Photovoltaic system

Photovoltaics

Renewable energy has become more and more attractive as an alternative to fossil fuels. Companies in the photovoltaics industry need to be ready for increased demand, rising quality awareness and stronger cost pressures due to growing competition. Digital camera systems offer support in automating production processes and quality controls, and in the process ultimately promote greater efficiency.

Basler cameras are extraordinarily well-suited to applications from the photovoltaics industry. Among their features:
  • High image quality and low noise levels
  • Strong sensitivity, especially in the NIR range
  • Excellent price/performance ratio

Typical areas of use and suitable cameras

Wafer inspection

The areas of use of cameras in wafer inspection include control of the wafer material and/or surface quality, especially regarding (micro) cracks, humps, unevenness or general coating failures.
Basler ace
Basler ace: Especially small, low priced, high performance
  • Broad sensor portfolio: CMOS, CMOS from VGA to 14MP and NIR variants
  • 29 mm x 29 mm footprint
  • Single-cable solution: Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, Camera Link with PoCL, USB 3.0
Basler aviator
Basler aviator: High performance, exceptional image quality, outstanding price/performance ratio
  • High resolutions up to 4 MP for detecting even minute defects and cracks
  • Max. frame rates of 120 fps
  • Standardized GigE and Camera Link interface with flexible cable length and various throughput rates
  • Outstanding linearity, high contrast range and low noise level
Basler beat
Basler beat: Brilliant CMOS Image Quality and Proven Design
  • High resolution 12 MP sensor
  • Over 62 fps
  • Compact and robust housing for simple integration
  • Highly attractive price/performance ratio
  • High bandwidth connections using Camera Link for maximum image capture speed
Basler dart
Basler dart: Small, Flexible and 100% USB3 Vision Compliant
  • Outstanding price/performance ratio, starting at 99 euros
  • From 1.2 to 5 MP
  • Up to 60 fps for fast moving parts
  • Increased camera speed through reduced AOI
      
Get to know the Basler dart camera series!
Basler pilot
Basler pilot: Excellent image quality, slim design, easily integrated
  • Resolutions from VGA to 5 MP
  • Max. frame rate of 210 fps
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • Outstanding image quality for dimensional controlling and wafer surface inspections
Basler scout
Basler scout: 50 models, proven worldwide, versatile
  • Resolutions of up to 2 MP
  • Max. frame rate of 120 fps
  • Standardized GigE and FireWire-b interface
  • Small, stable housing for easy integration
Basler racer
Basler racer: Exceptional performance - low space requirement
  • Very good dynamic performance and low noise level for top image quality
  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k and 12k
  • Max. line scan rate of 80 kHz using Camera Link and 51 kHz using GigE
  • PoCL (Power over Camera Link) functionality
Basler runner
Basler runner: Compact, cost effective, outstanding image quality
  • Tri-linear 2k color camera
  • Frame rate of 9.20 kHz
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • 100% quality inspected and calibrated for constant top performance

Get to know the Basler runner camera series!
Basler sprint
Basler sprint: Fast, faster, sprint
  • 2k, 4k and 8k resolution
  • Max. line scan rate of 140 kHz, with AOI up to 280kHz
  • Extra-strong sensitivity for short exposure times
  • Available in color and mono

Geometry Inspection and Saw Mark Inspection

The areas of use of cameras in geometry inspection and saw mark inspection include inspection for saw marks and their geometry (bows, flatness, thickness, etc.).
Basler ace
Basler ace: Especially small, low priced, high performance
  • Broad sensor portfolio: CMOS, CMOS from VGA to 14MP and NIR variants
  • 29 mm x 29 mm footprint
  • Single-cable solution: Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, Camera Link with PoCL, USB 3.0
Basler aviator
Basler aviator: High performance, exceptional image quality, outstanding price/performance ratio
  • High resolutions up to 4 MP for detecting even minute defects and cracks
  • Max. frame rates of 120 fps
  • Standardized GigE and Camera Link interface with flexible cable length and various throughput rates
  • Outstanding linearity, high contrast range and low noise level
Basler beat
Basler beat: Brilliant CMOS Image Quality and Proven Design
  • High resolution 12 MP sensor
  • Over 62 fps
  • Compact and robust housing for simple integration
  • Highly attractive price/performance ratio
  • High bandwidth connections using Camera Link for maximum image capture speed
Basler dart
Basler dart: Small, Flexible and 100% USB3 Vision Compliant
  • Outstanding price/performance ratio, starting at 99 euros
  • From 1.2 to 5 MP
  • Up to 60 fps for fast moving parts
  • Increased camera speed through reduced AOI
      
Get to know the Basler dart camera series!
Basler pilot
Basler pilot: Excellent image quality, slim design, easily integrated
  • Resolutions from VGA to 5 MP
  • Max. frame rate of 210 fps
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • Outstanding image quality for dimensional controlling and wafer surface inspections
Basler scout
Basler scout: 50 models, proven worldwide, versatile
  • Resolutions of up to 2 MP
  • Max. frame rate of 120 fps
  • Standardized GigE and FireWire-b interface
  • Small, stable housing for easy integration
Basler racer
Basler racer: Exceptional performance - low space requirement
  • Very good dynamic performance and low noise level for top image quality
  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k and 12k
  • Max. line scan rate of 80 kHz using Camera Link and 51 kHz using GigE
  • PoCL (Power over Camera Link) functionality
Basler runner
Basler runner: Compact, cost effective, outstanding image quality
  • Tri-linear 2k color camera
  • Frame rate of 9.20 kHz
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • 100% quality inspected and calibrated for constant top performance

Get to know the Basler runner camera series!
Basler sprint
Basler sprint: Fast, faster, sprint
  • 2k, 4k and 8k resolution
  • Max. line scan rate of 140 kHz, with AOI up to 280kHz
  • Extra-strong sensitivity for short exposure times
  • Available in color and mono

Thin Film Inspection

The areas of use of cameras in thin film inspection include bare glass inspection, coating inspection and final inspection, identification of defects (coating voids, bubbles/delaminations, dirt, panel edge defects, etc.) and inspection of coating properties (thickness, optical properties, etc.).
Basler ace
Basler ace: Especially small, low priced, high performance
  • Broad sensor portfolio: CMOS, CMOS from VGA to 14MP and NIR variants
  • 29 mm x 29 mm footprint
  • Single-cable solution: Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, Camera Link with PoCL, USB 3.0
Basler aviator
Basler aviator: High performance, exceptional image quality, outstanding price/performance ratio
  • High resolutions up to 4 MP for detecting even minute defects and cracks
  • Max. frame rates of 120 fps
  • Standardized GigE and Camera Link interface with flexible cable length and various throughput rates
  • Outstanding linearity, high contrast range and low noise level
Basler beat
Basler beat: Brilliant CMOS Image Quality and Proven Design
  • High resolution 12 MP sensor
  • Over 62 fps
  • Compact and robust housing for simple integration
  • Highly attractive price/performance ratio
  • High bandwidth connections using Camera Link for maximum image capture speed
Basler dart
Basler dart: Small, Flexible and 100% USB3 Vision Compliant
  • Outstanding price/performance ratio, starting at 99 euros
  • From 1.2 to 5 MP
  • Up to 60 fps for fast moving parts
  • Increased camera speed through reduced AOI
      
Get to know the Basler dart camera series!
Basler pilot
Basler pilot: Excellent image quality, slim design, easily integrated
  • Resolutions from VGA to 5 MP
  • Max. frame rate of 210 fps
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • Outstanding image quality for dimensional controlling and wafer surface inspections
Basler scout
Basler scout: 50 models, proven worldwide, versatile
  • Resolutions of up to 2 MP
  • Max. frame rate of 120 fps
  • Standardized GigE and FireWire-b interface
  • Small, stable housing for easy integration
Basler racer
Basler racer: Exceptional performance - low space requirement
  • Very good dynamic performance and low noise level for top image quality
  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k and 12k
  • Max. line scan rate of 80 kHz using Camera Link and 51 kHz using GigE
  • PoCL (Power over Camera Link) functionality
Basler runner
Basler runner: Compact, cost effective, outstanding image quality
  • Tri-linear 2k color camera
  • Frame rate of 9.20 kHz
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • 100% quality inspected and calibrated for constant top performance

Get to know the Basler runner camera series!
Basler sprint
Basler sprint: Fast, faster, sprint
  • 2k, 4k and 8k resolution
  • Max. line scan rate of 140 kHz, with AOI up to 280kHz
  • Extra-strong sensitivity for short exposure times
  • Available in color and mono

Electroluminescence Inspection (EL) on Solar Cells, Solar Stringers and Solar Modules

The areas of use of cameras electroluminescence inspection include inspection for cracks, dead spots, weak areas and weak cells and determination of the intensity of EL, and thus the solar collection efficiency of the panel and even of each cell.
Basler beat
Basler beat: Brilliant CMOS Image Quality and Proven Design
  • High resolution 12 MP sensor
  • Over 62 fps
  • Compact and robust housing for simple integration
  • Highly attractive price/performance ratio
  • High bandwidth connections using Camera Link for maximum image capture speed
Basler dart
Basler dart: Small, Flexible and 100% USB3 Vision Compliant
  • Outstanding price/performance ratio, starting at 99 euros
  • From 1.2 to 5 MP
  • Up to 60 fps for fast moving parts
  • Increased camera speed through reduced AOI
      
Get to know the Basler dart camera series!
Basler pilot
Basler pilot: Excellent image quality, slim design, easily integrated
  • Resolutions of up to 5 MP, max. 210 fps
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • Outstanding image quality
  • Small, stable housing for easy integration
Basler scout
Basler scout: 50 models, proven worldwide, versatile
  • Resolutions of up to 2 MP
  • Max. frame rate of 120 fps
  • Standardized GigE and FireWire-b interface
  • Small, stable housing for easy integration
Basler racer
Basler racer: Exceptional performance - low space requirement
  • Very good dynamic performance and low noise level for top image quality
  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k and 12k
  • Max. line scan rate of 80 kHz using Camera Link and 51 kHz using GigE
  • PoCL (Power over Camera Link) functionality
Basler runner
Basler runner: Compact, cost effective, outstanding image quality
  • Tri-linear 2k color camera
  • Frame rate of 9.20 kHz
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • 100% quality inspected and calibrated for constant top performance

Get to know the Basler runner camera series!
Basler sprint
Basler sprint: Fast, faster, sprint
  • 2k, 4k and 8k resolution
  • Max. line scan rate of 140 kHz, with AOI up to 280kHz
  • Extra-strong sensitivity for short exposure times
  • Available in color and mono

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