Crowley Introduces MACHCAM 71MP Machine Vision Camera; International Distributors Signed
“This is a natural fit with our manufacturing arm,” says Crowley. “For years, our Mekel Technology, Wicks and Wilson, HF Processors and Extek Microsystems divisions have engineered some of the most reputable analog and digital imaging systems in the world. By necessity, this has entailed working with a wide variety of the best cameras and sensors available. Creating this 71MP camera is a natural extension for us. We’ve designed a high-resolution camera that can be utilized by other manufacturers in numerous industry applications from packaging and inspection to law enforcement to archival scanning. The initial response indicates that there is a high level of excitement for a camera with this level of resolution.”
Meeting multiple preservation imaging guidelines in the U.S. and internationally, the MACHCAM is available in two models, monochrome (MACHCAM 71M) and color (MACHCAM 71C). Using a CMOSIS sensor as its base, Crowley engineers have developed a small camera with a big impact – the case measures only 83 x 83 x 63.5 mm – and can be easily implemented into machine vision applications. The camera package includes: camera; software development kit; installation software; and manual and source code files. It’s an inspection camera that packs a punch.
OEMs/International Distributors Signed
Previewed at the AIA Vision show this past May, the MACHCAM 71 has attracted the interest of many potential resellers. Signed to date are Korean distributor, OnVision, and North American distributor, 1stVision, with several others in the application process. The MACHCAM 71 can be sold for single use application or as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product.
Early reviews are positive.
“We are impressed with the initial cycle time (capture to transfer rate)…and are confident that the system has real potential,” states a Japanese OEM and reseller that has field-tested the MACHCAM 71.
Jon Chouinard, vice president of 1stVision business development notes, ““We are very excited to partner with The Crowley Company which enables us to offer 71MP high resolution cameras for industrial applications. Combining a large CMOSIS sensor with USB3 in a small package will open up many new applications that were previously cost-prohibitive.”
The MACHCAM 71 cameras can be seen in Booth 1D88 at the upcoming VISION Fair in Stuttgart, Germany November 8-10. Additionally, they are available for on-site testing with some restrictions. For details, contact Rich Jackson, [email protected] or call (240) 215-0224.
About The Crowley Company
The Crowley Company is a world-leader in digital and analog imaging technologies and provides an extensive number of digital document and film conversion services to the academic, publishing, commercial, government and archive sectors. The company manufactures, distributes and services high-speed microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, book and document scanners, microfilm duplicators, film processors and micrographics equipment. Manufactured brands include Mekel Technology, Wicks and Wilson, HF Processors and Extek Microsystems.