The production line was recently inaugurated at a ceremony attended by local politicians, suppliers and business partners.
Allied Vision has developed ALVIUM technology, a proprietary Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) with an integrated image signal processor (ISP) and a comprehensive image processing library (IPL).
The company told MVPro Magazine that a lot of time, energy, and money was invested to build an automated high-tech production line to produce the new camera series.
The new production line was specially designed to meet the requirements of the camera series manufacturing process and was produced in Germany. The required individual parts such as electronics, optical filters, and housings are assembled in an automated, sealed clean room system. Each component is automatically cleaned using a patented process before the camera is assembled. A wide selection of lens mounts (C-Mount, CS-Mount or S/M12-Mount) and housing variants (bare board, open, or closed housing) can be produced on the system.
All processes comply with the quality requirements for clean rooms (ISO class 6 and 8) and are TÜV-certified according to the quality management regulations ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 for medical technology. The entire process is monitored by an image processing system equipped with cameras from Allied Vision.
Gerd Völpel, Chief Operations Officer of Allied Vision, said: “The new Alvium production line sets new standards in quality and efficiency in industrial image processing. Thanks to this fully automated system, we are able to offer our customers highly innovative camera modules at an unbeatable price/performance ratio – and with the highest quality ‘Made in Germany’.”
(top picture shows Andreas Gerk CEO, left, and Erik Busse, Global Manufacturing Engineer, right, offer Prime Minister Ramelow the first serial production Alvium camera)