Press Release – New Scorpion 3D Stinger 30 mm Baseline RPP Camera

Oslo, Norway, October 29th, 2014

The family of Scorpion Compact Vision is extended with a series of new exciting products for 2D and 3D Machine Vision. The family targets OEM and system integrators that want a professional configurable, low cost, easy to deploy and rugged multi-camera system for serious machine vision.

New Scorpion 2D Stinger 30 mm Baseline RPP Camera debuts at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart

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The new Scorpion 3D Stinger 30 mm Baseline Camera power with a RPP random pattern projection laser is an IP-64 camera generating 3D images in real-time. The camera is easy to mount, has integrated strobed LED illumination and a random pattern projection laser. The unit is powered with 24 V and connected to a Scorpion Embedded PC over GigE.

The Scorpion 3D Stinger cameras extract 3D information on moving objects. The compact size and smaller baseline makes it a replacement for 2D cameras where true 3D machine vision is needed in assembly verification and 3D object location.

The camera is designed to work at a distance of 100 to 400 mm with a corresponding 3D Field of View of typical range of 100 x 100 x 75 mm to 200 x 200 x 150 mm with an expected z-resolution of 0.1 to 0.3 mm.

A compact IP-64 Industrial Stereo Vision unit contains a Scorpion Stinger Control Card, two GigE Cameras, RPP – random pattern projection laser and high power LED and a 30 mm baseline.  The camera is compatible with Scorpion Compact Vision, Scorpion Vision Software® and the unique One Push Calibration device for automatic, fast and accurate 3D calibration.

Supported by a complete range of Scorpion Stinger hardware

There is a selection of Scorpion Stinger PCs from the smallest Scorpion Ultra Compact PC – 149mm x 105mm x 44mm – the versatile Scorpion Compact PC with expansion slots, the Scorpion Embedded PC with 5 GigE ports and a powerful i7 CPU and for the most demanding applications – a real Industrial PC with the latest hexacore CPU from Intel.

Scorpion Compact Vision Concept

Scorpion Compact Vision System provides powerful machine vision for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills.  The Scorpion Stinger family of hardware components is compatible with Scorpion Vision Software. We provide all hw and sw components needed  to make  machine vision automation. This includes configurable sw for 2D and 3D image processing, image storing and traceability, data logging, configurable IO, interfacing with PLCs, robots and databases, support for the latest GigE cameras with cost and quality tailored to the application.  In the Scorpion Stinger family there are industrial IP-64 2D and 3D cameras with integrated illumination, industrial LEDbars and support for a large number of flexible IO modules. The Scorpion Vision Software supports  more or less any protocol like rs-232, tcp/ip, modbus, profibus and OPC.

Scorpion Compact Vision solves almost any tasks within 2D and 3D robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, colour identification and gauging.

Contact: Thor Vollset, CEO Tordivel AS

Phone:+47 2315 8700

Email: thor@tordivel.no

Scorpion 3D Stinger™ and Scorpion Compact Vision System™ are trademarks and Scorpion Vision Software® is a registered trademark of Tordivel AS.

Innovations with Scorpion Compact Vision

Oslo, Norway,  November 2th, 2013

The family of Scorpion Compact Vision is extended with a series of new exciting products for 2D and 3D Machine Vision. The family targets OEM and system integrators that want a professional configurable, low cost, easy to deploy and rugged multi-camera system for serious machine vision.

Scorpion Compact Vision Family

Scorpion Compact Vision Family Picture 2013

New Scorpion 2D Stinger Camera designed for automation.

The new Scorpion 2D Stinger Camera is a smart Industrial IP-64 camera based on state-of-the-art GigE machine vision. The camera is easy to mount, has integrated strobed white or IR power LED illumination. The unit is powered with 24 V and connected to a the Scorpion Compact PC using a single ethernet cable.

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Scorpion Stinger LEDspot

The new Scorpion Stinger LEDspot and the Scorpion LEDbars are compatible and integrated with the Scorpion 2D and 3D Stinger Cameras.

The LEDspot that has a ultra compact size, can be mounted anywhere.  Multiple LEDspots can be connected and be driven and strobed from the Scorpion 2D and 3D Stinger Cameras.

A Compact Vision System with one Scorpion 2D Stinger Camera consumes less than 20W including multiple strobed light sources – this is green Machine Vision.

Complete range of industrial solid-state PCs

There is a selection of PCs from the smallest Scorpion Ultra Compact PC – 149mm x 105mm x 44mm – the versatile Scorpion Compact PC with expansion slots, the Scorpion Embedded PC with 5 GigE ports and a powerful i7 CPU and for the most demanding applications – a real Industrial PC with the latest hexacore CPU from Intel.  All the compact units are solid state, equipped with a fast and reliable solid state disk and the latest Scorpion Vision Software X.II.

“The system is based on the latest software innovations in machine vision.”

The core of the system is the latest release of Scorpion Vision Software Version X.II with new Metro look and the best Windows compatibility. The compact user interface enables the user to use the PC with multiple machine vision systems. The Compact Vision System is easy to keep up to date. The Scorpion Vision Installer is continuously updated over the internet. New components, apps and samples are added to the Scorpion Vision Repository.

Upodated Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera

The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is a part of Scorpion Compact Vision. To support our vision of 3D in 2D images we have added automatic LED  and Laser strobing to the new Scorpion 3D Stinger MLaser Camera. The camera creates 3D images in real-time combining the best stereo vision and a multiple-line laser. Both red and IR lasers are supported.  The camera is fully supported by the latest Scorpion Vision Software X.II. It comes factory calibrated to the defined 3D field-of-view. The Scorpion 3D Stinger Calculator is handy to select resolution, camera angles and lenses.

More Scorpion Stinger innovations will follow

Scorpion 3D Stinger MLaser Camera creates the 3D shape of a cake in real-time

Thor Vollset – CEO Tordivel AS says “We are so excited with Scorpion Compact Vision. The extended Compact Vision family will make it easier for our partners to succed. The total cost of a machine vision solution will go down and everybody will be happy. The Scorpion 2D Stinger Camera with integrated illumination and the Scorpion Stinger LEDspot make it easier to deploy reliable solutions and reduce deployment cost. When we combine strobing. multiple exposured images and smart image processing we see that the illumination part of many applications can be solved only by a couple of Scorpion LEDspots.  We will continue to support and launch more Scorpion Stinger units to enhance and improve the Scorpion Compact Vision Concept for 2D and 3D machine vision. In UK we won the Food Processing award in Robotics and Automation together with Mitsubishi and Quasar Automation for the unique 3D cake decoration system. The system is based on the Scorpion 3D Stinger MLaser Camera and we see this as an important recognition for our real-time  3D in 2D image processing concept.”

Scorpion Compact Vision Concept
Scorpion Compact Vision System provides powerful machine vision for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills.  The Scorpion Stinger family of hardware components is compatible with Scorpion Vision Software. We provide all hw and sw components needed  to make  machine vision automation. This includes configurable sw for 2D and 3D image processing, image storing and traceability, data logging, configurable IO, interfacing with PLCs, robots and databases, support for the latest GigE cameras with cost and quality tailored to the application.  In the Scorpion Stinger family there are industrial IP-64 2D and 3D cameras with integrated illumination, industrial LEDbars and support for a large number of flexible IO modules. The Scorpion Vision Software supports  more or less any protocol like rs-232, tcp/ip, modbus, profibus and OPC.

Scorpion Compact Vision solves almost any tasks within 2D and 3D robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, colour identification and gauging.

Contact:

Thor Vollset, CEO Tordivel AS
Phone:+47 2315 8700
Email: thor@tordivel.no

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Scorpion Stinger LEDspot™, Scorpion Stinger LEDbar™, Scorpion 2D Stinger™, Scorpion 3D Stinger™, Scorpion Compact Vision System™  and Scorpion Vision Apps™  are trademarks and Scorpion Vision Software® is a registered trademark of Tordivel AS.

Scorpion Version X.I is here!

Oslo, Norway April 13, 2013

Tordivel AS announces a  major update to Scorpion Vision Software® Version X with focus on improvement and usability for the unique Scorpion Vision Apps™ and supporting our Scorpion Compact Vision System platform.

Scorpion Compact Vision System

Scorpion Compact Vision System

Tordivel’s continuing and unalterable requirement on making advanced mechanisms available and usable has again evolved with build # 548 since the initial release of Scorpion in 2000.

Scorpion Compact Vision System™ – updated over the Internet

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It is easy to try and evaluate the Scorpion Compact Vision System™ including Scorpion Vision Apps™ and Scorpion 3D Stinger™ solutions. The system is preconfigured with the latest version of the software including a complete set of demo profiles and tutorials describing how to take advantage of the system. The TordivelBlog is the site for inspiration and the best advice in making your machine vision app.

One Push 3D Calibration™

We have made it easier to calibrate 3D machine vision system with our own One Push 3D Calibration™ technology making it possible for anyone to maintain and calibrate a 3D solutions.

One Push 3D Calibration

One Push 3D Calibration

Version X.I  is easier to use than ever with a complete new graphical user Interface

We have updated and improved the Scorpion Vision in Metro style to make Scorpion more usable and to be able to make a compact and friendly user interface with the minimum effort.

  • Significantly improved, faster and easier to use Point&Click User Interface
  • Integrated device independant integrated IO system
  • Professional Point & Click Image Logging and Data Logging modules
  • Off-the-shelf Color Identification System based on Scorpion Compact Vision
  • Make your own custom user-interface with our Data Input Pages

Make the best OEM platform with Scorpion Vision Apps™ 2.0

We have improved the Scorpion Vision Apps to continue to lower the integration cost of machine vision in manufacturing. The user configures the App by point and click on custom configuration pages.  The user screen is compact and easy to understand. The Scorpion Vision Apps are based on 2D or 3D machine vision. The open architecture of Scorpion Version X makes it easy to package OpenCV, Numpy and SciPy based systems in a professional Vision App.

Scorpion Vision Software® Concept

Scorpion Vision Software provides powerful image processing for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills. Machine Solutions and Scorpion Vision Apps are developed in a user friendly graphical user interface that can be customized to show various amounts of information and controls to the operator. A number of different image analysis tools are available with user selectable outputs. This allows for rapid development from the simplest to the most complex image analysis tasks. The Scorpion Tool Components extends the Scorpion Toolbox with OpenCV, Numpy, SciPy or other image processing modules.

The user interface also has built-in statistics and logging capabilities making it ideal for process control and integrating with manufacturing database systems. Scorpion Vision Software® is an extremely robust and accurate 2D and 3D machine vision framework including: integrated python development, 2D toolbox of 100 tools, 2D and 3D visualization, 3D toolbox containing 50 tools, extremely accurate 3D stereo vision, a nice tool set for 3D point cloud processing.

Scorpion Vision Software® is an independent and open software tool. The system gives the user the choice of a small form factor of an embedded PC,  a SmartCam, a Compact PC or the power of an Industrial PC multi-core PC. The system is founded on top of a standard Windows XP/7/8 PC platform. It is cost effective benefitting from the processing power of the multi core CPU, low cost – high quality firewire/usb/GigE cameras and the possibility of connecting multiple cameras to one PC.

The Scorpion Stinger family of hardware components is compatible with Scorpion Vision Software. Scorpion solves tasks within 2D and 3D robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, color identification and gauging.

Contact:
Thor Vollset, Managing Director Tordivel AS
Phone: +47 2315 8700
Email: thor@tordivel.no

Scorpion Vision Software® is a registered trademark of Tordivel AS.  Scorpion 3D Stinger™, Scorpion Vision Apps™  and Scorpion Compact Vision System™ is a trademark of Tordivel AS.

Scorpion Compact Vision System – Press Release

Oslo, Norway, December 13th, 2012

Scorpion Vision Apps PackageWe are introducing a new concept Scorpion Compact Vision System. The first product in this exciting series is the Scorpion Basic Plus that is targeting cost-effective 2D robot vision, assembly verification, identification and sorting.  The system targets OEM and system integrators that want a professional configurable, low cost and rugged multi camera system.

Thor Vollset – CEO Tordivel AS says “This launch is very important for Tordivel. The new product is the first in a strategic family of 2D and 3D product offerings that complement our Scorpion Vision Software product range. The focus is to make it easier to deploy for our great OEM and system integrator partners. The first product is designed to be low cost, flexible and reliable and to support our Scorpion Vision Apps software products. We have partnered with Sony to provide the best and reliable high-quality camera solutions.”

“The system is based on the latest software innovations in machine vision.”
The core of the system is the latest release of Scorpion Vision Software Version X with new Metro look and the best Windows compatibility. The compact user interface enables the user to use the PC with multiple machine vision systems.

Complete Vision Package with proven machine vision hardware
The package consists of the following state-of-the-art machine vision components: Scorpion Vision Basic Plus – an enhanced version of Scorpion Basic designed to make accurate 2D Robot Vision, a Scorpion Compact PC – a robust solid state, fanless PC with flexible expansions slots and 1 – 4 digital firewire or GigE cameras from Sony.

The system can be connected to other devices with digital io, rs-232, modbus and tcp/ip.

In addition a nice selection of Scorpion Vision Apps is included in the package to make it easy for the user.

Updated over the Internet
The Compact Vision System is easy to keep up to date. The Scorpion Vision Installer is continuously updated over the internet. New components, apps and samples are added to the Scorpion Vision Repository.

Scorpion Vision Software® Concept
Scorpion Vision Software provides powerful image processing for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills. Machine Solutions and Scorpion Vision Apps are developed in a user friendly graphical user interface that can be customized to show various amounts of information and controls to the operator. A number of different image analysis tools are available with user selectable outputs. This allows for rapid development from the simplest to the most complex image analysis tasks. The Scorpion Tool Components extends the Scorpion Toolbox with OpenCV, Numpy, SciPy or other image processing modules.
The user interface also has built-in statistics and logging capabilities making it ideal for process control and integrating with manufacturing database systems. Scorpion Vision Software® is an extremely robust and accurate 2D and 3D machine vision framework including: integrated python development, 2D toolbox of 100 tools, 2D and 3D visualization, 3D toolbox containing 50 tools, extremely accurate 3D stereo vision and a nice tool set for 3D point cloud processing.
Scorpion Vision Software® is an independent and open software tool. The system gives the user the choice of a small form factor of an embedded PC, a SmartCam or the power of an Industrial PC multi-core PC. The system is founded on top of a standard Windows XP/Vista/7 PC platform. It is cost effective benefitting from the processing power of the multi core CPU, low cost – high quality firewire/usb/GigE cameras and the possibility of connecting multiple cameras to one PC.
The Scorpion Stinger family of hardware components is compatible with Scorpion Vision Software. Scorpion solves tasks within 2D and 3D robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, color identification and gauging.

Contact:

Thor Vollset, CEO Tordivel AS
Phone:+47 2315 8700
Email: thor@tordivel.no

More information:

 Scorpion 3D Stinger™, Scorpion Compact Vision System™  and Scorpion Vision Apps™  are trademarks and Scorpion Vision Software® is a registered trademark of Tordivel AS.

Scorpion Vision Apps 2.0

Oslo, Norway, December 5th, 2012

Scorpion Vision Apps Package

We have improved the Scorpion Vision Apps to continue to lower the integration cost of machine vision in manufacturing. The user configures the App by point and click on custom configuration pages.  The user screen is compact and easy to understand. The Scorpion Vision Apps are based on 2D or 3D machine vision. The open architecture of Scorpion Version X makes it easy to package OpenCV, Numpy and SciPy based systems in a professional Vision App.

“The Scorpion Vision Apps turn any PC with a camera into a professional Vision System.”
With the release of Version X the new Metro look and Windows compatibility, we are happy to announce that Scorpion Vision Apps 2.0 is available for our customers, OEMs and partners. The compact user interface enables the user to use the PC with multiple machine vision systems. We support all major Windows operating systems from XP embedded, XP, Windows-7 and Windows-8 32 bit and 64 bit with Scorpion Vision Software and the market’s widest range of cameras, io-devices and PC range.

Complete Vision Apps Packages with Proven Hardware
We have worked hard to make the Scorpion Version X extremely reliable. With proven hardware we can deliver Scorpion Vision Apps that run for a full calendar year without even a single reboot.

To make it easy and cost-effective for our users, we can supply complete packages with all you need to implement a reliable machine vision solution with Scorpion Vision Apps.

This range from the Advantech IO, Scorpion MonoStinger cameras, quality firewire and  gige accessories, certified Scorpion Stinger embedded PCs, gige and Smart Cameras from Sony and high performance Scorpion Stinger Industrial PCs.

Runs on any PC – updated over the Internet
It is easy to try and evaluate Scorpion Vision Software, Scorpion Vision Apps and Scorpion 3D Stinger solutions. The premium installer is available with 30 days free trial licences from the TordivelBlog where you get inspired and receive the best advice in making your machine vision app. Scorpion Vision turns any PC with a camera into a professional machine vision solution.

Scorpion Vision Software® Concept
Scorpion Vision Software provides powerful image processing for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills. Machine Solutions and Scorpion Vision Apps are developed in a user friendly graphical user interface that can be customized to show various amounts of information and controls to the operator. A number of different image analysis tools are available with user selectable outputs. This allows for rapid development from the simplest to the most complex image analysis tasks. The Scorpion Tool Components extends the Scorpion Toolbox with OpenCV, Numpy, SciPy or other image processing modules.
The user interface also has built-in statistics and logging capabilities making it ideal for process control and integrating with manufacturing database systems. Scorpion Vision Software® is an extremely robust and accurate 2D and 3D machine vision framework including: integrated python development, 2D toolbox of 100 tools, 2D and 3D visualization, 3D toolbox containing 50 tools, extremely accurate 3D stereo vision, a nice tool set for 3D point cloud processing.

Scorpion Vision Software® is an independent and open software tool. The system gives the user the choice of a small form factor of an embedded PC, a SmartCam or the power of an Industrial PC multi-core PC. The system is founded on top of a standard Windows XP/Vista/7/8 PC platform. It is cost effective benefitting from the processing power of the multi core CPU, low cost – high quality firewire/usb/GigE cameras and the possibility of connecting multiple cameras to one PC.

The Scorpion Stinger family of hardware components is compatible with Scorpion Vision Software. Scorpion solves tasks within 2D and 3D robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, color identification and gauging.

Contact:

Thor Vollset, CEO Tordivel AS
Phone:+47 2315 8700
Email: thor@tordivel.no

Scorpion 3D Stinger™ and Scorpion Vision Apps  are trademarks and Scorpion Vision Software® is a registered trademark of Tordivel AS.

Scorpion Version X is here!

Oslo, Norway October 26, 2012

Tordivel AS announces a new major release of Scorpion Vision Software® with focus on 3D Machine Vision and Microsoft Windows 8.0.

The major goal of Version X is to support our vision:

“Locate moving 3D objects in real-time”.

Tordivel’s continuing and unalterable requirement on making advanced mechanisms available and usable has again evolved with build # 532 since the initial release of Scorpion in 2000.

Scorpion Vision support Windows-8 has a new improved Metro Look

We have updated and improved the Scorpion Vision in Metro style to make Scorpion more usable and to be able to make a compact and friendly user interface with the minimum effort.

Simulation based on 3D Models reduces deployment cost and development time

The Version X release has the accumulated industrial strength and the extensive results from a series of large 3D Machine Vision R&D projects started in 2006. The latest project Scorpion 3D Modelling has resulted in a technology that makes it possible to simulate 3D Stereo Vision based on 3D Models. This reduces risk, deployment cost and installation time for Scorpion 3D Stinger based solution in many industries. The technology is available to Scorpion Vision Software partners with the release of version X.

Extended by powerful Scorpion Tool Components

With the launch of Version X we are proud to announce that more 25 Scorpion Tool Components are available with set of powerful 2D and 3D tools and other useful components. This speeds up and uniforms the creation of Scorpion Vision profiles. Tordivel will supply more than 50 new Scorpion Tool Components in the coming months – this will benefit Version X users and make them even more competitive. We want user feedback and will develope all the STC in tight cooperation with our users and partners.

We offer IPR protection through component licensing with Scorpion Vision SDK

The STCs are created with the Scorpion Vision SDK. The development kit enables the user to quickly develop tools and utilities that can be reused and protected with own license. Also integrated in the SDK is a complete machine vision GUI builder where the finest custom interface is developed without any programming.

Make the best OEM platform with Scorpion Vision Apps 2.0

We have improved the Scorpion Vision Apps to continue to lower the integration cost of machine vision in manufacturing. The user configures the App by point and click on custom configuration pages.  The user screen is compact and easy to understand. The Scorpion Vision Apps are based on 2D or 3D machine vision. The open architecture of Scorpion Version X makes it easy to package OpenCV, Numpy and SciPy based systems in a professional Vision App.

Runs on any PC – updated over the Internet

It is easy to try and evaluate Scorpion Vision Software, Scorpion Vision Apps and Scorpion 3D Stinger solutions. The premium installer is available with 30 days free trial licences from the TordivelBlog where you can get inspired and the best advice in making your machine vision app. Scorpion Vision turns any PC with a camera into a professional machine vision solution.

Scorpion Vision Software® Concept

Scorpion Vision Software provides powerful image processing for 2D and 3D applications without the need of programming skills. Machine Solutions and Scorpion Vision Apps are developed in a user friendly graphical user interface that can be customized to show various amounts of information and controls to the operator. A number of different image analysis tools are available with user selectable outputs. This allows for rapid development from the simplest to the most complex image analysis tasks. The Scorpion Tool Components extends the Scorpion Toolbox with OpenCV, Numpy, SciPy or other image processing modules.

The user interface also has built-in statistics and logging capabilities making it ideal for process control and integrating with manufacturing database systems. Scorpion Vision Software® is an extremely robust and accurate 2D and 3D machine vision framework including: integrated python development, 2D toolbox of 100 tools, 2D and 3D visualization, 3D toolbox containing 50 tools, extremely accurate 3D stereo vision, a nice tool set for 3D point cloud processing.

Scorpion Vision Software® is an independent and open software tool. The system gives the user the choice of a small form factor of an embedded PC, a SmartCam or the power of an Industrial PC multi-core PC. The system is founded on top of a standard Windows XP/Vista/7 PC platform. It is cost effective benefitting from the processing power of the multi core CPU, low cost – high quality firewire/usb/GigE cameras and the possibility of connecting multiple cameras to one PC.

The Scorpion Stinger family of hardware components is compatible with Scorpion Vision Software. Scorpion solves tasks within 2D and 3D robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, color identification and gauging.

Contact:
Thor Vollset, Managing Director Tordivel AS
Phone: +47 2315 8700
Email: thor@tordivel.no

Scorpion Vision Software® is a registered trademark of Tordivel AS.  Scorpion 3D Stinger™ is a trademark of Tordivel AS.

Scorpion 3D Stinger™ for Robot Vision

Scorpion 3D Stinger

Oslo, Norway, October 21, 2102

Introduction
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. Today parts are often picked and stacked manually. Manufacturers spend a lot of time and resources shifting or organizing parts in the manufacturing process or feeding robots and machines with parts. To pick unordered parts requires that the robot can recognize the parts from many angles, and that it knows where in space to pick.

Product Description
The automation software Scorpion 3D Stinger™ for Robot Vision from Tordivel AS identifies and locates any part in 3D and accurately locates the 3D coordinates in space. The system is the robot’s eyes.

To teach the system, the part’s physical dimension is described in a simple text file. This is used by Scorpion 3D Stinger™ together with information from the camera images, to calculate the most accurate picking position in space. The system combines the 3D stereo vision images with the 3D data in a unique way – the system never fails!


Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera
The Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera is designed to be used in advanced Robot Vision application with it’s compact size and rigid construction. The camera is available in a large number of configurations for 3D Stereo Vision, 3D Scanner and 3D Stereo Laser applications.  Premier features are One Push 3D Calibration and real-time 3D location and identification of moving objects.

3D Pallet Picking
Tordivel has developed a powerful platform for 3D pallet picking. There are ready to use solutions for cylinders, blocks and gears. All solutions are based on the Scorpion 3D Stinger Camera and handles variants without any training. The different products are described by their physical dimensions this provides a tremendous saving.

Scorpion Vision Framework
The basis for the product is Scorpion Vision Software, developed by Tordivel AS. This is a generic software package for 2D and 3D machine vision. Scorpion Vision Software is the first and only 3D machine software on the market where image analysis is done without any programming. We believe this is unique in a global context. The platform makes it possible for a Scorpion 3D Stinger™ system to add inspection and quality control tasks when needed. Scorpion has built-in modules for communication with all industrial robots and is easily adapted to any motion control unit. The product contains a large toolbox for 2D and 3D imaging and can easily be extended with new tools – like building blocks. The system is an open framework built around the script language python and uses only well known industry standard interfaces. Cameras from all major camera vendors can be used with the software. Scorpion Vision Software is under constant development.

Based on a strategic 3D R&D effort
The product is a result of years of research and development in 3D machine vision. Tordivel AS has participated in research projects in this area both nationally and internationally since 2006. The Scorpion 3D Stinger™ for Robot Vision is developed in the AutoCast R&D project sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council and coordinated by Jøtul AS.

The best 3D technology for OEMs
The Scorpion 3D Stinger technology can be used with any camera connected to a PC and is adaptable to provide the best 3D OEM application with a focus on cost and / or performance.

Industrial Strength 3D
Tordivel has delivered 3D Robot Solutions since 2006. Scorpion 3D Stinger™ Technology has been deployed at numerous location in furniture, automotive, offshore, pharmaceutical and other industries.

Global Distribution and Partner Network
The product is distributed and sold to a selected group of cutting-edge OEMs, end-users, automation partners and robot system integrators. Scorpion 3D Stinger™for Robot Vision will be presented at at the Vision 2012 exhibition in Stuttgart to find more partners for the Scorpion 3D Stinger™ technology program.

Read more at TordivelBlog and at the Scorpion 3D Stinger Web