GigE cameras provide power over the Cat6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a separate power cable. The TXG Cameras with PoE simplify the mechanical design of a vision system, especially for robotic applications where each additional cable can cause problems. A specially developed industrial power injector module or Ethernet switch provides power down the cable at distances up to 100 m.
The cameras offer high-speed multi-camera operation and frame rates of up to 90 frames per second with resolutions from VGA to 5 Meg. The cameras can change image formats ‚â€œon the fly,‚â€ and offer low readout noise. They generate minimal heat. Standard functions include gain, offset, and exposure time settings as well as binning and true partial scan (ROI) readout modes for improved sensitivity in low light applications or increased frame rates. A generic programming interface, Baumer-GAPI, facilitates the camera‚â€™s integration into an application, and SDK software provides camera control and development.
All TX Series cameras have compact, robust housings that weigh 90 grams and are 34 x 34 x 48 mm in size. The housing on TXG with POE cameras is 10 mm longer to accommodate an extra PCB that manages the incoming power from the Cat6 cable.
These cameras can view objects on robotic arms, robotic pick-and-place systems, automated packaging lines, semiconductor manufacturing lines, and in other applications where machine vision systems are essential, especially where cabling movement and cable life are a concern.
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