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Next-Generation Hyperspectral Camera For Industrial Machine Vision Launched

Specim, Spectral Imaging announces the next-generation near-infrared line-scan hyperspectral camera, Specim GX17, for advanced machine vision. The new Specim GX17 complements Specim’s highly successful FX camera series, the first hyperspectral cameras designed specifically for industrial use. Specim is a part of the Konica Minolta Group.

The Specim GX17 features a maximum frame rate of 800 Hz with 480 spatial pixels, which is 50% more than conventional QVGA sensor-based hyperspectral cameras, providing the best cost-performance ratio for high-volume industrial applications.

“Specim is a global leader and pioneer in providing hyperspectral cameras for industrial applications. Our mission is to make hyperspectral technology more accessible and affordable for industrial use. The new Specim GX17 extends our broad product portfolio for industrial customers, and we believe that it enables broader adoption of hyperspectral technology in industrial machine vision,” says Hannu Mäki-Marttunen, Chief Commercial Officer of Specim.

Efficient and Accurate Optical Sorting and Inspection

Specim GX17 is a powerful tool for accurate and reliable inline inspection, classification, and quality assurance of various materials. Operating in the NIR wavelength range from 950 to 1700 nanometers, the Specim GX17 can assess object details down to 1mm square flakes that are invisible to the human eye. The high spatial resolution and frame rate enable the detection of objects on conveyor belts and free fall systems moving at high speed, making Specim GX17 ideal for waste and food sorting, for example.

“The development of Specim GX17 is driven primarily by industrial needs and requirements. Its spatial resolution, high light collection efficiency, and signal quality make Specim GX17 the most high-performing hyperspectral camera in its class,” says Jere Hartikainen, Chief Technical Officer of Specim.

Reduce Time-to-Market With SpecimONE

The Specim GX17 camera can be directly controlled with the machine vision-compliant SpecimONE spectral imaging platform. It allows the development of new industrial sorting and inspection applications without in-depth knowledge of spectral imaging and enables faster time-to-market timeframes.

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