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Contact Image Sensors (CIS)

Applications and Features of Surface Inspection CIS

Applications

Ever struggle with time-consuming, cumbersome equipment adjustment when using a camera?
Using a Mitsubishi Electric CIS, which integrates illuminations lens, sensors, and other parts in one module, enables you to scan wide and flat objects instantly and easily.

Printed documents / label inspection

Surface inspection

Solder printing / circuit board inspection

Dimension inspection

Compared to an optical reduction line camera system, CIS offer smaller distortion in the peripheral area of scanned image and are therefore suitable for length measurement.

Color chart scanning

Color reproduction is the same level as that achieved using standard line cameras.

All forms of surface inspection are supported, from printed material/label/package inspections to length measurement inspections. You can utilize the CIS to find scratches, dirt, part defects, and color defects by connecting it to your software.

Wide range of APPICATIONS Images (8.3MB) PDF

Surface inspection use examples Courtesy of STEMMER IMAGING Ltd. Open new window

Features

1. Ease of installation – Compact device (module)

The KD Series CIS includes the image sensor, lens and LED illumination in one package. The fixed focal distance saves installation time with the use of simple brackets and mounting.

2. One CIS captures a long, wide picture all at once

Three scanning widths are selectable, from 309㎜ to 926㎜, as a module for the application.

To suit each scanning width, the lens, light source and sensor (photodetector) have been integrated into one product, thereby eliminating the hassle of equipment adjustment when using multiple line cameras.

3. Distortion-free & uniform images

The GRIN lens system, which transfers a real, erect image at the same magnification and has same length as each scanning width, is used for Mitsubishi Electric CIS.
Thereby image distortion in the peripheral region of the scanning image is minimized and inspection accuracy is more stable compared to conventional line cameras and optical reduction scanning methods.

4. Clear edge detection

The CIS system captures clearer images than conventional line camera systems. This makes it easy to determine minor defects.

5. Lineup includes both built-in light source and no light source

CIS with built-in illumination are equipped with our standard white LED array. There are also non-LED options for backlight or other custom lighting strategies. It is flexible to set CIS and the illumination at any viewing angle.

6. Monochrome output model

The new monochrome CIS has been proven complaint and carries the CE marking. It has a camera link connectors concentrated in one spot, and a transfer speed twice as fast as color models!

Easier cable routing is realized by placing the CameraLink® connectors in one place regardless of scanning width. The number of cables can be reduced for low-speed scanning, which helps to reduce peripheral costs.

7. KD series line speed Table

Series/Condition Line Rate[kHz] Transportation[m/min]
600dpi 300dpi 200dpi 150dpi 600dpi 300dpi 200dpi 150dpi
KD-AX3 10bit color 11.4 22.7 - 22.7 29 115 - 231
8bit color 22.7 58
KD-MX 10bit monochrome 43.4 - 43.4 110 220 - 440
8bit monochrome
KD-CX
(*1)
10bit color Internal 55.0 96.2 130.6 159.1 140 488 995 1,616
External 50.6 80.9 100.9 115.2 128 411 769 1,170
8bit color Internal 55.0 96.2 130.6 159.1 140 488 995 1,616
External 91.8 112 125.9 466 854 1,279
KD-CXS
(*1)
10bit color 44.2 88.7 130.6 159.1 112 451 998 1,616
8bit color 55.0 96.2 140 466 854 1,279
KD-DXL
(*2)
10bit color 1064 24.0 47.5 71.0 82.0 61 241 541 833
1247/1688 20.1 39.4 58.0 78.0 51 210 442 792
8bit color 1064 35.1 72.1 104.4 134.5 89 366 795 1,367
1247/1688 29.3 60.8 88.5 114.6 74 309 674 1,164
KD-CXL
(*3)
10bit color 1064 45.1 90.5 130.6 159.1 114 459 995 1,616
1247/1688 37.6 75.4 113.2 150.9 95 383 862 1,532
8bit color 1064 55.0 96.2 130.6 159.1 140 488 995 1,616
1247/1688 47.0 94.3 119 479
KD-SX 8bit monochrome 6.0 - - - 15 - - -
  • *1 In the case of the external sync, Mode on KD-CX and calculate the minimum line period, other 4 to 5μ sec period for sending a trigger signal is necessary to add to internal all timing of CIS.
  • *2 In the case of CameraLink® "Full Congfiguration"mode, external sync.
  • *3 In the case of CXP-6 Quad, external sync.
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