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High-speed cameras are used in hundreds of different markets to slow down motion so that humans can study processes they could not otherwise see. Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras can take thousands of pictures per second which when played back at 5, 10 or 20 pictures per second, or even at standard video rates of 30 pictures per second result in 30X, 50X or 100x+ reductions in time. The following are just a few of the markets now using Fastec Imaging cameras to improve their processes, products, research and testing.

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Manufacturing

Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras are used in hundreds of different industrial manufacturing sites to analyze motion in machinery and production line processes, reduce jams, speed up line setup and changeovers, lower scrap and rejected material costs, and reduce downtime and maintenance expenses.

 

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

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University Research

Hundreds of Universities worldwide use Fastec cameras for a variety of research studies, animal locomotion, mechanical engineering, flow visualization, combustion studies, biomechanics & kinesiology, physics, chemistry, tensil testing, and more.

 

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

 

 

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Mining / Blasting

High-speed cameras are used to determine the effects of blasts on structures or vehicles or determine the actual firing times of blast holes and the nature of the rock movement. Delay detonators provide the timing blasts needed under specific blasting conditions. Blast holes firing at incorrect times reduce rock fragmentation, effect blast movement, and can increase blast vibrations. Working with our partner MREL, we created the Blaster's Ranger II Camera line for mining and blasting applications.

 

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

 
 

Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

Broadcast & Cinema

Broadcasters and filmmakers have been using high-speed imagery to slow down fast-moving action for years. Whether it is an elite athlete at a sporting event, a chase scene with pyrotechnics and crashes, or something more mundane - like a wine glass toppling over - a high speed camera allows for the creation of that elongated, critical moment, that only a dramatic slow motion sequence can elicit. Fastec cameras have been used to create these mind-blowing high-speed sequences in television shows, at sporting events, or even in your favorite music videos around the globe.

 
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Military

Military customers worldwide use high-speed to design and test weapons, counter measure and defensive systems and components. High-speed cameras are key for testing projectiles for determining ballistics, detonics and fragmentation characteristics; in airborne stores separation; and in vehicle armour design testing materials and survivability.

High-speed cameras play a key role in analyzing and troubleshooting manufacturing processes and machinery, improving yields, reducing downtime and scrap, and improving overall product quality. Diverse manufacturing industries including Food, Textile, Paper, Converted Paper, Printing, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Soap, Cosmetics, Plastics, Glass, Machinery, Electronics, Electrical Equipment, Motor Vehicle, Aerospace, and Medical Equipment products companies use Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras in their factories. Hundreds of companies in the following five key industries are improving their processes and products daily using Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras:

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Food

Food manufacturing requires a complex interaction of multiple machines, processes and products – all moving at high speeds! Fastec Imaging high-speed cameras give production engineers and techs the ability to see, analyze and make adjustments to this wide variety of processes. Conveying, filling, capping, labeling, marking and wrapping are just a few of the steps involved, and that can’t be seen by the human eye in real time.

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

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Beverage

Beverage manufacturers are now filling up to 3,000 containers per minute! Critical adjustments must be made to the machinery to prevent cocked caps, missing tamper bands, to ensure correct placement of neck rings, proper alignment of labels and clear container coding. High-speed cameras allow operator’s to see and understand the interaction of components of machinery motion in slow motion to make the critical adjustments necessary.

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

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Converted Paper

Femcare, diapers, wet wipes, absorbent pads, tissues and paper towels are just some of the products manufactured by converted paper products companies. The process of roll loading, unwinding, roll splicing, web aligning, perforation and cutting and web folding all happen at high speeds. Infeed performance, transfers to the compression and turning modules, synchronized stacking, and wrapping occur at speeds of well over 1,000 products per minute and packages of up to 200 per minute. Fastec high-speed cameras are making a measureable difference in reducing jams and speeding throughput in converter paper.

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

 
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Pharmaceutical

The pharmaceutical industry is continually being pushed to improve their overall processes through initiatives like GAMP, the Good Automated Manufacturing Process of the ISPE. Validation compliance and traceability are critical to success. Pharma’s many different products are manufactured and packaged in a variety of containers using automated packaging machines and lines. Fastec high-speed cameras are used throughout the pharma industry for research and production.

 

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

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Personal Care

Personal care companies manufacture a wide variety of products, principally in hygiene and cosmetics. These products are manufactured and packaged in high speed machinery and production lines requiring maintenance and adjustment of electro-mechanical equipment. High speed cameras are an invaluable tool for achieving high throughput and minimizing costly downtime.

 

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

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Machinery Makers

Production machinery manufacturers worldwide use Fastec high-speed cameras to characterize, analyze and verify machine designs. Being able to see the complicated interaction of PLC’s controlling servo, pneumo and mechanical components in slow motion greatly improves performance, quality and design time to market.

 

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Compact Size - 63mm H x 63mm W x 65mm D and .28 kg

Beverage manufacturing consists of dozens of segments including artificially carbonated waters, fruit and vegetable drinks, cocktails & ades, carbonated soda and carbonated soft drinks, iced coffee, iced tea, fruit drinks, flavored water, pop soda, carbonated soda, soft drinks, water, artificially carbonated water.  Ales, beers, malt liquors, stouts, porters and non-alcoholic beers.  Brandies, ciders, champaigns, fortified wines, sparkling wines, wines, cooking wines.  Distilled beverages, ethyl alcohols, grain alcohols, mixed drinks and spirits.

Blow molding, filling, capping, labeling, packing and palletizing machines represent significant financial investments, are very complex and operate at high speeds.  The conveying of containers through the transfer points between these machines, and the operations in the various stations occur at very high speeds and require precise timing and PLC programming.  Quality, traceability and regulatory compliance are becoming more challenging and high-speed cameras are an indispensable aid to engineers and quality personnel in the successful operation of beverage manufacturing.

Beverage manufacturers are now filling up to 3,000 containers per minute with line throughput of 70,000+ containers per hour being standard!  Critical adjustments must be made to the machinery to prevent cocked caps, missing tamper bands, to ensure correct placement of neck rings, proper alignment of labels and clear container coding.  High-speed cameras allow operator’s to see and understand the interaction of components of machinery motion in slow motion to make the critical adjustments necessary to ensure rated throughput.

Use Cases

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Bottled Water  Manufacturer

A leading bottled water manufacturer was experiencing label misalignments in the full-wrap rotary labeling process.  At 500 frames per second recording rate, (2 milliseconds per picture), the engineers were able to record in slow motion the transfer of bottles from the conveyor into the rotary labelling machine.  Analyzing the images allowed the engineers to adjust the PLC timing so the infeed of the bottles into the feed screws and star wheels, and the angular position of the carousel were synchronized with the label application label feed roll.

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TS5

Portable high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

IL5 greyBox

IL5

Tethered high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

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*The listing above is a small sample of our customers and is not intended to imply or represent an endorsement of any kind by these companies.

Food manufacturing consists of dozens of segments including animal foods, dog and cat foods, breakfast cereals, sugar and confectionary products, fruit and vegetable, frozen foods, dairy foods, meat, seafoods, bakery and snack foods. Food processing and production machines in many industries represent significant financial investments, are very complex and operate at high speeds. Quality, traceability and regulatory compliance are becoming more challenging and high-speed cameras are an indispensible aid to engineers and quality personnel in the operation of these machines.

Cartoning and case erecting, coding and marking, forming/ filling/sealing, labeling, adhesive applying, bagging/filling/sealing, blister filling/sealing, blow molding, capping, conveying, feeding/inserting, flow wrapping, pouching and shrink wrapping machines all operate at high speeds and need continual monitoring, adjustments and maintenance to operate at peak throughput.

Use Cases

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Cereal Manufacturer

A leading breakfast cereal manufacturer was experiencing a high number of rejected cereal bags. A filler/sealer machine’s PLC timing was off by 30 milliseconds so that the bag heat sealing commenced before the filling had stopped. As a result cereal was caught in the seal. At 500 frames per second, 2 milliseconds per picture, the engineers were able to get more than 15 images at the end of the process. They were able to adjust the PLC timing so that dwell time was at a minimum and thus ensure that the maximum throughput of 200 bags per minute production was met without the sealing problem.

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TS5 greyBox

TS5

Portable high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

 

IL5 greyBox

IL5

Tethered high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

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*The listing above is a small sample of our customers and is not intended to imply or represent an endorsement of any kind by these companies.

Femcare, diapers, wet wipes, absorbent pads, tissues and paper towels are just some of the products manufactured by converted paper products companies.  The process of roll loading, unwinding, roll splicing, web aligning, perforation and cutting and web folding all happen at high speeds.  Infeed performance, transfers to the compression and turning modules, synchronized stacking, and wrapping occur at speeds of well over 1,000 products per minute and packages of up to 200 per minute.  Fastec high-speed cameras are making a measureable difference in reducing jams and speeding throughput in converter paper.

Use Cases

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Femcare Manufacturing

A global manufacturer of femcare products was experiencing a higher than desired rate of jams in its stacker stations.  Fastec InLine cameras were mounted in a fixed position over the stackers where the jams were occurring.

 

There must be precise timing between the conveyor and the folding paddles or the napkin/pad will not be folded in the middle.  After folding if the timing is off the napkin/pad will not be slotted into the stacker or two napkins will be put into the same slot of the stacker both causing a line stop.

 

The cameras were connected via Ethernet to a host PC with up to 4 cameras per PC and are controlled with FIMS 3.0 using the auto-download function.  The cameras take a direct signal input from the PLC’s running the machines.  When there is a jam resulting in a line stop, the camera is triggered by the PLC and it automatically downloads a sequence of images to the PC and then rearms so it is ready for the next PLC trigger.  The auto-download means that the operators do not have to be present to trigger the cameras and can view the images after the jam.

 

By analyzing the shots from the InLines, the operators were able to make timing adjustments that significantly reduced the number of jams and line stops per day saving thousands of dollars of scrapped material.

Recommended Cameras

TS5 greyBox

TS5

Portable high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

 

IL5 greyBox

IL5

Tethered high-speed camera with 2560 x 2048 resolution and up to 18,644 fps.

Select Customers *

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*The listing above is small a sample of our customers and is not intended to imply or represent an endorsement of any kind by these companies.