Teledyne Dalsa announced last month the launch of the Linea Lite family of scan cameras for a wide range of machine vision applications. 

The Waterloo, Ontario, Canada subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. in Thousand Oaks has made available four different cameras in both 2K and 4K formats utilizing both black-and-white and color scans. 

The cameras can be used for secondary battery inspection, optical sorting, printed materials inspection, packaging inspection and general-purpose machine vision. 

Mike Grodzki, product manager for Linea Lite, said he was thrilled to launch the new series of cameras. 

“This new family combines everything we’ve learned about machine vision over the years into a powerful and low-cost package,” Grodzki said in a statement. 

Coming in at a width and height of 1.8 inches and length of about 1.5 inches, these devices have a 45 percent smaller footprint than the original Linea camera. They use low power and less cabling and employ a proprietary complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensor made by Teledyne Imaging. 

Teledyne Dalsa is among the companies that make up Teledyne Imaging, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies. 

Teledyne Imaging makes instruments for use in many applications, from aerospace through industrial inspection, scientific research, spectroscopy, radiography and radiotherapy, geospatial surveying, advanced microelectromechanical system and semiconductor solutions.