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Laser triangulation camera opticalAT - Automation Technology presented with regard to Laser triangulation optimized MCS series modular High speed 3D compact sensors a world first. Users can use it to configure the solutions required for their applications. You specify the desired performance data such as scan width (x-FOV), distance, position, points per profile and scan speed and receive a perfectly tailored 3D sensor composed of appropriate modules.

The MCS series complements the C5-CS series of preconfigured high-speed 3D compact sensors. The sensors of both series combine high-end 3D technology and state-of-the-art laser electronics in a compact housing with protection class IP67, which allows use even in the harshest industrial environments. Thanks to the optimized triangulation setup, they deliver highly accurate measurement results, even for distant areas of the test surface, since the detector and optics are arranged according to the Scheimpflug principle. The sensors are factory calibrated and equipped with GigE Vision via 5 to 24 V digital inputs and outputs up to the RS422 encoder interface.

Tailor-made solutions for all laser triangulation applications

All configurations can also be implemented with a dual head sensor, i.e. two modules. This enables an even higher quality of the measurement through occlusion-free 3D images as well as the combination of sensor modules with different performance data, which perform different measurement tasks in parallel. This means that uncomplicated, tailor-made solutions are also available for all laser triangulation applications in which several properties of components are examined, such as the geometry and surface properties of the wood object.

The current sensor modules of the MCS series with optimized laser traingulation support an output of up to 2048 points per profile and achieve a profile speed of up to 200 kHz. They have a scan distance (x-FOV) of 130 to 1200 mm and a z range of 100 to 800 mm as well as a triangulation angle of 15 to 45 °. Depending on the configuration, the resolution x is between 80 and 580 µm and the resolution z between 2 and 22 µm. The laser is available in red or blue.

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