24 May 2024

Industrial quality miniature camera family

IDS Imaging Development Systems says its new uEye XLS camera family hits the perfect balance between size, quality and price

IDS Imaging Development Systems says its new uEye XLS camera family hits the perfect balance between size, quality and price

The company says low-cost cameras in industrial quality are an important growth driver for automation – after all, it does not always have to be the high-end solution. The low-cost portfolio from IDS specifically addresses price-sensitive applications and has so far included the camera families uEye XCP (closed zinc die-cast housing, 29x29x17 mm) and uEye XLE (different variants from board-level models to closed plastic housing). It is now being expanded to include the uEye XLS camera family. These are tiny board-level cameras with dimensions of only 29x29x7 mm, which are consistently reduced to essential camera functions and can therefore be offered at a particularly low price. They are available from 150 euros list price.

The company says its new USB3 cameras are compatible with the Vision Standard, have a Micro-B connector and are available exclusively as board-level versions with or without C/CS or S-mount lens holders. The board-level cameras are so small that they can be inserted directly into the lens holders. Users can choose between different sensors from 2 to 12 MP. Thanks to their minimal heat generation, uEye+ XLS cameras are particularly suitable for device construction and embedded vision applications.

The company says with the low-cost portfolio from IDS, companies can now benefit from the advantages of industrial cameras even with a limited budget. The range of applications extends from rapid prototyping and the automation of previously unprofitable small series to image processing projects with a large number of cameras.