IDS Imaging Systems will demonstrate its Ensenso 3D cameras and IDS NXT line of app-based cameras at Automate 2019. Ensenso stereo vision cameras, designed for 3D vision applications, use integrated CMOS sensors and a projector to take advantage of the 'projected texture stereo vision' technique. IDS Imaging will put on a bin picking demo of the Ensenso cameras working in concert with a Techman Robot.
Novacam Technologies will show the BoreInspect and SurfaceInspect systems at Automate 2019. BoreInspect is a modular, non-contact optical measurement system designed for metrology of bores and other tight spaces. The system produces 3D point cloud data, can measure defects such as porosities, cracks, and scratches, roughness, and thickness of semi-transparent coatings.
SOLOMON Technology Corp. will showcase its AccuPick 3D bin picking solution at Automate 2019. The AccuPick 3D system combines 3D machine vision and deep learning routines, allowing the system to categorize objects by dimensions without the need for a CAD file. AccuPick 3D is supported by multiple 3D scanning technologies and by 16 robot brands, including Universal Robots. A fast motion planning module prevents robot or gripper from coming into contact with bins.
Microsoft has leaned-in to the rejection of the Kinect by the entertainment industry and adoption instead by the medical and scientific communities by announcing a new version of the Kinect device with advanced AI meant to power computer vision and speech applications.
The ability to calculate 3D point clouds itself and transmit the data to a PC via GigE or WiFi are the chief features of the Ensenso XR stereo camera from Imaging Development Systems. According to IDS, the Ensenso XR generates 3D data faster and reduces the load on bandwidth and connected PCs by calculating 3D point clouds itself rather than transmitting data to an industrial computer which then makes the calculations.
In each issue—and for more than 20 years—Vision Systems Design aims to provide in-depth technical articles and information focused exclusively on the information needs of machine vision and imaging professionals. This gallery provides a look at one innovative, real-life application that uses machine vision technology to accomplish something new from each 2018 issue of Vision Systems Design.
Shiny, reflective parts such as automobile fixtures and bathroom fittings are supplied in numerous sizes. configurations and coatings. To inspect such products for defects requires automated machine vision systems that employ novel illumination and imaging techniques.
A new class of 3D-imaging products specifically targeted at measuring, surface analysis, CAD modeling, and reconstruction have made it easier for end-users to integrate 3D imaging into their metrology applications. On the other hand, continuing advances in 3D imaging have taken VGR applications from what might have been considered cutting edge, into more of a mainstream technology for industrial automation.