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Basler racer Series

Exceptional performance - low space requirement

Basler racer line scan cameras shrink both the space required and the cost involved in securing superior speed, reliability and image quality. Measuring a slim 56mm, it’s a perfect fit for most any system — including multi-camera arrangements. It also fits your budget, with its pared down price and by delivering exceptional performance under low voltage LED lighting.

Our racer 2k, 4k and 6k models (raL2048-48gm, raL4096-24gm, raL6144-16gm) now also support the GigE Vision 2.0 standard. This allows to operate cameras in synchronicity and/or real-time without the need for additional cabling. Taking this progress a step further, many applications have now eliminated the need for extra hardware (the trigger box). In this scenario the cameras are triggered from within the software, including for synchronous operation.

The Basler racer is especially well suited for the following applications:

  • Web inspections (such as films, paper, cotton, textiles)
  • Sorting & packaging (such as refuse, postal mail, foodstuffs, packaging)
  • Transport-related applications (such as underfloor, rail, overhead line and container inspections)

Read HERE why the racer is so strong in these applications.

The advantages of the Basler racer series include:

  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k, and 12k
  • Max. line rate of 80 kHz via Camera Link
  • Max. line rate of 51 kHz via GigE
  • PoCL (Power over Camera Link) functionality
  • Mini Camera Link plugs permit the use of low priced cables
  • Outstanding price/performance ratio
  • Fully quality tested and calibrated for consistently high performance and reliability

The key components of GigE Vision 2.0 are:

  • A shared, high-precision source of time for all network components through PTP (Precision Time Protocol = IEEE 1588)
  • Synchronous free run for the cameras
  • Trigger-over-Ethernet with Action Command or Scheduled Action Command
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Camera model Resolution (H x V) Resolution Line Rate Mono/Color Interface Availability i
raL2048-48gm 2048 px x 1 px 2k 51 kHz Mono GigE
raL2048-80km 2048 px x 1 px 2k 80 kHz Mono Camera Link
raL4096-24gm 4096 px x 1 px 4k 26 kHz Mono GigE
raL4096-80km 4096 px x 1 px 4k 80 kHz Mono Camera Link
raL6144-16gm 6144 px x 1 px 6k 17 kHz Mono GigE
raL6144-80km 6144 px x 1 px 6k 80 kHz Mono Camera Link
raL8192-12gm 8192 px x 1 px 8k 12 kHz Mono GigE
raL8192-80km 8192 px x 1 px 8k 80 kHz Mono Camera Link
raL12288-8gm 12288 px x 1 px 12k 8 kHz Mono GigE
raL12288-66km 12288 px x 1 px 12k 66 kHz Mono Camera Link

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Lenses

Lenses

For the racer camera series we offer lenses from reliable manufacturers that we have individually certified. All lenses have been tested for compatibility with our racer cameras to ensure your solution will function optimally. You'll also find matching lens accessories here.

Matching accessories often sold together with this product:

 - Kowa Lens LM6HC F1.8 f6mm 1
 - Kowa Lens LM6HC F1.8 f6mm 1
Kowa Lens LM6HC F1.8 f6mm 1"
Lens Mount C-mount
Max. Image Circle 1"
Focal Length 6.0 mm
Iris Range F1.8 - F16.0
Iris Type manual
 - Kowa Lens LM8HC F1.4 f8mm 1
 - Kowa Lens LM8HC F1.4 f8mm 1
Kowa Lens LM8HC F1.4 f8mm 1"
Lens Mount C-mount
Max. Image Circle 1"
Focal Length 8.0 mm
Iris Range F1.4 - F16.0
Iris Type manual
 - Kowa Lens LM12HC F1.4 f12.5mm 1
 - Kowa Lens LM12HC F1.4 f12.5mm 1
Kowa Lens LM12HC F1.4 f12.5mm 1"
Lens Mount C-mount
Max. Image Circle 1"
Focal Length 12.5 mm
Iris Range F1.4 - F16.0
Iris Type manual
 - Kowa Lens LM25HC F1.4 f25mm 1
 - Kowa Lens LM25HC F1.4 f25mm 1
Kowa Lens LM25HC F1.4 f25mm 1"
Lens Mount C-mount
Max. Image Circle 1"
Focal Length 25.0 mm
Iris Range F1.4 - F16.0
Iris Type manual
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Cables

Cables

You'll find our broad portfolio of data cables for cameras in the racer camera series here. To ensure that the data cables work optimally with your racer camera, we've tested them extensively for compatibility with racer cameras. We carefully preselect and review our suppliers to ensure long-term availability of these high-quality cables.

Matching accessories often sold together with this product:

 - Cable GigE Cat 6, S/STP, 1x screw lock horizontal, DrC, 5 m
 - Cable GigE Cat 6, S/STP, 1x screw lock horizontal, DrC, 5 m
Cable GigE Cat 6, S/STP, 1x screw lock horizontal, DrC, 5 m
Accessory Type Data Cables
Interface GigE
Cable Length 5.0 m
Connector Camera Side RJ-45, horizontal locking screws
Connector Host Side RJ-45, click-lock
 - Cable GigE Cat 6, S/STP, 1x screw lock horizontal, DrC, 10 m
 - Cable GigE Cat 6, S/STP, 1x screw lock horizontal, DrC, 10 m
Cable GigE Cat 6, S/STP, 1x screw lock horizontal, DrC, 10 m
Accessory Type Data Cables
Interface GigE
Cable Length 10.0 m
Connector Camera Side RJ-45, horizontal locking screws
Connector Host Side RJ-45, click-lock
 - Connector HRS 6 pin, female
 - Connector HRS 6 pin, female
Connector HRS 6 pin, female
Accessory Type IOs / Power Cables
Interface I/O
Connector Camera Side Hirose 6-pin (HR10A-7P-6S)
 - Cable PoCL Camera Link SDR/MDR Full, 3 m
 - Cable PoCL Camera Link SDR/MDR Full, 3 m
Cable PoCL Camera Link SDR/MDR Full, 3 m
Accessory Type Data Cables
Interface Camera Link
Cable Length 3.0 m
Connector Camera Side SDR
Connector Host Side MDR
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Additional Accessories

Additional Accessories

You'll find additional accessories for your racer camera here: Among the products we offer are pre-tested host adapter cards (PCIe), power supplies, hubs and switches, all optimally matched with the racer camera series.

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Manuals

The category “Manuals” contains User’s Manuals and Installation Guides for your camera. These documents provide detailed information about proper installation and use of your Basler camera.

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White Papers

Basler White Papers provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamental theory of industrial image processing. The authors are all experts in their respective fields and go into detail on relevant thematic points of interest to novices and experienced users alike.

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Success Stories

Basler Success Stories describe a broad diversity of applications and potential uses for Basler camera models on a variety of markets. They explain the requirements Basler’s customers had to face while designing their image processing system and how Basler cameras successfully contributed to resolving the problem.

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Application Notes

Application Notes provide information beyond the scope of the user’s manuals related to working with Basler cameras, components and software. They typically contain detailed instructions on optimizing your camera or configuring the software.

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Product Insights

Basler Product Insights highlight noteworthy information about the technical properties and features of various camera models. The Product Insights focus strongly on product-related topics, offering insights from the point of view of a Basler product manager.

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EMVA Data

The EMVA 1288 Standard from the European Machine Vision Association defines a uniform method for measuring specification parameters for cameras and image sensors in industrial image processing. It also describes how this process makes the values more easily comparable.

This measurement report describes the specifications for Basler racer cameras.

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Brochures

Basler product brochures provide an overview of the many benefits offered by Basler racer cameras. They describe technical characteristics and camera features and offer detailed information about the technical specifications.

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Release Notes

Release Notes are part of the documentation for the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite and contain not just release data and software version information, but also notes on improvements, known bugs and changes.

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ReadMe

ReadMe files are short sets of instruction related to software installation. They are included in plain text form as part of the documentation of the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite. They typically contain information about system requirements, performance optimizations, sample programs, environmental variables and version information.

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Certificates

Certificates such as the Declaration of EC Conformity, the ISO 9001 Certificate and the KCC Certificate document that Basler products conform to the respective standards and guidelines.

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