- August 22, 2018
- Vision Components
August 22, 2018 - Vision Components has developed 3D laser scanners with integrated electronics. The VCnano3D-Z-series embedded vision systems are designed for use in OEM applications. They contain a Xilinx Zynq SoC, which comprises a dual-core ARM processor and an FPGA. In order to determine line coordinates in laser triangulation, a point cloud has to be calculated. In the sensors, this is done in the FPGA – the programmable circuit processes large amounts of data without delay. Thus, full processor power remains available for application-specific tasks. The laser profilers provide scan rates of up to 2 kHz. Featuring a 1-Gbit Ethernet interface, they are suited, amongst others, for real-time applications in robotics, for example, for welding robot guidance and adhesive bead tracking.
The system integrates a class-2-rated, high-intensity blue 450-nm laser. Thanks to "Ambient Light Suppression Technology", it can be used with ambient light up to 100,000 lux. This novel technology from Vision Components ensures visibility of the laser line even on especially challenging surfaces. In addition, the blue laser is suitable for food applications such as volume measurement in slicing and packaging stations. The series includes various models for different working distances from about 60 mm to over 3 m. The range of possible resolutions is therefore enormous, too: resolutions up to about 40 µm on the X axis and 10 µm on the Z axis as well as over 2000 mm wide visual fields are possible. The manufacturer also handles special requests to build customized laser profile sensors in a short time.