING

METAL INDUSTRY

SAFETY AND SECURITY

BREAKTHROUGH IN BLACK PLASTIC SORTING

Black plastics are everywhere; cars, vehicles, electronics, packaging, and plastic bags. Instead of recycling, they are burned for energy or dumped in a landfill since efficient and reliable technology has not been available to sort black plastics – until now. Hyperspectral imaging is the only technology capable of sorting different black plastic types when used on the MWIR spectral range.

Specim FX50 is the only hyperspectral camera on the market covering the full mid-wave infrared (MWIR) spectral range of 2.7 – 5.3 μm required for black plastics sorting.

Specim FX50 allows fast and reliable sorting of:

  • Black plastics such as PS, PE, PP, ABS and PVC

  • Rubbers

  • Non-black plastics and rubbers

The fast frame rate of the Specim FX50 combined with its high spatial resolution allows 300 kg of 2×2 cm plastic flakes to be sorted per minute (a 1-meter wide conveyor belt running 2 m/s). This high throughput makes the Specim FX50 a competitive option for the recycling industry where cost is a major concern.

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