The Basler Ace 2 a2A4504-18umPRO USB Vision monochrome camera offers great value with advanced features.
With USB3 Vision, a single cable is used to apply camera power and to transfer data between this camera and a PC, keeping cable runs to a minimum. An auxiliary connector is provided for terminating the input and output signals – there is a total of four.
The Basler ace 2 provides a full set of features to address a wide range of applications. Pixel data can be output in 8 or 12 bit depth. You may adjust the camera’s black level, gain, area of interest, input debounce, and trigger delay. It features automatic exposure control, pixel binning, horizontal image mirroring, event reporting, sending of test images, and a programmable lookup table. There are also “chunk” features that include a frame counter, time stamp, trigger input counter, and CRC checksum calculator. Note that not all features may be available when using third-party software.
Because this camera is USB3 Vision and GenICam compliant, there are many third party software applications and API’s that are compatible. Basler offers their royalty-free Pylon SDK with support for most operating systems.
The Basler ace 2 is available in "Basic" and "Pro" versions. Both versions feature a status LED on the back, a removable IR cut filter, and a robust M8 I/O connector. This is the Pro version, which adds:
> Pixel Beyond for uncomplicated "virtual" adjustment of sensor pixel size and characteristics.
> PGI features work directly inside the camera to deliver the best image quality without reducing frame rate or increasing computer load.
> Compression Beyond can reduce required bandwidth and/or increase the frame rate over USB, using either lossless or lossy compression.
Note that Compression Beyond requires Pylon (Viewer, API, or GenTL Producer) to decompress images. The compression ratio will vary with camera configuration and image content.
|Pixel Bit Depth:||8/10/12 bits|
|Digital Input:||1 opto-coupled input, 0 - 24 VDC|
|Digital I/O:||2 configurable digital I/O, 0 - 24 VDC, 50 mA max. load as output|
|Power Requirement:||5 VDC via USB 3.0 interface, or 12 - 24 VDC via I/O connector|
|Weight:||< 90 g|
|Operating Temperature:||0 to 50°C (32 to 122 °F)|
|Operating Humidity:||20 to 80%, relative, non-condensing|
|Storage Temperature:||-20 to 80 °C (-4 to 176 °F)|
|Storage Humidity:||20 to 80%, relative, non-condensing|
|Sensor Resolution:||4,504 (h) x 4,504 (v) pixels|
|Sensor Size:||17.39 mm (1.1")|
|Sensor Model:||Sony IMX541-AAMJ|
|Frame Rate (full resolution):||18.0 frames/second|
|Quantum Efficiency:||66.4 %|
|Dark Noise:||1.8 e-|
|Saturation Capacity:||9.6 ke-|
|Dynamic Range:||70.8 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||39.8 dB|
|Test Method:||EMVA 1288|
|Data Interface:||USB3 Vision|
|Data Rate:||USB 3.0 Only (5 Gbps)|
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This camera is warranted by the manufacturer to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of original factory manufacture. For further information, please refer to the manufacturer's website.
Small quantities of cameras normally stocked by Machine Vision Store may be returned within 30 days, subject to a 20% restocking charge, if original package is unopened and in new condition. Larger quantities are subject to Basler's 40% restocking charge. Open packages may not be returned.
All returns must be pre-authorized by Machine Vision Store and shipped with freight pre-paid. Please contact us to request authorization and instructions. The item's serial number and associated sales order number will be needed.