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Interesting camera options for Vision guided Robots and applications with compact size needs


Compact, flat, light, lowest power consumption – USB3 cameras for Vision Guided Robots and more


Muenster, Germany – XIMEA has tailored its globally field-proven xiQ and xiC USB 3.0 camera series to make it the ideal choice for robot mounted vision systems.


At this very moment, right while you are reading this, robots are assembling, robots are cutting, robots are welding, gluing, drilling, picking and placing an abundant variety of commercial products in thousands of manufacturing lines around the world.

So far, most of these robots gained their accuracy and precision from their own mechatronic feedback control and the exact positioning of their workpiece.

Robust against deviations? Hardly.

With industrial cameras, robots can recognize and localize the exact position of their workpieces and adapt their processes. Thus, they become flexible and achieve way higher precision at lower costs, as the accurate handling of parts becomes redundant.


For such a task they require machine vision provided by cameras with specific attributes like smallest possible size, lightest weight, lowest power consumption, quality sensors with fast speed and accessible high-flex cables.

Even better if these cameras are available in board level version and with different connection options to fit even into most demanding space constraints or housing with particularly compact foot print.

These properties help when Robotic arms are involved and are assets in the majority of other fields and applications like UAV, flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, Dental and more.

Here are examples of various board level options with a single planar board:


Board level, angled, flex line, camera USB 3.0 USB3 USB 3.1 gen 1


Highlights of the new xiQ and xiC camera series for Vision Guided Robotics:


  • Extremely flat board-level with flexible flat ribbon cables transmitting in full USB 3.0 speed of up to 5 Gbps
  • Compact footprint of 1” x 1” (25.4 x 25.4 mm)
  • High optical precision thanks to sensor resolutions up to 4.2 Mpix (xiQ Series) and 12 Mpix (xiC Series)
  • Minimal power consumption with 1W or 3 Watt, USB power driven – no additional cabling needed
  • Smear free images even at high speed with CMOS Global Shutter sensors
  • Input and output lines for triggered usage is available on the flat ribbon cable as well
  • Fast and hassle-free integration thanks to USB3 Vision®, supported by a wide range of imaging software libraries


Are you looking for a partner to develop a robot mounted vision system?

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