3D inspection is as simple as 2D, says Cognex
An embedded vision system by Cognex, is claimed to make 3D inspection as easy as 2D vision. The In-Sight 3D-L4000 embedded vision system features 3D laser displacement technology which allows engineers to quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively solve a range of inspections on automated production lines.
Addressing the complexity and expense of 3D inspection, John Keating, 3D business unit manager, said: “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.”
The 3D-L4000 combines patented speckle-free blue laser optics and what is claimed to be the broadest range of true 3D vision tools with the flexibility of the In-Sight spreadsheet. This integrated solution quickly captures and processes 3D images during inline inspection, guidance, and gauging applications. 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, says Cognex, by expanding the types of inspections that can be performed.
Inspections are in 3D, which means that 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.
There are three, factory-calibrated fields of view, making the 3D-L4000 suitable for applications across a diverse range of industries including electronics, consumer products, automotive, medical devices, packaging and food and beverage.
Cognex designs, develops, manufactures, and markets image-based products, all of which use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to make decisions on what they see. Its product portfolio includes machine vision systems, deep learning vision software, machine vision sensors and barcode readers that are used in factories and distribution centres around the world, to eliminate production and shipping errors.