The second generation of Basler 3D cameras have gone into series production.
Equipped with the latest Sony DepthSense™ sensor technology and highly efficient VCSEL laser diodes, the Basler blaze camera, based on the time-of-flight method, is a suitable candidate for a wide range of 3D vision applications in automation, robotics, logistics, and medicine.
With its high measuring accuracy and a VGA resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, the 3D camera is suitable for detecting obstacles and determining the position, volume and location of objects within a measuring range of up to 10 metres.
The Sony Time-of-Flight IMX556PLR sensor with CAPD (Current Assisted Photonic Demodulator) pixel structure enables optical measurements with almost millimeter accuracy and very high precision.
With its compact dimensions, low overall weight and a design without moving components – lens and invisible infrared illumination are integrated – the blaze is ideal for mounting on a robot arm or for integration into automated systems.
The water and dustproof IP67 protective housing and high shock resistance allow reliable operation in environments that require a high degree of robustness and insensitivity to interference.
Using the latest laser diode technology, the blaze operates in the near-infrared wavelength range around 940 nm. It is independent of ambient light and can also be used in daylight. The camera generates a multipart image consisting of a distance, intensity and confidence map and uses it to form 3D point clouds and 2D gray images in real time at a frame rate of up to 30 frames per second. The conversion of raw data into depth information takes place in the camera, minimising latency and host-side processor load.
Using Basler’s GenICam-compatible blaze SDK, the camera can be configured and adapted to system requirements quickly and easily. The platform-independent programming interface with sample programs also makes it easy to integrate the blaze into single or multi-camera applications. In addition to the SDK, customers can also use the blaze SDK for application development by connecting to common machine vision libraries and third-party software platforms.