Scorpion 3D Stinger wins Innovator Award

Tordivel wins the Vision System Design Innovator Award for 2016 for Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision. 

Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision identifies and locates any part in 3D with sub-pixel accuracy. The system features one or more Scorpion Stinger 3D Cameras, each of which consists of two cameras (VGA to 5MPixel), a number of projector options, and an algorithm to locate 3D features.

Read more @ Vision System Design

Visit us at Automatica 21-24 June 2016.

Tordivel is delighted to announce that we will be attending AUTOMATICA, the leading trade fair for Integrated Assembly Solutions, Robotics and Machine Vision in Munich 21-24 June 2016. 

Visit us in Hall B5, stand no. 116A to check out our latest innovation within 3D Camera and Robot Vision.

For several years now, AUTOMATICA has been the platform where specialists in all branches of industry gather information about the latest developments. It is the perfect place to find out how you can further automate production processes to cut costs and improve quality.

The four day show hosts the world’s largest range of robotics, integrated assembly solutions and machine-vision solutions. There are six exhibition halls dedicated to the various main categories, covering everything from sensor technology and drive technology to supply technology and positioning systems.

Our focus this year is the award-winning Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision.  We will be demonstrating advanced 3D picking locating multiple product with 6 degrees of freedom.

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The Scorpion 3D  Stinger Camera  is a unique, adaptable, and provides the following features: superior projector option, power range up to 500mW, red or infrared, single line, multiple line and random pattern projection patterns, plus built in strobing for laser and LEDs.

We will preview our newest Scorpion 3D Stinger Laser Profiler that can capture 2K 3D profiles with a framerate up to 1500 fps. It is contained in the Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera IP-64 enclosure Model B. Model B is upgraded with a new Scorpion Stinger SMARTcard that can synchronize a high resolution color camera with the 3D laser profile data. The SMARTcard can be powered using POE or 24V.

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Scorpion Stinger™ is a family of machine vision components and products, providing the building blocks for OEM and system integrators.  Our main focus is on industrial strength, flexibility, functionality and scope and is ideal for a wide range of applications in industry sectors such as Food & Beverage and Automotive.

Read more about Tordivel and the Scorpion 3D Stinger products at the TordivelBlog.

Click here for more information and to book your tickets

NTNU – Application of 3D Machine Vision (TPK4850)

In this master course “experts in team” the scope is defined to:

“investigate new strategies, techniques and management, which lead to development of ecological and practical 3D machine vision systems in a total deferent way than traditional ones”

Read more @ NTNU: Application-of-3d-machine-vision-tpk4850

The course describes the following Scorpion 3D Stinger based system for

3D pizza sorting system

3D Pizza sorting system
The modular system comprises a conveyor, an ejector unit, machine vision hardware and software. The system is designed to meet the ip-grades and wash down requirements of the food industry. The following core functions describe the system:  Locate the pizza, measure the diameter, thickness profile and edge defects. Based on the measurements the user can set up the sorting criteria in a user friendly graphical user interface. The capacity of an installed system is 7200 pizzas per hour at a conveyor speed of 0.5 – 1.0 m/s. The system handles multiple and different sizes through a flexible recipe system. The diameter resolution is 0.5 mm and the height resolution is 0.2 mm.

3d image data

The 3D image data is used to accurately measure the height of the products in different regions of the surface. Local minima and maxima are localised.

The machine is based on the same powerful Scorpion Vision Software that has been at the heart of many automatic inspection systems used in manufacturing industries. Intended to reduce wastage and improve quality, the system uses a series of cameras to build a 3D profile of each product.

3D bin picking solution

Norwegian R&D project AutoCast developes leading edge 3D bin picking solution for the casting industry.

3D bin picking solution for the casting industry.

The leading Norwegian manufactures of castings need new technology to meet the international competition and the environment-, health- and safety requirements. This implies a considerable emphasis on the development of new technology to enhance the use of automation and robotics in the foundries. The small series production does not allow for unique solutions for individual parts. The main challenge is therefore to develop generic solutions that can be used on several different parts or families of parts.

Considerable focus on R & D has put the foundry industry in a leading position regarding casting- and materials technology. However, high salary costs and lack of working resources has created a need for further development of technology within automation and robotics. The Norwegian foundry industry has put their resources together through a R&D project, called “AutoCast” in order to focus on this development. The goal is to develop state of the art technology that ensures competitiveness of the Norwegian foundry industry.

Autocast project

AutoCast started in 2008 and is going to run for four years. The total budget is 5 MEuro. The project is supported by the Norwegian Research Council.

Tordivel AS, the company behind Scorpion Vision Software, is chosen as the 3D Machine Vision Partner for the AutoCast project.

In 2005 Tordivel decided to move Scorpion from a robust and proven 3D platform. The development has been organized in several R&D projects. The EU-CRAFT consortium 3DMulticam has developed a platform for 3D underwater metrology while the Auto3D project sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council has focused on creating a low-cost complete framework for 3D Machine Vision including stereo-vision, stripe light, 3D visualization, 3D references, doing 3D in 2D images and true 3D processing in point cloud.

Scenarios

The following scenarios must be handled in the AutoCast project:

  • Identification and location on a conveyor
  • Segmentation and 6 DOF location in a Bin

To solve the 3D Bin Picking solution it was obvious that a 3D machine vision solution was needed. After evaluating stripe light, 3D laser scanners and stereo vision, a solution based on three GigE cameras and 3D stereo vision was selected.

The reason for selecting this solution was the following:

  • Fast – a part is located in less than 1 second
  • Works even if objects are moving on a conveyor
  • Low component cost
  • Robust and reliable with 3 cameras
  • Accuracy

The 3D machine vision technology developed in the Norwegian AutoCast R&D project will keep the Norwegian foundry industry in a leading position regarding casting and material handling. The 3D machine vision part is based on Scorpion Vision Software, off-the-shelf software from Tordivel AS. This concept for accurate, low-cost 3D Bin Picking can be used in a vast number of industries

 

 

Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision

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Scorpion 3D Stinger™ for Robot Vision is designed to solve manufacturers’ classic challenge:

  • Picking parts from a conveyor belt,
  • a pallet or
  • a crate.

Scorpion 3D Stinger™ captures images, identifies and locates the product and sends the id and 3D location to a picking robot.

Scorpion 3D Stinger wins the Vision System Design Innovator Award 2016.

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The Scorpion 3D Stinger™ Camera is designed to be used in cutting-edge 3D Stereo vision applications.

It is compatible with the latest 3D version of Scorpion Vision Software and locates moving objects in 3D in real-time.

Video – Box Picking with Scorpion 3D Stinger

Generic 3D Box Picking and Identification powered by Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision and ABB Robotics is shown in this exciting video.

Scorpion 3D Stinger is Fast, Accurate and Reliable

  • Dense 3D Image generated by Scorpion 3D Stinger IR RPP Camera
  • The Scorpion 3D Stinger Software locates the topmost box in full 3D or 6 DOF
  • Any box is picked by teaching only the dimension Width, Height, Length
  • Container size W= 600 mm x  L = 400 mm x D = 420 mm
  • Accuracy better than 1 mm in all dimensions

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is used for 3D Measurement, 3D Assembly Verification and 3D Robot Vision.

 

Scorpion 3D Training in Oslo 13. – 15. April 2016

Fly in to the best machine vision training and learn from the experts behind Scorpion Vision Software® and Scorpion 3D Stinger.

The next generation Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera
will be presented for the first time

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Scorpion 3D Stinger Family

Learn more about the cutting-edge Scorpion Compact Vision systems combined with our Scorpion 2D and 3D Stinger cameras.

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The course is based on the newest Scorpion Vision Software® release XI.I including 3D Stereo Vision, Dense 3D Image generation and 3D Robot Vision.

Attend one, two or all three days.

Invitation Scorpion Vision Training Course Oslo April 2016

New STC-0103 DXFDraw released from Scorpion Vision XI

We are happy to release a new Scorpion Tool Component that can overlay DXF-files upon an image in Scorpion Vision Software XI.

This is very useful. The feature is implemented as an easy to use tool where you only specify the filename and then attached the tool to the located object’s reference.

Using the built-in reference system in Scorpion handles translation, rotation and scaling and ensures the best visualisation fits 100%. The main target for this feature is measurement applications.

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The features is available from Scorpion Vision XI build 612.

The configuration dialog is shown below for reference:

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Future enhancement can be to use the DXF file for dynamic user configuration of the Scorpion Vision System.

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