Machine Vision & Inspection
Low-cost thermal machine vision cameras
By Alison Dunn
FLIR Systems has introduced the new A5 and A15 models to the Ax5 series of thermal cameras designed for machine vision. Small, lightweight, low power and low cost, these cameras are designed to allow machine vision users to perform inspections that are otherwise difficult or impossible with regular vision cameras. The Ax5 series of cameras offer 60 Hz, fully temperature linear output to any GigEVision/GenICAM compliant software, enabling integration with many applications such as black on black glue bead inspection. The expanded Ax5 series is part of an extensive automation lineup of A series products for indoor and outdoor applications.