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 engineering 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, among other things, to avoid errors or to determine 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.  
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  • 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.


polytec0718Polytec presents a complete drone solution for hyperspectral remote sensing. The ready-to-use systems from the US manufacturer Headwall Photonics are equally suitable for precision agriculture, environmental protection, forestry and surface mining.

A pair of telecentric lens commonly found in industrial Image Processing Mission. In three-dimensional measurements, it sometimes even surpasses the accuracy of non-contact or laser-based measurement methods. The telecentricity offers the highest accuracy and repeatability. Below we present you New Products like the telecentric lens for white LED light from Vision & Control: 

Vision control telecentric lens


Machine vision or the solutions of industrial Image Processing penetrate ever further into industrial areas, where the best image quality, highest resolution and high speeds are required. SVS-Vistek provides the new one GigE Vision industrial camera SHR461CX from the high-resolution SHR series. 

GigE Vision from SVS-Vistek


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 precise 3D capture. The modular one Universal vision sensor VOS closes the gap between 2D vision sensor and a complex system.

Pepperl Fuchs vision sensor


ifm10416Designed for mobile use, this 3D smart camera from IFM Electronic is the first 3D sensorsystem with an additional integrated 2D camera. The overlay function can be used to graphically display obstacles and issue warnings, symbols and even complex drawings in real time. In addition, the signal processing in the sensor means that no external process unit is required.


Get on the plane and just a few hours later get off again thousands of kilometers away: Airplanes take us to almost any place around the world. Innovative scan technologies from Pepperl + Fuchs can help ensure that an aircraft is not only comfortable, but above all safe.  

Airplane scan Pepperl Fuchs

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.

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.