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ProCam® – Testing of camera modules for automotive applications

ProCam®

Active alignment, assembly and testing of camera modules and LiDAR systems

With the measurement and production instruments of the ProCam® series we offer solutions for the critical challenge of active alignment and series production of high-precision optical sensor systems. Due to a controlled, automated manufacturing process, our systems ensure accurate, repeatable and fast alignment and assembly of camera modules. The optimization of the image quality by using the active alignment technology leads to a decrease of production rejects. The increasing yield and high image quality make active alignment an efficient manufacturing method for high-end camera applications.

Optical alignment & assembly of ADAS cameras

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies for vehicles require highly reliable image processing systems and optical sensors to ensure safe and trouble-free operation on the road. Lives depend on it. These requirements are met by TRIOPTICS optical measurement and manufacturing systems. We integrate these high-precision metrology modules into mass production and provide solutions for the lens quality check, optical alignment and end-of-line test for fully automated camera production lines.

ProCam® Prototyping Applications

Applications

The demand for high-quality machine vision systems and optical sensors for a wide range of applications in many different industries is steadily increasing, and imaging systems that enable better optical performance are required. In this context, the reduction in pixel size and increase in pixel density of modern image sensors pose a challenge to the precise optical alignment of lenses and sensors. TRIOPTICS strives to ensure the necessary performance of camera systems with reliable measurement and control algorithms. The ProCam® and CamTest product lines have proven to meet availability and yield requirements with low cycle times. Solutions range from products for semi-automated production to system integration for fully automated production lines that meet the requirements of the automotive industry.

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Automotive

  • ADAS (Visible camera, 3D camera, Night vision camera, LiDAR)

  • Interior observation

  • Mirror replacement

  • Heavy duty, special and military trucks

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Industrial

  • Bar code reader

  • Navigation, Geospatial

  • Heavy duty, Farming equipment

  • Borescope

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Security, Healthcare & Consumer electronics

  • Surveillance

  • Video conferencing

  • Medical cameras

  • Endoscopes

Product Overview

ProCam® Align Smart

Assembly station for cameras and LiDAR systems for small series production

ProCam® Align Smart

The ProCam® Align Smart is a premium solution for optimizing the optical performance of camera modules through active alignment.

  • Automatic glue dispensing

  • Alignment of the optics to the sensor or vice versa

  • Precise adjustments for translation, tilt, focus and rotation to allow for optimal image quality

  • Process ends with automatic UV-curing

  • Active alignment within sub-micron/sub-arcmin precision

  • Up to 6 degrees of freedom

  • Real-time MTF characterization and final MTF test

  • Active alignment of wide-angle optics up to FOV 140° (FOV up to 170° possible after individual clarification

  • Innovative target projection for infinite-finite and finite-finite conjugated samples

  • Dual-/Stereo- and Triple-Camera alignment as well as LiDAR alignment on request

  • Easy change-over procedure using kinematic mount

  • Basic machine including control system, hardware and software, operating elements and displays

  • Customized instrument options: dispenser (application-specific), object generator (camera-specific), workpiece carrier, UV, gripper, camera connection incl. frame grabber (camera-specific)

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ProCam® TT

Assembly station for cameras and LiDAR systems for high-volume production

ProCam® TT

ProCam® TT is a highly automated, high performance system for active alignment and assembly of cameras and LiDAR systems with a very small footprint.

  • Cycle time 12 seconds/ 300 units per hour (depending on the individual customer’s camera data)

  • Fast product change within the cycle time

  • Manually operated or integrated into an automated production line

  • High precision collimator target generators

  • Active alignment within sub-micron/sub-arcmin precision

  • Up to 6 degrees of freedom

  • High-precision adhesive dosing unit and image processing controller

  • Active alignment of wide-angle optics up to FOV 180° (possible after individual clarification)

  • Double/stereo and triple camera alignment and LiDAR alignment on request

  • Small footprint: 1400 mm × 1480 mm × 1875 mm

  • Comprehensive data interface for traceability and analysis

  • Connection to MES and host computer

  • Variable enclosure for manual loading or automatic robot loading

  • Various test modules can be integrated on request

  • Basic machine including control system, hardware and software, operating elements and displays

  • Customer- and application-specific device options: Controller rack, load/ unload function, dispenser, object generator, workpiece carrier, UV unit, gripper, camera connection

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ProCam® Prototyping

Consulting and engineering services for camera and LiDAR alignment

ProCam® Prototyping

Our service to develop the best possible camera module according to your requirements. The service includes ongoing in-house manufacturing of prototypes and small series.

  • Design optimization for the best possible active alignment process

  • The alignment is done in the sub-micrometer range in all 6 axes (tilt, shift, focus, rotation) to achieve the optimum image quality

  • Support for choosing the best manufacturing strategy based on your demands e.g. batch size and cycle time

Our services at a glance:

  • Joint optimization of your camera sample for the active alignment process

  • Initial inspection of the lens with the ImageMaster® HR

  • Active Alignment including UV curing with ProCam®

  • Oven curing

  • Final quality control and detailed analysis by CamTest

  • Finding the best configuration for your series production by using ProCam® and CamTest

We are happy to assist you with the choice of the adhesive. You will also receive the evaluations and measurement results for traceability and analysis.

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ProCam® Lab

Entry-level system for active alignment of camera modules

With the new ProCam® Lab, we offer the ideal solution for customers who want to master the critical challenge of active alignment and assembly of high-precision camera modules with a small number of pieces. Customers can easily get started in the camera business and optimize their prototypes for later series production.

In addition to the purchase of our active alignment system ProCam® Lab Basic, we also offer a full package to set up a complete assembly line. The full package includes, among others:

  • Object generator, Dispense module, UV curing module

  • Thermal curing oven and freezer for glue storage

  • Sample specific workpiece carrier and lens gripper

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ProCam® Software

The ProCam® software “CamAlign” consists of components for the fully-automated active alignment process:

  • Using high precision image analysis algorithms, all relevant parameters for the accurate alignment process such as the MTF at multiple field positions and the tilt of the image plane are automatically analyzed in real-time and used in the alignment process.

  • All stages of the alignment and measuring process are software-controlled by ProCam®

  • With the integrated scripting tool, the measurement and alignment process can easily be tailored to specific customer needs and products.

  • The measurement data can be saved in a database so that the process is completely traceable

  • Configuration files for different types of camera modules for fast product change

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Technical Data

ParameterProCam® TTProCam® Align Smart
Alignment axes5 or 65 or 6
Resolution linear0.2 μm (X,Y)
0.08 μm (Z)
0.2 μm (X,Y)
0.08 μm (Z)
Resolution rotatory2.5 μrad (Θx, Θy)
5 μrad (Θz)
2.5 μrad (Θx, Θy)
5 μrad (Θz)
Repeatability linear± 0.15 μm (X,Y)
± 0.06 μm (Z)
± 0.15 μm (X,Y)
± 0.06 μm (Z)
Repeatability rotatory
(pitch, yaw, roll)
± 2 μrad (Θx, Θy)
± 3 μrad (Θz)
± 2 μrad (Θx, Θy)
± 3 μrad (Θz)
Typical sample alignment accuracy, linear± 2 μm1)± 2 μm1)
Typical sample alignment accuracy, rotatory
(pitch, yaw, roll)1)
Pitch and Yaw: ± 0.6 mrad
Roll: ± 0.9 mrad (Sensor to sensor)
± 1.75 mrad (Sensor to mechanical reference)
Pitch and Yaw: ± 0.6 mrad
Roll: ± 0.9 mrad (Sensor to sensor)
± 1.75 mrad (Sensor to mechanical reference)
Sample objective lens EFL0.7 mm … 30 mm (1 mm … 12 mm Standard)0.7 mm … 30 mm (1 mm … 12 mm Standard)
Sample objective lens diameter4 mm … 30 mm
(smaller or bigger diameter on request)
4 mm … 30 mm
(smaller or bigger diameter on request)
Field of view test chartup to 70°
(up to 100° possible after individual clarification)
up to 70°
(up to 100° possible after individual clarification)
Field of view collimatorsup to 160° mechanical set up2)
up to 140° for optical measurement3)
up to 160° mechanical set up2)
up to 140° for optical measurement3)
Test targetsTest chart or collimators
Available with VIS or NIR
Test chart or collimators
Available with VIS or NIR
Performance300 UPH (units per hour)
calculated on following parameter:
2 seconds UV curing time,
continuous images from camera @ > 30fps,
< 1second camera start-up time,
parts loaded as specified,
tolerance for lens FFL +/-100µm,
scan range <300µm,
alignment process max. 2 scans,
loading and unloading within cycle time
<60 sec. process time
(without sample loading/unloading)
Process time calculated on following parameter:
sensor board initialization time <1 s,
camera frames >30 fps,
continuous images from camera,
UV snap curing <2s with preselected lenses.
Dimensions (h x w x d)1,875 mm (1,800 mm without flowbox) x 1,470 mm x 1,550 mm;
customized
2,200 mm x 1,750 mm x 1,100 mm
Camera interfaceMIPI, Parallel, LVDS, Analog or directly to PC
via e.g. USB, FireWire, CamLink, GigE and others
MIPI, Parallel, LVDS, Analog or directly to PC
via e.g. USB, FireWire, CamLink, GigE and others
Weight600 kg … 800 kg
Typestand alone or inline (integratable) stand alone

1) Typical accuracy reached on following sample parameter: pixel size 6μm, F# = 2.8, EFL = 4.5mm.
2) Up to 180° possible after individual clarification, depending on sample and mechanical surrounding, for bigger FoV technical investigations necessary.
3) Depending on distortion, individual clarification necessary.

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