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.

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 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.

Sep15_Tordivel

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

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

Video – 3D Image Capture in Logistics

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera creates images in realtime. This video shows how these capabilities can be used in logistics to locate, count and identify objects.

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.

Application areas
The unit is designed to be used in 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. The components are selected with the highest quality. The unit’s design will save man-hours when creating and deploying 3D Machine Vision Solutions. The standard unit, with a nominal weight of 3.5 kg, can be mounted on a robot.

Video – 3D Picking of Metal Parts with Scorpion 3D Stinger

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera captures 3D images in realtime. In this article we present the results from a student project coordinated by the norwegian automation company Skala Robotech. The scope of the project was to evaluate the feasibility of picking metal parts from a bin with Scorpion 3D Stinger for Robot Vision.

Per Magnus Auby, Yngve Raknerud og André Østby - Oslo and Akerhus University College of Applied Sciences

A team photo of the clever and hardworking students: Per Magnus Auby, Yngve Raknerud og André Østby from Oslo and Akerhus University College of Applied Sciences

 

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.
Application areas
The unit is designed to be used in 3D Robot Vision, 3D Laser Triangulation, 3D Gauging, 3D Assembly Verification and other advanced Machine Vision Solutions. The components are selected with the highest quality. The unit’s design will save man-hours when creating and deploying 3D Machine Vision Solutions. The standard unit, with a nominal weight of 3.5 kg, can be mounted on a robot.

Video – Gingerbread Icing Robot Vision

The video presents the core machine vision in a demanding four vision systems and four Staubli robots system. The solution is based on Tordivel’s Scorpion Compact Vision System and the Scorpion 2D Stinger Camera. These components has good references in the Food processing Industry.

The system is based on the lastest Scorpion Vision X.II 10.2.1.572 release with an updated Tf3 – TemplateFinder3 tool.