Intelligent stereo camera

Paul Boughton

Vision Components's VC nano cube dual is an intelligent stereo camera based on the proven VC nano cube line.

Featuring two sensor heads that measure merely 22 x 22 x 22.5 mm, the new camera is especially suited for 3D tasks and alignment applications, such as the positioning of printing plates by means of register marks, where small dimensions and a low weight are essential.

The sensor heads are connected to the VC nano housing through a connector with a small diameter. The standard cable length is 3m, greater lengths are possible on request. The camera's trigger input enables precise, synchronous image capture.

The VC nano cube dual is equipped with a memory capacity of 32MB Flash and 128 MB DDR-RAM. [Page Break]

Thanks to a computing power of 5,600 MIPS, it is very fast and powerful. Like all intelligent cameras from Vision Components, the VC nano cube dual independently executes all image processing routines without an external PC.

The cameras are equipped with an Ethernet interface and an optional RS232 interface. A global shutter CMOS sensor that can compete with the performance of a CCD sensor and provides crystal-clear pictures even in extremely fast applications records images with a 752 x 480 pixel resolution at a frame rate of 60fps.

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