Dust Protection+ – for Applications with Special Cleanliness Requirements
Dust Protection⁺ in a Nutshell
Sealing of the sensor room
Separate cleanroom production
Strict inspection of selected components for dust and other particles during assembly
High level of robustness in daily use
Sensor Room Sealing to Protect the Optical Path
Basler MED ace camera models with the MED Feature Set Dust Protection⁺ have an optimized hardware design: The IR cut filter for the color cameras, and the cover glass for the monochrome cameras, are firmly embedded. We also minimize the sensor room with a sealing between the IR cut filter or cover glass and the sensor. This reduces the risk of dust and other particles getting into the optical path during transport or daily handling – so what starts clean, stays clean.
Separate Production in the Cleanroom
In order to meet the special cleanliness requirements in Medical & Life Sciences, we pay strict attention to cleanliness when manufacturing Basler MED ace cameras: The camera is installed in a separate cleanroom and only by specially trained employees. We also regularly check and document the number of particles in the air. If the particle load is too high, the camera is not installed. We instead clean and check the filter system and measure the number of air particles again.
Continuous Inspection for Dust and Other Particles
We manufacture all of our Basler MED ace cameras in a separate cleanroom. We do not just monitor the number of particles in the air. For the models with the MED Feature Set Dust Protection⁺, we check various components during assembly – and in the final inspection the entire camera – for dust and other particles. We examine both the IR cut filter or cover glass and the sensor with specially developed test tools, and clean the components if necessary. Finally, we examine the finished camera.
High Level of Robustness in Daily Use
Our Basler MED ace cameras are durable and robust. They can be easily installed in various applications and are also suitable if the cameras are to be mounted alternately on different devices such as microscopes. Thanks to the sealed sensor room, dust and other particles do not settle in the optical path that is inaccessible to the customer during handling. And if it should ever be necessary, the filter can be cleaned without contaminating the sensor.