TroublePad: an adaptive high speed camera system for industrial monitoring
High speed camera for production lines
TroublePad is a high speed camera solution that enables the identification of production line improvement points. It can be used alongside your existing industrial monitoring system. Easy to use and intuitive, our ultra-portable high speed camera system was created with industrial maintenance in mind. It will enable you to diagnose and understand the anomalies and defects in your production line and high speed machinery.
The TroublePad is aimed at industries that run production lines, such as the food industry, cosmetics, packaging or pharmaceuticals, etc.
Our development departments and our customers' personnel worked together to create the TroublePad, which is designed to facilitate maintenance and optimisation of industrial processes in any field (food processing, pharmaceuticals, bottling, manufacturing, packaging, cosmetics, automotive, paper, electronics, etc.).
What is TroublePad made up of?
The ultra-compact system consists of a high speed camera unit, a tablet with pre-installed software, a mounting arm and a convenient carrying case (9kgs).
It only takes seconds to install, even in the most confined spaces. It is fully mobile thanks to its integrated, directional LED lighting, with no unnecessary wires or power supply (approx. 2 hours stand-alone operation).
A power connection is required when TROUBLEPAD is used to capture a random event which, by definition, could occur at any time over a period of hours or even days...
An intuitive, intelligent and independent high speed camera
The TroublePad comes complete with preinstalled software on a touchscreen tablet.
Its intuitive user interface enables you to control recordings, visualise live images, see footage history and enjoy instant replay at slow speed so you can understand production line errors, which are usually impossible to detect with the naked eye, in real time.
The system also enables videos to be exported in AVI format.
Thanks to this intuitive camera you will be recording your first images just a few minutes after installation.
The TroublePad is an adaptive, intelligent, high precision device for optimal industrial vision.
It can be used as a complement to an existing industrial vision installation or as the sole monitoring device.
With the camera and TroublePad system, you can set recording speeds from 225 to 2,500 frames per second, and make operator-controlled and configured loop recordings of several hours' duration.
The (optional) Trigger Box provides control over the system and gives it autonomy.
The Box enables you to:
add markers to key frames,
store a few seconds before and after a signal from your sensors...
You therefore only keep the most essential recorded images. The Box has the added advantage of quickly identifying areas for improvement in the production line, preventing problems more effectively, and helping you to find solutions for each one.
With the Box, the TroublePad becomes a completely standalone device: the images that are filmed are automatically recorded, without the need for human intervention. It provides the system with an extra dimension.
The camera's technical features
From a technical point of view, the TroublePad system is extremely efficient and meets several types of requirements.
The TroublePad camera can operate at a frame rate of 225 to 2,500 fps.
The recommended camera speed is 570 fps with a resolution of 800x600 pixels.
It is also possible to use a more standard speed, 225 frames per second, with a higher image resolution (1280x1024).
Other speeds are also possible, such as 835, 1500 or 2500 frames per second, with lower image resolutions.
The camera is also equipped with a LED light unit, which can operate on batteries (5 AAA batteries) and power packs. It produces 600 lumens.
The optics include a housing with a macro zoom lens to ensure maximum precision when recording. The mounting arm supplied is a magic arm with an adjustable clamp. It adjusts to the camera and its lighting system.
The tablet's technical features
Our system also includes a 12-inch tablet with a powerful Intel Core processor, 8 gb RAM and a 256 gb SSD hard drive, which comes with a protective case and shoulder strap.
For those who require extra storage space, it is possible to select a tablet with a 512GB or 1TB hard drive. The larger capacity tablets can handle longer recording loops.
The very powerful software can record at several speeds, several resolutions, under operator control or independently (with the Box).
Several system accessories are available such as:
wireless TroublePad trigger
high-power lighting (12000 lumens)
hybrid cable (10, 20 or 50 metres)
battery kit for the lighting
wide-angle lens for the camera
512 GB tablet
clamps for quick attachment
detachable trolley for the carrying case
a suction cup for attaching the system
TroublePad's high speed video software is easier to use than any other.
It is the operational heart of the high speed video workstation.
The operator will be ready to record sequences using the high speed camera in a matter of minutes.
TroublePad high speed camera enables image acquisition speeds ranging from 225 to 2500 frames/second.
Setting recording speed
It is very easy for the operator to define a specific area of interest in the image, so as to only retain the most relevant part.
Loop recording (loop duration is defined by the operator) enables continuous recording for several hours, and recording can be stopped either manually by the operator or automatically by an external "machine" trigger.
Playback and slow motion
The sequences that are filmed by the TroublePad high speed camera are automatically recorded, without operator interaction. The stored sequences are easily accessible for review and analysis, with ajustable playback speeds.
Sequence editing / Creating an AVI
It is very easy to isolate a sequence so as to keep only the most relevant part. An AVI file is created at the click of a button, at a frequency defined by the operator.
Ease of use and efficiency are our bywords!
Controlling the system through external triggers
As an option, the TroublePad high speed camera can be set up as a slave to your production line and/or robots!
TroublePad's trigger box can be used to start and stop recording, to mark key frames, to retain a few seconds before and after your sensors' signal....
The aim is simple....to only keep what you need!
Using the trigger box will help you to easily spot and solve random and infrequent events on your production line.
The TroublePad camera acts as a real "watchdog" for you production line.
Recommended speed 570 frames/sec at 800*600 resolution Standard speed 225 frames/sec at 1280*1024 resolution Other possible speeds 835 frames/sec at 640*480 resolution
1500 frames/sec at 500*300 resolution 2500 frames/sec at 320*240 resolution
Lighting Adjustable 96 LED, operating on batteries (5*AAA)
Power 600 lux. Mass 195 gr.
Optics C mount 8-48 mm macro zoom lens With Close up lens: 1D, 2D, 4D, 10D
Mount 'Magic' arm with variable friction for high speed camera and lighting
Tablet 12 inch tactile screen Intel Core Processor – 8 Gb RAM – 256 Gb SSD disk With protective case and shoulder strap
Carrying case overall dimensions 575x470x205 mm Weight 9 kg
Key software features Loop recording
Long recording time
Backward or forward playback
Adjustable playback speeds
The system enables video recording on a 256 GB hard disk. It is also possible to add extra storage space if this is not sufficient, with an (optional) 512 GB or 1 TB hard drive.
HOW MANY FRAMES PER SECOND CAN I SHOOT?
The system allows for recording speeds from 225 up to 2,500 frames per second, and recording in a loop.
IS THE CAMERA WATERPROOF?
The standard TroublePad system is not waterproof, but there is an IP67/68 waterproof version that includes protective housing for the camera and lens, dedicated IP67/68 waterproof lighting and IP67/68 waterproof tablet protection.
CAN I REVIEW THE FOOTAGE REMOTELY?
You can view the footage wherever you are thanks to the integrated software on the tablet. Either by sharing your videos instantly on the cloud or via remote control software.
HOW EASY IS IT TO STORE FOOTAGE SHOT WITH TROUBLEPAD?
The filmed sequences are recorded directly onto the hard disk and saved there for replay and slow-motion analysis purposes. Playback speed can be adjusted. Once you have detected the error in the production line, you can choose to retain just the sequence you are interested in, deleting the other sequences to free up space.
CAN I USE MULTIPLE CAMERAS WITH TROUBLEPAD?
Each camera has its own system and its own case. Each TroublePad system has one camera with which to monitor your operations. However, it is possible to use several systems and therefore several cameras.
WHAT IS THE CAMERA'S RESOLUTION?
The resolution of the camera can be adjusted. For high resolution images, select 1280*1024; but it is also possible to have a lower image resolution: 640*480, 500*300 and 320*240.
We recommend a resolution of 800*600 pixels and a camera speed of 570 frames per second in most cases.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM CAMERA SPEED?
The camera can capture up to 2500 frames per second with a resolution of 320×240 pixels.
IS TROUBLEPAD EASY TO USE?
The TroublePad system is extremely straightforward. It takes only a few minutes to install, and then you will be able to record your first images right away. The user interface is very intuitive and gives you the ability to control everything seamlessly (recording, playback, speed, live view…). You can place the camera in the most appropriate place to monitor your production and react to any issues.
DO I NEED TRAINING TO USE TROUBLEPAD?
Using TroublePad requires no training. Just watch our installation and introductory video to find out how to install your system.
IS THE SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION-BASED?
No, once you have bought the TroublePad system, it is all yours! There are no subscription or rental costs.
CAN I INSTALL THE SYSTEM ON ANY TYPE OF MACHINERY?
The system is mounted on a telescopic arm, which is included in the case. The arm can be turned in whatever direction you wish. You can then attach the camera and make all the necessary adjustments (zoom, lighting, sharpness…). You can install the system in the tightest of spaces, the system’s portability is a definite asset.
WHAT DOES THE TROUBLEPAD CASE CONTAIN?
The TroublePad case contains
the touchscreen tablet with pre-installed software, protective cover and shoulder strap,
the ‘magic’ arm,
a 600-lumen light box and battery,
a zoom lens,
a cable to connect the tablet and camera.
ARE THERE ANY OPTIONS?
Several accessories are available to complement the standard system provided in the case.
For those who require extra storage space, it is possible to select a tablet with a 512GB or 1TB hard drive. Also available are: a magnetic base, a more powerful light (12,000 lumens), a wireless shutter release, a trigger box, a hybrid cable, a battery kit for the light, a wide angle lens, a camera stand, clamps for quick attachment, a removable trolley for the case and a suction cup for the system.
CAN I GET A RUGGED TABLET?
The tablet comes with a protective shell and a shoulder strap, which are provided in the system case. As an option, a rugged tablet can be provided in lieu of the standard tablet.