Halcon is the most advanced and complete library for industrial imaging on the market. Halcon contains functionality for all types of imaging tasks such as: Powerful 3D, barcode reading, pattern matching, OCR, calibration and accurate measurement.
The seminar is suitable for those who are interested in Halcon and want a deeper understanding of the possibilities of the Halcon package. Participants will receive information and see demonstrations that show the power of Halcon as well as instructions on how to work with Halcon and how to create own applications.
Learn more about the recent innovations now available in Halcon 13, for example:
No previous knowledge is required.
1 day, 9.00 -17.00
STEMMER IMAGING AB, Sandhamnsgatan 63C, Stockholm, Sweden
With Halcon 13, a giant leap in performance for shape-based matching, one of Halcon's core technologies, has been accomplished. But not only that, Halcon 13 also offers significant speedups for all related technologies, i.e., shape-based 3D matching, local and perspective deformable matching, and component-based matching.
Texture inspection can be a challenging task because textures often have very different characteristics like scale or brightness. Thus, setting up a texture inspection system is often tricky. Halcon 13 therefore offers an easy-to-use texture inspection, which is configured by simply passing some training images. The algorithm automatically adjusts the necessary parameters based on training images that show flawless texture. The trained texture inspection model can then be used to detect potential texture defects.
3D matching and 3D reconstruction
In Halcon 13, surface-based 3D matching has been improved to be more robust when dealing with flat surfaces. This improvement particularly supports applications like picking of boxes. Halcon 13 also offers a new method to reconstruct 3D objects from multiple cameras with high quality. This new method uses the information of all camera views at once leading to more robust results than provided by common stereo reconstruction methods.
Major improvements in identification technologies
With Halcon 13, MVTec offers deep-learning-based OCR for the first time: Halcon now contains a new OCR classifier and comes with a number of pre-trained fonts based on deep learning technology. With these, it is possible to achieve higher reading rates than with all previous classification methods. Further, the automatic text reader in Halcon 13 is faster and now also supports reading of dot print characters.
Halcon 13 also reads bar codes even if large parts of the code are either defective or not visible at all. Additionally, the QR code reader has been improved and is now much more robust against common challenges like blur or distortion.