Industrial Cameras


R.J. Wilson, Inc. provides industrial cameras and accessories from Basler. Basler continues to offer the widest range of sensor resolutions, pixel sizes, frame rates, sensor sizes, sensor types, interface options, and lens mounts to address automated visual inspection. These cameras are compact and rugged, providing a very high price-performance ratio backed by a 3-year warranty.

Basler’s extensive product line includes area scan and line scan cameras, with Gig-E, USB3.0, CameraLink, and CoaxPress interfaces.

Basler’s free downloadable Pylon camera interface software provides access to the camera set-up capabilities, with live and captured video, as well as the ability to interface with Python, ROS, and a range of vision OEM imaging software using SDK drivers and tools on a Windows, Linux x86, Linux ARM and macOS PC.

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Please contact R.J. Wilson, Inc. to discuss the most appropriate cameras for the image acquisition configuration required.


Real-Time HDR (High Dynamic Range) Imaging from Pixelink

It is challenging to overcome brightness variations across a captured image to extract details from both darker areas and bright, sometimes oversaturated, areas of the image.

Pixelink has directly and transparently addressed this with its on-board HDR Imaging. When the HDR function is enabled, two images, one low-gain and one high-gain, are output to the built-in FPGA to process an HDR image. Using the HDR function cuts the maximum camera frame rate in half. However, the 7.1MP color or monochrome camera is still running at 28fps and the frame rate for the 2.8MP color or monochrome camera is 70fps, even with HDR “on”. This is plenty of camera speed for most applications.

As seen in the example above, the combination of a low gain image (left) used for bright areas of a scene, along with a high gain image (center) used for dark areas of a scene, allows details to be discerned in both the bright and dark areas of the camera’s computed output image (right) using HDR.

The Low Gain and High Gain Images are Created Simultaneously, Processed On-Board the Camera, and the HDR (High Dynamic Range) Image (right) is Output from the Camera.

  • All image processing is performed by the on-board FPGA to output the HDR image directly.
  • No additional PC processing resources are required.
  • Real time on-camera HDR is an easy way for the user to gain 6dB-10dB of additional dynamic range in the image.
  • USB3.0 cameras now available in color or monochrome, enclosed or board level, with HDR.

2 New Pixelink USB3.0 Camera Models Provide HDR (High Dynamic Range) Image Output

For additional information on Pixelink’s USB3.0 cameras, please download these documents: