Scorpion 3D SmartCam™

Tordivel AS (Oslo, Norway)  has released a new product to support all SmartCams from Sony.  Scorpion 3D SmartCam™ is a fully integrated and compact  solution ideal for machine builders and OEMs.

The fully integrated machine vision solution, consists of a SmartCamera from Sony and Scorpion Vision Software® with the latest 3D Vision algorithms. Optional GigE camera from Sony can be added to implement true stereo-vision or smartcam multicamera solutions. The 3D SmartCamera is a natural advance when 2D processing is insufficient to solve the machine vision challenge.






3D Model created by Scorpion 3D Smartcam





Benefits in 3D Machine Vision

The benefits in 3D machine are:

  • Works in physical coordinates
    • easy to verify – can verify against cad drawings
  • Object location does not degrade when the object position changes
  • It is possible to detect that something is wrong
    • in 2D machine vision there is normally no quality measure
  • The systems are more accurate
  • The system should never fail

‘‘Scorpion Vision Software is a powerful framework where the user can process 2D and 3D images from our cameras without programming’‘, says Thor Vollset, CEO of Tordivel AS.  ‘‘With Scorpion 3D SmartCam, the user can choose to do MonoPose3Dor standard stereo vision. The 3D reference systems in Scorpion make it easy to do 3D with 2D image processing algorithms. The object is located in space and the 3D reference is passed to the 2D tools performing sub-pixel measurements in space. The 3D points and features can be converted to true 3D Point Clouds or 3D Images that are visualized and efficiently processed.  We believe this is a unique offering in 3D machine vision.”

About Scorpion Vision Software

3D imageScorpion Vision Software® is an extremely robust and accurate 2D and 3D machine vision software framework including: integrated python development, .net plugins, 2D toolbox of 100 tools, 2D and 3D visualization, 3D toolbox containing 50 tools, extremely accurate 3D stereo vision, a nice toolset for point cloud processing including ConnectedComponents, PlaneFit, SphereFit, CylinderFit and 3DMaMa™.

Scorpion Vision Software® is an independent and open software tool for industrial vision. The system gives the user the choice of a small form factor of an embedded PC, a Sony SmartCam or the power of an Industrial PC multicore PC. The system is founded on top of a standard Windows XP / XPe/ Windows 7 PC platform. It is cost effective benefitting from the processing power of the multicore CPU, the low cost and high quality firewire/usb/GigE cameras and the possibility of connecting multiple cameras to one PC. Scorpion solves tasks within robot vision, label inspection, assembly verification, color identification and gauging.

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