100% DPM readrate @Volvo Cars

AH Automation provides 100% DPM read-rate for Volvo Cars

Volvo Car Corporation in Skovde turned AH Automation with a request for a vision systems for reading DPM – Direct Part Marking on their engine blocks.

Our competitors said it is not possible to meet the Volvo Cars requirements.

“We proved the contrary by clever design, hard work and using the latest Scorpion Compact Vision innovations from Tordivel” says Jimmy Kleibrant Chief Vision Officer at AH Automation.

Datasheet from AH Automation in Swedish – RIA25 Referensblad Volvo

The easy part – Good Part Marking

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Scorpion Vision XI TemplateFinder3 reads the good parts

Thor Vollset – CEO Tordivel AS says:

“We are so excited with Scorpion Compact Vision and how AH Automation turns it into a unique solution for Volvo Cars – they say it is 100% and we believe them. The Stinger products are design to run 24-7 in the most demanding applications. The Scorpion Stinger hardware is of course powered by the latest version XI of the proven Scorpion Vision Software framework”

The not so easy part –  Bad Part Marking

The bad parts is also read 100% by the optimised  hw and sw component chain:

  • Scorpion 2D Stinger Camera
    • Sony XCG-99E camera with high quality CCD sensor
  • Scorpion Stinger LEDspot – easy to mount and powerful led strobe
    • Directly controlled by the Scorpion 2D Stinger Camera
  • The latest Scorpion Vision Software version  XI
    • Including the proven TemplateFinder3 used for DPM
    • Advanced Image Filtering techniques
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The bad part is read by combining clever illumination, filtering and the power of TemplateFinder3

Scorpion Compact Vision Concept

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The Scorpion Stinger Family of Products

Scorpion Compact Vision System provides powerful machine vision for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills.  The Scorpion Stinger family of hardware components are compatible with Scorpion Vision Software. We provide all hw and sw components needed  to make  machine vision automation. This includes configurable sw for 2D and 3D image processing, image storing and traceability, data logging, configurable IO, interfacing with PLCs, robots and databases, support for the latest GigE cameras with cost and quality tailored to the application.  In the Scorpion Stinger family there are industrial IP-64 2D and 3D cameras with integrated illumination, industrial LEDbars and support for a large number of flexible IO modules. The Scorpion Vision Software supports  more or less any protocol like rs-232, tcp/ip, modbus, profibus and OPC.

Scorpion Compact Vision solves almost any tasks within 2D and 3D robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, colour identification and gauging.

Video – 3D Vision Magic – Box Picking and Identification

is-2015-0005-D 3D ImageThis video presents the kind of 3D Magic we like at Tordivel based on the latest Scorpion Vision XI software and the new industrial Scorpion 3D Stinger 30 mm baseline Camera.

The video shows how to locate and identify boxes with a Scorpion 3D Stinger 30 mm baseline Camera. Multiple boxes are located and sorted in 3D space. The Scorpion 3D Stinger Technology is ready to use in

  • 3D Robot Vision
  • 3D Assembly Verification
  • 3D Measurements

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Technology has been developed in Norway since 2000 in a continous R&D effort sponsored by the Norwegian Government and EU.


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Video – Dense Image 3D Creation with Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera

The video shows the power of the new Scorpion Vision XI and the Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera used in an advanced 3D Robot Vision system.

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Technology has been developed in Norway since 2000 within a continous R&D effort sponsored by the Norwegian Government and EU.

Scorpion Vision Training in Oslo 18. – 20. March 2015

Fly in to the best machine vision training and learn from the experts behind Scorpion Vision Software®. Learn how to build complete Scorpion Compact Vision systems with our Scorpion 2D and 3D Stinger cameras.

The course is based on the newest Scorpion Vision Software® release X including Stereo Vision and 3D Robot Vision. Attend one, two or all three days.
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Invitation pdf-format

Update – Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera Datasheet

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Cameras

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Cameras

The Scorpion 3D Stinger™ Camera  is designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D Stereo Vision applications with or without structured light. It is compatible with the latest 3D version of Scorpion Vision Software and locates moving objects in 3D in real-time.

The unit is designed for serious 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. It support both passive and active stereo vision and is manufactured in two models 30 mm and 200 mm baseline.

The 30 mm baseline unit can replace a standard 2D camera where a sense of 3D is needed for object location, measurement or assembly verification

Read more in the datasheet…

The Scorpion 3D Stinger™ Camera is carefully manufactured and designed using the finest components available. It is unique providing the features:

  • Superior projector options
    • Power from 1mW to 500mW
    • Red Laser or Infrared projector
    • Single Line, Multiple Line and Random Pattern Projection Pattern
    • Built in Strobing for Laser and LEDs
  • Industrial Housing IP-64
    • 24 Volt power supply
  • High Quality Image Sensors
    • CMOS or CDD Image Sensor
    • VGA to 5MP Resolution
    • Monochrome or Color
  • Proven software support for Robot Vision and Gauging
    • Compatible with Scorpion Vision Software
    • Scorpion 3D Stinger Dense Image Creator Application

Video – Tordivel @ Vision-2014 in Stuttgart

The video presents the products and solutions @ the vision show in Stuttgart in November 2014.

The focus is upon:

The video provides an insight in advanced brought to you with the release of Scorpion Vision XI.

Scorpion Vision Version XI is here!

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Scorpion Vision XI Download

We are proud to announce that Scorpion Version XI build 572 is available. The release contains the aggregated updates since Scorpion Version X was released in October 2012 more than two years ago.

This major release of Scorpion Vision Software has many new features and possibilities.

  • Compatible with latest Scorpion 2D and 3D Stinger hardware
  • Faster image processing and more tools supporting multi-core processing
    • Many tools has prefiltering option
  • Improved OpenCV 2.4.9 and Python 2.7 support
    • The move to Pythons improves the ability to use 3rd party libraries
  • Updates Scorpion Tool Components – STC
    • Components for 3D Calibration, dense 3D image generation and more
    • Updated image filtering components
    • Support for 3D Factory Calibration
  • Improved Scorpion Camera Drivers for Sony and Basler GigE Cameras
    • First version of  port based making it easier to switch cameras.

The release will support the upcoming OpenCV 3.0 when released in 2015.

Read more about upgrading to Scorpion Vision XI


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