Camera designed to replace multiple camera systems

MAY 20, 2009--For robotic guidance and material handling/logistics systems, the new TZG01 digital 3-D camera is designed to replace multiple camera systems and extend the potential of 3-D object detection.

MAY 20, 2009--For robotic guidance and material handling/logistics systems, the new TZG01 digital 3-D camera is designed to replace multiple camera systems and extend the potential of 3-D object detection. The integrated time-of-flight (ToF) sensor enables rapid spatial capture of objects and components. Data on target dimensions and position are provided with a single snapshot that captures and displays both a distance and a grayscale image. At up to 54 frames/s, the camera offers an acquisition range of 0.3 to 5 m. Lens, sensor, and LED are integrated into a compact, robust IP67-rated housing suitable for use in harsh end use environments exposed to moisture and particulates. A generic programming interface, Baumer-GAPI, facilitates the camera's integration into an application. The Baumer SDK includes all libraries, help files, and tools for camera control. Standard fast Ethernet delivers data on cables up to 100 m. The camera also offers a single-cable Power over Ethernet (PoE) interface.
Baumer
Southington, CT, USA
www.baumergroup.com/cameras

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

BAUMER INTRODUCES REVOLUTIONARY DIGITAL 3D CAMERAS

Rapid Spatial Capture of Target Objects Using
Single Distance and Gray Scale Image


Southington, Conn. -- May 7, 2009... For robotic guidance and material handling/logistics systems, Baumer has introduced the new TZG01 Digital 3D Cameras designed to replace multiple camera systems and extend the potential of 3D object detection. Equipped with an integrated Time of Flight (ToF) sensor, these cameras deliver rapid spatial capture of objects and components. The cameras provide data on target dimensions and position with a single snapshot that captures and displays both a distance and a grayscale image.

At frame rates up to 54 fps, Baumer TZG01 Digital 3D Cameras offer a highly reliable acquisition range of 0,3 to 5 meters. These 3D cameras integrate lens, sensor and LED into a compact, robust IP67-rated housing suitable for use in harsh end use environments exposed to moisture and particulate contamination. As a generic programming interface, Baumer-GAPI, facilitates the camera's integration into an application. The Baumer SDK includes all libraries, help files and tools for camera control.

For data transfer, the cameras are equipped with a standard fast Ethernet that delivers data on cables as long as 100 meters. At the same time, the camera offers a single-cable Power over Ethernet (PoE) interface where both data and power run on a single Ethernet cable. PoE technology simplifies the mechanical design and increases the reliability of the vision system, simultaneously reducing installation costs and maintenance expenses.

These cameras are used to view objects on robotic arms, robotic pick-and-place systems, automated material handling lines, and in logistics systems where machine vision is essential. The cameras can be used in palletizing, luggage/package sorting, volume/area identification, part location/positioning, presence/completion checks, and collision detection. Industries potentially using these 3D cameras include automotive assembly, warehousing, packaging, and security surveillance.

For more information on the new Baumer TZG01 Digital 3D Cameras, contact Baumer at (800) 937-9336, http://www.baumergroup.com/cameras or via e-mail at MAILTO:sales.us@baumergroup.com. Baumer is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality, precision sensors since 1952 serving a variety of markets including Automation, Graphics, Robotics/Material Handling, Medical, Machine Tool and Specialty Machines.

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