Fastec Imaging’s High-Speed Camera Records Blasting Events


Fastec Imaging’s TS5 handheld high-speed camera enables you to record all of your mining and blasting operations. Using slow motion replay, you can analyze and troubleshoot events you 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 touchscreen 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 boasting crisp, clean video. There are four models to choose from: TS5L, TS5S, TS5H and TS5Q. All models record more than 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, explained 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 to 80 mb/s to most PCs. The TS5 camera 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 2 tb of lightning-fast non-volatile internal storage.

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