Fastec Imaging’s new TS5 handheld high-speed camera enables users to record all of their mining and blasting operations. Using slow motion replay, miners can analyse and troubleshoot events they have been missing with normal speed video. High-speed imaging is used to determine the effects of blasts or the actual firing times of blast holes and the nature of the rock movement. Delay detonators provide the timing blasts needed under specific blasting conditions. Blast holes firing at incorrect times reduce rock fragmentation, effect blast movement, and can increase blast vibrations.
“This handheld, portable, battery operated camera with a large built-in LCD touch screen and an intuitive on-screen menu system puts the power of both a traditional high-speed camera and long-record system into the palm of your hand. The TS5 is a true point-and-shoot high-speed camera solution with four models to choose from, boasting crisp, clean video from 2,560 x 2,080 @ 230fps to 800 x 600 @ 1,650fps, there is a TS5 to fit your application needs. All models record over 3200 fps at VGA resolution and more than 29,000 fps at smaller resolutions. Saving images at ultra-fast speeds to the onboard media while simultaneously recording high-speed bursts of hundreds or even thousands of images at a time, the TS5 is always ready for the next high-speed snapshot. With a base model starting below $13,000, the TS5 is a cost-effective solution to record high-speed events for slow motion analysis.”
Tim Brandt, Product Manager for Fastec imaging, explains that “because of its highly integrated, handheld design, the TS5 high-speed camera is uniquely suited for recording and playing back slow motion video of blasting events for immediate analysis and confirmation of complete detonation.”
“Built for flexibility and ease of use, the TS5 can be operated as a self-contained camera or controlled over Gigabit Ethernet via Fastec FasMotion software on your PC/Mac, or via the built-in web interface on your PC, Mac, tablet, or even your smartphone. The FasMotion application makes workflow a breeze with transfers of uncompressed images via Gigabit Ethernet at rates of 50-80MB/s to most PCs. The TS5 features both a USB port and an SD port for quick and easy image downloads to USB flash drives, SD cards, or portable hard drives. The built-in SSD provides up to 2TB of lightning-fast non-volatile internal storage.”