Equipped with a PolarsensTM 5.0 MP IMX250MZR monochrome CMOS sensor, the new Mako G-508B POL from Allied Vision incorporates latest four-directional on-chip polarization filter technology from Sony.
The pixel-layer nanowire polarizing layer supports four orientations (0°, 45°, 90°, and 135°) so that each pixel of the sensor captures polarized light in relation to its specific wire-grid axis. Four pixels together build a calculation unit to determine for each pixel the intensity and angle of polarization, similar to the debayering of color sensors.
By using pseudo-color look-up tables for each angle of polarization, defects and areas of stress can be easily visualized.
Improving visibility with polarization image data
With the new polarizer camera, Allied Vision offers a new cost-effective tool to unveil image features not visible with conventional imaging solutions.
Polarized image data enables you to:
- reduce reflections that hinder a surface inspection,
- enhance contrast in lowlight conditions to detect shapes,
- detect various material properties, like stress, composition, or surface structure.
Beside the available polarizer-sensor technology, the Mako is an attractively priced camera in an ultracompact rugged industrial housing. It is equipped with GigE Vision compliant interface technology to enable a reliable connection to your host system and image processsing solution. Advanced functionalities, including screw-lockable RJ45 connector and multiple I/Os facilitate straightforward system integration.