IDS Imaging launched its uEye+ cameras, which offer small form factors and a C-mount. The uEye+ cameras are are part of IDS’ tCP family of products. The cameras measure 29 x 29 x 17 mm and, according to IDS, have a completely closed zinc die-cast housing with a screwable USB Micro-B connector.
IDS said the uEye+ cameras can be used, for example, for analysis tasks in the laboratory, robots that navigate autonomously, or for visual support for robots that pick up and manipulate items.
Initially, the industrial cameras will go into series production with the 2.3 MP global shutter sensor AR0234 and the 5 MP rolling shutter sensor AR0521 from ON Semiconductor. Other sensors will follow, IDS said.
Thanks to USB3 and Vision Standard compatibility (U3V / GenICam), the cameras can be integrated into any image processing system. IDS said the uEye+ cameras can be used with various software packages, including the IDS peak software development kit.
In July 2021, IDS introduced its Ensenso S10 industrial-grade 3D camera. The Ensenso S10 has an ultra-compact, IP65/67-protected housing and generates 3D data using laser point triangulation, supported by artificial intelligence.
IDS said the Ensenso S10 is suitable for a wide range of applications and delivers robust 3D information even in low ambient light. It 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.