Detect defects in glass, carbon fiber fabrics and reflective surfaces using CX polarization cameras
The new CMOS-based CX series polarization cameras with GigE and USB 3.0 by Baumer, uses the polarization properties of light and thus allows a wide range of new industrial image processing applications, e.g. for quality control in glass production, carbon fiber fabric (CFRP) or reflective surfaces.
The cameras use the 5 Megapixel IMX250MZR global shutter sensor by Sony which has an additional polarization layer consisting of four polarization filters (0°, 90°, 45°, 135°) at the pixel level. A single image is sufficient to simultaneously determine the degree and angle of polarization of the polarized light without changing the filter. Thanks to the effective interaction between the integrated evaluation algorithm and the Baumer GAPI SDK, only the polarization information is transmitted. Applications can therefore be solved inline and be implemented flexibly, easily and cost-effectively.