Scorpion Vision Training in Oslo 11. – 13. October 2017

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 Scanner – 2MP – 3500 fps
and
the Scorpion 3D Venom Camera – 1 micron resolution
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 impressive range of industrial cameras:
Scorpion Box, Scorpion 2D Stinger,
Scorpion 3D Venom and Scorpion 3D Stinger Cameras.

Attend one, two or all three days.

Invitation – Scorpion Vision Training Course Oslo October 2017

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

Video – Excellence in 3D Stereo Vision

scorpionxii-64x64Tordivel is a global provider of 2D and 3D Scorpion Stinger technology providing the best solutions for OEMs and Automation System Integrators based on the proven Scorpion Vision Software framework.

Check out this video from Vision-2016 in Stuttgart

“Excellence in 3D stereo vision,” serves as the company’s slogan, so Vollset began by showcasing the Scorpion 3D Stinger compact camera, which has a field of view of 20 x 20 x 20 mm and a resolution of 0.002 mm (2 µm). The camera also has a 200 mm baseline, 1-2 mm depth resolution, and a working range from 750 – 5000 mm. Additionally, the company launched Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision 2.0, which is based on the new 3D Stinger cameras and upcoming Scorpion 12 software.

Scorpion 3D Stinger cameras are unique in that they are customized for every customer, so the angle, working distance, the optics, and the laser set up are adapted specifically for customer need.

Tordivel – We are hiring in Oslo, Norway

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We are growing fast with profit need to hire good people to meet the market demand for Scorpion Vision Software and Scorpion 3D Stinger Technology.

Tordivel is a Nordic leader in 2D and 3D machine vision and a partner for minor and major companies providing cutting-edge Scorpion 3D Stinger Products, Scorpion Vision Solutions and Scorpion Stinger OEM Services.

We have the following position open for application:

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Tordivel is a Nordic leader in 2D and 3D machine vision and a partner for minor and major companies providing cutting-edge Scorpion 3D Stinger Products, Scorpion Vision Solutions and Scorpion Stinger OEM Services.

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Tordivel has an extensive and global network of partners and distributors around the world with a head office in Oslo, Norway. Scorpion Vision Ltd is our subsidariry located in Southmapton, United Kingdom.

In 1996 a team of vision and image processing specialists was established to provide state-of the-art vision solutions. From 1997 to 2000 Tordivel developed and deployed a large number of inline advanced vision systems for mobile telephone inspection in Norway and Sweden.

In 2000 we created the unique Scorpion Vision Software®. The Scorpion Vision Framework has since been the basis for thousands of machine vision systems and Scorpion Vision OEM solutions. In 2006 we decided to develop the best easy-to-use 3D Machine Vision Framework.

From 2006 to 2011 we participated in a series of large R&D projects within 3D Machine Vision. In 2011 we invented the unique Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera – today we market products and services based on 3D Stereo Vision with our unique Scorpion 3D Stinger Technology.

The Tordivel Group is growing fast with profits within OEMs, 2D and 3D machine vision software and 3D Robot Vision.

Download Presentation – 3D Stereo Vision and Vision Guided Robots

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3D Pattern Matching

Thor Vollset – the CEO and founder of Tordivel  presented a backgrounder for the Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision 2.0 in the talk

“3D Stereo Vision and Vision Guided Robots”

on  the November the 9th @ 13.00 Vision-2016 in Stuttgart

We will the basic principles for 3D machine vision to guide robots. We will present a a couple of real world application and show how the accuracy and speed can be improved by combining 3D in 2D image processing with dense 3D images generated by blockmatching

Download the pdf – 3d-stereo-vision-and-vision-guided-robots

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Visit us at Aluminium-2016 – 29.11-1.12

Visit us a Aluminium-2016 in Dusseldorf  where will present our new Scorpion 3D Stinger for the Aluminium Industry.

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Scorpion 3D Stinger for Alumium Industry

Read more about Scorpion 3D Stinger for Stub Measurement

Dusseldorf 29. november to 1. december 2016

Scorpion 3D Stinger for the Aluminium Industry

Scorpion 3D Stinger for the Aluminium Industry is a proven, complete, cost effective and expandable platform for robust measurement, classification and tracking in Rodding Shops. The system consists of these application:

  • Scorpion 3D Stinger for Stub Measurement
  • Stinger 3D Stinger for Butt Measurement
  • Scorpion Stinger ID Reading

Tordivel has worked in the Aluminium Industry since 2004 and has an extensive set of reference systems with leading smelters around the world.

Tordivel AS cooperates with machine builders with experience with the aluminium industry and all technical details are based on Tordivel’s standard product is subject to change due to a continous improvement process.

STC-0124 ObjectFinder3D – Fast and robust 3D Pattern Matching

scorpionxii-64x64In this post we have used 3D images captured in the Auto3D research project. The image below captured with a stripelight projector to prove that a Battery Pack could be located in 3D and changed by a robot without human interaction on an offshore platform.

This is the third post in series of Scorpion Vision Software important tool improvements included in upcoming – Scorpion Vision XII.

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The 3D image of the Battery pack is shown.

In the Auto3D project we developed a 3D Pattern Matcher together with SINTEF named 3DMama – this was one of the first 3D pattern matchers in 2009. We have now taken a big step forward developing a significant better 3D Pattern Matcher STC-0124 ObjectFinder3D replacing 3DMama. The 3D pattern matcher has the following important features:

  • Automatic model training and feature point selection and verification
  • User defined number of featurepoints
  • Locates multiple objects in 3D
  • Very fast and easy training process

The ObjectFinder3D is optimised for dense 3D points cloud generated by 3D Stereo Vision like the Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera.

3D Model to locate Battery Pack

The image below shows the Learning page  and the Battery Pack Model with 3D origin visualised.

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Fast and robust location of Battery Pack

The battery is located in a 3D point cloud with 360.000 points in 102.5 ms. The 3D bounding and the pose is shown in red. The 3D pose – (x,y,z) and (rx,ry,rz) is calculated.

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Use 3D Pose to verify Top Cover Shape

Once locating the battery pack it is easy to verify that all cover knobs are present. In 3D we can easily do the following with Scorpion Vision Software XII:

  • Count the knobs
  • Verify the 3D shape by
    • Height
    • Top Area
    • Volume
  • Check the rotation angle for each knob

All of these features makes it easy to verify the type of top cover. This important information can be used to select the right tool for replacing the battery pack or identification of the battery pack type to be replaced.

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Height Map of Top Cover where the six knobs are counted. The HeightMap is color code – position with no information is coded grey

Scorpion Tools in Action

The following Scorpion Tools and STCs, Scorpion Tool Components, are used in the demo profile SDP-0006 ObjectFinder3D.

  • 3DROI – STC-0094-ROICalculator 1.0.0.4
    • Defines the 3D Region of interest
  • ClusterFilter – STC-0111-ClusterFilter3D 1.0.0.22
    • Can filter noise from a 3D Point Cloud
  • FindValve – STC-0124 ObjectFinder3D 0.9.0.7
    • Locates the valve in 3D based on a 3D Model
  • LocateValvePlane – STC-0114 PlaneFit3D 0.9.0.16
    • Precise plane location of the top cover
  • HMapValve – Tool 122 – ExtractMap3D
    • Extract the HeightMap of the Top Cover perpendicular to the top cover plane
  • HeightHistogram –  Tool 75 – Intensity
    • Calculates the height map histogram
  • FindKnobs – Tool – 87 – Blob4
    • Locates the knobs in 3D in the heightmap

TF3 – 2 to 10 times faster object location

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This is the second post in series of Scorpion Vision Software important tool improvements included in upcoming – Scorpion Vision XII.

We have used the  Scorpion Demo Profile – SDP-0079 Basic Robot Vision to verify and check the important improvement of TemplateFinder3. This tool provide object sub-pixel 2D object location in Scorpion. The both speed improvements and more robustness.

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TemplateFinder3 and PolygonMatch resolves perspective and skew for complex shapes

2D Object location is also important in our award winning 3D Stereo Vision solutions and our OEM products using low cost lenses and cameras.

Before – Scorpion Vision XI locates three valves in 60 ms

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The original setup locates three valves with perspective in 60 ms on a 4th generation i/ computer with multithreading enables

Now – The improved TemplateFinder3 locates the valves in 11 ms – 6x faster

  • The update is easy to activate
    • only the section First pass cross-correlation section is updated.
  • The candidates in the first crosscorrelation steps are sorted and the user can specify how many candidates to keep.
    • In this setup 32 candidates are kept from the first and 16 from the second
  • The changes has the following basic properties
    • Easier to set up Tf3 using maximum limit
    • The tool can handles many more templates without slowing down
    • The tool has better real-time properties important in time critical systems
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Easy to take advantage of the improved setup