Matrox Imaging announces Matrox AltiZ 3D profile sensors

  • May 20, 2020
  • Matrox Imaging
Matrox Imaging announces Matrox AltiZ 3D profile sensors
Matrox Imaging announces Matrox AltiZ 3D profile sensors

May 19, 2020 — Matrox Imaging announced the launch of the Matrox AltiZ, a series of integrated 3D profile sensors featuring a dual-camera single-laser design.

These 3D profile sensors boast an optimized design that lessens scanning gaps. Simultaneous viewing of the laser line by the Matrox AltiZ’s two opposed optical sensors reduces optical occlusions—frequently encountered at critical surface junctures—caused by the laser line being obstructed from the view of a single image sensor because of a surface’s orientation. 

Matrox AltiZ 3D profile sensors have a dual optical-sensor design and data-fusion capability, which offers 3D reproduction fidelity through their ability to combat occlusion and outlier data. The Matrox AltiZ delivers control over spurious data.

Whether mounted on the end of a robot arm or fixed to a gantry overlooking a conveyor, the Matrox AltiZ deliver reproductions of a 3D object or scene. Data is represented as individual profiles, a depth map, or a point cloud.

The integrated image sensors of the Matrox AltiZ can work in either synchronized or alternate fashion. In synchronized mode, this 3D profile sensor achieves reproduction quality; configured in alternate mode, the Matrox AltiZ’s scanning rate is almost twice that of the synchronized configuration while still providing defense against occlusion.

Regardless of the configuration chosen, the Matrox AltiZ is suited for inspection tasks, delivering two powerful cameras within a compact enclosure, and an IP67 rating ensuring its performance in tight spaces and industrial environments.

The Matrox AltiZ profile sensors output 3D data over a standard GigE Vision interface with standard GenICam extensions; this means users are not locked into a specific proprietary interface, ensuring interoperability moving forward with commercial and custom acquisition, processing, and analysis software. The Matrox AltiZ interoperates with either Matrox Imaging branded and/or suitable third-party machine vision software.

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