On November 24, 2020, LMI Technologies (LMI) announced in Vancouver, BC the official launch of the Gocator 3520 smart 3D snapshot sensor.The Gocator® 3520 introduces an expanded field of view, short exposure times, and fast data acquisition rates required to achieve metrology-grade inline quality inspection. In particular, the latest addition to the series, while leveraging brighter projector output, will still maintain a high XY resolution.
Robot-Friendly: The sensor’s larger field of view and shorter clearance distance allow users to minimize the travel distances of the robot arm, increasing overall inspection coverage as a result. This design also offers a greater range of robot movement to support various scan angles.
High Intensity LED Projector and Stereo Camera Design: Gocator 3520’s high-intensity LED projector delivers the short exposure times and fast scan rates required to generate high quality scans with minimal motion blur caused by target vibration or movement jitter. The sensor’s 5-megapixel stereo camera design maximizes data capture by triangulating three ways to minimize occlusion.
As with the rest of the LMI’s stereo 3D snapshot sensor technology, robot-driven quality control, inspection of objects with start stop/go motion in inline production systems and other general factory automation applications are the types of applications customers will be able to solve with the 3520.
As summarized in the words of Terry Arden, CEO of LMI Technologies. “This combination delivers smart 3D inspection into many new applications including robot-driven quality control and stop-and-go part verification”.
Again the built-in 3D inspection software will allow for out-of-the-box measurement and seamless integration with existing systems without the need for external controller or PC.