FDBusiness.com

Rental Option Provides Access to Latest High-Speed Camera Technology

 Breaking News
  • Orkla Moves into New HQ Orkla, the Nordic region’s largest branded consumer goods company, has moved into new headquarters in Oslo, Norway. The move marks a new era in the company’s history, with Orkla’s businesses in Norway now assembled under one roof. More than 900 Orkla employees are based in the new office premises. “The building we are now moving into is [...]...
  • New Heads For Carlsberg Group’s European Businesses Lars Lehmann has been appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) for Carlsberg Group’s Eastern European region and as a member of the global brewer’s Executive Committee (ExCom). He will replace Jacek Pastuszka, who will change from EVP Eastern Europe to Western Europe, while current Western Europe EVP Chris Warmoth reverts to Group Strategy as EVP. Effective [...]...
  • Rising Prices Drive Irish Grocery Sales Growth The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the Irish grocery market grew by 3.5% in the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019, putting the sector on a solid footing as the UK finalises preparations to leave the EU. After a prolonged period of deflation, an upward trajectory in grocery prices is making a significant contribution [...]...
  • New EU Rules to Ensure Fairness in the Food Supply Chain The European Parliament has approved a new set of EU rules that will blacklist practices, such as late payments for delivered products, late unilateral cancellations or retroactive order changes, refusal by the buyer to sign a written contract with a supplier and the misuse of confidential information. Threats of retaliation against suppliers, for instance delisting [...]...
  • Mondelēz International Invests in Prebiotic Functional Snacks Mondelēz International has taken a minority investment in Uplift Food, a US-based early-stage start-up focusing on prebiotic functional foods. This is the first venture investment the company is making as part of SnackFutures, the company’s innovation and venture hub aimed at unlocking snacking growth opportunities around the world. A key pillar of the company’s consumer-centric growth [...]...

Rental Option Provides Access to Latest High-Speed Camera Technology

January 12
14:22 2012

Instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology has added the i-SPEED 3 camera to its rental fleet of testing and monitoring instruments. By offering this device for hire, Ashtead is making the technology available to a much wider community. Initially designed for industrial applications and ballistics, the camera is now being employed in an enormous variety of applications in which the ability to capture high resolution images and film for fast moving images is important.

Explaining the popularity of the new instrument, Ashtead’s Josh Thomas says: “As industrial processes become faster and increasingly automated, it has become more difficult to detect problems before they become serious or result in plant failure. However, the development of high-speed cameras has made it possible to visually slow down a process so that faulty or inefficient parts of the process can be identified before they cause a problem.

 

“This is extremely useful for inspection and maintenance staff and for product development teams looking to assess the performance of prototypes. However, high-speed cameras are finding their way into all sorts of applications; an ever increasing number of television programmes, films and web sites such as YouTube are now exploiting the benefits of this technology, so that viewers are able to see the finest detail of a dragonfly’s beating wings for example, or a drop of sweat falling from a sportsman’s face.”

 

The i-SPEED 3 is able to record at a phenomenal speed of up to 150,000 frames per second (up to 1 second/picture in time lapse mode) and 10,000 pictures per second at a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. However, despite the camera’s high specification and lengthy feature list, it is still relatively simple to operate and the unit’s rechargeable batteries and Controller Display Unit (CDU) improve portability because they obviate the need for mains power and a computer.

The i-SPEED 3 joins a wide variety of video cameras and endoscopes  in Ashtead’s inspection fleet and Josh Thomas says: “This new camera offers an enormous array of very powerful features so it is a valuable (and expensive) tool. However, now that it has been added to the Ashtead Technology rental fleet; even those with a small budget can exploit the latest technology.”

To view a video of the i-SPEED 3 in action please visit www.youtube.com/ashteadtechnology or use the following QR Code:

Alan Hasson, General Manager
Ashtead Technology Ltd
Campus Five, Letchworth Business Park
Letchworth, Hertfordshire

SG6 2JF
Tel. 0845 270 2707
Email europe@ashtead-technology.com
www.ashtead-technology.com

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements