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Specim FX50 MWIR Hyperspectral Camera

Improve Accuracy and Reduce Costs with the Specim FX50

The Specim FX50 is a high-speed, accurate and robust line-scan hyperspectral camera designed especially for industrial environments.
It is the ONLY hyperspectral camera on the market covering the full mid-wave infrared (MWIR) spectral range of 2.7 - 5.3 µm required for accurate black plastics sorting.
Specim FX50 MWIR Spectral Response

Specim FX50 can also be used for scientific exploration, analysis of hydrocarbons and minerals, and to detect contamination on metal surfaces quickly and reliably. 

Black Plastics identification with Specim FX50 MWIR hyperspectral camera

Breakthrough in Black Plastic Sorting

Until recently, black plastics were burned or dumped in landfills due to a lack of efficient and reliable identification and sorting technology allowing for recycling.

Hyperspectral imaging is the only technology capable of sorting different types of black plastics when used in the MWIR spectral range, with the Specim FX50 being the ONLY hyperspectral camera on the market that covers the full mid-wave infrared (MWIR) spectral range of 2.7 - 5.3 µm required for black plastics sorting.

Specim FX50 allows for fast and reliable sorting of:

  • Black plastics such as PS, PE, PP, ABS, and PVC
  • Rubbers
  • Non-black plastics and rubbers

The high frame rate of the Specim FX50, combined with it's high spatial resolution, allows for 300 kg of 2x2 cm plastic flakes to be sorted per minute (a 1-meter wide conveyor belt running 2 m/s).

This high throughput makes the Specim FX50 a competitive option for the recycling industry where cost is a major concern.

Specim FX50 MWIR Technical Specifications
Spectral CameraFX50
Spectral Range2.7 - 5.3 µm
Spectral resolution (FWHM)35 nm
Spectral sampling/ pixel8.44 nmWithout binning
Spectral bands154With default binning
Numerical aperture2.0
Optics magnification0.5
Effective pixel size30 µmAt fore lens image plane
Effective slit width104 µmAt fore lens image plane
Effective slit length19.2 mmAt fore lens image plane
Dynamic range1600:1 with 1.5 ms exposure timeUsabke dynamic range / noise
Spatial samples640
Bit depth16
Maximum frame rate380 fpsFull image with default binning
Binning 1, 2, 4 spectral and spatialDefault: 2 spectral x 1 spatial
ROIFreely selectable multiple bands of interestMinimum height of ROI is two 1-binned rows. Maximum frame rate is determined by total number of rows between first row of first mROI and last row of last mROI - not the total number of rows included in the mMROI's
Pixel operabilityNumber of operable pixels >99.7%
Image correctionsNon uniformity correction, bad pixel replacement, Automatic Image Enhancement (AIE)One point NUC, AIE: Unified spectral calibration + corrected smile and keystone aberrations
Sensor materialInSb
Integrated coolerStirling (MTTF 25 000 h)
Full well capacity5.1 Me-
Read-out modesIWR / ITR
Optics temperatureTEC-stabilizedDefault is 20 degrees celsius
Lens mountCustom mount
Fore lens optionsOLEM43, OLEM23, OLEM17
Field of view24 deg, 45 deg, 60 deg
Camera digital data output / control interfaceGigE Vision, Custom ethernet
Camera control protocolsGenICam, JSON-RPC
Power input24 V DC
Power consumptionMax 90 W, Typical 40 WDuring simultaneous cool-down of optics and detector
ConnectorsEthernet, Aux-0306423 (09-0428-90-08) binder 8pin, Power - 0306627 (LF10WBR-4P) hirosen 4pin, Trigger in
Dimensions (L x W x H)280 x 202 x 169 mmMounting surface option on three sides. Mounting kit adds 24 mm distance on mounting side.
Weight7 Kg
Storage temperature-20 ... +50°C
Operating temperature+5 ... +40°C
Relative humidity5% - 95% (non-condensing)