From pick & place to quality assurance: Ensenso 3D cameras from IDS prove themselves in a wide variety of application scenarios. A prototype of the new Ensenso XR camera family was presented for the first time at VISION.
Ensenso XR is the first model of the Ensenso 3D camera series to feature on-board processing. This means that it calculates the 3D point clouds itself and transfers them via Gigabit Ethernet or Wifi to a host PC for further 3D data analysis. These results provide the following advantages:
Faster creation of 3D point clouds (compared to creation by host PC)
Reduced network bandwidth load due to direct results
Reduction of the computing load on the host PC
Ensenso XR is therefore ideally suited for multi-camera systems, as the load on bandwidth and connected PCs, for example, are critical factors for the success of such scenarios. Depending on the parameterization, the 1GigE models of the new camera family are about twice as fast as those of the Ensenso X series. Bin picking applications that are designed for the fastest possible clock rate, for example, benefit from the higher speed. Another advantage of Ensenso XR is that if data is transmitted via Wifi, only one cable (power supply) needs to be connected to the camera.
The model presented at VISION is similar in terms of field of view and resolution to the Ensenso X series with 1.3 MP sensors and can precisely detect both entire pallets and small objects. For the detection of a packed Euro pallet measuring 120 cm × 80 cm × 100 cm, the Z accuracy is just under 1 mm at a camera distance of approximately two metres. For the start of the Ensenso XR series with 1 GigE models in spring 2019, both variants with uEye CP and uEye FA industrial cameras (protection code IP65/67) with 1.6 MP and 5 MP sensors are planned.
"Ensenso XR complements the stereo vision cameras of the N and X series. The new camera family inherits the modular concept and precise detail capture of the Ensenso X-Series and provides new scope through the fast capture of 3D point clouds, from which many applications will benefit." Dr. Martin Hennemann, Product Manager Ensenso