TKH Acquires German 3D Stereo Machine Vision Company Nerian

Nerian Designs and Manufactures High-speed Stereo Vision Cameras that Deliver
Ground-Breaking 3D Scanning Capability for Automation and Inspection

July 15, 2022, Haaksbergen, the Netherlands – TKH Group N.V. (TKH), a leading technology company focused on advanced innovative technology systems in high-growth markets, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Nerian Vision GmbH (Nerian), a disruptive stereo machine vision company based in Stuttgart, Germany that designs and manufactures high-speed stereo vision systems. TKH will acquire 100% of the shares of Nerian. Nerian will join the group of machine vision companies of TKH Vision, while continuing to sell its products under the Nerian brand and maintaining its existing partnerships.

Nerian’s stereo vision sensors are unique in their capability to capture and process stereo vision images into 3D data at over 70 million 3D points per second, and frame rates of up to 125 Hz allowing for high resolution 3D data at both near and far range to be captured in real-time. Cameras are available with IP67 protection ratings for use in very harsh environments and with synchronized inertial measurement units embedded in the sensors. Nerian 3D cameras are fully compatible with active pattern projectors for increasing accuracy on difficult to measure objects.

The acquisition of Nerian expands TKH Vision’s portfolio of Smart Vision systems by increasing the 3D capabilities of the group. Together with TKH Vision’s extensive market reach, advanced software, and turnkey solution capabilities, Nerian’s 3D cameras will allow for new solutions to challenging applications including mobile robotics and autonomous vehicles, bin-picking and robot guidance across a variety of markets such as logistics, factory automation, agriculture and construction.” said Mark Radford, Vice President, TKH Vision.

Dr. Konstantin Schauwecker, CEO of Nerian: “The addition of Nerian’s high-speed 3D camera portfolio to TKH Vision expands the capabilities of the group in both industrial and non-industrial applications. Likewise, Nerian will benefit from the synergy of the larger commercial organization and well-established supply chain and production facilities of TKH, which will greatly accelerate Nerians ability to capture market share.”

For more information, please contact:
Erik Velderman
+31 (0)53 5732903

About TKH

TKH Group N.V. (TKH) is a leading technology company focused on advanced innovative technology systems in high-growth markets.

Our mission is to create best-in-class technologies in the field of Smart Vision systems, Smart Manufacturing systems and Smart Connectivity systems. TKH aims to create sustainable value for all its stakeholders and provides disruptive technologies that improve efficiency, sustainability, safety, and security.

The technologies are combined with internally developed software to create Smart Technologies and one-stop-shop solutions with plug-and-play integrated systems. TKH employs over 6,000 FTE employees and operates globally, with its growth concentrated in Europe, North America, and Asia.

TKH is listed on Euronext Amsterdam with the ticker symbol TWEKA. TKH reports in three segments: Smart Vision systems, Smart Manufacturing systems, and Smart Connectivity systems.

Now available: New Firmware Releases for SceneScan Pro & Scarlet 3D Depth Camera

Nerian’s line of high-speed 3D sensor systems – Scarlet and SceneScan (Pro) – have received a major improvement through a new firmware update today.

The most noticeable change is a completely re-worked web-interface: Not only does it come in a new modern design, but it also greatly simplifies the adjustment of parameters.

Any parameter change in the browser is immediately reflected by the sensor systems, and the effects are instantly visible in any connected software. In the same way, any parameter change that is made through the API becomes immediately visible to in the web interface. With this enhancement it is now possible to interactive tune parameters such as exposure or algorithm settings, which were previously difficult to adjust.

Another big improvement is the updated camera calibration interface. Each captured board position is now highlighted in the camera preview. This allows the user to see, in which image regions further board positions should be recorded. With this visual guideline, a more accurate calibrations can be achieved.

The update also includes a multitude of minor enhancements and bug fixes. As always, the firmware update is available for all our customers from our software download page.