Image Processing

Image processing for quality assurance

Embedded vision, Gig-E and 3D cameras, frame grabbers, CMOS sensors, etc. to avoid errors and determine position

Image processing: news for identification and inspection

Here you will find new developments from the industrial sector Image Processing for the Quality Assurance in mechanical engineering and plant construction as well as for special industries. We provide information about image processing systems such as embedded vision, Gig-E and 3D cameras, frame grabbers, CMOS sensors and much more. The components and methods for image processing are used. a. the avoidance of errors or position and orientation in the Industry 4.0 Production.

Rauscher Coaxpress camera


Brand new image processing

Image processing systems are used in industrial applications such as for quality assurance in automated systems, for example when bottles to be filled in the beverage industry are monitored for their fill levels. Image processing systems can also be used in non-industrial areas like in traffic engineering or in sport.

Image processing for special industries

Industries like that Automotive industry often relies on image processing due to its high level of automation. Other special applications can be found in the Technical Building Services, Medical Technology, food technology or Microsystems Technology. You will find excerpts below New developments.

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  • With an area of ​​1 mm², the world's smallest camera module Naneyem from AMS Osram has a fully digital output. AT&S developed the printed circuit board required for the image sensor using embedded component packaging technology. The mini digital cameras are suitable for wearables such as VR glasses or smartphones and for medical devices. They follow the trend towards single-use endoscopes, which are particularly needed in bronchoscopy during the Covid-10 pandemic.  
  • Modern driver assistance systems use radar technology. There are many systems for adaptive speed control, support for changing lanes, avoiding collisions and recognizing pedestrians and cyclists. All of them pave the way to the self-driving car. Fraunhofer FEP has now developed a radar sensor that can be integrated into the car headlight.  
  • With that of Dr. Katrin Philipp, it is possible to examine deep-seated tissue layers in particular, such as those found in B. can be found in patients in the thyroid gland. For her outstanding dissertation, Dr. Philipp honored with the Bertha Benz Prize 2020.  
  • Rauscher presents 18 new Basler "MED ace" USB 3.0 cameras with 9 and 12 megapixel resolution and the best CMOS sensor technology available on the market. They offer frame rates of up to 42 frames / s and are produced, distributed and supported over their entire product life cycle in accordance with ISO 13485: 2016. They are also equipped with the MED Feature Sets especially for applications in the medical and life sciences sector.

Image processing for machines and systems

From simple components such as an industrial camera to highly complex image processing systems, the quality in industrial production is guaranteed by image processing. The implementation is very versatile, for example on production lines or filling and packaging systems. We present you here the Industry 4.0 innovations image processing.

Telecentric lenses for white LED light

Vision control telecentric lensVision & Control presents new telecentric lenses. Color-optimized for blue light, they are suitable for use with white LED light, since when working with white LEDs, the light is generated by the combination of blue Light-emitting diode with yellow phosphor layer is produced. With the new TO44 series, the manufacturer is expanding its Blue Vision family with three telecentric measuring lenses with an object field diameter of 44 mm.


Baumer extends his 10th GigE Camera LX series by four new models for industrial image processing. These support applications with very high demands on resolution and image quality. In this way, the smallest details and deviations can be reliably identified. They also offer a very high frame rate for increased throughput.

Baumer GigE camera


The industrial image processing is an increasingly important part of modern production processes. With a 3D camera high-precision images of objects can be spatially captured and further processed. 3D camera systems thus enable the precise measurement and analysis of components and products. In our article you will learn how 3D camera technology supports you in optimizing your production processes.

Schmersal 3D camera


rauscher0418Rauscher presents eight new Basler ACE U cameras with global shutter CMOS sensors in VGA and 1,6 megapixel resolution that deliver up to 520 images / s. The Sony Pregius IMX273 sensor with a pixel size of 3,45 µm offers optimal image quality, high speeds and low noise. The IMX287 sensor has twice the pixel size with an edge length of 6,9 µm.

pepperl20419The original idea of ​​this new development comes from the aircraft industry. There, high-resolution 3D measurement with laser scanners is used to precisely connect components, for example. Pepperl + Fuchs showed the potential of this technology for applications in the sense of Industry 4.0 and brought another dimension of measurement into play.

rauscher0117GigE Vision has long been an integral part of the world of image processing. However, the 120 MB / s transfer performance of GigE slows down current cameras. "Nbase-T" from Rauscher increases the transfer performance without compression from 1 Gbps to 5 Gbps when using the same cables and the same software.

Pepperl + Fuchs offers based on 2D and 3D cameratechnologies provide a wide range of options for detection, identification, positioning and measurement in factory automation. The "Smartrunner" technology combines the powerful light section process with a Vision sensor including LED lighting. The 2D vision is based on this Sensors "Matcher" and "Detector". The Smartrunner "3D Explorer" with ToF and Stereo Vision was designed for accurate 3D capture. The modular one Universal vision sensor VOS closes the gap between the simple 2D vision sensor and a complex vision system.

Pepperl Fuchs vision sensor


Vision sensors from BaumerThe new Verisens vision sensors XF900 and XC900 from Baumer control the collaborating robots (cobots) from Universal Robots after just a few minutes of setup. The robot-compatible vision sensors are mounted directly on the cobot or above it. The calibration with regard to image rectification, conversion to world coordinates and coordinate comparison between the vision sensor and the robot takes place automatically and very easily thanks to the patent-pending Smartgrid.

sorting systemThe record volume of over 3,35 billion parcels in 2017, additional growth of up to 5,5% for 2018 and the high demands in the course of Industry 4.0 - the sorting processes in the package logistics have to adapt. Vitronic Dr.-Ing. stone Image processing systems shows an intelligent one with "Vipac Smalls Sort" sorting system for the first time a complete solution for the sorting station for recording and sorting smaller parcels and shipments 

stemmer0619Allied Vision extends the functionality of the ultra-compact Mako cameras, which are equipped with Sony Exmor Pregius CMOS sensors, by two attractive features. These models of the entry-level series now support Precision Time Protocol (PTP), which enables the precise synchronization of multi-camera systems, as well as Trigger over Ethernet (ToE).

rauscher61119Basler (Sales Rauscher) is expanding its embedded vision offering with two camera modules that are matched to NXP's i.MX 8 processors. With the combination of Basler's camera know-how and the powerful processors from NXP, ideal embedded vision solutions can be implemented for industrial applications.

The High-speed camera can precisely detect the cause of errors in short-term complex events. High speed vision presents a new one for this Phantom T1340 high-speed camera. As the first camera in the new T series, it opens up completely new possibilities in process optimization.

Phantom high speed camera


intoxicatingIn camera technology for industrial image processing, ever higher resolutions and speeds are required due to ever smaller structure sizes. The finest details have to be checked while the number of cycles increases. Line scan cameras must be able to keep up with this. With the "Eliixa +" line camera from e2v, not only speed problems can be solved.