When 3D image processing is used in compute-intensive applications, interfaces and CPU power quickly become a bottleneck. Wouldn't it be convenient if the 3D camera already did some of the computing? Ensenso XR is the first stereo vision camera offered by IDS that processes 3D data directly in the FPGA. The camera family initially consists of XR30 and XR36 models. They are very robust thanks to IP65/67 protection class, feature 1.6 MP Sony sensors and can detect objects at working distances of up to 5 metres.
Since the camera calculates 3D data itself, a high-performance industrial PC is no longer required. The transfer of result data instead of raw data also reduces the load on the network considerably. Thanks to the WiFi interface, wireless data transmission is optionally available. "This is particularly useful for setup and maintenance processes, or when cabling is difficult or cost-intensive," explains Martin Hennemann, product manager and 3D image processing specialist at IDS.