The demand for handling or inspection of components with large dimensions just keeps on growing. This is why VISIO NERF has decided to expand its range by launching a fast scanner capable of digitizing volumes of up to 63″x47″x47″ (1600mmx1200mmx1200mm), in less than one second.
With this in mind, VISIO NERF offers a “bare” sensor, but also a fully autonomous version equipped with its own image processing unit that uses eyesberg3D* (Patented system for automatic and robust Bin-Picking application), its software that compares a point cloud with one or several 3D CAD files. The “Plug and Work” sensor allows you to simply plug it into the 24 V connection and transfer the information to the robot or to a PLC via an Ethernet cable and you’re ready to work! To develop an application, the user just needs to configure the system and load the CAD models. To do this, the user can connect to the device with a PC, or directly connect a keyboard, mouse and screen to the sensor, using its suitable ports.
Available in a simple version or with a built-in “smart” version specifically for end customers or integrators who need a complete solution and those that already have image processing tools and are looking for high-end sensors for a maximum return on investment.
From an applications standpoint, this new sensor first focuses on the identification and 3D locating of large-size unit parts and the bulk picking of parts (Bin-Picking) with containers up to 63″x47″x47″, Just a few seconds are enough to calculate and transfer the position of a part to any brand of robot. It can also be used for contactless part inspection applications.
What are the unique features of this product/system/technology as it compares to existing solutions?
Stereoscopic blue light
In the past, VISIO NERF marketed laser scanners that had to be assembled on a mobile axis. They were excessively dependent on integration and motorised elements. With these new models, everything you need to acquire a high-density 3D point cloud has been built in. The sensor part, which makes use of blue LED structured light and a stereoscopy device, is grouped into a single case and is factory calibrated. All the user has to do is place this case where desired, in a stationary or mobile configuration. Designed for industrial use, they have low sensitivity to the environment, dust, dirt or change in the lighting conditions. Special attention was given to the thermal aspect with a sensor that is ventilated yet sealed (IP 65). These high-end sensors have an internally-developed built-in electronic board that can acquire 6 million 3D points in less than a second and transfer the position of a part to any robot on the market.
In order to get the best possible return on investment, we have provided the possibility to connect several cirrus3D sensors together. In this configuration, the software is built into a single sensor called the Master. One Master can manage up to 9 «slave» sensors.
In this configuration, a 3D point cloud can be obtained with several sensors connected or you can control several processes in parallel with a single software.
At a glance
• Top-of-the-line scanner range for industrial use
• Stand-alone ”Plug & Work” products calibrated in the
factory (integrated computer)
• High resolution images
• Ultra rapid scan: 0.2 second for 1 million 3D points
• Comparison of a point cloud to a CAD file (option)
• 3D vision system for either robotic or non-robotic
applications (bin picking, localization, identification and measurement, etc.)
• Lighting with structured light (Blue LED)
• Possibility to cool with water (as an option)
• Quick profitability
• High immunity to ambient light
• Limited safety problematic
(the laser is replaced by a LED proven technology)
• Easy integration in a robotized or unrobotized industrial process
• Simplified implementation of communication
• Easy parameter setting on the eyesberg3D vision
• Connectable, parameterizable, and programmable via a WebServer or a screen/mouse direct interface
VISIO NERF offers you a range of solutions called eyesberg3D, based on tested and reliable technology.
The underlying principle involves comparing a 3D point cloud acquired in real time by a vision sensor, with the part’s CAD model. Scanning a small part of the component – like the tip of an iceberg – is enough for the software to identify and locate the part in the working environment.
We offer to our clients an easy to use and standard software package. The only thing they need to add is their CAD file of the part.
Several modules may be combined for use with a single vision sensor (e.g. identification plus guiding or identification plus measurement). This enables complex problems to be addressed using standard tools.
These solutions have been long sought after in many industrial sectors (aeronautics, automobile, rail …) because they provide better quality control (eyesberg3D in-line measurement) and increased productivity.