Southampton, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 27, 2009 -- The product is based on Sonyâs innovative Smart Camera XCI platform, a compact camera/PC unit measuring just 94mm wide by 140mm in length, and runs the popular operating system, Windows XP. The camera itself is a high performance industrial unit that can capture images at up to 90 frames per second in full colour. Equipped with a modern mobile processor, it is a powerful unit that can process data faster than standard desktop PCs of just a few years ago. This power house of an intelligent camera is put to good use with the bundled Scorpion Vision application software that comes pre-installed in this package.
Scorpion Vision Software is an open, machine vision program that is designed for non-programmers to create advanced machine vision applications, that are used to automate repetitive inspection processes on the production line. The software is also used extensively for non-contact measurement both on the production line, in an âin-lineâ deployment where the system will inspect, check or measure and output data in real-time, and in an âoff-lineâ environment for high precision measurement â with micron level accuracy.
Paul Wilson, Director at Scorpion Vision Ltd said, âThis latest innovation is an enhancement of an already successful product. Tordivel, the company behind Scorpion Vision Software have recently created a new vision tool called MonoPose3D. This enables a user to locate an objectâs position and height. The height element is something normally only acquired by stereo vision systems, where dual cameras are used to process perspective. It can be a difficult function to use, as 3D systems are notoriously complicated to set up. We believe the Scorpion SmartCam3D package resolves this, as the camera comes ready calibrated and therefore requires minimal set up timeâ.
3D machine vision has a broad range of uses, but this latest development should be of interest to those engineers who work with robotics. The SmartCam3D package offers minimal footprint with maximum functionality â a reduction in the amount of hardware required to build 3D robot vision. The camera can be deployed as a single device with only a power connection and control and interfacing can be managed by a wireless network connection. The company claims to have already installed such systems that are running successfully 24 hours a day.
Scorpion Vision Ltd is running a Sony Technology Day at the Sony HQ in Weybridge, Surrey. The event, scheduled for 10th December 2009 is open to all. Interested parties who would like to find out more about these and other technical developments in the field of automated inspection and measurement should visit http://www.scorpionvision.co.uk for further information and to register their interest.