3D camera blazes industrial measurement
Sony sensor enables a more precise and sensitive scanning of reflected light.
Basler’s blaze, a second-generation 3D camera, brings Sony DepthSense Time-of-Flight technology to industrial measurement.
Equipped with vertical cavity surface emitting laser technology, the compact IP67 camera operates in the near-infrared spectrum (wavelength range 940 nm) and works well under daylight conditions.
A multipart image consists of a distance, intensity and confidence map with a frame rate of 30 frames per second. 3D point clouds and 2D gray images are generated in real time within the camera, reducing the host system’s processor load.
The Sony sensor enables a more precise and sensitive scanning of reflected light. The camera measures optical values almost to the millimetre over a range of up to 10 m, independent of light and contrast and with a resolution of 640 pixels x 480 pixels.
Basler, a German manufacturer of industrial cameras with North American offices in Exton, Pa., says it will begin production of the camera by the end of the year.
This article originally appeared in the July-August 2019 print issue of PLANT Magazine.