On the basis of the PMD technology the new 3D camera sees various scenes and objects in their spatial dimensions at a glance. The heart of this device from ifm electronic is a new image chip with 23,000 receiving elements. Output is done via a grey-scale value and distance image, evaluation is easily possible using common libraries.
Advantages and function
In contrast to laser scanners which only have one receiving element the image chip of the new O3D type device features 23,000 pixels. Thus, the 3D camera has no moving parts, making it wear-free and robust. The intuitive parameter setting software allows easy and quick setting of the camera-specific parameters. Connection to MATLAB, HALCON, PCL and ROS is possible.
As each individual pixel measures the distance it is, for example, possible to precisely dimension and position suitcases, parcels and pallets. Moreover, the device facilitates automatic loading and unloading of containers, storage room optimisation, collision avoidance, navigation of driverless transport systems as well as counting of people and room monitoring. Even trunk measurement in a saw mill poses no problem. There is a wide selection of applications in different industries.
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