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40KHz 3D Sensor Scans at 163 Million Points Per Second

SmartRay GmbH, a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge 3D sensors for demanding, high-precision automated inspection, has launched the ECCO X 25 3D sensor, the latest in its ECCO family of sensors.

Offering 4,096 points of resolution and a scan rate of up to 40 kHz, the ECCO X targets the challenges of automated optical inspection in electronics and other challenging industries. Available with either a class 3R or class 2 laser, the sensor is available with four different cable mountings. Like the existing ECCO 3D sensors, the unit integrates with the current range of SmartRay and industry-standard vision software.

“The ECCO X 25 marks a further significant advance in performance in the ECCO 3D sensor portfolio,” said Clare Rathsack, Business Unit Manager ECCO Sensors. “This fulfills a requirement for resolution and speed that our customers have been demanding.” 

Francois Bangerter, Executive Sales Manager of ECCO Sensors, added: “The ECCO family of sensors is well established for inspection of challenging applications, such as automotive chassis welds and highly reflective prosthetic implants. This new sensor breaks a metrology boundary that will deliver reduced latent failures in electronic products due to soldering issues and poor component placement.”

More Accuracy and Speed for Manufacturers of Advanced Precision Equipment

With a measurement range of 20mm and a stand-off distance of 65mm, the ECCO X 25 delivers a typical vertical resolution of 0.9 – 1.4µm and a typical vertical resolution of circa 5.0-7.0µm. The Z-linearity is 0.005%, and Z-repeatability is 0.2µm, targeting manufacturers increasingly reliant on miniaturized electronics and precision-machined or 3D-printed mechanical parts to meet the innovation demands of their customers. The typical scan (with full FOV) rate of up to 40kHz delivers up to 163 million points/sec.

The sensor provides a gigabit Ethernet (1 Gbit/sec) interface, a quadrature encoder interface (AB-Channel, RS-422), and two inputs and outputs to support a range of start, data triggering, and output options. Its enclosure is rated to IP67, and its operating temperature ranges from 0 – 40°C.

Simple To Install For Complex Automated Visual Inspection

Measuring only 48 × 84 × 125.3mm, and weighing under 750g, installation is simplified thanks to four different cable attachment options, enabling easy mounting onto existing inspection systems.

– 40 kHz typical scan rate

– Exceptional 4,096 3D points of resolution

– Four connector options for maximum flexibility

– Gigabit Ethernet and quadrature encoder connectivity

– Input voltage of 24 VDC at 10 W

– Rated to IP67 and operational from 0 – 40°C

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