TR-CL Lens controllers are GigE Vision compliant and mark an important addition in the integration of Machine Vision systems. The Lens controllers are part of the Gardasoft Triniti machine vision platform, so users now have seamless access and control of system cameras, lighting and lenses within the same environment (either via conventional image processing software or via a Triniti SDK). In addition to LabVIEW support, utilities are also available for other leading machine vision imaging software packages such as Cognex VisionPro, Teledyne Dalsa Sherlock and Stemmer Imaging CVB.

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The Gardasoft TR-CL Series are single channel industrial LensControllers which provide very accurate and repeatable control of tunable lenses, they have been developed in close collaboration with Optotune. The TR-CL controllers include constant current Lens drive and Lens EEPROM data communications and are compatible with Optotune EL-10-30 and EL-16-40 tunable lenses. With a fast focus change (1ms), the TR-CL Series enable dynamic lens control in Machine Vision applications which require varying height objects – Postal identification for example. Microscopy and Life Sciences are other key market sectors for tunable lens control, addressing applications such as Z slices, Light sheet imaging, In vivo (live tissue) imaging, and many types of automated imaging. There is a National Instruments LabVIEW Utility available for the TR-CL Series, and this is particularly relevant for applications in these sectors.

ModelOutput channelLens compatibilityOperating modesDigital inputAnalog inputRefocus latencyOutput currentOutput voltageUser interfaceUser SDKLens connectorPower supplyOperating temperatureHumidityDimensionsMountingWeightStandardsDatasheet
TR-CL180One channel, including constant current lens drive and lens EEPROM data communications. Automatically reads data from EEPROM inside lens which calibrates the controller response. The performance of the controller is therefore automatically tailored to each individual lens.Compatible with following Optotune lens ranges EL-10-30; EL-16-40 Full current calibration with lens temperature compensationThree operating modes: 1. Single configurable optical power 2. Two optical powers, selected by digital input 3. Optical power set by analog inputSmart input 3V-24V, TTL, NPN, PNP compatible0V to 10V, 7K input impedance Nominal 12-bit resolution1ms (not including lens response)-400mA to +400mA in 0.1mA steps Accuracy +/- 0.5mA-16V to +16VEthernet (easy to use browser by means of in-built Web server) RS232 Front PanelTriniti SDK, applications written in C#, C++, VB6-way Hirose HR 10 G lens connector24V +/-10%. An SELV power supply is required Input power 10W maximum5 to 50oCUp to 95% non-condensing120mm x 101mm x 35mmDIN rail mount175gCE, RoHSView Details

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