khs-instruments provide a wide range of OEM and standard products.
Here you find our standard linescan products. Do not heseitate to contact khs-instruments if you cannot find the camera matching your requirements. Most of our business is made with customer specific products.
Unlike 2D-cameras, line cameras have only one single line with optical sensitive elements (pixel). The advantage is, in most cases there are more pixels in one line and larger pixels compared to 2D-cameras.
Because there is only one single line, the readout or line cameras can be much faster. Larger pixel can collect more electrons, so the noise of the line camera can be much lower.
Our products include different line cameras with CCD (charge coupled device) sensors, line cameras with NMOS (n-type metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors, line cameras with CMOS (Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) sensors and line cameras with InGaAs sensors for the near infrared region from 800 nm to 1500 nm and more
Standard CCD line cameras are low cost and provide a reasonable readout rate and sensitivity.
For low light level application back thinned CCD cameras available. Because the pixels are very near to the surface, back thinned CCD provide about the double of sensitivity compared to front illuminated CCD line cameras.
The reduce the dark current, backthinned CCD line cameras are often cooled. Backthinned CCD line cameras with the Hamamatsu S7031 and similar sensors are available. Please contact khs-instruments for more information.