Discover the Industrial Helios2 Time-of-Flight Camera

A Quick Look

See how the new Helios2+ and Helios2 compares to the original Helios. The Helios2+ is an advanced version of the Helios2 ToF camera offering two new key features enabling deployment in challenging environments, High Dynamic Range mode and High-Speed ToF mode, while retaining all other benefits of the Helios2. The High Dynamic Range mode fuses multiple exposures in the phase domain to provide accurate depth information in high contrast, complex scenes, containing both highly reflective and low reflectivity objects. The High-Speed mode enables depth perception using a single phase measurement to realize faster acquisition speed and higher framerate compatible with moving object perception at the expense of absolute accuracy and measuring distance range. Both HDR and High Speed modes are realized entirely with on-camera processing and will impair minimal changes on the vision systems back-end.

The Helios2+ shares the same ‘factory tough’ industrial platform with its predecessor and is 100% mechanically and electronically compatible with the Helios2 to offer a seamless upgrade path for existing customers.

Helios2 3D ToF Camera front and back
 Helios2+Helios2Helios
Sensor: Sony IMX556PLR Sony IMX556PLR Sony IMX556PLR
Resolution: 640 x 480 px, 0.3 MP 640 x 480 px, 0.3 MP 640 x 480 px, 0.3 MP
VCSEL Wavelength 850 nm, Indoors 850 nm, Indoors 850 nm, Indoors
Working Distance: 0.3 - 8.3 m (Normal, HDR)
      0.3 - 2.5 m (High-Speed)
0.3 - 8.3 m 0.3 - 6.0 m
Precision (Depth Noise) @ 1 m: 0.6 mm 0.6 mm1.6 mm
Accuracy up to 1.5 m± 4.0 mm± 4.0 mm± 5.0 mm
Lens Field of View: 69° x 51° 69° x 51° 59° x 45°
# of Operating Distance Modes: 6 Modes (Normal)
      5 Modes (HDR)
      3 Modes (High-Speed)
6 Modes2 Modes
# of Pixel Formats: 10 88
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode? Yes NoNo
High-Speed Mode? Yes NoNo
Adjustable Starting Distance Point for Modes: Yes Yes No
Dimensions:60 x 60 x 77.5 mm60 x 60 x 77.5 mm 55 x 55 x 77.5 mm
Weight398 g398 g 254 g
Frame Rate: 30 FPS (Normal)
      10 FPS (HDR)
      103FPS (High-speed)
30 FPS (All Distance Modes)30FPS (Near Mode) , 15FPS (Far Mode)
Exposure Presets: HDR, Manual: 332
IP67 Case: Yes YesNo
Power over Ethernet (PoE): Yes Yes No
"Flying Pixel" Filter: Yes Yes No
Indoor Ambient Light Filter: On-Camera & On-Sensor On-Camera & On-Sensor On-Sensor Only
Combine with other Helios Cameras? Yes Yes Yes
Combine with Color Camera for RGB Point Cloud? Yes Yes Yes

Helios Videos

Helios2 3D Time of Flight product video Thumbnail

The Helios2+ High Dynamic Range mode fuses multiple exposures in the phase domain to provide accurate depth information in high contrast, complex scenes, containing both highly reflective and low reflectivity objects.

Helios2 3D Time of Flight product video Thumbnail

The Helios2+ High-Speed mode enables depth perception using a single phase measurement to realize faster acquisition speed and higher framerates. This allows 3D imaging of moving objects without distortion at the expense of accuracy and distance range.

Helios2 3D Time of Flight product video Thumbnail

The Helios2+ High Dynamic Range mode fuses multiple exposures in the phase domain to provide accurate depth information in high contrast, complex scenes, containing both highly reflective and low reflectivity objects.

Helios2 3D Time of Flight product video Thumbnail

The Helios2 combines a factory tough design with exceptional 3D precision and accuracy into a compact IP67 machine vision camera. Featuring Sony’s IMX556PLR DepthSense sensor, users are able to stream 3D point clouds in real time for use in a variety of industrial applications. Learn what’s new in the Helios2 and how it compares to the original Helios in this video.

Helios2 Bin Picking Presentation with 3D Time of Flight Tips

Watch our extended Bin Picking webinar and learn how to improve your point cloud for challenging objects such as shiny metals and plastics. See how changes in image accumulation, exposure, gain, confidence, and spatial filtering settings can increase point cloud quality with before and after image examples using our ArenaView GUI with Helios2 3D ToF Camera.

Interactive Helios2 Samples Files

Point Cloud Car Small

Front of Car (HDR)
Distance of Helios2+ from Car:  1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode, HDR Standard
Heat Depth Color Overlay
Download PLY file (PLY, 3.1 MB)

3D Point Cloud of front of car
Point Cloud Car Wheel Small

Car Wheel / Side Panel (HDR)
Distance of Helios2+ from Wheel: 1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode, HDR Standard
Heat Depth Color Overlay
Download PLY file (PLY, 7.2 MB)

3D Point Cloud of Car Wheel/Side Panel
Helios2 Plant thumbnail

Medium Plant
Distance of Helios2 from boxes: 1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode
Heat Depth Color Overlay
Download PLY file (ZIP, 2.8 MB)

3D Point Cloud of Plant
Helios2 Assorted Objects thumbnail

Assorted Wood, Plastic, Cardboard, Metal Parts
Distance of Helios2 from Plastic Box:  1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode
Heat Depth Color Overlay
Download PLY file (ZIP, 7.0 MB)

3D Point Cloud of assorted objects
Helios2 Fruits Plastic Box thumbnail

Fruits in Plastic Box
Distance of Helios2 from boxes: 1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode
Heat Depth Color Overlay
Download PLY file (ZIP, 889 KB)

3D Point Cloud of Fruits in Plastic Box
Pill Bottles in Carboard thumbnail

Small Plastic Pill Bottles in Cardboard Box
Distance of Helios2 from boxes: 1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode
Heat Depth Color Overlay
Download PLY file (1.1 MB)

Small Pill bottles in cardboard box 3d point cloud
Large Laundry detergent bottles on carpet 3d point cloud thumbnail

3 Plastic Laundry Detergent on Carpet
Distance of Helios2 from Plastic Box:  1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode
Color Overlay (from Triton 3.2MP Color Camera)
Download PLY file (3.1 MB)

Laundry detergent bottles on carpet 3d point cloud
Assorted objects on carpet 3d point cloud thumbnail

 Paper, Plastic, Metal Objects on Carpet
Distance of Helios2 from boxes: 1000 mm
Using “5m” Mode
Color Overlay (from Triton 3.2MP Color Camera)
Download PLY file (6.0 MB)

Assorted objects on carpet 3d point cloud

Factory Tough Design, 24/7 Industrial Operation

Industrial 3D Camera Helios2 IP67

The Helios2 ToF camera is engineered for high performance operation in industrial environments. Built for demanding 24/7 environments and a variety of industrial 3D applications such as robotics, 3D inspection, and logistics, including advanced material handling, pick and place, sorting, palletization / de-palletization, volume estimation, and more.

Raising the Bar for Superior Time of Flight

sub-millimetre precision,and high accuacry, 3D Time of Flight Camera

The Helios2 architecture is engineered for the next generation of high-performance 3D ToF imaging, delivering sub-millimeter precision and improved accuracy compared to the previous Helios. The calibration between the VCSELs and sensor timing is enhanced resulting in more 3D detail, along with improved attention to edge detection to reduce flying pixels and overall noise. 3D calculations are done on-camera, reducing CPU load and freeing up host PC resources.

Fast Processing Directly on the Camera

By processing the data directly in the Helios2, you reduce the need for expensive host system components. The 3D coordinates, intensity and confidence data, are delivered directly from the camera. The point cloud data is generated in real time.

Point-cloud
3D images of cardboard boxes- Depth Image
Arena SDK, 3D tools logo

Easy 3D Controls

The Arena SDK includes easy to use controls for the Helios2 ToF camera. ArenaView allows for 2D and 3D views: 2D view allows one to see the intensity and depth of the scene from the camera’s perspective. 3D view displays a point cloud of the scene and allows users to manipulate the orientation in real-time. Additionally, settings can be changed in real-time such as false color overlay, depth range adjustments, out of range color settings and more.

ArenaSDK 3D controls for Helios ToF Camera

Helios Time of Flight Models

Helios2 3D Camera Time of Flight

Helios2+ 3D Camera Time of Flight

This Helios2+ camera model (P/N: HTP003S-001) offers 2 additional features over the original Helios2: High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High-Speed modes. It offers the same mechanical and robust design with IP67 protection, industry immunity standards, Power over Ethernet, and a  working range of 8.3 m HTP003S: HDR and High-Speed Modes, 640 x 480 at 30 FPS, IP67, Gigabit Ethernet & PoE, Working Range: up to 8.3m

Visit HTP003S Page for Detailed Specs
Helios2 3D Camera Time of Flight

Helios2 3D Camera Time of Flight

This Helios2 camera model (P/N: HLT003S-001) offers improved accuracy and precision compared to the original Helios. In addition, it offers IP67 protection, higher industry immunity standards, Power over Ethernet, and a farther working range of 8.3 m HLT003S: 640 x 480 at 30 FPS, IP67, Gigabit Ethernet & PoE, Working Range: up to 8.3m

Visit HLT003S Page for Detailed Specs
Helios2 + Triton RGB+3D Kit

3D + RGB Kit

Our 3D + RGB IP67 Kit comes with everything you need to get started on creating stunning color point clouds. Get complete dust proof and water-resistant color 3D imaging and enjoy additional savings when you order this kit.

See What's Included in this Kit
Helios Time-Of-Flight ToF 3D camera

Helios Time-of-Flight ToF 3D Camera

This Helios camera model (P/N: HLS003S) is designed to connect to a host PC running Windows or Linux. Depth information is processed on the Helios ISP and transmitted over the Gigabit Ethernet connection. HLS003S: 640 x 480 at 30 FPS, Gigabit Ethernet, working distance: up to 6 m

Visit HLS003S-001 Page for Detailed Specs
Helios ToF Module on NVidea Jetson TX2

Helios Embedded ToF Camera Module

This Helios Embedded model (P/N: HLS003S-001ETX2US1) is designed to be connected to a NVIDIA® Jetson TX2. The Helios Embedded camera module streams raw data via a MIPI connection. Depth information is processed on the Jetson TX2 using included Arena SDK. HLS003S-001ETX2US1: 640 x 480 at 30 FPS, MIPI Connection, Working Range: up to 6m

Visit HLS003S-001ETX2 Page for Detailed Specs
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