The system consists of our newly
developed software LSA3000. This involved a complete rewrite of
previous work and has added many new features.
The software can be run on any PC. Most customers
use a portable connected to their network. The software is suitable for
all versions of Windows above Windows 98.
A high-resolution Micro-Eye camera is used and
this is interfaced to the USB port on the computer.
The camera stand is a special design from Kaiser,
This has an A3 viewing area with cold-cathode,
high frequency illumination.
The full A3 area can be used for analysis but for
very high precision work, such as measuring Objectionable Stem or fruit
seeds, the camera can be brought the a lower position. Measurements to
+/-0.05 mm are possible.
The system is capable of excluding those objects
that would interfere with the results such as objects partially outside
the viewing area or crossing over each other or touching to closely.
Only those object that have been actually measured
are shown, numbered, on the screen. This helps build operator confidence
in the systems' ability to exclude unsuitable objects.
All controls of the actual measuring process are
via the computer using mouse or keyboard.
Results are presented in tabular form and saved to
disk in a number of formats including Excel format. Most customers
import the results directly into Excel for processing and graphing to
their own requirements.