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Specim unveils improved FX50 hyperspectral camera

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Spectral Imaging Ltd. (Specim), a Konica Minolta company, has announced the upgraded Specim FX50 middle-wave infrared (MWIR) hyperspectral camera.

Specim says the FX50 is the first and only push-broom hyperspectral camera on the market that covers the full MWIR spectral range of 2.7 – 5.3 μm.

The FX50 is designed for applications such as industrial sorting, quality control, process optimization, and research—detecting materials that are not detectable with any other wavelength or imaging method, such as hydrocarbons, minerals, oil, and contamination on metal surfaces.

“The launch of the improved Specim FX50 marks a significant milestone for Specim and our customers. The first version of the camera was released in 2019 and its demand has exceeded expectations and we’re excited about the untapped possibilities this camera offers,” says Tapio Kallonen, CEO at Specim. 

The Specim FX50 enables efficient raw material detection and manufacturing and identifies valuable materials worth recovering for recycling and reuse. In particular, it revolutionizes the field of black plastic sorting, as it is the only product with the required wavelength range capable of sorting difficult black plastics.

“One remarkable benefit of the Specim FX50 is its game-changing impact on black plastic sorting. The FX50 camera enables the identification and separation of black plastics effectively, helping to boost the efficiency, accuracy, and profitability of the crucial process,” Kallonen says. 

The Specim FX50 boasts new optimized thermal management that maximizes sensor lifespan and minimizes downtime, leading to increased operational efficiency and cost savings.

In addition, the Specim FX50 offers other benefits, including temperature-stabilized optics, built-in image correction capabilities, unified spectral calibration between units, and a standard GigE Vision interface. These features improve the performance and reliability of the camera and ensure easy integration into industrial environments.

One of the key advantages of the new Specim FX50 is its compatibility with the SpecimONE spectral imaging platform, empowering integrators and machine builders to develop new spectral imaging applications quickly and easily.

“We are committed to providing our customers with state-of-the-art imaging solutions that drive their success,” says Jere Hartikainen, Chief Technical Officer at Specim. “The FX50’s compatibility with our SpecimONE spectral imaging platform enables our customers to achieve their goals more efficiently and reduce time-to-market.”

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