Camera manufacturer Imaging Development Systems (IDS) has introduced Ensenso S to its portfolio of 3D cameras. A cost-effective option, the company says the camera “shows that the use of industrial-grade 3D technology does not have to be expensive”.

IDS is an industrial camera manufacturer that develops high-performance, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide spectrum of sensors and variants. In addition to CMOS cameras, the company also works on vision app-based, intelligent cameras.

The Ensenso S 3D camera is made for budget-friendly, easy-to-integrate and industrial-grade camera technology. The new Ensenso S10 has a compact, IP65/67-protected housing and generates 3D data using laser point triangulation, supported by artificial intelligence. This, the company says, makes the camera suitable for a wide range of applications – and delivers robust 3D information even in low ambient light.

Ensenso S10 is equipped with a 1.6 MP Sony sensor and operates on a laser-based 3D process. A narrow-band infrared laser projector creates a high-contrast dot pattern – even on objects with difficult surfaces or in low-light environments.

The camera’s laser point triangulation is accelerated by a neural network and enables reliable mapping of the captured pattern points to the hard-coded positions of the projection. This results in robust and geometrically precise 3D data with high depth accuracy.

IDS 3D Camera Ensenso

The compact, budget-friendly Ensenso S10 3D camera. Image: IDS.

At object distances of 50 cm, the maximum deviation is only 0.6 mm. At full projector power, the Ensenso S10 3D system achieves up to 20 point clouds per second with high quality and resolution. With a zinc die-cast housing, a 60° field of view and a working range of 0.5 to 3 metres, the 3D camera can be used universally and is suitable for industrial applications with high cost-efficiency.

Combined with the flexibility of the Ensenso SDK, it is also quickly and easily integrated into many applications where, for example, variant objects need to be safely gripped in large numbers or obstacles need to be detected for collision-free movements of robots and UAVs.

The Ensenso S10 is also at home in logistics automation as well as in robotics or in the agricultural sector. Especially high-volume and price-sensitive projects can now benefit from 3D image processing in industrial quality.

Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified business with more than 330 employees. Headquartered in Obersulm, Germany, the company has branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and the UK, as well as other offices.

You can find more information about IDS and its new Ensenso 3D Camera on its website.

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