Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Innovation Features
Edd Gent
Increasingly visible and accessible, but with caveats
Matt Fieldman
German system offers tips for U.S. counterparts
Belinda Jones
Reaping the benefits of manufacturing intelligence
Marni Baker-Stein
Closing the education-to-hiring gap

More Features

Innovation News
VSL hosts special edition of show at new center in Rotterdam
Latest line touts comprehensive coverage, ease of use
Same price, double the resolution and accuracy
Low-cost prevention of catastrophic failures
Diagnoses LVDT failures, disconnects, or short circuits
Using noncontact, interferometric technology
Quality doesn’t have to sacrifice efficiency
WFL continues a legacy of success

More News

Quality Digest


IDS Rolls Out Upgraded Ensenso 3D Camera Series

Same price, double the resolution and accuracy

Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 11:59

(IDS: Obersulm, Germany) -- Users who choose 3D cameras from the Ensenso N series can now benefit from more advanced models. The new stereo vision cameras (N31, N36, N41, and N46) can now be purchased from IDS Imaging Development Systems.

Ensenso N cameras deliver high-quality 3D information with next-generation models for improved data quality. The 3D cameras have a compact housing (made of aluminum or plastic composite, depending on the model) with an integrated pattern projector. They’re suitable for capturing both static and moving objects. The integrated projector projects a high-contrast texture onto the objects in question. A pattern mask with a random dot pattern complements nonexisting or only weakly visible surface structures. This allows the cameras to deliver detailed 3D point clouds even in difficult lighting conditions.

With the Ensenso models N31, N36, N41, and N46, IDS is now launching the next generation of the previously available N30, N35, N40, and N45. Visually, the cameras do not differ from their predecessors. They do, however, use a new sensor from Sony, the IMX392. This results in a higher resolution—2.3 MP instead of 1.3 MP.

All cameras are precalibrated and therefore easy to set up. The Ensenso selector on the IDS website helps users to choose the right model.

Whether it’s firmly installed or in mobile use on a robot arm with Ensenso N, users opt for a 3D camera series that provides reliable 3D information for a wide range of applications. The cameras prove their worth in single-item picking, for example, support remote-controlled industrial robots, are used in logistics, and even help to automate high-volume laundries.

IDS provides more in-depth insights into the versatile application possibilities with case studies on the company website.


About The Author

Quality Digest’s picture

Quality Digest

For 40 years Quality Digest has been the go-to source for all things quality. Our newsletter, Quality Digest, shares expert commentary and relevant industry resources to assist our readers in their quest for continuous improvement. Our website includes every column and article from the newsletter since May 2009 as well as back issues of Quality Digest magazine to August 1995. We are committed to promoting a view wherein quality is not a niche, but an integral part of every phase of manufacturing and services.