Flexible in use
Users benefit from the high flexibility of the multispectral camera system, which SYSTEC first assembles and calibrates with different filter combinations based on the existing requirements. Currently, two optimized and verified configurations of the two filter wheels exist for this purpose, in which either three CIE tristimulus filters or several filters for multispectral measurements are used. However, individual configurations according to customer requirements are also possible.
Depending on the required output parameters, the associated software from SYSTEC then performs an automated snap sequence with various filter combinations. The RAW image data is then converted into valid physical-technical units, i.e., into measured values, with the help of the calibration functions stored for the respective camera/filter combination. The algorithms for all necessary calculations are already integrated in the associated software, so users can start working with their system without lengthy preparations.
Currently, the system is designed for integration in SYSTEC test systems. This provides customers with a complete solution that is optimally tailored to their needs, including the tried and tested software. Users with image processing know-how can also purchase the system separately from SYSTEC and integrate it into their own applications or use it as a stand-alone system in the laboratory.
In use, the multispectral camera system provides accurate measured values for illuminance distribution, luminous intensity distribution, color coordinates, dominant wavelength, discrete spectral characteristics, and correlated color temperature. With this information, meaningful tests in incoming goods inspection, for quality assurance in production and many other applications are possible.
Postler gives an example:
“The supplier of a German sports car manufacturer is already using MSC 8X8 in an end-of-line test system for cockpit components and is highly satisfied with the results. The system ensures that no products are shipped with incorrectly equipped lighting components, such as LEDs with the wrong wavelength or brightness, which would lead to customer complaints. It also eliminates the risk of drivers being blinded by incorrect metering or calibration when maximum brightness limits are exceeded at night.”
It is also very important for monitors in the medical industry to ensure that luminance and homogeneity meet the requirements. When displaying X-ray images, these monitors replace the classic images in front of a fluorescent screen and must not exhibit any fluctuations in homogeneity, as this can lead to misinterpretation by the doctor in the worst case.
“According to our research, there is currently no color measurement camera system on the market that can compete with the MSC 8X8 in terms of measurement accuracy and speed. In high-end applications, our multispectral camera is therefore currently the only system that can reliably meet demanding customer requirements,” says the SYSTEC Managing Director. “In this context, the integrated Spark Series cameras from JAI have a very large share in the performance of the overall system due to their high resolution and speed.”