Kasalis Uses Hitek Hardware in Signature PixidTM 300 Line
Kasalis Inc. recently released its Pixid 300 line of fully automated camera module assembly and test systems, featuring active alignment, to assemble precision camera modules.
The Pixid 300 Pro and Pixid 300 Test models both use components from Hitek Hardware to create kinematic couplings, allowing for interchangeable camera fixtures to be removed and repeatably reloaded while maintaining mechanical reference to the machine. The Pixid 300 Pro model is a fully automated manufacturing system featuring active alignment of camera parts, customizable optical testing options, Adaptive IntelligenceTM SPC, and automated adhesive dispense and UV cure. Each stage of assembly is performed in parallel to obtain the fastest possible throughput time. Adaptive IntelligenceTM is a groundbreaking software suite that is embedded in the Pixid systems and improves the alignment process by using the machine feedback to improve its algorithms, thereby attaining faster speeds and improved yields. In addition to the Pixid 300 Pro, the series includes the Pixid 300 Test model, which is intended purely for the automated functional testing of camera modules.
“The increasing demands for improved image quality in mobile cameras has transformed the camera module industry, which now needs a cost-effective solution to meet the higher level of precision required in the alignment process,” said Justin Roe, president of Kasalis. “The Pixid 300 Pro is a clear breakthrough that is changing the cost-benefit equation of active alignment for the whole industry. We have created a disruptive technology.”
The Pixid 300 series systems are designed for high volume production of camera modules such as those used in smartphones, automotive applications, webcams, medical imaging, and security cameras. Kasalis has designed all of the Pixid systems to solve industry challenges, provide easy upgrading and maintenance through modular parts, and to align a camera lens to a sensor in up to six degrees of freedom to obtain the best possible focus quality across the entire image sensor. As technology in mobile electronics advances, camera modules assembled with precision alignment are increasingly important. About Kasalis Kasalis is a Delaware corporation engaged in the development of advanced manufacturing technologies for camera module assembly. Using advanced optical theory and mathematical algorithms, as well as customer feedback, the company takes an innovative approach to its product development. Headquartered in the U.S., Kasalis has global reach and systems with industry-leading performance.
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Precision Adjustment Screw with Drive Shaft
This precison ball ended adjustment screw was custom designed and manufactured for Las Cumbres Observatory. The screws were used with stepper motors to drive precision locating focusing stages. Seventy five of these screws, PS312-80-14-DS, with matching theaded collets, PS312-80-C were ordered.
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network is a private operating foundation, building a global network of telescopes for scientific research and research-based education. http://lcogt.net/
This part is now a standard component available at Hitek Hardware, Inc.
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