AMS Technologies’ comprehensive range of highest-quality cameras for the visible, IR and x-ray wavelength ranges, our requisite in-depth product knowledge and expertise as well as absolute price competitiveness are all key components for providing AMS Technologies’ clients with a preferred camera product selection and just-in-time services that fully accommodate individual requirements.
Recognised for their high performance, our CCD, CMOS and line scan cameras utilising USB technology are optimized not only for machine-vision but can also be used for a wide variety of other applications such as digital microscopy, medical imaging, astronomy, where quality, ease of use and cost-effectiveness are crucial.
Our portfolio of uncooled cameras for the midwave infrared (MWIR) spectrum includes line array cameras providing line rates of up to 300 lps (lines per second) at 1×256 pixels resolution as well as a series of larger and two-dimensional array high-speed MWIR imaging cameras enabling frame rates of up to 10,000 fps (frames per second) at full resolution – in uncooled operation.
AMS Technologies also provides a broad line of x-ray line-scan cameras for quality control, cargo screening and non-destructive testing (NDT). These high-performance, CMOS linear diode arrays (LDA), CMOS & CCD time-delayed integration (TDI) detectors and line-scan camera systems are designed for both visible and radiographic imaging applications.
We are committed to providing our customers with the most efficient product solution, aggressive pricing and prompt support. Get in touch with the AMS Technologies camera experts to discuss your camera solution tailored to your project’s requirements.
Complementing our camera offerings, AMS Technologies carries a large portfolio of optics assemblies with a strong focus on thermal imaging, but also various kinds of illumination solutions ranging from LED spotlights and collimated light sources, SLED modules and light sources, LED drivers and controllers, broadband, ASE and supercontinuum light sources all the way to laser systems.
The cameras in AMS Technologies' portfolio are solely electronic devices that capture static or moving images electronically and output them via an electronic interface. Examples of such interfaces are USB, CameraLink or CoaxPress.
The origin of the term "camera" is the "camera obscura" – Latin for "dark chamber" – i.e. the first simple pinhole camera. Using lenses (mostly converging lenses) in the camera's entrance aperture makes the image brighter and sharper. Today, cameras usually use multi-lens optics assemblies, also called objectives or camera lenses.
These multi-lens optics assemblies produce the image on an electronic sensor positioned inside the chamber in the area of maximum focus. Electronic shutters are used to control the amount of light that reaches the camera’s image sensor.
A key performance feature of electronic cameras is the frame rate, usually specified in "frames per second" or fps. In the case of line scan cameras, "lines per second" or lps are mentioned accordingly in the data sheets.
Electronic image sensors in cameras are available in different sizes and resolutions. The sensor size is usually indicated by the sensor diagonal in inches (e.g. ‘1/3"’), while the resolution is defined by the number of pixels either in total or in lines and columns (e.g. ‘2048 pixels’ or ‘2560 x 1920 pixels’).
Depending on the technology and material, image sensors are more or less light-sensitive and cover different ranges of the light spectrum. For example, in addition to cameras for ultraviolet and visible light, there are also special cameras for capturing very short-wave light (X-ray) or long-wave infrared (IR) light. For particularly high sensitivity and low image noise, the image sensors of some cameras are actively cooled down to very low temperatures.
Alternative Terms: Electronic Camera; Digital Camera; IR Camera; X-Ray Camera; CMOS Camera; CCD Camera; Line Camera; Line Scan Camera; Line Array Camera