Tordivel releases Scorpion Vision Software Version 8

Tordivel AS announces a new major release of Scorpion Vision Software with an even stronger focus on 3D Machine Vision.

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Scorpion Vision Software Version 8

Tordivel AS announces a new major release of Scorpion Vision Software with an even stronger focus on
3D Machine Vision. Tordivel’s unalterable requirement on making advanced mechanisms available and usable has evolved into a new level of elegance. The new version will be released the 20th of January 2010.

Extensive Research from 2006
This release contains the extensive results from two large R&D projects started in 2006. The Auto3D sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council NFR aimed to develop a cost effective and easy to use technological platform, including 3D data image acquisition, concepts, methods and software, to obtain and use 3D geometry measurements in the production industry. The cost effective and easy to use technology has already been put to use in 3D Bin Picking and 100% 3D Inspection and gauging in a number of projects.

Locating multiple objects in a point cloud – 3DMaMa
One of the most challenging tasks in machine vision has been “Random Bin Picking” – RBP. We do not think there is one single solution for this task. Depending on the part shape and more, MonoPose3D, Stereo Vision or 3D imaging can be a solution. We are proud to announce a simple tool called 3DMaMa that can locate multiple parts based on a 3D model in a second.

The most accurate and reliable 3D Stereo Vision
In 3D Stereo Vision the 3D accuracy is directly proportional to the system’s 2D accuracy. With Scorpion all tools works with sub-pixel accuracy down to a 20th of a pixel. The unique PolygonMatch algorithm locates any object shape with the highest accuracy. Scorpion 8 increases the reliability with adding a third or fourth camera. The third camera is used to guarantee that the 3D location is accurate. Our aim is to make Scorpion 3D Stereo Vision the most reliable, most accurate and best choice for 3D Bin Picking.

New in Scorpion 8.0
The following features are under preparation, verification and testing:
* Calibrator3D – 3D chessboard calibration
we make the accuracy and flexibility of the Scorpion 3D calibration even better

* MonoPose3D – locates an object in 3D with one camera
also used to locate cameras in multi-camera systems

* Support for multiple camera drivers in one Scorpion profile
making it easy to combine line scan, area scan, FireWire and GigE in one system

*View multiple curves in Curve Window
CircleSegmentor – fast location of circular and occluded objects
Companion RectangleSegmentor tool locates rectangles
Locates multiple objects with sub pixel resolution
Improved Online Help Files – extensive set of sample profiles available
Numerous improvements to 2D and 3D accuracy
Enhanced Camera Support
Python26 support including access to OpenCV
Best in Class accuracy and robustness with Stereo Vision with up to 4 cameras
Scorpion SmartCam 3D including MonoPose3D and Stereo Vision
Updated pricelists with competitive prices
Windows 7 compatibility

Scorpion Vision Software Concept
Scorpion Vision Software provides powerful image processing for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills. Applications are developed in a user friendly graphical user interface that can be customised to show various amounts of information and controls to the operator such as html based instruction screens and visual studio style controls using com add-ins. A number of different image analysis tools are available with user selectable outputs. This allows for rapid development from the simplest to the most complex image analysis tasks.

The user interface also has built-in statistics and logging capabilities making it ideal for process control and integrating with manufacturing database systems.

Scorpion Vision Software is an extremely robust and accurate 2D and 3D machine vision software framework including: integrated python development, .net plugins, 2D toolbox of 100 tools, 2D and 3D visualization, 3D toolbox containing 50 tools, extremely accurate 3D stereo vision, a nice toolset for point cloud processing including ConnectedComponents, PlaneFit, SphereFit, CylinderFit and 3DMaMa.

Scorpion Vision Software is an independent and open software tool for industrial vision. The system gives the user the choice of a small form factor of an embedded PC, a Sony SmartCam or the power of an Industrial PC multicore PC. The system is founded on top of a standard Windows XP/Vista/7 PC platform. It is cost effective benefitting from the processing power of the multicore CPU low cost – high quality firewire/usb/GigE cameras and the possibility of connecting multiple cameras to one PC. Scorpion solves tasks within robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, color identification and gauging.

Thor Vollset, Managing Director Tordivel AS
Phone: +47 2315 8700
Scorpion Vision Software is a registered trademark of Tordivel AS. 3DMaMa and PolygonMatch are trademarks of Tordivel AS.

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