Scorpion Vision (http://scorpionvision.co.uk) has developed a semi-automated dual-camera system to inspect the interior of new oil drums at the end of a production line. The two cameras chosen to capture images from inside the drum are attached to a small probe that is lowered into and raised out of a 2-in.-diameter aperture on the top of the drum.
For this reason, Scorpion Vision chose two miniature DFK 23G618 cameras fromThe Imaging Source (www.theimagingsource.com). Interfaced to a PC using a 15-m Power over Ethernet (PoE) cable, both cameras were fitted with TLH CCS M12 lens-mount adapters, enabling small 1.58-mm fish-eye lenses to be attached to both.
The cameras each capture 180° fish-eye views of the top and the bottom of each drum, enabling every centimeter of the internal structure of the drum to be inspected. Scorpion Image Sentinelsoftware running on a PC was then used to capture and display uncompressed video at live video speeds on the PC's monitor.
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