Agricultural applications

Automation, robotics and networking are now common-place in many industries. The agricultural sector makes no exception. New cost-effective and sustainable technologies are in great demand. The imaging component is an important part of many automated systems.

A good example is crop cultivation where vision technology comes into its own. Camera-based technologies are used in nurseries and greenhouses to automatically monitor and analyze plant growth.

Another good example is livestock breeding. Here, camera-based systems are used to monitor and analyze automated processes, and they will also help to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Milking carousels, also called milking robots, have built-in cameras.
Using optical sensors, the milking utensils in milking carousels automatically attach to udders, without any manual intervention. Systems can thus operate 24/7, significantly increasing efficiency. Comprehensive data capturing helps to monitor the health of the animals and improve it when needed.

For pest control and harvest control, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones can be used. Harvesting robots are the basis of automated harvesting and help to increase efficiency significantly, for example when harvesting corn or fruit. Integrated camera technology and specialized software enable robots to accurately detect fruit, analyze its ripeness and control its gripper arm.

Camera series suitable for use in agricultural applications

Basler ace
Basler ace: Compact and flexible
  • VGA to 14MP
  • Up to 750 frames per second
  • Broad sensor portfolio: CCD, CMOS and NIR variants
  • Single cable solutions: GigE with PoE, Camera Link with PoCL, USB 3.0
  • USB3 Vision, GigE Vision and Camera Link Standards ensure maximum stability and flexibility
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Basler dart
Basler dart: High performance at a great price
  • Compact housing that is easy to integrate into systems
  • Also available as board level version
  • For Windows and Linux – also for ARM-based platforms
  • Long-term availability (more than 3 years) and 3-year warranty
Find out more about the Basler dart camera series
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