LMI Technologies Launches New Gocator® 3D Smart Sensor for Scanning Glass and Other Specular Surfaces
The Gocator® 2512 laser line profiler is precision-engineered for scanning specular surfaces such as glass, polished metals, and plastics
LMI Technologies (LMI), a leading developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the Gocator® 2512 laser line profile sensor, a dedicated high-performance 3D machine vision solution for scanning glass and other specular surfaces. The company will be introducing the new sensor in booth #W5 5621 at Vision Shanghai, March 20-22, 2019.
Gocator® 2512 has the unique advantage of being able to scan specular and diffuse surfaces simultaneously. For example, the sensor can generate a precision 3D scan of a cell phone’s cover glass in a surrounding metal or plastic frame, inspecting critical assembly tolerances such as flushness, gap, and offset.
The sensor leverages specialized laser projection technology that can handle a wider range of surface angles, material types, and surface colors. Competing laser profilers use a collimated laser beam that does not offer the same target angle performance.
Gocator® 2512 also delivers high speed, reliability, and superior data quality in GD&T measurement of component assemblies with various challenging surface finishes (e.g., transparent, anti-glare, coated/uncoated, low/high contrast, UV, and glossy).
“With the Gocator® 2512, we now offer our customers a dedicated 3D sensor model specifically for glass and specular materials, with all of Gocator’s smart capabilities including onboard data processing and built-in measurement tools. The sensor’s unique optical design delivers exceptional performance in challenging specular scanning applications, in a more cost-effective package than competing technologies such as confocal scanners,” said Chi Ho Ng, Senior Director of Applications, LMI Technologies.
About LMI Technologies
At LMI Technologies we work to advance 3D measurement with smart sensor technology. Our award-winning, FactorySmart® solutions improve the quality and efficiency of factory production by providing fast, accurate, reliable inspection solutions that leverage smart 3D technologies. Unlike contact based measurement or 2D vision, our product removes complexity and dramatically reduces implementation cost.