The fast 10GigE uEye Warp10 cameras will complement the IDS range of 2D cameras from 2022 onwards

Image processing as a key technology for Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory.

Automata, the leading trade fair for intelligent automation and robotics, will be held in Munich from 21 to 24 June 2022. At the stand of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH B5.203, visitors will learn about the capabilities of modern cameras with 2D, 3D and artificial intelligence . The combination of industrial image processing and automation allows for revolutionary synergies. This is especially true for the built-in IDS NXT vision system with AI, which can be seamlessly integrated into Industry 4.0 systems thanks to REST and OPC UA. Since many robotics tasks can only be successfully solved with 3D data, another focus is on the introduction of the Ensenso family of 3D cameras. With the Ensenso S, an entry-level budget model is now available that makes 3D technology accessible in a low-threshold way.

Rule-based image processing quickly reaches its limits if the data for the images to be analyzed vary too often and the differences are difficult or impossible to analyze analytically. In these cases, reliable automation can often only be realized with the help of artificial intelligence. Machine learning transfers the ability to make flexible and independent decisions to image processing systems. The potential of such applications is huge – at the same time, barriers to entry are great, as developing an AI vision solution usually requires experience, programming effort and investment in computer hardware and storage hardware. The answer to this challenge is IDS NXT. Thanks to the all-in-one AI Vision package, neural networks can be trained even without prior knowledge, performed on an industrial camera and thus individual applications can be implemented. The system is constantly evolving. A new feature, for example, is the block-based editor, with which users can develop their own program sequences with AI image processing functions, such as object recognition or classification, without any programming knowledge.

With the cameras, Ensenso IDS offers a solution for acquiring 3D images that impresses with precision, economy and speed. The new Ensenso S series is designed specifically for applications that require affordable, easy-to-integrate and industrial 3D camera technology. The camera is equipped with a zinc cast housing (IP65 / 67), a 1.6 MP Sony sensor and an infrared LED laser. It is especially suitable for large projects and companies that want to make their first experiences with 3D vision. There is also news about the Ensenso software. One of the challenges in processing 3D point clouds is locating known CAD parts. With the new PartFinder feature (add-on, license required) in EnsensoSDK, there is now a suitable solution that is optimally combined with the Ensenso series of cameras and integrated into the EnsensoSDK GUI tools.

IDS will present the new products at booth B5.203 with the help of demo systems. There will be more to discover: from new camera models in the uEye 2D product line – such as the ultra-fast 10GigE uEye Warp10 camera – to the online visionpier market, with which IDS has created a one-stop shop for imaging solutions. More information:

Image processing meets automation: IDS at automatica 2022, booth B5.203 @IDS_Imaging #Engineering #Processing

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