The expectations and requirements of our customers were vital considerations in the development of book2net Cobra. We have converted the suggestions of library staff and conservators in an exceptional product. The book2net Cobra has been designed in close cooperation with selected partners accordingly to the guidelines of the Europeana project. Equipped with the latest sensor technology we have developed a high-precision system that takes account of the special conservation requirements of sensitive historical manuscripts, books and documents, while ensuring flexibility and ease of use.
Thanks to the parallel use of two high-resolution area sensors in combination with high quality optics the book2net Cobra achieves unrivaled quality. Valuable, old books deserve special attention to put their beauty in its true light. Heightened and waved surfaces, special inks and colors and especially gold coatings and platings require more than standard illumination. For these special requirements, the book2net Cobra is equipped with an additional lighting system for the glare- and shadow-free capture of specially structured surfaces, which can be integrated, mounted or controlled externally. LED illumination system provides a stable color temperature for the perfect reproduction. Thanks to the Fresnel lenses an even illumination across the whole scan area is ensured.
Starting from the surface of the layout section up to the spine support, a major part of the development effort has been spent on the book cradle.
High-precision linear drive
Programmable scan process
Available as an option, allows scanning without additional pressure.
|Cobra A2||Semi Robotic||Standard||Info|
|V-shaped book cradle||√||
110o opening angle
layout section: 2 x 343 mm x 458 mm
|Scanning speed||0.3 s.||full format / maximal resolution|
|Cycle time||3.5 s.||scanning + imaging + saving|
|LED illumination system||√||UV and IR free|
|Dual LED system||O|
|PLC controlled V-shaped glass plate||√||linear actuator, adjustable pressure sensivity, integrated motion monitoring|
|Controller Module 1||√|
|Controller Module 2||√|
|Motorized height adjustment of the book table||√||up to 25 cm, PLC controlled spindle drive, lifts up to 180 kg|
|Butterfly system||O||frame with adjustable clamps, keeping the book open without any stress for the pages|
|Manual book holding support||O|
|Alignment tool||O||illuminated subsidiary center line|
|Legend: √ - included, O - option|