The rc_viscore stereo camera contains an 8-pin A-coded M12 plug connector for power and GPIO connectivity to the robot controller. Various cabling solutions can be obtained from third party vendors, however, the M12 connector on the rc_viscore stereo camera side must be angled. One possibility for an angled M12 to open ended cable is provided below. Customers are required to provide power and GPIO connections to the cables according to the pinouts described in Wiring. The rc_viscore stereo camera’s housing must be connected to ground.
Sensor/Actor cable M12 socket to open end for power and GPIO connection
- Angled M12 socket connector to open end, shielded 10m length: Phoenix Contact SAC-8P-10,0-PUR/M12FR SH, Art.Nr.: 1522943
Network cable M12 X-coded to RJ45
- Straight M12 X-coded to RJ45 CAT6A cable, 10m length, 2 required per rc_viscore stereo camera: Phoenix Contact NBC-M12MSX/10,0-94F/R4AC, Art.Nr.: 1407474
The rc_viscore stereo camera is classified as EN-55011 Class B device and is immune to light industrial and industrial environments. For connecting the camera to residential grid power, a power supply under EN 55011/55022 Class B has to be used.
It is the customer’s responsibility to obtain and install a suitable power supply for permanent use in industrial environments. One example that satisfies both EN 61000-6-2 and EN 55011/55022 Class B is the DIN-Rail mounted PULS MiniLine ML70.100 24V/DC 3 A by PULS GmbH (http://www.pulspower.com). A certified electrician must perform installation.
Only one rc_viscore stereo camera shall be connected to a power supply at any time, and the total length of cables must be less than 15 m.
Roboception can provide calibration grids, power cables and network cables as spare parts for rc_viscore stereo camera upon request.
SGM®Producer and rc_cube¶
The rc_viscore stereo camera provides 12MP camera images and – in combination with an rc_cube or the SGM®Producer – depth, confidence and error images. The integrated rc_randomdot projector allows for dense depth images even in weakly textured scenes and the high resolution permits the detection of small parts with high accuracy. The SGM®Producer can be downloaded from http://www.roboception.com/download .
In combination with the rc_cube, the rc_viscore stereo camera provides the data for object detection and grasp computation applications, e.g. in industrial automation and logistics applications.