IDS will use the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition to showcase its new IDS NXT rio and rome families of intelligent cameras, and the Ensenso XR series of stereo 3D cameras.
IDS told MVPro Magazine that with the vision apps approach, the rio and rome cameras offer extraordinary versatility. They can be used as high performance standard industrial cameras, or users can take advantage of extended, individually designed applications based on vision apps and on-camera neural networks. Pre-trained artificial neural networks of different architectures can be loaded directly onto the cameras to solve AI vision tasks with inference times of only a few milliseconds.
The new Ensenso XR 3D cameras feature on-board processing for the calculation of 3D point clouds, with data transmission via Ethernet or Wifi. This gives, said IDS, faster 3D point cloud generation, less strain on network bandwidth and a reduced computing load on the host PC. This allows faster clock rates for applications such as bin picking.
IDS will also give two technical presentations. The first will cover vision guided picking applications using 3D vision. The second looks at the potential of cameras for Industry 4.0 that allow complex on-board processing to reduce the need for large volume sensor data transfer.