Seeing The Big Picture

Microinjection-molded components have become increasingly important in information and communication technology, medical technology and the automotive industry. GOM has reacted to this with a new measuring area for its ATOS Capsule sensor, adapted to very small structures, which is able to resolve structures in the range of 10 µm.

Microsystems technology is changing products across many different industries. The tiny components are appreciated for their long-lasting and light-weight properties.. Microscopic material quantities, filigree structures and high-precision requirements place special demands on the design, manufacture and, consequently, the component testing of these small parts.

ATOS Capsule is available in two versions with different levels of detail, and captures 8 or 12 million points per scan. The interchangeable measuring areas for the sensor covers different component sizes. Due to this flexibility, the system has been successfully used for years in the acquisition and inspection of contoured component geometries of small to medium-sized components; now due to its housing design, ATOS Capsule offers outstanding process stability for automated applications in quality assurance during volume production.

Triple Scan Technology

Together with both cameras, the projection unit operates according to the triple scan principle. During the measurement, precise fringe patterns are projected onto the surface of the object and are recorded by two cameras, based on the stereo camera principle. This automatic principle offers advantages in measuring reflective surfaces or objects with complex indentations.

Blue Light Technology

The projection unit of the ATOS Capsule system is based on Blue Light Technology. Since the sensor works with narrow-band blue light, interfering ambient light can be filtered during image acquisition. Due to its powerful light source, short measuring times can be achieved.

Self-Monitoring System

The sensor recognizes changing ambient conditions during operation and is able to compensate these changes. The sensor software is continuously monitoring the calibration status, the transformation accuracy, environmental changes and part movements to ensure the quality of the measuring data.

For more information: www.gom.com

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