News | October 2, 2012

IDS Launches Compact, Industrial-Grade Machine Vision Camera With USB 2.0


IDS Imaging Development Systems, a global leader in medical and machine vision, is introducing a cost-efficient, compact USB 2.0 camera optimized for metal processing, robotics, electrical and medical engineering vision systems.

The new USB uEye ML camera achieves an extremely robust design due to its magnesium casing, yet remains lightweight and compact, making it ideal for space-sensitive applications. Its lockable USB and Hirose connector, combined with its sturdy casing, makes for secure operation in the worst industrial environments.

The camera is fitted with the modern 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor from e2v, the first sensor to offer four shutter modes with the ability to switch between those modes while the camera is in operation. As a result, the sensor offers greater flexibility as application requirements change. The camera delivers 25 frames per second at full resolution (1280 x 1024 pixel), plus features two GPIOs, an optically decoupled trigger and flash I/Os.

IDS' sophisticated software suite, including the popular uEye Cockpit tool, easily manage the installation and configuration of the camera.

IDS is a leading manufacturer of digital industrial cameras and frame grabbers. The company was founded by two engineers in 1997. Their mission then and now is to develop, manufacture and distribute industrial grade imaging components with an excellent price/performance ratio and maximum ease of use. IDS is internationally represented by a subsidiary in the USA and through a network of distributors in almost all European and Asian countries. About half of IDS employees are engineers in hardware and software development as well as applications engineering. IDS customers include OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers in the industrial, security, scientific and medical industries. Over 250,000 IDS frame grabbers and 180,000 USB and GigE uEye cameras are in use worldwide today.