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
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


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

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.


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 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.


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

Free IMVE WebCast – Robotics and Machine Vision

Join the new Webcast from IMVE on Robotics and Machine Vision.

  • Klas Bengtsson – Global Product Manager ABB
    • Integrated vision – vision-guided robotics made easy
  • Thor Vollset – CEO Tordivel
    • 3D Stereo Vision – a natural step from 2D Machine Vision
3D technology shall become a transparent and natural step forward from 2D machine vision. With a 3D calibrated camera it is possible to extract 3D information directly from a 2D image, and this now forms the basis for the most advanced 3D machine vision solutions. With two or more images from 3D calibrated cameras, stereoscopic images can extract sparse 3D information or generate dense 3D images or point cloud.

These techniques are fast becoming an important method for 3D Robot Vision applications and will become even more important in the future. It will contribute to evolution of the robotic revolution and the robotic age. In this webcast I will try to describe the technical foundation for stereoscopic 3D robot vision.

  • Samuel Bouchard – CEO Robotiq
    • Collaborative robots – the new tools for agile manufacturing

Presentation : Stereo Vision and structured illumination creates dense 3D Images


Download 7 MB PDF

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