IDS said that its Ensenso XR stereo camera can calculate 3D point clouds itself.
It then transmits the data via Gigabit Ethernet, or WiFi to a host PC for further analysis.
The advantages of the new camera series include, for example, significantly faster 3D data generation and reduced load on bandwidth and connected PCs.
Models of the Ensenso N and X series make use of an industrial computer to calculate 3D point clouds. As the cameras can handle the calculations themselves and transmit only the results, 3D data can be generated twice as fast, depending on the parameterization. What’s more, if data is transmitted via WiFi, only one cable (for power supply) needs to be connected to the camera. This is important, for example, if the camera is installed on a robot arm.
“Ensenso XR inherits the modular concept and precise detail capture of the X series and provides new scope through the fast capture of 3D point clouds, from which many applications will benefit,” explains Dr. Martin Hennemann, Product Manager Ensenso at IDS. The camera series was officially presented for the first time at VISION 2018 based on a prototype.