The MCS42-SEL-AL is a cost effective camera-based AOI system. This solution is optimized for economical and flexible inline inspection of the several production processes. The small and inexpensive system comes with a 42 megapixel, high-definition industry camera and a PC equipped with the powerful modusAOI software whose development includes professional experience of two decades.


Single system for inspection of objects.

Combination of diverse application tasks in the THT area which take place before a wave soldering or selective soldering oven.

Typical tests include confirmation of the mechanical assembly, presence, placement and orientation of plugs, stickers, fixings, reading of barcodes and data-matrix codes.

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Technical information

Camera unit C42

  • Resolution 42 megapixels (7716 x 5364 pixels)

  • Aspect ratio 3:2, pixel size (on object) depending on focal length and working distance

  • RGB-color filter on CMOS sensor

  • Color depth 24 bit

Light source

  • No external lighting unit necessary. Works with ambient light in the production environment.

  • Automatic white balance and auto-exposure ensure stable tests


  • 1:1.4 – 25.5 mm, other lenses optionally (C-mount)

Inspection area with standard lens

  • Operation range up to 420mm x 300mm (16.52 in x 11.80 in)

  • Minimum distance of camera 280 mm (11.02 in)

Test Speed

  • Image acquisition including analysis: typically 2-4 seconds

System PC

  • Intel i7 QuadCore latest generation 8 x 2,9GHz

  • 16GB DDR3- RAM

  • 2 x 1Gb/s network interface

  • I/O module

  • 1 x 240GB SSD mSATA 1 x 1TB HDD SATA

  • Windows 10 Professional/LTSB 64Bit

  • Acronis backup software

  • keyboard

  • mouse

  • operator keyboard

  • 24“ Full-HD IPS 16:9 Monitor

Dimensions and Weight

  • Camera unit (LxWxH): 39 mm x 39 mm x 40 mm (1.54 in x 1.54 in x 1.57 in)

  • Weight ca. 300 g (0.66 lbs)

Connection values

  • 230 V / 50 Hz P1 or 110 V / 60 Hz

  • Power consumption PC: 300 W

  • Power consumption monitor: 120 W


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