Best 3D Vision Systems ranked by User Reviews

3D vision systems enable robots and machines to perceive their surroundings and gather 3D information about objects and environments. They use cameras, sensors, and algorithms to provide real-time data for accurate object identification, location, and tracking.

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RealSense™ D400 Product Family
intel RealSense™ D400 Product Family

Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D400 Series is designed to equip devices with the ability to see, understand, interact with, and learn from the environment. The D400 Series includes ready-to-use cameras that can be easily added to your existing prototypes via USB, Depth Modules that can be integrated directly into product designs, Vision Processors and Vision Processor Cards to process the raw data from the RealSense™ Cameras, and Intel® RealSense™ SDK (Software Development Kit), an open-source, cross-platform Development Suite including libraries, wrappers, sample code, and tools.

RealSense™ Depth Cameras use stereo vision to calculate depth. The stereo vision implementation consists of a left imager, a right imager, and an optional infrared projector. The infrared projector projects a non-visible static IR pattern to improve depth accuracy in scenes with low texture. The left and right imagers capture the scene and send raw image data to the Vision Processor, which calculates depth values for each pixel in the image by correlating points on the left image to the right image, and via shift between a point on the Left image and the Right image. The depth pixel values are processed to generate a depth frame. Subsequent depth frames create a depth video stream.

Pickit L-HD
Pickit Pickit L-HD

Highly accurate 3D vision system with large FOV

  • Medium and large parts or surfaces, big bins and pallets
  • Object size starting from 50x50x10 mm
  • Top performance

Cognex’s 3D-A5000 series is an area scan 3D camera designed to capture high-resolution 3D images. It features 3D LightBurst technology which rapidly acquires images to maximize throughput. High-resolution 3D images combined with industry-leading Cognex 3D vision tools enable reliable and accurate solutions to applications such as assembly verification, in-line measurement, and robotic guidance.

The 3D-A5000 offers a variety of fields of view and measurement ranges to accommodate applications in the automotive, consumer goods, and logistics industries. Other features and benefits include:

Patent-pending 3D LightBurst technology enables rapid image acquisition
More than 1.5 million 3D data points detect fine features on parts
High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode captures scenes with high contrast
Powerful 3D tools in VisionPro solve challenging 3D applications
Factory-calibration delivers results in real-world units
Rugged IP65-rated housing provides protection in harsh factory environments

Completes more 3D inspections in less time

The 3D-A5000 features 3D LightBurst technology which casts a unique blue light pattern on a part to acquire high-resolution 3D images at an unparalleled speed. It delivers a full field-of-view (FOV) 3D point cloud image as fast as 200 milliseconds, allowing higher throughput and shorter cycle times for time-critical in-line applications.

Delivers accurate, repeatable 3D vision inspection results

The 3D-A5000 delivers high-resolution 3D point cloud images constructed from over 1.5 million 3D data points. These high-resolution images coupled with a powerful Cognex 3D toolset in VisionPro, including PatMax 3D, allow the 3D-A5000 to solve a wide range of applications from assembly verification to in-line measurement and robotic guidance.

Performs reliably in harsh factory environments

The 3D-A5000 has a rugged IP65-rated, die cast aluminum housing that is built to last on the factory floor. The industrial design ensures consistent measurement results, even under varying temperatures.

blaze Time-of-Flight 3D Camera
Basler blaze Time-of-Flight 3D Camera

3D imaging for industrial applications

The blaze Time-of-Flight camera offers precise 3D imaging in real time thanks to Sony’s DepthSense™ sensor technology and onboard depth image processing.

The Basler blaze industrial 3D camera operates on the pulsed Time-of-Flight principle. Its laser diodes work in the NIR range (940 nm), generating 2D and 3D data in one shot. This multipart image includes a 3D point cloud, intensity image, range map, and confidence map.

The Basler blaze offers VGA resolution, high precision and accuracy, plus powerful features at an attractive price. This makes it ideal for a wide range of 3D vision applications in logistics and factory automation.

The highlights of the blaze 3D camera:

Dual Exposure HDR
Precise 3D imaging
for high contrast scenes

IP67 camera

For demanding
industrial applications

Hardware Trigger

Precise triggering with low latency
for real-time 3D image acquisition

Liberty Reach VPresence

VPresence verifies that closures are in the correct position and acts as a safety check, stopping the robot or line when parts are not in the correct position.


VPresence achieves unrivaled communication speed, sent directly to the PLC.


VPresence is not affected by ambient factory lighting changes and requires no external lights, reducing faults and downtime.


The system easily accommodates multiple vehicle models, requiring no additional sensors.


VPresence is built to withstand punishing factory conditions and keep on working.


VPresence can dependably detect the absence or presence of complex parts under various circumstances.


Installation, operation, adjustments, and maintenance are quick, easy and economical.

SOLOMON vision Solscan

Solscan Enables Fast and Easy Development of Customized 3D Applications

Solscan offers a quick and reliable way to develop various applications, giving system integrators, machine builders, and industrial end-users a perfect tool to easily customize 3D applications. Solscan uses structured light technology for 3D scanning, achieving the capability to generate a high-quality and accurate point cloud.

Solscan Key Advantages:

Fast Scanning
Solscan completes a scanning process in about 1.5 seconds, producing high-quality point clouds using six-axis configurations (x, y, z, Rx, Ry, Rz).

Dual Camera
Two built-in 2D cameras are constantly monitoring for any possible errors due to overlapping objects.

Color Function
Solscan is equipped with high-quality RGB cameras, which allow it to develop crucial applications to deal with color differentiations.

Friendly GUI
Solscan comes with an easy-to-use GUI and software that simplifies the process of point cloud export.

Compatible with Robot Operating System (ROS)
The resulting point clouds are send to an ROS for application development within the system.

GenICam 3D Interface
Solscan supports GenICam 3D interface, which simplifies the user′s tasks on 3D software such as Halcon and Common Vision Blox (CVB) among others.

ZED Mini
Stereolabs ZED Mini

ZED Mini brings the best of virtual and augmented reality together. Using advanced depth sensing technology, the camera lets you live experiences like never before in a world where the real and virtual merge seamlessly.

Stereo-IMU Camera
ZED Mini mimics the way we perceive the world. The camera captures high-resolution stereo video so you can experience mixed-reality applications in 3D with a true sense of presence.

Inside-Out Tracking

Walk, jump, crouch and dodge projectiles! The ZED Mini understands how you move through space and adjusts virtual objects accordingly. No external sensors required.

Dynamic Space Mapping

Interact with life-size virtual objects that project dynamic lights and shadows around you. Virtual elements blend seamlessly in the real world, in a far more realistic way than with any other AR device.

See the world like never before.
Experience an augmented world with low latency stereo pass-through optimized for viewing in VR headsets. More immersive than ever.

Navigate life-size AR environments.

Natural lights, shadows and occlusions. Experience a seamless integration between the real and virtual worlds.

Experience photorealistic depth occlusions.

Thanks to real-time high resolution depth mapping, virtual objects are naturally occluded by real objects without the need to scan your space.

Interact with the physical world.

The ZED Mini lets you add perception of people and objects in space. This enables a level of interaction and realism never seen before with augmented reality devices.

Build multi-user AR experiences.

Create exciting mixed-reality experiences combining social interaction with the immersive nature of VR. You can even add a spectator ZED camera to capture an external viewpoint. Learn more.

Sick Ruler3000

Highly accurate with an unmatched measurement speed, the new generation Ruler3000 3D cameras will be the number one choice for machine vision system integrators and industrial applications. Being powered by the unique 3D CMOS sensor from SICK tailored for superior image processing, their measurement results are very reliable. The factory-calibrated sensor extracts the true 3D shape of an object, regardless of its contrast or color. Ruler3000 delivers accurate measurement values down to 3 µm in height. Thanks to the guaranteed field-of-view concept, commissioning is easy. GigE Vision and GenICam compliance ensures cost-effective integration.

At a glance:

  • SICK’s CMOS sensor with ROCC technology for superior 3D performance
  • 3D profiles at up to 7 kHz full format
  • Easy commissioning with guaranteed FOV concept
  • GigE Vision and GenICam compliant
  • Accurate 3D, reflectance, and scattered light measurements in one device
  • Modular industrial design, IP65/67
DS800 Series
COGNEX DS800 Series

The DS800 Series laser displacement sensors are designed to optimize product quality by providing detailed 3D inspections of your products. These simple-to-use sensors generate highly accurate three-dimensional renderings of parts under inspection by combining laser triangulation with advanced image formation. Surface-level features, such as length, width, height, and tilt, can then be extracted from these renderings with micrometer precision.

Able to work in the harshest factory settings, the DS800 Series offers high-performance in a compact, IP65-rated form factor. These powerful 3D vision sensors provide manufacturers across all industries with a cost-effective solution for automating 3D vision tasks, including inspection, guidance, and measurement applications.

Upgrade your 3D inspections with advanced technical features
Blue laser technology generates high-quality 3D images, up to 1920 3D points and <0.5 µm vertical resolution
Off-the-shelf, pre-calibrated hardware allows for easy factory integration
High-speed 3D image acquisition increases production line speed and maximizes throughput
Full software suite and access to extensive 3D vision libraries enable rapid application setup
Low operating temperature reduces power consumption and improves metrology performance
Industrial, compact housing offers better stability and flexibility for machine and robot integration

Improve quality and expedite deployment with factory pre-calibration
Each sensor unit in the DS800 Series is individually calibrated with a variety of reference points within the field of view and measurement range. Using this unique calibration method you can correct any kind of distortion and deviation including:

Perspective distortion
Lens distortion
Laser non-linearity
Manufacturing tolerances

Maintain your competitive edge with innovative technologies
Several core technologies differentiate the DS800 Series in the 3D sensor market. These include integrated optics, optimized resolution, and advanced filtering.

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Integrated Optics – Embedded optics and laser illumination eliminate the need for lenses and lighting to be evaluated, tested, and purchased for every application.

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Optimized Resolution – Integration of the latest technology enables more precise measurements, detection of smaller defects, and better automation control than other 3D sensors.

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Advanced Filtering – Unique filtering process generates highly accurate images of products with complex surface features, such as glass, specular, and highly reflective surfaces.

Sick Visionary-T

Visionary-T 3D vision sensors from SICK offer maximum flexibility for indoor use due to their innovative 3D-snapshot technology. The Visionary-T provides real-time depth information for each pixel – even for stationary applications – based on time-of-flight measurement. The sensors transmit the complete raw data and data that has been specifically pre-processed for the application in question. In addition, however, it is also possible to transfer measured values that have already been evaluated, resulting in simple sensor responses. In this way, the right information is always transmitted – customized to suit the respective application. High-performance visualization tools and reliable 3D information make the Visionary-T the ideal solution in applications including intralogistics, robotics, or industrial vehicles.

At a glance:

Record up to 50 3D images per second

Distance values: 144 x 176 pixels per recording

Output of 3D data via a Gigabit Ethernet interface and simple digital outputs

Provision of application-specific data

Temperature range: 0 °C ... 50 °C or 0 °C ... 45 °C (depending on the housing), enclosure rating: IP67

Sick TriSpector1000

The TriSpector1000 is a stand-alone configurable sensor for cost-efficient 3D inspections. No matter what the shape, color or orientation of the product, the sensor is up to the challenge. Now content, completeness and emptiness can be verified in all dimensions. It is perfectly suited for solving quality control applications in the consumer goods and packaging industry. Thanks to its intuitive user interface, the TriSpector1000 ensures easy commissioning and operation. Even quick device replacement is easy with guaranteed field of view and re-use of saved settings.

At a glance:

  • 3D inspection of moving parts
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Embedded image analysis
  • Easy replacement concept
  • High resolution 3D image with intensity overlay
  • Factory calibrated 3D data, true mm values in all dimensions
  • Rugged IP67 metal housing
Sick Ranger3

Highly accurate and with an unmatched measurement speed, the next generation Ranger3 streaming cameras can be configured for a wider range of needs. Powered by our unique 3D sensor tailored for demanding vision applications, Ranger3 will serve as a key component in inspection systems worldwide. The camera extracts the true 3D shape of an object, regardless of its contrast or color and as a result, improves quality for a multitude of products. Cost-effective integration is guaranteed through GigE Vision and GenICam compliance. Ranger3 offers big 3D performance in a small housing.

At a glance:

CMOS sensor from SICK with ROCC technology for superior 3D performance

Processing of up to 15.4 gigapixels/s.

Full-format 3D profile at 7 kHz

Sensor resolution: Up to 2,560 x 832 px

GigE Vision and GenICam compliant

3D, reflective, and scattered light measurement in one device

Industrial housing, optional IP65/67 enclosure rating

Sick Visionary-S

Thanks to the innovative 3D snapshot technology, Visionary-S 3D vision sensors from SICK offer maximum flexibility for countless applications in factory automation. Based on the stereo vision principle, with the Visionary-S, SICK is offering solutions for the highest demands on accuracy and speed, even for stationary applications. The Visionary-S combines structured illumination with the proven technology of a color camera and delivers colorful depth images in real time. Powerful visualization tools, broad support of common programming languages and reliable 2D and 3D information make the Visionary-S the ideal solution for robotics, intralogistics and various quality assurance tasks in production, to name a few examples.

At a glance:

Up to 30 color depth images per second

Works in absolute darkness and in daylight of up to 40 klx

Resolution: 640 px x 512 px; depth resolution down to the sub-millimeter

Output of 3D color data via a Gigabit Ethernet interface

Temperature range: 0 °C ... 50 °C (depending on the housing), enclosure rating: IP67

HDR mode

Teledyne Z-Trak

High-Performance 3D Profiler Sensor for In-Line Measurement and Inspection Applications

Z-Trak is a series of 3D profile sensors delivering high-resolution, real-time height measurements using laser triangulation. These lightweight IP67 rated profile sensors are ideal for in-line measurement, inspection, identification and guidance applications in automotive, electronics, semiconductor and factory automation.

Z-Trak series delivers reliable and repeatable results in varying operating conditions. Z-Trak models handle object widths from 8.5 mm to 1520 mm and height range of 10 mm to 1000 mm. All Z-Trak models are factory calibrated and come with a choice of laser options to suit the surface reflectance.

Z-Trak series features real-time laser line optimization for uniform measurement results, multi-sensor synchronization using generic Gigabit network routers and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) to simplify setup and configuration. Z-Trak series comes bundled with Teledyne DALSA’s field-proven software packages – Sapera LT, Sapera Processing, and Sherlock 8 3D – at no extra cost. In addition, Z-Trak sensors can operate with 3rd party software packages using either GenICam® or proprietary interfaces.

Powerful. Versatile. Easy to Integrate.
All Z-Trak models are factory calibrated and include powerful features such as FIR-peak detector, optimized optical design, adaptive laser control to optimize integration time, field proven software libraries, and many more.

The overall result? A high-accuracy, high-resolution 3D laser profiler at a low total-cost of ownership.

Open Platform Software Development Tools
GigE Vision compliant, the Z-Trak series supports both Teledyne DALSA vision software as well as off-the-shelf 3rd party 3D image processing packages.

Choose from a wide variety of versatile software to best suit your application. Z-Trak is supported by:

Sapera Processing 3D
Sherlock 8 3D
MVTec Halcon

Teledyne Z-Trak2

High-speed, in-line height measurement and inspection

Z-Trak™2 is a new family of 3D profile sensors built on Teledyne Imaging’s 3D image sensor technology, ushering in a new era of 5GigE 3D profile sensors for high-speed, in-line 3D applications.

Models deliver scan speeds of up to 45,000 profiles per second and features built-in HDR and reflection compensation algorithms to handle surfaces with varying degrees of reflectivity in a single scan. This delivers in-line height measurements for inspection, detection, identification, and guidance in electronics, semiconductor, automotive and factory automation markets segments.

Delivering scan speeds of up to 45,000 profiles/sec
Offering 2K points per profile, all Z-Trak2 models are factory calibrated and offered with either blue or red eye safe lasers to suit various surface properties and operating environments. All sensors are housed in IP67 enclosures for harsh environments and come bundled free with Teledyne Imaging’s Sherlock 8.1 —a point-and-click, rapid application development software package, Sapera Processing RTLs and Sapera LT SDK.


• Up to 2K points/profile; scan rate up to 45K profiles/sec
• Built-in single frame HDR
• 360° inspection and occlusion removal
• Handles varying surface reflectivity to deliver consistent results
• Multi-Sensor Synchronization using single, low cost setup
• IP67 enclosure for harsh operating conditions
• Sherlock 8.1 for rapid application deployment
• Red and blue models
• Reflection compensation algorithms
• Diffused or spurious topologies
• 1, 2.5 and 5GigE interface

S70 Industrial Inspection made easy
Inspekto S70 Industrial Inspection made easy

The INSPEKTO S70 is a fully equipped out-of-the-box industrial inspection product with unprecedent simplicity & immediacy.

It combines a unique electro-optics system with Autonomous Machine Vision AI (AMV-AI) technology automating industrial quality assurance.

An edge device, easy and quick to deploy – requires no project.

Inspects a plenitude of use cases and scenarios
The Inspekto S70 can inspect products and parts in endless situations – as is!
No need of tailoring the system to the specific use case.

A variety of industries; a wealth of manufacturing process; different materials, inspected for different reasons and handled in a host of methods.

Pickit L
Pickit Pickit L

Versatile and capable system at affordable price!

  • Medium and large parts or surfaces
  • Objects size starting from 50x50x10 mm
  • Best price-performance ratio

Sick Visionary-B

Thanks to the innovative 3D snapshot technology and its rugged mechanical design, the Visionary-B 3D vision sensor from SICK is ideally suited for harsh outdoor environments, e.g., ports, construction sites, or in agriculture. The Visionary-B uses the stereoscopic principle to deliver both 2D images and 3D data with every snapshot. Depending on the application, all the raw data and the intelligent image processing results can be transferred in the form of object classifications and position determinations. As a driver assistance system with a monitor and live image, Visionary-B provides a rugged, easily configurable 3D collision warning system that is quickly operational and actively warns the driver, acoustically and visually, in critical situations.

At a glance:

  • Distance values: 250 × 496 pixels and 2D image: 544 × 828 pixels
  • High temperature range from −40 °C to +75 °C
  • Rugged housing: IP69K for the sensor head
  • 2-in-1 solution: eight 3D and eight 2D images per second
  • Intelligent image processing: classification and position determination of objects
  • Activity recording for the most recent hours possible
SmartMore Inside SMI-3DSL-1000-01

SMore 3D camera is a highly integrated 3D camera with high precision, large depth of field (using MEMS micro-galvanometer scanning to achieve a focal projection, that is, the projected, coded, and structured light pattern clear at any position or under curved surfaces), low cost (It adopts self-developed MEMS, which is a silicon-based chip, and has advantages of low batch cost) and light weight. SDK for Windows and Linux. Software viewer for rapid application. Install conveniently, without any on-site calibrations. Achieving high-speed data transmission by using Gigabit Ethernet. Integrated infrared light source.

Highly integrated, all of the calculations are finished at the camera interior

High quality of real-time performance, high resolution and high precision

SmartMore Inside SMI-3DSL-2000-03

A set of line laser camera suitable for robotic arm installation. The sensor can be connected and mounted on the robotic arm, and can reach the working point with the movement of the robotic arm, which can get rid of the limitation of fixed installation field of view and expand the scanning and positioning range. At the same time, due to the small size and light weight of the product, it is convenient to change the scanning angle in a narrow range and more accurately locate the work piece in a special state. The product has a user-friendly interface and an easy-to-connect Ethernet interface, fully realizing intelligent operation. The product is equipped with a sturdy metal case and has an IP65 protection level, which is especially suitable for harsh working environments. The arm-mounted installation method can take advantage of the arm span of the robot to position the work piece in multiple or large-scale material frames and pallets, without being restricted by the height space, and can also slide with the robot on the ground rail, flexibly working in multiple saved space and cost between workstations.

Suitable for scenarios with close distance, high precision, small volume, and all outdoor demand

High-level shock-resistant and shock-proof hardware

The software optimization algorithm eliminates lens distortion and ensures the accuracy of data collection

It features the identification and positioning of dark, black and highly reflective objects

SmartMore Inside SMI-3DSL-4000-01

SMore 3D camera integrates common operators, which can directly obtain measurement data and results; high-resolution photosensitive sensor, high precision; large field of view area scanning, fast online detection; SDK that supports multiple languages ​for users to carry out secondary development.

High Resolution:
Adopt high-resolution photosensitive sensor with high precision

Get Results Fast:
Integrate common operators to directly obtain measured data and results

Liberty Reach VPick

VPick enables robot use in complex and repetitive pick and place operations and provides robot guidance for warehouse and distribution center tasks.


VPick is the fastest robot guidance system available. It generates a 6 degrees of freedom offset in milliseconds.


VPick utilizes proprietary algorithms to provide the most reliable picking application on the market.


Optimally finds and picks objects, unhindered by large shifts.


VPick is built to withstand punishing factory conditions while maintaining speed and reliability.


One system handles multiple part sizes.


Installation, operation, adjustments, and maintenance are quick, easy and economical.

3D-L4000 with VisionPro
COGNEX 3D-L4000 with VisionPro

Optimize your product quality with high-speed, high-resolution 3D inspections

The 3D-L4000 with VisionPro combines laser triangulation with advanced image formation to create highly-detailed, three-dimensional renderings of parts under inspection. From these topographical renderings, you can capture precise measurements of every surface-level feature including length, width, height, tilt, and volume.

With a rugged, IP-65 rated design and a compact form factor, the 3D-L4000 with VisionPro easily fits into any production environment and offers manufacturers of all size:

A versatile solution to automate both 2D and 3D vision tasks

Full factory calibration to simplify deployment

Contrast independent inspection for higher detection capability

Complete 2D and 3D machine vision solution
Meet any application requirement with an extensive range of sensor options and the ability to combine 3D and 2D cameras
Quickly deploy inspection, OCR, and presence/absence applications with intuitive software
Connect up to four 3D displacement sensors for centralized management

Full factory calibration for easy setup
Achieve micron-level accuracy
Prevent misalignment and motion errors
Generate measurements in real-world units
Establish consistency across production lines
Achieve higher resolution and accommodate wider fields of view
Simplify multi-head analysis with 3D image stitching

Contrast independent inspection
Detect objects on challenging backgrounds, including reflective surfaces and dark parts against dark surfaces
Generate intensity data of different regions concurrently
Enhance texture of 3D visualizations for more accurate inspections
Solve a wide range of vision tasks with height, volume, plane-fitting, and tilt tools

Optimize image formation in real-world settings
The 3D-L4000 with VisionPro includes patented, speckle-free blue laser optics that enable the system to capture higher quality images than traditional laser displacement sensors. This type of laser optics minimizes speckle and glare, common problems for 3D laser systems.

Liberty Reach V-Guide

V-Guide is a fast and versatile robot-mounted vision system that utilizes true 3D vision sensors to produce position and rotation offsets in less than one second.


V-Guide is one of the fastest robot guidance systems available, providing true 3D offsets in less than 1 second.


V-Guide is not affected by ambient factory lighting changes and requires no external lights, reducing faults and downtime.


It easily accommodates style additions and model changes, usually requiring no additional sensors or equipment.


V-Guide is built to withstand typical factory conditions with additional industrially-hardened sensor casing options available.


It can dependably calculate the largest part-to-part shifts and rotations of any guidance system available.


Installation, operation, adjustments, and maintenance are quick, easy and economical.

Helios2+ Time of Flight 3D Camera
Lucid Vision Helios2+ Time of Flight 3D Camera

Get an IP67 “factory tough”, high-performance 3D camera with the accuracy and precision you need powered by LUCID’s 3D ISP core and Sony’s DepthSense IMX556 Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor. With the Helios2+ camera delivering two new features – High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High-Speed modes – over the original Helios2, the Helios2+ provides unmatched depth data clarity and high-speed 3D imaging for 24/7 operation in harsh industrial environments.

Helios2+ Time-of-Flight Camera with On-Camera HDR & High Speed Features

The Helios2+ is an advanced version of the Helios2 ToF camera offering two new key features enabling deployment in challenging environments, High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode and High Speed Time-of-Flight mode, while retaining all other benefits of the Helios2. Both HDR and High-Speed modes are realized entirely with on-camera processing and will impair minimal changes on the vision systems back-end. The Helios2+ shares the same ‘factory tough’ industrial platform with its predecessor and is 100% mechanically and electronically compatible with the Helios2 to offer a seamless upgrade path for existing customers. Its compact form factor, industrial reliability and attractive price point make the Helios2+ ideal for many demanding 3D applications such as 3D inspection, automated material handling and robotics to run more efficiently while reducing overall system cost.

FLEX-3A series
Jenoptik FLEX-3A series

The FLEX-3A product line is designed for the incoming goods department, toolmaking, initial sampling and release, as well as for automated inspection during production.

The high-resolution scan data is capable of being compared directly against a CAD model, or used for dimensional, shape, and positional tolerance measurements. With object point resolutions down to 5 um, as well as our smart multi-image referencing using virtual targets, the FLEX-3A is ideally suited for high-precision automated 3D inspection of complex small parts.

High precison and high resolution scan data

injection moulding

  • Camera resolution up to 12 million px
  • Measuring field sizes from 20mm to 230mm
  • Blue light projection technology
  • Photogrammetric image referencing with smart camera
  • Up to 4 moveable axes

Industrial measurement technology and accuracy

  • Closed industrial housing
  • Traceable measuring accuracy
  • Calibration monitoring and automatic recalibration
  • Vibration isolation
  • Windows 10© operating system

Automated scanning and reporting

  • Direct comparison to CAD as well as inspection of dimension, form and position
  • Parametric test job creation
  • Fully automatic worker self-testing
  • Easy test plan creation with one click

The 3D scanners of the FLEX-3A series are suitable for first sample and prototype inspection, as well as automated random sample inspection during production.
complete system flex 3a

The FLEX-3A utilizes a closed housing concept, that when combined with complete automated data acquisition, calculation and evaluation, helps ensures long-term stable system calibration and operation under production conditions.

The use of an object fixed reference camera enables highly accurate and automated photogrammetric combination of partial views into one complete 3D model, with no need for registration targets.

Two integrated motorized axes by standard can be supplemented by additional axes and motion sequences as necessary.

Small measuring fields up to 20 mm object field size
5-12 million pixel stereo camera resolution
Modular measuring field change
Highly accurate measurement results
Multi-image recording without registration targets
Digital projection with blue LED lighting
Automation of data acquisition and evaluation
Motorized object and sensor movement
Motorization modular expandable
Fully automatic sensor calibration
Free and easy creation of scan plans
Closed industrial housing
Vibration insulation
Measuring principles: triangulation, structued light projection, photogrammetry

xiQ - USB3 Vision Cameras
XIMEA xiQ - USB3 Vision Cameras

Ultra compact mini camera- Only 26.4 x 26.4 x 26 mm small and mere 27 grams

Fastest - High speed, high frame rate: 500fps at VGA and 90fps at 4Mpix resolutions

Cool - Low power consumption with 1.0 to 1.8 W and minimal heat dissipation

Powerful potential - 5 Gbit/s interface 400 MB/s data throughput

Supported - USB3 under Windows 7 and 10, macOS, Linux, ARM and various Machine Vision Libraries

Software interfaces - GenICam / GenTL and highly optimized API / SDK for Image Processing

AIA standard - USB3 Vision standard compliant

Industry standard interface - Compatible with USB 3.1 Gen1 SuperSpeed specification

Connectivity and Synchronization - Programmable opto-isolated input and output, 3 status LEDs

Easy deployment - Range of accessories and widest hardware and software interoperability

User friendly - Intuitive and simple to use API, easy switch from C to CS mount and more

Highly Customizable - Available in Board level (single PCB) and with different connector types

Time proven - In production since the end of 2011

Cost efficient - Excellent value for the price, low TCO and fast ROI

xiMU- Subminiature USB Cameras 5 Mpix or 18 Mpix
XIMEA xiMU- Subminiature USB Cameras 5 Mpix or 18 Mpix

Smallest dimensions: 15 x 15 x 8 mm, 5 grams

5 Mpix resolution

New model with 18 Mpix

Minimal power consumption (under 1 Watt) for UAV / UAS

USB flat ribbon flex cables ideal for Embedded vision systems

GenICam/GenTL, C/C++, Python, .NET

Windows, macOS, Linux, ARM - NVIDIA Jetson TX2, Nano, AGX Xavier, Raspberry Pi 4

Board level available for OEM and customization

VISOR® Robotic
SensoPart VISOR® Robotic
  • Calibration methods tailored to the application
  • Target Mark technology provides 3D object poses in no time
  • Simplified installation through 3D grip point transformation

Typical VISOR® Robotic
Expectations of today’s robotics solutions are steadily rising in the context of Industry 4.0, paired with a simultaneous desire for greater ease-of-use. And this is precisely where the VISOR® Robotic demonstrates its outstanding ability. Available in several versions, the vision sensor offers the perfect solution for a variety of automation tasks. Designed with integrated and standardised interfaces, VISOR® Robotic can be easily incorporated in existing installations and systems, and thanks to different calibration methods and flexible data structures, it is also suited to a diverse range of procedures.

Scope of detectors according to the application:

Advanced: To solve common image-guided robotics applications
Professional: Extended scope of functions for identification, enhanced calibration methods and localisation in 3D

Reliable feeding of material

Thanks to VISOR® Robotic, components that are fed in a universal tray or via a supply bin are reliably located and gripped. When loose components are supplied, the sensor not only checks their position but also inspects the free space around the gripper. The VISOR® determines both sets of information and sends them to the robot controller via one of the integrated standardised interfaces. The process is then managed based on the information received.

The benefits for you:
Cost advantage due to use of universal tray
Precise feeding, without mechanical alignment
Easy installation of vision sensor through slimline design and functions tailored to the application.

Precise processing of components

During robot-guided applications, such as screw positioning, VISOR® Robotic effortlessly detects the pose of components; this allows the correction of any offset and improves the quality of production. Mechanical effort is reduced, and the production line is consequently more flexible. The VISOR® Robotic concept enables direct communication between the VISOR® and the robot, and an additional instance can subsequently be omitted for many applications.

The benefits for you:

  • Stable process despite varying positions of parts being fed
  • Added flexibility with increasing number/diversity of variants
  • Reduced programming due to calculation of 3D destination position for robot by VISOR® Robotic.

Precision for mobile workstations

Use of mobile robots must be safe and efficient. To achieve this, the size of the safety zone must be rigorously defined, and also extremely reduced to offer the worker maximum freedom of movement. With the aid of Target Mark 3D technology, VISOR® Robotic allows mobile robots to move with precision to the workstation and connect themselves there mechanically via a plug.

The benefits for you:
High availability due to robots’ implementation of workstation safety zones
Fast procedures due to compensation of 3D offset using 2D vision sensor with image capture

Line Laser 3D Camera
Hikrobot Line Laser 3D Camera

Built-in high accuracy measurement algorithm and wider dynamic image processing

algorithm, 3D cameras can output objects’ size information in logistics and warehousing

applications, a wider dynamic detection range, and stronger robustness ability.

Output real-time point cloud data in high-precision
The camera has a high-power laser module with a wider dynamic range, can output high-precision real-time point cloud data map,
meantime accurately identify and measure the size of black packages by the built-in high-precision measurement algorithm.

High-speed scanning with 3m/s speed max
Providing [email protected]³ scanning frame rate and 3m/s scanning speed, the camera can realize high-speed and dynamic volume measurement of logistics packages under the detection accuracy of 5mm.

Vzense Technology DCAM 550 SERIES

Lightweight, compact and affordable ToF depth camera

Hands down the best in its class

Whether working in logistics, industrial automation, mobile robots, or people behavior detection, Vzense DCAM550 is capable of interpreting reliable and accurate 3D depth data, and is easily customizable for various tasks. DCAM550 has a wide field of view (69°, 51°) and VGA resolution(640 x 480 pixels) along with optional IP67 water resistance. DCAM550 is a family of products which maintain the smallest, lightest and most affordable industrial-grade Time-of-Flight (ToF) 3D camera in its category.

Vzense Technology DCAM 560C SERIES

Pixel Alignment of RGB and Depth Images

Gigabit Ethernet

Vzense DCAM560C provides an RGB image with a depth associated with each pixel, encouraging the communities of computer vision and computer graphics to explore novel solutions to solve or simplify many challenging tasks, such as object detection, scene parsing, pose estimation, visual tracking, semantic segmentation, shape analysis, image-based rendering, and 3D reconstruction.

In-Sight 3D-L4000
COGNEX In-Sight 3D-L4000

The In-Sight 3D-L4000 is a breakthrough in three-dimensional (3D) vision technology. This unique vision system combines 3D laser displacement technology with a smart camera allowing factory engineers to quickly, accurately, and cost effectively solve a wide variety of inspections.

The patented speckle-free blue laser optics, an industry first, acquires high quality 3D images and on-board high-performance processing powers a comprehensive set of true 3D vision tools, without the need for external processing. 3D vision tools are set up as easily as 2D vision tools thanks to the familiar and robust In-Sight spreadsheet environment.

Better image formation in real-world settings
The 3D-L4000 series’ patented, speckle-free blue laser optical system (left) enables the vision system to capture higher quality images than traditional laser displacement sensors (right).

A robust collection of true 3D vision tools
The In-Sight 3D-L4000 allows users to place vision tools directly on a true 3D image of the part, unlike typical 3D systems which transform its 3D images into a representational 2D height map for basic tool processing. True 3D inspections increase the accuracy of results and expands the types of inspections that can be performed. Better yet, because inspections are in 3D, users can immediately experience how the vision tools operate on the actual part or component.

The 3D-L4000 includes all the traditional 3D measurement tools users expect such as plane and height finding. However, it also comes with a full suite of 3D vision tools, designed from the ground up to leverage inspections in a true 3D space. Further, these vision tools were created with the simplicity of 2D in mind making them more accessible to the user.

In-Sight spreadsheet guides easy application development
The intuitive In-Sight spreadsheet interface quickly and easily sets up and runs 3D applications without the need for programming. It simplifies application development and streamlines factory integration with a full I/O and communications function set. The In-Sight 3D-L4000 provides the capability to combine 2D and 3D vision tools in a single job to solve a wider variety of applications

3D Machine Vision System RV Series
Canon 3D Machine Vision System RV Series

An innovative range of high-speed 3D recognition systems designed to serve as the ‘eyes’ of industrial robots.

Sick TriSpectorP1000

The TriSpectorP1000 is a programmable 3D camera ready for Industry 4.0. Part of the SICK AppSpace eco-system, the 3D camera and the software tools that are included open up possibilities for tailor-made solutions – with easy commissioning and operation in areas such as quality control, robot handling, and profile verification. The TriSpectorP1000 operates stand-alone and contains imaging, lighting, and analysis in a single rugged housing. Laser triangulation technology provides color-independent, contrast-independent, and true object shape data in millimeters. The TriSpectorP1000 is the perfect choice for fully flexible, cost-efficient, in-line industry automation solutions.

At a glance:

  • 3D, 2D, and profile inspection of moving parts
  • Imaging, lighting, and analysis in one housing
  • SICK AppSpace, programmable 3D camera
  • Full flexibility for tailored solutions
  • SICK Algorithm API and HALCON
  • Factory-calibrated 3D data
  • Web user interface

What is a Machine Vision System?

Machine Vision System consists of integrated components designed to utilise information gathered from digital images to aid in effective and efficient manufacturing and production operations.

What is a 3D Machine Vision Systems?

A 3D vision system is a type of technology that uses cameras and specialized software to capture and interpret 3D images of an object or environment. It allows a robot or other automated system to "see" and understand its surroundings in three dimensions, enabling it to navigate and interact with the world more effectively. 3D vision systems are often used in applications such as robot navigation, object recognition, and assembly tasks.

Types of Machine Vision Systems

There are several types of machine vision systems, including:

1. 2D Machine Vision:

This type of machine vision system uses cameras to capture two-dimensional images, which are then processed to extract information.

2. 3D Machine Vision:

This type of machine vision system uses cameras or laser-based systems to capture three-dimensional images, which are then processed to extract information about the shape, size, and position of objects.

3. Industrial Machine Vision:

This type of machine vision system is used in industrial applications such as quality control, process control, and robotic guidance.

4. Medical Machine Vision:

This type of machine vision system is used in medical applications, such as diagnosing diseases and monitoring patient health.

5. Surveillance Machine Vision:

This type of machine vision system is used for surveillance purposes, such as monitoring traffic, detecting crime, and protecting public safety.

6. Augmented Reality Machine Vision:

This type of machine vision system uses computer-generated images superimposed over real-world images to provide enhanced information or feedback to the user.

7. Automated Optical Inspection (AOI):

This type of machine vision system is used in manufacturing to inspect products for defects and ensure quality control.

Each type of machine vision system uses different technologies and approaches to process images and extract information, depending on the specific requirements of the application.

What’s the difference between a 3D Vision System and a 2D Vision System?

A 3D vision system is able to capture and interpret 3D images of an object or environment, while a 2D vision system is only able to capture and interpret 2D images. This means that a 3D vision system is able to provide more information about the shape, size, and position of objects in its field of view, allowing a robot or other automated system to navigate and interact with its surroundings more effectively. By contrast, a 2D vision system is only able to provide information about the brightness and contrast of objects in its field of view, which is less useful for applications that require spatial understanding.

How does a 3D vision system work?

3D vision systems typically consist of one or more cameras that are mounted on a robot or other automated system. These cameras capture images of the surrounding environment, which are then processed by specialized software to create a 3D representation of the scene. The software can then be used to identify and track objects, detect features and patterns, and calculate the position and orientation of objects in the scene.

What are Machine Vision System applications?

3D vision systems are used in a wide range of applications, including robot navigation, object recognition, inspection, and assembly tasks. Some common examples of these applications include:

Robot navigation:
3D vision systems can be used to provide robots with a 3D representation of their surroundings, allowing them to navigate through complex environments and avoid obstacles. This can be particularly useful in applications such as warehouse picking and delivery, where robots need to navigate around obstacles and other objects.

Object recognition and tracking:
3D vision systems can be used to identify and track objects in a scene, allowing robots and other automated systems to interact with them more effectively. This can be useful in applications such as sorting and packaging, where objects need to be identified and picked up by a robot.

Inspection and quality control:
3D vision systems can be used to inspect objects for defects or other irregularities. For example, they can be used to check the dimensions of a manufactured component, or to identify flaws in a finished product.

Assembly tasks:
3D vision systems can be used to guide robots and other automated systems as they perform assembly tasks. For example, they can be used to align components or to verify that they are correctly positioned.

3D vision systems are a versatile and powerful technology that can greatly increase the performance and reliability of robotic and other automated systems. They are used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare.

Industries that utilise 3D Vision Systems:

3D vision systems are used in various industries for quality control, inspection, and process monitoring applications. Here are some of the industries that utilize 3D vision systems:

1. Automotive:

3D vision systems are used in the automotive industry for inspecting complex parts and assemblies, such as engines, transmissions, and body panels, for defects, and measuring tolerances.

2. Aerospace:

3D vision systems are used in the aerospace industry for inspecting aerospace components, such as turbine blades, airframe structures, and aircraft engines, for defects, and measuring tolerances.

3. Electronics:

3D vision systems are used in electronics manufacturing for inspecting printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic components, such as microchips, for defects, and identifying their orientation and location.

4. Medical devices:

3D vision systems are used in the medical device industry for inspecting medical devices, such as implants and instruments, for defects, and measuring dimensions and tolerances.

5. Consumer goods:

3D vision systems are used in the consumer goods industry for inspecting products, such as toys and home appliances, for defects, and verifying that they meet quality standards.

6. Packaging:

3D vision systems are used in the packaging industry for inspecting packages for defects and verifying that they are correctly labeled and packaged.

7. Food and beverage:

3D vision systems are used in the food and beverage industry for inspecting food products, such as fruits and vegetables, for defects, and measuring their size and shape.

8. Robotics:

3D vision systems are used in robotics for enabling robots to sense and interact with the environment, and for guiding robots in performing complex tasks, such as bin picking and assembly.

Overall, 3D vision systems are widely used in many industries where quality control, inspection, and process monitoring require the measurement of dimensions and tolerances in addition to the detection of defects.

Advantages of a 3D Vision System:

There are several advantages to using 3D machine vision systems:

1. Increased accuracy:
3D machine vision systems can accurately measure the three-dimensional geometry of objects, which is particularly useful in applications where precise measurements are required.

2. Enhanced inspection capabilities:
3D machine vision systems can be used to inspect objects for defects or abnormalities, even on complex surfaces or in hard-to-reach areas.

3. Improved automation:
3D machine vision systems can be integrated into automated manufacturing processes to enable robots to perform tasks with greater accuracy and efficiency.

4. Increased flexibility:
3D machine vision systems can be easily reconfigured or reprogrammed to handle different types of objects or perform different tasks.

5. Enhanced quality control:

3D machine vision systems can be used to ensure that products meet certain quality standards, by verifying that dimensions and other features are within specified tolerances.

6. Increased safety:
3D machine vision systems can be used to monitor the position and movement of objects or people in order to reduce the risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace.

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