Photron Deutschland GmbH

Obere Wässere 1, 72764 Reutlingen
Germany

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  • 05  Measurement, testing, control technology and software
  • 05.01  Measurement and control technology, sensoring
  • 05.01.01  Measurement and control
  • 05.01.01.06  Measurement and control of glass tension

Measurement and control of glass tension

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Product category: Measurement and control of glass tension

FASTCAM MINI UX

For use with a wide range of general scientific and industrial applications the Photron FASTCAM Mini UX high-speed camera provides outstanding imaging performance at a very attractive price performance ratio.
Two Mini UX camera models provide 1.3-megapixel (1280 x 1024 pixels) image resolution with frame rates up to 2,000fps from the Mini UX50 and 4,000fps from the Mini UX100. Both models are available with recording memory options up to 32GB providing extended recording times and triggering flexibility.
Using innovative proprietary CMOS image sensor technology, the FASTCAM Mini UX achieves high light sensitivity from a small image sensor (10μm pixel pitch) through the utilization of microlenses to increase effective Fill Factor. At maximum image resolution the image sensor is fully compatible with readily available 1-inch C-mount lenses offering a wide choice of small, lightweight, rugged and high aperture objective lenses.
The FASTCAM Mini UX features a rugged design suitable for operation in high shock and vibration environments and a compact camera body (120mm x 120mm x 93mm) weighing just 1.5kg. This small and rugged camera design makes the FASTCAM Mini UX ideally suited to on-board and off-board automotive safety testing and many other applications where a compact size and compatibility with standard optical systems is required.
Standard operational features of the FASTCAM Mini UX include a Gigabit Ethernet Interface for reliable system control with high-speed data transfer to PC, and the ability to remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibrations when recording at high magnifications.

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Product category: Measurement and control of glass tension

HIGH-SPEED 2D POLARIZATION CAMERA

The Photron Crysta is a high-speed polarization camera for the two-dimensional analysis of birefringence measurements, film thickness analysis, and surface roughness inspection, and is a  powerful tool to understand phenomena such as birefringence, retardation, stress and impact fracture mechanisms of materials and fluids.
Currently established systems employ mechanical or electrical drives as polarization modulators, they require several photo-detection processes to measure polarization. In order to overcome this problem, The Crysta utilizes a high-speed 2D birefringence measurement system with a sampling rate of 1.3 MHz as the core device of the system with 16 parallel read out circuits in a matrix in the image sensor, which are connected to each pixel with individual A/D converters.
The image sensors design and fabrication incorporates a pixelated polarizer array which is made from photonic crystal bonded directly to the CMOS sensor, making the optical system in this sensor resistant to vibration. Each polarizer corresponds to each pixel of the image sensor with a one to one ratio. The size of each polarizer and pixel is 20 µm x 20 µm. In the polarizer array, groups of four neighboring polarizers (2 x 2) are set to have differing fast axis orientation at 0°, 45°, 90° and 135° in a clockwise arrangement. One polarization datum can be obtained by calculating detected light intensities from the four pixels of the image sensor. Consequently, the parallel read out circuit is arranged in a corresponding matrix.
The electric charges that represent the light intensities accumulated from each pixel are quantized by the multi-channel A/D converters and are stored in the memory of the camera. After that, we apply a phase shift analysis process to the stored data to obtain time-serial images of birefringent phase difference.

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Product category: Measurement and control of glass tension

FASTCAM SA-Z

The Photron FASTCAM SA-Z offers scientists, researchers and engineers the ability to capture high resolution digital images at ultra-high speeds to see and understand previously invisible processes and events. Using Photron’s proprietary CMOS image sensor technology, the FASTCAM SA-Z combines high recording rates with outstanding light sensitivity and excellent image quality to provide the most versatile ultra-high speed digital camera available today.

The ultra-high speed FASTCAM SA-Z provides megapixel image resolution at frame rates up to 21,000 frames per second (fps) from its highly light sensitive image sensor (monochrome ISO 50,000) with 12-bit dynamic range delivering the ultimate imaging performance. The FASTCAM SA-Z provides frame rates greater than 2 million fps at reduced image resolution and shutter speeds as short as 159 nanoseconds (export restrictions may apply).

An innovative camera body design exploiting heat-pipe technology provides a thermally stable and reliable high-speed imaging system suitable for use in the most challenging environments. Available in 12-bit monochrome or 36-bit color versions with recording memory options from 8GB to 128GB, the FASTCAM SA-Z offers versatility of use in a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

Standard operational features of the FASTCAM SA-Z include a mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, dual-channel Gigabit Ethernet Interface for fast image download, and internal memory card drives allowing image download and storage to low cost removable recording media. The system also features memory segmentation to allow recording in one memory partition while at the same time downloading a previous recording, and the ability to remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibration when recording at high magnifications.

FASTCAM SA-Z is optionally available with the FASTDrive removable SSD drive permitting high-speed transfer of image data from camera recording memory to removable mass storage media enabling repeated recordings to be made in quick succession without the delays associated with download of data to a PC.

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About us

Company details

Photron was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales, and service for state-of-the-art professional film and video equipment used to capture thousands of high resolution images for playback and analysis.
Photron has continually expanded their product line to aid in the advancement of photo optics and electronic technologies furthering research and development in the areas of digital imaging and slow motion analysis. Markets include microfluidics, military testing, aerospace engineering, automotive, broadcast, particle image velocimetry (PIV), digital image correlation (DIC), ballistics testing, and more.
For years Photron’s varied product range has been the first choice by designers, manufacturers, test engineers, and research and development teams that are testing new product design, a piece of equipment, or trouble-shooting a high-speed production line.
In addition, Photron designs and develops computer software for motion-picture, television and professional photography industries under their Primatte brand. In the ensuing 17 years since its introduction, Primatte has gone from being an available plug-in for a one host product to nearly 20 versions on three platforms.  a testament to its powerful and versatile ability to create seamless and realistic chromakey compositing effects. Recent enhancement so the Primatte technology include GPU acceleration which allows real-time processing at HD resolutions.
Photron also designs and develops software for the motion-picture, television and professional photography industries under the Primatte brand. Photron introduced Primatte in the mid-90s.  In the ensuing 17 years since its introduction, Primatte has gone from being available as plug-in for one host product to nearly 20 versions on three platforms, a testament to its powerful and versatile ability to create seamless and realistic chromakey compositing effects. Recent enhancement so the Primatte technology include GPU acceleration which allows real-time processing at HD resolutions. You can learn more about this innovative technology at www.primatte.com.

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