Sick’s range of 3D snapshot vision sensors expands

Louise Smyth

Sick has extended its range of 3D snapshot vision sensors with the launch of the Visionary S stereo camera, enabling more precise high-speed capture of 3D colour images for integration into robot guidance and quality inspection applications.

It combines stereoscopic vision with projected structured illumination to capture up to 30 high-resolution 3D images every second and output colour and depth values directly to a PLC or robot controller. 

With a working range up to 2.5m, the IP67-rated unit is designed for a variety of rugged industrial uses. Its real-time, rapid streaming of high-resolution RGB and depth values makes 3D recognition and dimensioning tasks for both moving and stationary objects easier. It’s for robotic bin picking, palletising and de-palletising applications, as well as for quality and completeness checking on high-speed consumer goods lines.

It addresses the need for an accurate 3D Snapshot camera that extends the options for machine builders and system integrators to engineer robot guidance solutions. Its rapid on-board image processing and 50 ms response times makes fast picking frequencies possible at an accessible price/performance level.