3, 2, 1 Snapshot! Three Unbelievable Uses for Industrial Cameras

Posted on: 25 August 2017

Industrial cameras are typically used for—you guessed it—industrial purposes. That sounds pretty boring, right? Actually, it is not. What is more, these cameras can be used in some unbelievable ways. Take a look at both the "common" and uncommon uses for these cameras.

Monitoring the Speed of Something

In a factory, these cameras monitor the speed of a machine to register its efficiency and predict the completion of a project. They are also used to capture the speed of lasers and the precision of laser movement. If that does not peak your interest, consider the fact that these same cameras can grab still shots and motion video of cheetahs running or baseballs crossing home plate and register the speed at which these objects are moving.

Capture High Resolution Images to Check for Flaws or Details

Preventing flaws in products is a big deal in any industry. Sometimes these flaws are so tiny they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Industrial cameras operate with high resolution, which allows you to capture images of the surfaces of products in production. Tiny but potentially problematic flaws can be seen in high resolution images.

Additionally, the high resolution of these cameras can capture minute details that can completely alter the outcome of any situation. Take art, for example. Restoring and evaluating a painting to determine the artist and the painting's value is more expertly assessed with the use of a high resolution industrial cameras.

Continued Image Scanning

Many cameras either take a still shot or video. Industrial cameras can take a continued image scan of anything. This means that you do not have to take a video, nor do you have to take several still shots of the same item to get a complete scan of something that does not fit entirely within the frame of the camera's viewfinder. The entire scan shows up on a computer screen, ready to view.

Outside the factory, you could use such a camera to take fantastic images like the totality of the Grand Canyon, or the height and eerie magnificence of Devil's Tower. Vast scenery or extremely tall sights are captured quickly and completely so that you do not have to use video or panoramic mode, nor do you have to take several stills to photoshop together to create a complete image. With a little creativity, you may find some other amazing uses for an industrial camera.

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