HarshCam

A true ruggedized machine vision camera

HarshCam

A true ruggedized machine vision camera

fixing zoom and focus position

ABLE TO resist impacts up to 40G

FOR MORE THAN 11 milliSECONDS

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▷ HarshCam: a true ruggedized machine vision camera

In many sectors, the issue of shock represents a significant challenge for imaging system integrators and users. How do you deliver a reliable image when even a small impact will cause failure?

This is even more complicated if the imaging system requires zoom capabilities instead of a simple fixed focal length lens.

▷ FIXING ZOOM AND FOCUS POSITION

The problem posed by impacts isn’t just damage to the camera – shattering of a lens, destruction of components, removal of power supply / output… – but principally the failures they create. Typically, they will cause the camera to defocus, with the zoom position moving internally and making images unusable if not restarted.

But not only direct impacts on the camera will affect the performance and quality of the image or even the complete loss of images.

Vibrations or indirect impacts, like those on the housing of machine vision camera or on the overall structure hosting the imaging system (sports or rescue vehicles, construction machines, tanks and armored terrestrial systems, drones or helicopters, etc,…) might lead to defocused images and the loss of communication with the camera. In this event the artificial vision camera has to be manually rest or completely restarted.

During that time the system is blind, so is the operator or driver.

The solution to overcome the problem of the vibrations and shocks is a machine vision camera with rugged focus and zoom: the HarshCam.

For developers of new visible vision systems supposed to be under vibration or shock the HarshCam is the sole possibility to accomplish the challenge of keeping zoom and focus working.

▷ The HarshCam Performance

▷ The HarshCam Performance

The HarshCam is a highly-impact-resistant module, guaranteed to withstand impacts of up to 40 G for over 11 miliseconds meeting the norm MIL-STD 810

This introductory video shows the performance of the HarshCam 

▷ A bespoke hardware adaptation to Sony FCB modules

As of today the best-in-class machine vision color zoom cameras in the market have proven to be Sony Blocks but they face the same vibration or impact issues than the rest of the cameras.

The HarshCam uses a bespoke hardware adaptation to Sony FCB modules. The modifications are solely internal and completely transparent to the integrator and the user. The connectivity and the control software are therefore the same than those of the original Sony FCB block.

Similarly the external footprint and dimensions of the Sony Block are not affected by the improvements of the HarshCam. Thanks to this a HarshCam can replace a standard Sony FCB camera module without further workarounds: simply exchange one unit for the other and power on.

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▷ Designed for harsh environments

▷ Designed for harsh environments

harshcam A true ruggedized machine vision camera

For integrators of Sony Blocks in systems subject to harsh environments the HarshCam represents a natural evolution to provide their customers with advanced capabilities.

For developers of new visible vision systems supposed to be under vibration or shock the HarshCam is the sole possibility to accomplish the challenge of keeping zoom and focus working.

For users of the above systems the HarshCam is the mandatory machine vision camera to be demanded whenever every second blind can be crucial.

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