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Specim Unveils Improved FX50 Mid-Wave Infrared Hyperspectral Camera

POSTED 12/07/2023

Oulu, Finland, November 30th, 2023: Specim, Spectral Imaging Ltd. announces the upgraded Specim FX50 middle-wave infrared (MWIR) hyperspectral camera. The Specim FX50 is the first and only push-broom hyperspectral camera on the market that covers the full MWIR spectral range of 2.7 – 5.3 μm. 

This breakthrough product with enhanced features and capabilities expands the possibilities in industrial sorting, quality control, process optimization, and research by detecting materials that are not detectable with any other wavelength or imaging method, such as hydrocarbons, minerals, oil, and contamination on metal surfaces.

“The launch of the improved Specim FX50 marks a significant milestone for Specim and our customers. The first version of the camera was released in 2019 and its demand exceeded our expectations, and we're excited about the untapped possibilities this camera offers," says Tapio Kallonen, CEO at Specim.

The new Specim FX50 drives cost efficiency and sustainability by enabling efficient raw material detection, manufacturing, and identifying valuable materials worth recovering for recycling and reuse. In particular, it revolutionizes the field of black plastic sorting, as it is the only product with the required wavelength range capable of sorting difficult black plastics.

"One remarkable benefit of the Specim FX50 is its game-changing impact on black plastic sorting. The FX50 camera enables the identification and separation of black plastics effectively, helping to boost the efficiency, accuracy, and profitability of the crucial process," Kallonen underlines.

The new Specim FX50 also opens doors to new opportunities for scientific exploration.

Accurate Inspection and Robust Industrial Design

With a high spatial resolution, image speed, and enhanced signal-to-noise ratio, the Specim FX50 enables fast and accurate inspection and classification of materials with very similar spectral features.

Beyond its impressive spectral capabilities, the Specim FX50 boasts new optimized thermal management that maximizes sensor lifespan and minimizes downtime, leading to increased operational efficiency and cost savings.

In addition, the Specim FX50 offers several notable benefits, including temperature-stabilized optics, built-in image correction capabilities, unified spectral calibration between units, and a standard GigE Vision interface. These features improve the performance and reliability of the camera and ensure easy integration into industrial environments.

Fast application creation with the SpecimONE platform

One of the key advantages of the new Specim FX50 is its compatibility with the SpecimONE spectral imaging platform, empowering integrators and machine builders to develop new spectral imaging applications quickly and easily.

"We are committed to providing our customers with state-of-the-art imaging solutions that drive their success," says Jere Hartikainen, Chief Technical Officer at Specim. "The FX50's compatibility with our SpecimONE spectral imaging platform enables our customers to achieve their goals more efficiently and reduce time-to-market."

For media inquiries or more information about the Specim FX50 and other Specim products: 

Specim, Spectral Imaging Ltd.

Minna Törmälä
Global Marketing Manager
+358 50 367 2091
[email protected]

About Specim: 

Specim is the pioneer and a global leader in hyperspectral imaging solutions. With the broadest camera portfolio and global sales network, Specim serves machine builders, integrators, researchers, and government organizations worldwide. Specim has been part of the Konica Minolta Group since 2020.

For more information, visit www.specim.com