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MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: semiconductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general medicine and surveillance. MVTec has more than 30 established distributors located throughout North and South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, Massachusetts (USA), to better serve the North American market since 2007.

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HALCON 11: 3D Vision and Identification

POSTED 02/20/2014

At HANNOVER MESSE (HMI) 2014, MVTec Software GmbH (Munich) presents the technology leading standard software for machine vision HALCON. HALCON 11 provides powerful tools for state?of?the?art 3D imaging.

Modern industrial production is no longer imaginable without 3D imaging. Whereas in the past industrial robots used to act blind, today they are able to see three?dimensional and to decide where to move and what and where to grip, based on the 3D information. For robotics, HALCON offers all necessary 3D technologies. These 3D applications for robotics but also 3D inspection methods are increasingly important especially for the automotive and the semiconductor industry.

At HMI 2014, MVTec showcases a live demo presenting the recognition of deviations from an original object model via HALCON's 3D surface inspection methods. The 3D model of a car created by a stereo camera is located in a scene to immediately compare the surface of the located object with the reference model's surface. Subsequently, minimal differences between the 3D model and the real object are detected in this way based on HALCON's surface?based 3D matching.

Moreover, MVTec presents a bottle inspection demo powered by HALCON. This device simulates an imaging application in a mass?produce bottling plant: Simultaneously, several jobs have to be done as there are the controlling of the filling level, the fit of the label, OCR (optical character recognition), reading of data codes, and the fit of the capsules. All these steps are done in few split seconds.