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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 2

Basler ace 2: Tailored to different vision needs

  • The next ace generation: State-of-the-art CMOS sensors, optimized hardware design and improved image quality
  • Two product lines, tailored to different vision needs - ace 2 Basic and ace 2 Pro
  • ace 2 Basic: proven Basler reliability with extensive computer vision feature set for standard machine vision applications
  • ace 2 Pro: including unique features such as Pixel Beyond, Compression Beyond and PGI for maximum performance

Get to know the Basler ace 2 camera series!

Basler ace

Basler ace: Compact and flexible

  • VGA to 14 MP
  • 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

Find out more about the Basler ace camera series

Basler blaze

Basler blaze: High precision for cost-efficient 3D imaging in real time

  • Outstanding 3D imaging with the latest Sony DepthSense™ IMX556PLR sensor technology
  • Precise, almost millimeter-accurate optical measurement with the time-of-flight method
  • Large measuring range, covering approximately two Euro pallets or a small car
  • Real-time streaming of pre-processed 3D point clouds and 2D intensity images
  • Daylight capability and IP67 protection for stable results under difficult conditions 
  • Light and contrast independent
  • Easy system integration thanks to compact design and Gigabit Ethernet 
  • User-friendly and platform-independent programming interface with sample programs
  • Reliable operation in multi-camera systems without mutual interference

Get to know the Basler blaze!

Basler boost: CXP-12 for high frame rates & resolutions

Basler boost: CXP-12 for high frame rates & resolutions

  • Very high bandwidth: At up to 12.5 Gbps per cable, it is currently one of the fastest interfaces on the market
  • Standardized cable connection: Micro-BNC (HD-BNC)
  • Latest CMOS sensor technology coupled with high-performance CoaXPress 2.0 interface

Get to know the Basler boost camera series!

Basler dart camera

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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