Custom Sputter-Coated Filters in Machine Vision Applications
In an article, Chroma Technology’s principle product engineer, John Atkinson, explains in depth how sputter-coated interference filters are transforming machine vision applications. With the correct custom solution, optical filters boost contrast and enable an imaging system to acquire more information, more efficiently, and at a lower overall system cost.
Here is the abstract of the article entitled, “Custom Sputter-Coated Filters Are Transforming Machine Vision Applications”:
For demanding machine vision applications, sputter-coated thin-film interference filters deliver exemplary performance. Filters for wavelengths from the ultraviolet (UV) to the short-wave infrared (SWIR) boost contrast, enabling an imaging system to acquire more information more efficiently and at a lower overall system cost.
In the realm of industrial machine vision systems, multiple components play a crucial role in determining the system’s performance. Factors such as illumination, lens, camera, sensor, image processor, and, of course, filters can significantly impact the effectiveness of a machine vision setup. Figure 1 shows a typical machine vision setup that includes certain components.
About Chroma Technology
Chroma Technology is a leading manufacturer and OEM supplier of high performance optical filters used in a wide range of applications, including health care, biomedical research, remote sensing, machine vision, and aerospace. Chroma offers an extensive selection of optical filter sets and filter accessories, as well as custom solutions tailored to customer-specific needs.
For more information or a quotation for this or other Chroma products, contact IL Photonics.