GE FILM DIGITIZER FS50/FS508

They are designed to provide high-end performance in film digitizing; offering superior quality throughput. The steel housing gives the robustness needed for the industrial environment of NDT

GE Film Digitizers FS50 / FS50B
are designed to provide high-end performance in ?lm digitizing, offering superior quality at high throughput. The
steel housing gives the robustness
needed for the industrial environment
of NDT applications. All standard ?lm
formats can be digitized, up to a width
of 14 inch (35 cm), without length limitation in any resolution between 50 m
and 500 m. The FS50B is the ?rst and
only digitizer on the market that can
handle the full density range (D = 0 up
to 4.70 D) in one working range with
the requested contrast sensitivity. This
makes the scanner meet the requirements for class DS ?lm digitizers, according to EN 14096 part 2. This classi?cation has been evaluated and con-
?rmed by BAM, the German Federal
Institute for Materials Research and
Testing.
The system employs a HeNe laser
beam, which sweeps across the ?lm by
a polygon mirror system. The F-Teta
lens avoids distortions of the image, by
keeping the optical distance of the laser beam unchanged at all spots of the
scanned area. The logarithmic ampli-
?cation process guarantees high signal to noise ratios up to 4.70 density
(FS50B).


  • Light source: HeNe laser 632.8 nm
  • Laser scan resolution: 50 m to 500 m in steps of 1 m
  • Density range FS50: 0.05 to 4.0 D
  • Density range FS50B: 0.05 to 4.7 D
  • Scan speed: 14 x 17 inch: 7 sec (Speed mode, 200 m)
    14 x 17 inch: 120 sec (Quality mode, 50 m)
  • Pixel depth: 12 bit (4096 gray levels) logarithmic
  • Film size: Min: 60 mm - 2.4 inch width
    Max: 355 mm - 14 inch width
  • Weight : 45 kg
  • Dimensions: 526 x 764 x 330 mm - 13 x 21 x 30 inch
  • Interface: SCSI, SCSI II
  • Power : 100 - 120 V; 200 - 240 V
    50 / 60 Hz; 400 W
  • Safety labels: CE, UL, GS
  • Operating condition: 15 - 30 C (59 - 86 F), 30 - 75% RH
  • Staring condition: 10 - 40 C (14 - 104 F), 10 - 90% RH
  • Transportation condition: 10 - 50 C (14 - 122 F), 10 - 90% RH