WALDKIRCH, Germany—Sick A.G. and MVTec Software GmbH are enhancing their cooperation in the field of industrial image processing to increase the range of application areas offered.
In addition to its own algorithms, Sick will be using the Halcon image processing library from MVTec for vision sensors, 3D cameras and vision systems in the future, the firm said in a news release.
The firms have been working together since 2010, but had been limited to 3D cameras. The partnership will be expanded to include various sensors in the vision sector, Sick's news release said.
Halcon is a comprehensive standard software with an integrated development environment for machine vision—or industrial image processing—which Sick claims is used all over the world. Sick's release says Halcon helps to reduce costs and speeds up market availability, enabling applications to be developed quickly for industrial image processing and image analysis.
Based in Waldkirch, Sick is a global manufacturer of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. It reported sales of about $1.2 billion for fiscal 2014 with 7,000 employees and more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide.
MVTec, headquartered in Munich, manufactures standard software for industrial image processing.