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Instrumentation Newsletter - December 2019


DYK 33UX250
USB 3.0 Polarsens Camera

Sony's Polarsens™ 5.1 MP global-shutter CMOS image sensors (IMX250MZR/ IMX250MYR) capture visual data which cannot be obtained using other standard monochrome and color sensors. The sensor's Polarsens technology uses four-directional (0°, 45°, 90°, 135°) nanowire micro-polarizers placed in front of each 2x2 pixel array (calculation unit) to deliver multi-directional polarized images. Many materials, such as plastics, glass, metals and liquids display intrinsic polarization properties. The sensors' polarization filters make use of this to visualize material stress and surface scratches as well as to reduce unwanted glare, improve edge detection or to enhance contrast in low-contrast materials. The supplied IC Measure software supports various methods of processing the 2x2 pixel arrays. The 5.1 MP cameras are available as color and monochrome variants with either a GigE (max. 24 fps) interface or a faster USB 3.0 interface (max. 75 fps).
- Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
- Frame rate: Up to 75 fps
- Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 43mm
- Sony Polarsens sensors: color and monochrome
- Four-directional, on-chip polarization
- Free software for camera control

Windows software: The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

Linux software: The Imaging Source authors and supports open source drivers and end-user software for Linux, the source code of which is released under Apache 2.0 license.

DFK 38UX267
USB 3.1 Color Industrial Camera

The Imaging Source "37" and "38 series" industrial cameras support the USB3 Vision standard (USB 3.1 Gen. 1) - ensuring stability and compatibility for easy integration and flexible configuration. Equipped with highly-sensitive, low-noise Sony Pregius global-shutter sensors, the cameras offer exceptional image quality and color fidelity and are well-suited for applications such as intelligent traffic systems (ITS), automated optical inspection (AOI) and microscopy.

- Resolution: VGA to 12 MP
- Frame rate: Up to 539 fps
- Dimensions: 29 x 44 x 60
- Sensor: Sony Pregius CMOS Global Shutter
- Free software for camera control
- Free barcode SDK for Windows 7/8/10

Windows software: The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

Linux software: The Imaging Source authors and supports open source drivers and end-user software for Linux, the source code of which is released under Apache 2.0 license.

38 series - USB 3.1 color industrial cameras
- Compatible to UVC and USB3 Vision
- Sony Pregius 9 and 12 megapixel
- Onboard image pre-processing


Supplier Feature: The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.

Their comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

Cameras from The Imaging Source can be found in many areas of everyday life: industry, food and beverage production, research sciences, pharmaceuticals and medicine, traffic and parking management. Applications in sports, leisure and media are also taking hold. The human eye is limited to a small range of visible light, but the cameras and software from The Imaging Source make the invisible - visible. Machine vision technology and efficiency which improves the quality of life for everyone by protecting lives and making them safer and more enjoyable.


  • Polarsens Cameras
    - USB 3.0 Polarsens
    - GigE Polarsens
  • Industrial Cameras
    - USB 3.1 Monochrome & Colour
    USB 3.0 Monochrome & Colour
    - USB 2.0 Monochrome & Colour
    - GigE Monochrome & Colour
    - GigE Polarsens
  • Microscope Cameras
    - USB 3.0 Colour
  • Board Cameras
    - USB 3.1 Monochrome & Colour
    USB 3.0 Monochrome & Colour
    - USB 2.0 Monochrome & Colour
    - GigE Monochrome & Colour
  • Zoom & Autofocus Cameras
  • Converters & Grabbers
    Video to USB 2.0 Converters
    - SDI to USB 3.0 Converters
    - PCI Grabbers
    - PCI Express Grabbers
  • Optics
    - Lenses
    - Board Lenses
    - Tubes and Rings
    - Filters
  • Halcon/Merlic
  • Software
  • Cables
  • Power Supplies

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DFK 33UX249
USB 3.0 Color Microscope Camera

The Imaging Source has added additional high-quality microscope cameras to its product portfolio to support a wide variety of microscopy applications. With resolutions from 1.6 MP to 20 MP, Sony's latest STARVIS and Pregius sensors are characterized by high sensitivity, high dynamic range, low noise and excellent color reproduction. The table below offers a range of USB 3.0 color and monochrome microscope cameras which are delivered with IC Measure - a user-friendly software for archiving, measurement, calibration and camera control. All camera settings, such as exposure time, noise reduction, contrast, brightness and saturation can be set using IC Measure and then saved for future applications. The cameras and included software are an unbeatable combination at an outstanding price-performance ratio.

- Screen calibration and measuring
- Tools to measure lengths, angles, circles and polygons
- Freely configurable annotations (color, font and line width)
- Save single images
- Save image sequences (BMP, PNG, TIFF, JPEG)
- Time lapse image saving, for example, one image per hour
- Learn more about IC Measure

Windows software: The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

Linux software: The Imaging Source authors and supports open source drivers and end-user software for Linux, the source code of which is released under Apache 2.0 license.

Video-to-USB 2.0 Converters

Even though digital machine vision cameras continue to grow in popularity, there are still an enormous number of analog video sources. Using a video-to-USB converter from The Imaging Source, analog video sources become usable in a digital environment. The DFG/USB2pro converts analog video signals (PAL, NTSC, CCIR, EIA) into uncompressed image data streams, and supports digital and analog cameras in color and in monochrome. The DFG/USB2aud additionally converts analog audio signals.

- Max. resolution NTSC: 640x480 at 30 fps, PAL: 768x576 at 25 fps
- Output: USB 2.0 uncompressed image data stream
- Compatible with color and monochrome cameras
- Includes drivers compatible to DirectShow, - DirectX, TWAIN, VfW, WDM, ActivVisionTools, HALCON, LabVIEW, Matlab, and NeuroCheck
- Includes acquisition software, IC Capture, for Windows 7/8/10, Vista and XP
- Includes SDK, IC Imaging Control
- Free barcode SDK for Windows 7/8/10

Windows software: The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

Instrumentation Newsletter - November 2019

It’s not a PLC. It’s not a PAC. It’s not a PC.
It’s an Edge Programmable Industrial Controller (EPIC),
and the acronym says it all.



Now you can collect, process, view, and exchange data where it's produced—at the edge of the network. When you work with data at the edge, you don’t have to worry about latency, and you have one single
source of truth.

Securely share data among databases, cloud platforms, web services, PLC systems, and other systems
and equipment, using open, modern communication standards.

Move data efficiently, decrease network load, and reduce IT reliance by using MQTT/Sparkplug communications.

Visualize data on the controller’s integral touchscreen, an external HDMI monitor, or from any
web browser or mobile device.

Now you have new programming options:

+ Program with the field-proven, flowchart-based, multi-chart control language PAC Control.
+ Use the IEC 61131-3 compliant CODESYS Development System and CODESYS runtime.
+ Exchange data using the visual, flow-based editor and runtime Node-RED, with its free pre-built nodes for databases, web services, and more.
+ Run your own C, C++, Java, Python, or other custom-developed application on an open, Linux-based automation system, using secure shell access.

From plant floors to remote sites, the edge demands industrially hardened equipment. Now you don’t have to worry about processing power in challenging locations.

groov EPIC has:
Stainless steel processor and I/O chassis with a secure, screw-down design
+ Industrial quad-core ARM processor and solid-state drive
+ Industrial high-resolution color touchscreen display
+ UL Hazardous Locations and Class 1 Div 2 approval
+ Wide -20-70ºC temperature range
+ ATEX compliance

You can rely on real-time control and I/O from an automation manufacturer with 45+ years of experience. Opto 22’s worldwide reputation for quality was built on solid state relays and I/O, and all their experience is poured into the design of groov EPIC.

You’ll appreciate:
Integral touchscreen for local configuration, commissioning, and troubleshooting–no PC required
+ Real-time, open-source Linux operating system
+ Multi-tasking real-time control engine
+ Dual independent Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces to help securely segment your control network from your business network
+ HDMI port for optional local monitor
+ USB ports for keyboard, mouse, Wi-Fi dongle, serial connections
+ Intelligent, hot-swappable, guaranteed-for-life I/O
+ Spring-clamp field wiring up to 14 AWG, with an integrated wireway and adjustable cover
+ Multicolor LED for I/O module quality, plus channel indicators for discrete I/O
+ Integrated power supply options


 The Challenge of IIoT

Getting data from the edge of the network—from the sensors and actuators in factories, buildings, and remote sites—to the software and people who need to use it is hard. It involves:
- Complexity
- Security
- Cost
Field devices understand electrical signals, but computers and mobile devices don't. Most control systems are proprietary or specific to automation—EtherNet/IP, Modbus, Profibus, serial, OPC. But computers and mobile devices use standard Ethernet or WiFi networks and open protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPS, JSON. It takes a chain of middleware to translate data between these systems and move it where you want it. Hardware, drivers, parsers, and custom software are costly to purchase, install, and maintain, and every link in the chain opens security concerns.

For example, here's a typical IIoT setup:

IIoT problem: too much middleware
We need a simpler way. We need an EPIC improvement—an Edge Programmable Industrial Controller.
Opto 22's groov EPIC eliminates middleware and shrinks the steps to get the data we need:
How does groov EPIC solve the challenge?

An edge programmable industrial controller, groov EPIC is much more than a PLC or a PAC.
It has been designed from the ground up as both a reliable real-time industrial controller and a processor to collect, process, display, and exchange data.
+ groov EPIC talks directly to field devices, other control systems, databases, cloud services, and a lot more.
EPIC helps solve the challenges of complexity, security, and cost.
+ One industrial unit takes the place of all that middleware. Encryption, user authentication, and communication options help you implement a
more secure system.
+ Getting data where you need it is faster and easier
with built-in, easy-to-use software.


 In-Depth webinar on groov EPIC
In this webinar; learn all about groov EPIC's unique hardware
and software, see demos of groov EPIC's hardware and software
in action and explore problem solving scenarios and outcomes.

 If you would like to contact us about groov EPIC,
feel free to
email us.


Power Newsletter - December 2019

3-5.5kW Hybrid Energy Storage 230VAC Solar Power Inverter 50/60Hz with LCD

On/Off Gird REVO II Energy Storage Inverter with Touch Screen

LCD Pure Sine Wave Inverter IG3115E 1-6KW

Modified Sine Wave Inverter IG3110C 500-2000VA

High Frequency Telecom Outdoor Solar Power System SPS3115C

48VDC solar system for (BTS)telecom base station -SHW48500

Full Automatic Silent Operation Power Inverter IG3111C 1-2KVA


Supplier Feature:Sorotec

Established in 2006,Shenzhen SORO Electronics Co., Ltd. is a professional UPS Power and Inverter manufacturer for 10 years, we have two large production sites in Shenzhen and Zhejiang. Through many years of accumulation and development, SOROTEC has become one of the leading high-tech enterprises on the UPS and Inverter industry in China.

SOROTEC has carried out three strategies: operation innovation strategy, people-oriented strategy, technical guidance strategy, and implemented strict scientific management with a fully-fledged quality management system.


  • Off Grid Solar Inverters
  • Solar Power System
  • REVO Series Hybrid Solar Inverter
  • Off Grid Power Inverter
  • On/Off Grid Hybrid Solar Inverter
  • MPPT Solar Charge Controller
  • 48VDC Telecom Solar Power System


  • Inverters
    - Pure Sine Waver Inverter
    - Modified Sine Wave Inverter
    - Telecom Power Inverter
  • UPS
    - High Frequency Online UPS
    - Low Frequency Online UPS
    - Rack Mount UPS
    - Industrial UPS
    - Modular UPS
    - UPS Accessories
    - Outdoor Battery Cabinets
  • Telecom Power Solutions
    - Outdoor UPS
    - Outdoor Cabinets
    - 48VDC Power Supply
    - 48VDC Solar Telecom Power System
  • Power Quality
    - Active Harmonic Filter
    - Static Var Generator(SVG)
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery


 If you would like to contact us about any of these products, feel free to email us.

High Frequency Online UPS HP9116C Plus 1-3KVA

1-10KVA High Frequency Online UPS HP9116CR

Pure Sine Wave Inverter IG3115CT

High Frequency Online Outdoor UPS HW9116C Routine 1-10KVA

Modular Active Harmonic Filter

Intelligent communication backup lithium iron phosphate battery

EPS Emergency Power Supply

Power Newsletter - November 2019


ALP Series 1kVA-15kVA



  • Compact size, lightweight, easy to transport and place
  • Special airflow design to avoid dust accumulation
  • Front door installation and maintenance
  • User-friendly compact design
  • Green power minimises environment pollution

Frequency Converters

Certain equipment cannot operate on the wrong frequency. This can cause damage or premature wear on the equipment, for example, 50 Hz designed equipment cannot operate at 60 Hz. If you force the equipment to operate outside its design criteria, there will be trouble. More often than not, the equipment will be damaged immediately. If not immediately, it will fail over time from fatigue and overheating.

With our ever growing global economy, equipment from other parts of the world are being used more frequently in countries that they were not manufactured in.

This usually results in the need of a Frequency Converter. This will change the local utility’s frequency (and sometimes its voltage) as needed. As a result, it will be compatible with the power requirements of the equipment you are trying to operate.

Soltec is a leading supplier of excellent Frequency Converters > choose 50, 60, 400 HZ in or out > both single or three phase models.

MasTec supplies to Oceania many of these Soltec frequency converters each year.

Typical applications are for converting NZ 230VAC 50 HZ power to USA 110VAC 60HZ or 230VAC 50HZ to 230 VAC 400HZ aircraft power or the other way around.

Almost all Soltec products can be ordered with an extra transformer to make the output Galvanically Isolated.

We have supplied models up to 20 KVA with these very heavy transformers. In Labs and some factory systems this is essential for stable operation of a Control system or IT system.

The large Industrial ALP UPSs are always galvanic isolated and are modular growing up to 200KV+.


If you would like to contact us about Frequency Converters, feel free to email us.

ALP Series 10kVA-320kVA


  • Adopting the DSP technology and IGBT component
  • Galvanic Isolation in AC unput and output
  • Powerful overload and interfrerence-resist ability
  • Wide AC input range (145 0 315VAC), Wide frequency input range
  • Special load protection makes UPS is fit for any type of load
  • Startup without surge current
  • Repair and maintenance the whole day through Long-range dial
  • The design of single PC control can improve the reliability and maintenance conveniently
  • Perfect protection ensures the system automatically cuts off if an abnormal condition occurs
  • Intelligent communication function supports the MAGATEC, UPSilon2000 and Netagent
  • EN50091-1, -2 Approved



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