Zivid Start Guide

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This guide will help you get started with and Zivid 3D color cameras. The detailed technical specification for the Zivid cameras is available at the following links:

Please read this quick technical overview before installation and use:

Targeted applications


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Zivid 3D cameras are primarily targeted for industrial automation in the manufacturing, automotive, and logistic industries. Typical 3D machine vision applications for industrial and collaborative robots are:

  • Pick and place
  • Machine tending
  • Assembly
  • Palletization
  • Inspection

The cameras are factory calibrated. There is a one-to-one correspondence between color and depth because Zivid cameras acquire XYZ point cloud data and RGB colors with the same sensor chip. Zivid technology provides high-quality images of objects made of materials with different optical properties, and of various shapes, dimensions, and colors. Due to the high dynamic range, Zivid cameras are suitable for imaging dark absorptive parts and shiny metal parts. The camera and the scene must be completely still during the acquisition. The following cases do not work well with Zivid cameras:

  • Transparent objects (e.g., plastic/glass bottles)
  • Highly specular surfaces (e.g., mirrors, polished metal)
  • Imaging for precision less than 0.03 mm
  • Moving objects

Mounting can be stationary or on a robot.


System Requirements


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OS

Windows 10 or Linux Ubuntu 16.04/18.04/20.04

GPU

CPU with integrated GPU

This is the most cost-efficient and preferred solution for Zivid. The benefit of an integrated GPU is that the copying of data from GPU to CPU is fast. A high-end integrated GPU with 3GB of memory available is required for optimal performance.

Recommendations:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2400G or better
    • NOTE: Radeon no longer supports SPIR on some GPUs, please verify your GPU drivers support SPIR to be compatible with Zivid Software.
    • NOTE: Zivid no longer supports AMD on Ubuntu 16.04 (AMD dropped support for Ubuntu 16.04 as of Radeon Software 18.50 for Linux).
  • Intel i7 with HD630 or better

Dedicated GPU

This solution may be best if the GPU is planned to be used for more than Zivid computations. A medium to high-end AMD or NVIDIA GPU with 3GB of memory is required for optimal performance.

Recommendations:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or better
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 or better
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 or better
    • NOTE: Radeon no longer supports SPIR on some GPUs, please verify your GPU drivers support SPIR to be compatible with Zivid Software.
    • NOTE: Zivid no longer supports AMD on Ubuntu 16.04 (AMD dropped support for Ubuntu 16.04 as of Radeon Software 18.50 for Linux).
USB

SuperSpeed USB3 port

Note: Only for Zivid One

Ethernet

Full performance:

  • 10GBASE-T (10G Copper Ethernet) adapter connected via PCI Express or Thunderbolt 3

Reduced performance:

  • 1000BASE-T and NBASE-T (1G, 2.5G, and 5G over copper) connections

Note: Only for Zivid Two

Connectivity and Power Supply


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Zivid One

Zivid One Plus

Zivid Two

Available ports:

A) USB3: Data

SuperSpeed USB3 type-B receptacle for PC connection. Note: PC must support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed. Cables need to be “USB3 Vision” compliant.

B) M12-8: External Sync (Zivid One only)

Interface connector for synchronization and external trigger interface (not used).

C) M12A-5, Power Connector 24V, 5A DC

D) M12X, CAT 6A Ethernet Connector

Power supply interface


PinoutPinPurpose
124V DC +/- 20% (Max 5A)
224V DC +/- 20% (Max 5A)
3GND

4

GND
5
Reserved, do not connect


Use the AC/DC adapter supplied with the unit to ensure compliance with emission and immunity standards.

The Zivid unit is protected against reverse polarity and against overheating by a thermistor that physically removes the power.

Optional mating connector: TE Connectivity AMP, 1838275-3 (Digikey: A97645-ND)


Ethernet interface


PinoutPin
M12RJ45 (Color)
11 (WH/OG)
22 (OG)
33 (WH/GN)
46 (GN)
57 (WH/BN)
68 (BN)
75 (WH/BU)
84 (BU)




Measurement ranges and Field-of-View data


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Calculate FOV and imaging distance.

Zivid One Plus Small

Zivid One Plus Medium

Zivid One Plus Large

Zivid Two 



Installation

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Mounting

Use the threaded holes on the bottom side of the device to mount it to a bracket. We recommend using DIN 912 / ISO 4762 Hexagon or ISO 14579 Hexalobular socket head cap screws in stainless steel (A2 or A4).

Both Zivid 3D cameras have stationary and robot mounts available for purchase at shop.zivid.com.

The Zivid One is able to mount to most standard camera tripods. Zivid Two requires an adapter plate to be connected for this function.

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The camera must be completely still during the acquisition to deliver the specified 3D image quality. Otherwise, it completely safe to move it, e.g. when mounted on a robot or any other moving platform.

Cooling clearance

Zivid cameras use active and passive cooling, allow some space around the device for airflow, and do not block the air opening on its front and rear sides. Advise the technical specifications for the operating temperature range for your camera.

Signal protection

Do not install Zivid cameras and cables next to high voltage devices that can generate high levels of electromagnetic disturbance. Do not route camera cabling through the same trunks/conduits with AC power cables and cables emitting high levels of disturbance.

Positioning correctly

Please checkout Working Distance and Camera Positioning to learn how to correctly position your camera.


Connecting to the computer

Zivid One

  1. Plug the power supply into the "24V" port and into a power outlet.
  2. Plug the USB cable into the "DATA" port and into a USB 3.0 port on your PC.

Ensure that all connections are screwed in tightly. For more details see: Failed to locate 2D camera with serial number.

Direct connection

Using a direct cable from the PC to the Zivid camera works better than connecting the camera via a USB hub. Use only Zivid approved USB cables and extenders.

Zivid Two

  1. Plug the power supply into the "24V" port and into a power outlet.
  2. Plug the Ethernet cable into the camera and connect it to your computer.

Ensure that all connections are screwed in tightly. Check System Requirements for performance considerations and review performance by observing the Status Indication LEDs.

Use only Zivid approved Ethernet cables.

We support the following network topologies:

Direct connection

Connection via Switch

The available software preview does not support multiple Zivid Two cameras.

Install Zivid Software

See how to install Zivid Software next.

Service and Maintenance


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The device contains no user-serviceable parts inside. The product warranty will be void if opened.

Follow the below instructions to ensure that your Zivid camera is well maintained:

  • Check screw connections and connectors at regular intervals.
  • Do not block the air opening on the front and rear sides of the product.
  • The unit uses active and passive cooling, allow some space around the device for airflow.
  • Use a small vacuum cleaner or a small canister of compressed air to remove dust or other accumulated particles from the glasses or in between the ribs of the heat sink.
  • Regularly clean optical glass parts of the device.



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Robustness

Zivid One PlusZivid Two
Zivid One+ cameras have a robust aluminum casing. Cooling ribs are integrated into the design in a way that makes Zivid look and stay cool!Zivid Two is constructed of both aluminum and magnesium parts to create a lightweight and robust casing. Following the Zivid style, the top plate ribs provide both style and expert cooling. 

Safety

  • Zivid 3D cameras are compliant with EN62368, FCC class A, CE, and CB environmental standards.
  • Zivid 3D cameras use a white light source, which is tested against IEC62471 and is classified as Risk Group 2.
  • Connections, assembly, and settings must be performed by competent technicians.
  • Do not connect external I/O signals to the device while it is powered; this may damage the device.
  • Transport the device in its original packaging or make sure it is properly cushioned during transportation.

IP rating

  • Zivid 3D cameras are water and dust resistant and are rated IP65.
  • Zivid 3D cameras can handle vibrations and shocks without being damaged according to the following shock/vibration standards:
    • 5 G Random
    • 15 G Shock