Among the roles for robots and automation as public venues reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic is screening people for symptoms. Digital imaging technology provider Teledyne DALSA yesterday announced the Calibir GXF model, a new addition its Calibir camera line that’s designed to detect elevated skin temperatures.
Waterloo, Ontario-based Teledyne DALSA is a business unit of Teledyne Digital Imaging Inc. and designs, manufactures, and deploys digital imaging components for the machine vision market. The company said that its image sensors, frame grabbers, cameras, software, and vision systems are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world. They are used in multiple industries including electronics, automotive, medical, packaging, and general manufacturing.
Teledyne Imaging said its companies leverage one another’s strengths to produce tools, technologies, and vision systems for customers in aerospace scientific research, spectroscopy, radiography and radiotherapy, and geospatial surveying, as well as advanced MEMS and semiconductor solutions.
Calibir GXF intended for screening
In addition to cleaning, delivery, disinfection, and materials handling, robots and drones have been put to work screening people for symptoms of the novel coronavirus. For businesses, schools, and other spaces to reopen, facilities operators, employees, and patrons need assurance of such protective measures.
The GXF camera is based on the Calibir GXM, and is optimized for measurement accuracy and thermal stability in the human temperature detection range. The camera can be delivered with a VGA or QVGA resolution and different lenses to cover a horizontal field of view range from 24 to 70 degrees.
An IEC 80601-2-59-2017 certification of a system, including the new Calibir GXF camera is pending. Like the Calibir GXM models, the new GXF camera is NDAA, Section 889 compliant. Samples are available now.