New sensors added to Giganetix GigE Vision cameras
Expanded portfolio now includes Truesense Imaging (Formerly Kodak) sensors using GigE communications.
Framos announces Smartek’s new extended series of low cost Giganetix GigE cameras, which now supports 6 sensor variants from Truesense Imaging (formerly Kodak). These are GC1021M/C 1024 x 1024 @ 61 fps, GC1601M/C 1600 x 1200 @ 35 fps and the GC1921M/C 1920 x 1080 @ 33 fps. This comes along with an increased bit depth option of 14bits.
These fully GigE Vision compliant cameras have a compact 35x35x48mm housing for simple integration into existing and space restrictive systems.
Smartek has applied its experience and expertise to these cameras offering superior image quality with minimal thermal noise, as with its existing Aptina and Sony based cameras.
Smartek uses industrial standards such as C-mount, RJ45 and Hirose connections, with CAT5e or CAT6 cables to reduce overall cost without compromising quality.
Chris Baldwin, who recently joined Framos Electronics Ltd to head-up the imaging business for the UK, Ireland and Nordic countries, commented, “Framos is expanding its product portfolio and market share, by focusing on high quality service and support. It is great news to have such exciting product additions to an already impressive line up.”
For more about machine vision, see controleng.com/machinevision
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.