No Motion Blur
3D Camera with Parallel Structured Light Technology
The PhoXi 3D Camera is the highest resolution and highest accuracy area based 3D Camera in the world. It it based on Photoneo’s patented Parallel Structured Light technology, implemented by a custom CMOS image sensor. The novel approach brings a unique set of traits that makes it an efficient technology for high resolution scanning in motion and thus making the Camera the best close and mid-range 3D Camera up until now.
The main challenge of 3D scanning in motion consists in a necessity to capture consistent data in one frame. Photoneo’s ready to be used 3D Camera and universal 3D software packages for object identification, 6D position detection, tracking and recognition makes the development of generic solutions much easier. The Parallel Structured Light uses a clever sensor design to parallelize the sequential structured light, allowing it to capture the scene lit by different patterns at the same time. It shares most of the advantages of the sequential structured light like resolution and level of accuracy but, in addition, solves one of its biggest limitations – the ability to capture the dynamic environment. Moreover, the new technology is being fine-tuned to be workable even under direct sunlight and able to suppress inter-reflections while sensing glossy objects (active ambient light rejection). Key benefits of the Parallel Structured Light may be summed up as follows:
- 3D scanning in rapid motion (40m/s motion possible)
- more efficient depth coding technique with true, per pixel measurement
- 10x higher resolution and accuracy than competing technologies
- no motion blur
- rapid acquisition of 1,068×800 point-clouds up to 60fps
A carbon fiber body of the Camera ensures the rigidity and is lightweight. The Camera is able to sense static scenes, too. Target applications exploiting the vast potential of the new technology include bin picking, palletizing, de-palletizing, machine tending; online quality control and metrology; autonomous delivery systems; people counting, behaviour monitoring, reliable face recognition; object sorting; safety systems; harvesting and food industry.