Video – Sorting Pizza on a moving conveyor

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is the perfect choice for automation – this post show how the Scorpion 3D Camera creates 3D images of pizza on fast moving running conveyor.

The Scorpion Stinger system sorts 120.000 pizza pr day. The sorting criterias are:

  • diameter nominal 300 mm – resolution 0.1 mm
  • edge defects
  • ovality – min diameter vs max diameter
  • thickness

The Scorpion 3D Camera can work @ distances from 500 mm to 5000 mm. The depth resolution starts @  0.1 mm. This is all you need in pizza sorting and other demanding automation tasks .

Automated sorting is required to produce high quality pizza


The camera in question is the 2.3 MPixel 3D Camera using Infrared (IR) Laser to create the 3D model. Models supports up to 29 MByte camera to increase the system resolution. IR makes the system very robust and almost unaffected by ambient light.

The camera targets Industrial Automation – multiple 3D cameras can work together to make 360 degrees 3D models while the objects are moving.

Scorpion 3D Stinger™ for Robot Vision is designed to solve manufacturers’ classic challenge:  Picking parts from a conveyor belt, a pallet or a crate or Palletizing boxes on a pallet. Scorpion 3D Stinger™ captures images, identifies and locates the product and sends the id and 3D location to a picking robot.

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Scorpion 3D Stinger Family Photo

Scorpion 3D Stinger™ is a family of machine vision components and software products. They provide simple, state of the art and cost-effective building blocks for OEM and system integrators.

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