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24 March 2020 | Products

JAI -Free webinar: More than megapixels… Spark Series 45-megapixel camera

A look at the key imaging features of the new
 Spark Series 45-megapixel camera. Are you a vision system designer thinking about using a high resolution camera (>40 megapixels) in your next project


This free webinar will reveal 6 key features found in the new SparkSP-45000-CXP4 45-megapixel camera that can help you to create a better high resolution machine vision system.

In just 30 minutes you will learn about a range of features you can leverage including:

  • Two high dynamic range methods for use in outdoor imaging, semiconductor inspection, and other shiny or high-contrast applications.
  • Built-in lens control capabilities.
  • Multi-ROI visualization overlays, sequencer, and more.
  • Plus, options for efficient parallel processing of your high resolution image data.

Link to the webinar –(register and click on the link you receive by email)
Link to JAI

For more information about JAI or Recabs other products, please contact us:
Klas Bengtsson / 0730-766 721 / [email protected]
Glenn Abrahamsson / 0702-355 685 / [email protected]
Ebba Sandgren / 0730-641 092 / [email protected]om

17 March 2020 | Marketing

Statement regarding Coronavirus outbreak

The number of people being infected with the Coronavirus (covid-19) is currently increasing in many parts of the world, including Europe.

Nevertheless, the number of Coronavirus infections continue to fall in China, and factories are making progress in ramping up production. The majority of the production staff have resumed their work.

But because of the new restrictions being implemented by authorities around the world and the current rate of the spread of the virus, disruptions in the supply chain are expected, as well as bottlenecks and delays. Our Operations department monitors our inventories and orders on a daily basis and take measures to alleviate any potential bottlenecks.

In order to easily plan our deliveries, we encourage you to place orders as soon as possible so we know the real demand and plan accordingly.

Our top priority is to maintain the general ability to deliver to our customers, so we are continuously evaluating any impact this may have on our deliveries and will promptly update you as soon as new information is available.

We are closely monitoring the situation and fully support the measures and actions issued or taken by the authorities.

Naturally, your usual sales representative is at your disposal to answer any additional questions that you may have.

Yours Sincerely,

Carolin Burlin, CEO Recab AB

18 February 2020 | Products

Lansering: mSYS-3500 from Recab

mSYS-3500 from Recab is a turnkey scalable CPU+FPGA hardware/software solution. The system is designed for synchronized acquisition of analog/digital data within applications with high speed and energy circulation, such as advanced “Big Science” projects.

mSYS-3500

mSYS-3500 is one of the first mTCA.4 truly “open standard” turnkey solutions available on the market. The hardware is configured to meet specific needs of Analog and/or Digital signals, internal/external triggering, single or dual redundant power supply and is equipped with multiple 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections to transfer filtered data to the control center.

The software toolbox supports a variety of tools for simple setup to EPICS Control Room and EPICS IOC and includes start up codes for FPGAs and CPUs.

mSYS-3500 is designed and constructed by Recab’s system development engineers

Download datasheet here:

For more information about mSYS-3500 or Recab’s other products/project:
Brian Ulskov Sørensen /+45 70 300 310 /[email protected]
Brian Axbøg /+45 51 41 61 28 / [email protected]

11 February 2020 | Products

Launch: High-performance line lights for Machine Vison from CCS Inc.

CCS Inc., the leading manufacturer of LED Lighting Solutions for Machine Vision, has released the new high intensity tunnel dome lights, LN-EAA and LN-EBA Series. With these new tunnel dome series, CCS Inc. addresses the industry’s rapidly growing need for high-performance linelights at longer lengths lights at longer lengths.


The LN-EAA and the LN-EBA Series are high-illuminance tunnel dome lights with natural cooling for uniform illumination. Both series come standard in Red, White, and Blue, and are available up to 1.6m. These new tunnel dome lights are the ideal solution for the inspection of uneven or irregular surfaces in line sensor and line scan applications. Key applications for these new series include PCB production inspections, inspecting steel, sheet metal, and glass inspection.

Link to CCS Inc.

For more information about the LN-EAA and LN-EBA Series  or Recab´s other produkts/projects please contact us:
Klas Bengtsson / 0730-766 721 / 
klas.bengt[email protected]
Glenn Abrahamsson / 0702-355 685 / [email protected]
Ebba Sandgren / 0730-641 092 / [email protected]

08 February 2020 | Products

W24L100-MRA1FP – Marine display from Winmate 

24” Flat P-CAP multi-touch screen for marine use with a high definition resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Capacitive touch keys and display enables OSD control to make the screen easy to use.  

The screen is color calibrated for ECDIS compliance (optional) and meet the requirements of Industrial marine standards, including IEC60945 4th Edition, DNVGL-CG-0339 and IACS E10. The operating temperature is -15 to 55° Celsius and the operating humidity reaches from 5 to 95% (Non-condensing).

W24L100-MRA1FP is provided with a fan-less cooling system and has an overall edge-to-edge narrow bezel design.

Link to datasheet
Link to Winmate

For more info about W24L100-MRA1FP from Winmate or Recabs other products/project:

Nils Olav Gjørvad / +47 969 022 11 / [email protected]
Brian Ulskov Sørensen /+45 70 300 310 / [email protected]
Lars Virdeby / +46 8 683 03 46 / [email protected]

23 January 2020 | Success Stories

easyPay: Parked the challenges for smart reading through collaboration with Recab

With EasyPay, you can easily drive in and out of a parking area without (a lot of) concern for payment and exceeded parking time - msart reading. A tight cooperation between Recab and Profectum has resulted in a smart solution that eliminates stress when searching for a parking meter, and you will no longer be fined for a couple of extra minutes.


Profectum has a tight cooperation with Recab and Nils Olav Gjørvad on the parking solution within smart reading. – The result is a robust electronics cabinet which can be mounted both indoors and outdoors, he says.

The product, which is starting to become well known by many people, is called EasyPay. It is described as a new and modern solution for easy and user-friendly parking. – There will be no need for tickets, fines and barriers as this is replaced with smart technology, says the managing director of Profectum AS, Lars Kaasin.

Automatic payment
The parking time starts and stops by advanced camera technology, and the payment is automatic. Lars Kaasin tells that Profectum is growing fast, and the solution is used, for example, in parking houses, shopping malls and amusement parks. The company has become a real competitor to the traditional parking companies.

Valuable guidance
– Recab is our collaborator on machinery, and together we have developed solidly built centrals that can handle a vast number of cars arriving to park, Kaasin says. He emphasizes the cooperation with Nils Olav Gjørvad at Recab. – He has given us valuable support with choosing components, testing and implementation of the project, Kaasin explains.

Found the right knowledge
– We got into contact with Recab since they are distributor of a unit which we wanted to use in our own centrals. We soon discovered that Recab has knowledge and experience from similar project, and that they therefore could be a valuable collaborator for developing our solution, Kaasin says.

 Stabile and scalable
– The process started with mapping and choosing components for designing the central, testing and making a prototype. Eventually we found the final solution, and now we have a stable and scalable product which is easy to maintain, he continues. The core of the system is an industrial PC without a fan, and with an extended temperature range. According to Gjørvad, the PC is a Nuvo 5002LP from Neousys Technology, with a sixth generation Core i7 processor which corresponds to a strong stationary PC, but this is a more robust and maintenance free version.

Nuvo-5002LP/5006LP is the low-profile version of Nuvo-5000 family. It features a low-profile chassis, which reduces its height to 77 mm, and remains extraordinary 25°C to 70°C operating temperature. For those demanding varied computing power, Nuvo-5002LP/5006LP supports socket-type CPU for flexible CPU installation.

Strong processing
– All video processing and number plate recognition is on this platform, Gjørvad explains. – Everything is designed according to Profectum´s specifications, and we have made all the necessary switches (including fiber options), a 4G modem, and we have defined the power supply, UPS, as well as an emergency power battery, he further explains.

From camera to sky
The central communicates with ANPR cameras which register the number plates, plus Profectum´s sky solution for further processing.
– For us, it is critical that all components register every parking, and the chosen components in the centrals reflect this, Kaasin says. He emphasizes that they have chosen high quality solutions that gives redundancy to both the network and power supply. In this work, he describes Recab as an important and valuable supporter.

One hundred percent Norwegian
Profectum delivers all the software, and the solutions are finished at Topro. When the cabinets have been configurated at Recab´s filial at Eggemoen near Hønefoss, they are sent directly to the users, where they are connected to the power system and cameras.

A good environment for product development
Recab´s main Norwegian office is at Hamar, but the company has chosen to keep the Eggemoen office for several reasons. – Here we are in the thick of things regarding product development. You will find, for example, Tronrud Engineering, which is both a customer, supplier and collaborator on a lot of projects. You will also find the mechanic supplier HG-Mek, Prox/Flir, and Norsk Titanium, Gjørvad proudly informs. The Hamar department has just moved to new locations, and Elektronikk will come back to this in a later issue.

Competitiveness
To Profectum, the solution means more competitiveness and possibilities of growth. – For us, it is important to have control at all stages of our solutions. We develop all software ourselves, and we will have the same control over the machinery in the centrals, Kaasin says. – Through our cooperation with Recab, we have gained full control of the actual components, and none of the centrals has broken down so far!

See link for our solutions and success stories   here

Do you want to know more about the project or our other product, please contact us:
Nils Olav Gjørvad /+47 96 90 22 11 / [email protected]
Bjørn Espen Aase / +47 62 54 02 91 /[email protected]

Text & Photo by: By Einar Karlsen Elektronikknett

26 March 2019 | Success Stories

Meeting the challenge for iSurvey

The surveying and positioning company iSurvey needed to develop a new advanced module for its iSafe positioning system. RECAB took on the challenge. iSurvey is a dynamic company providing a range of advanced services for seabed surveying and positioning for offshore installations and ships. For one of iSurvey’s systems, there was a need to develop a more compact, robust modular support unit including positioning and communications electronics.


“The requirements we were facing were fairly tough,” says Nils Olav Gjørvad at RECAB. “We’re talking about a solution consisting of several units that had to be integrated into one robust module. Not only that, but the size and surface area requirements were rigorous. And it had to reuse the UHF radio and GPS module from the existing solution.”

Taking on the iSurvey challenge
The surveying and positioning company iSurvey was looking for a “nutcracker” to crack the tough nut of developing a new module for its iSafe positioning system. RECAB took on the challenge.

iSurvey is a dynamic company providing a range of advanced services for seabed surveying and positioning of offshore installations and ships. For one of its systems, the anchor management system iSafe, there was a need to develop a more compact, robust modular support unit including positioning and communications electronics.

Shrink the module
The requirements we were facing were fairly tough, says Nils Olav Gjørvad at RECAB. – We’re talking about a solution consisting of several units that had to be integrated into one robust module. Not only that, but the size and surface area requirements were rigorous. And it had to reuse the UHF radio and GPS module from the existing solution.

3D study
First, to see whether it was even possible to develop the desired product, RECAB carried out a feasibility study in cooperation with the Danish division of the company. – Our colleague Brian Axbøg did much of the 3D design of the solution, says Gjørvad. – It was important to do this early on to make sure all the components would fit. We also had to deal with the heat and EMC challenges you face in a densely packed cabinet containing processor cards, a GPS module, a UHF module and diplexer.

Had to develop heat spreader
Choosing the processor turned out to be a challenge too, since there isn’t much cooling inside the box, he says. Initially RECAB was looking at an Intel Atom-based card to keep power consumption down, but it didn’t deliver optimal performance. Instead, they went with a third generation Core i3 processor, deciding it was better to take the trouble of developing solutions for getting the heat away from the processors. – It took a lot of R&D to get it to work, says Gjørvad. We developed a special aluminum heat spreader to conduct the heat out to the chassis. The solution we ended up with is specified for use at up to 60°C ambient temperature. We also had to design a brand new power supply unit in order to fit the space and provide proper outlets.

Watertight
The mechanical design of the unit is a separate challenge. The chassis and its mounting bracket (which can be collapsed when not in use) are designed to be easy to move and set up wherever needed. – The mounting process had to be as simple as possible. The unit can either be attached directly to the equipment it will be used with or placed in a rack, says Gjørvad. The mechanism was developed by a Danish company with expertise in products for maritime environments, and the unit is IP65-rated.

Positioning
The solution is a support system intended for use in positioning drilling rigs and ships during operations such as anchoring, says Gjørvad. – Typically you have a positioning system aboard the oil rig and an iSafe system on each supply boat. These units communicate by radio in the UHF range, and provide positioning data that is adequate for use by the control systems of iSurvey.

Challenges
I think we’ve done a good job of meeting the technical challenges, says Gjørvad. One of the biggest challenges otherwise was keeping track of all the details. Good project management ended up being extremely important. The products have now been deployed and are field proven, robust and stable in operation in the North Sea. And iSurvey is satisfied with our implementation!

Developing a maritime unit for a positioning system:
– The requirements we were facing were fairly tough, says Nils Olav Gjørvad of RECAB.
The industrial design of the solution was an interactive process engaging both iSurvey and RECAB. The 3D design and implementation were done by RECAB’s Danish division. The positioning and communications module is designed so it can be moved into the field and installed quickly and easily.

iSurvey
The iSurvey Group provides a range of services in the area of surveying and installation of offshore projects, from data collection and seabed surveying to positioning and management of multiple ships, underwater positioning, anchor management, cable installation, and ROV remote control, to mention a few. The Group is based in Billingstad, outside Oslo, and has a division in Singapore.

Link to application

Do you want to know more about the project or our other product, please contact us:
Nils Olav Gjørvad /+47 96 90 22 11 / [email protected]
Bjørn Espen Aase / +47 62 54 02 91 /[email protected]

Text by: Einar Karlsen