Lightweight, Collaborative 3D Cameras


The Ensenso N-Series is a compact and robust 3D camera system designed specifically for 3D applications in robotics and automated series production. Thanks to IP65/67 protection, it is also well-suited for use in harsher environments. The camera family is now being expanded by the N40 and N45 models. They feature a novel design both inside and outside. Lightweight and with rounded edges, they open up new application possibilities, for example in collaborative robotics.


The housing of the Ensenso N40/N45 3D cameras is made of fiber-reinforced plastic, resulting in the lightest stereo vision cameras with Gigabit Ethernet in the IDS product range. When mounted on a robot arm, for example, this means less stress on the robot mechanics. The cameras also minimize the risk of injury thanks to their rounded edges. As a result, they also excel in collaborative use with human colleagues. Furthermore, the housing meets the requirements of protection class IP65/67 and is effectively protected against dirt, dust, and water spray.


Electronics have also been revised for the new 3D cameras: The improved infrared projector enables higher light output and has optimized heat management. This results, among other things, in better data quality or higher clock rates. The projector is optionally available with blue illumination in the visible range (465 nm) or with infrared illumination (850 nm).


The models each include two monochrome CMOS sensors (global shutter, 1,280 x 1,024 pixels) and are equipped with screwable GPIO connectors for trigger and flash. Power-over-Ethernet allows data transfer and power supply to be realized even over long cable distances.


A stereo matching process, which is available as standard for all models when using the Ensenso SDK 3.0, also ensures particularly detailed point clouds. "PatchMatch" works extremely effectively with a large distance range at different object distances and without significant effects on the execution speed of the algorithm. This benefits, for example, applications in which large volumes are to be captured in the shortest possible time.



  • 3D object recognition, classification & localization, e.g. quality assurance, commissioning
  • 3D object reconstruction
  • Factory automation
  • Robot applications, e.g. bin picking or collaborative tasks
  • Conveyor belt equipping
  • Logistics automation. e.g. (De-)Palletizing
  • Automatic storage systems


N40 /N45

3D System

"Projected texture stereo vision" process
for capturing non textured surfaces

CMOS sensors

Global-Shutter, 1,280 x 1,024 Pixel (1.3 MP)

Vergence Angle*

2°, 4°

Focal distances

6 to 16 mm

Pattern projector

Blue (465 nm) or Infrared LEDs (850 nm)
 FlexView Pattern shift (only N45)

Working distance

min. 330 mm
max. 3,000 mm

Field of view

max. 3,970 mm


Gigabit Ethernet

Images per second

10 (1.3 MP), 30 (2x Binning)

Power supply

12 to 24VDC/PoE


Plastic composite
with rounded edges

Dimensions (WxHxD) (incl. connectors)

193 x 52 x 60 mm


550 g

Protection class


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