Smart Laser Scanning Sensor Delivers Inline Inspection, Guidance, and Gauging

Cognex Corporation has introduces the In-Sight 3D-L4000 embedded vision system. In-Sight 3D-L4000 is a breakthrough in three-dimensional (3D) vision technology and combines 3D laser displacement technology with a smart camera allowing factory engineers to quickly, accurately, and cost effectively solve a wide variety of inspections tasks.

The patented speckle-free blue laser optics, an industry first, acquires high quality 3D images and on-board high-performance processing powers a comprehensive set of true 3D vision tools, without the need for external processing. 3D vision tools are set up as easily as 2D vision tools due to the familiar and robust Cognex In-Sight spreadsheet environment. The all-in-one solution quickly captures and processes 3D images with spectacular quality during inline inspection, guidance, and gauging applications.

“Until now, 3D has been too expensive and complicated to solve inspection applications for most customers,” states John Keating, 3D Business Unit Manager. “The In-Sight 3D-L4000 breaks previous barriers by providing a massive suite of true 3D vision tools and making them as easy to use as the industry leading In-Sight 2D vision tools.”

By allowing users to place vision tools directly on a true 3D image of the part, the 3D-L4000 delivers greater accuracy compared to traditional systems, expanding the types of inspections that can be performed. Moreover, because inspections are in 3D, users can immediately experience how the vision tools operate on the actual part.

The 3D-L4000 includes all the traditional 3D measurement tools users expect such as plane and height finding. It also comes with a comprehensive set of 3D vision tools, designed from the ground up to leverage inspections in a true 3D space.

The intuitive In-Sight spreadsheet interface quickly and easily sets up and runs 3D applications without the need for programming or external processing. It simplifies application development and streamlines factory integration with a full I/O and communications function set. It also enables the ability to combine 2D and 3D vision tools in the same application, leading to faster deployments.

The In-Sight 3D-L4000 comes in three factory calibrated fields of view and is ideal for applications across a range of industries including automotive, medical devices, and electronics.

For more information: www.cognex.com


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