High-Speed 3D Camera also measures color.
May 28, 2010 -
Designed for various inspection tasks, ColorRanger E measures shape, contrast, and surface defects to ensure product quality. Camera expands inspection possibilities further by also providing high-resolution RGB color at up to 3,072 pixels per channel. With simultaneous 3D and color information at more than 11 kHz, multiple inspections can be performed in parallel at full production speed, maximizing uptime in packaging, automotive, and electronics applications.
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SICK Launches World's First High-Speed 3D Camera That Also Measures Color
ColorRanger E allows plants to improve uptime in packaging, automotive and electronics applications
SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the world's first high-speed 3D camera with high-quality color capability. By measuring both the 3D shape and the color of objects more reliable decisions can be made, allowing production plants to improve their uptime, throughput, and product quality. The ColorRanger E replaces the need for several different cameras for the same task, which reduces the solution cost and complexity.
ColorRanger E Cameras are used to solve various inspection tasks by measuring shape, contrast, and surface defects, to ensure product quality and production reliability. The ColorRanger E expands the inspection possibilities further by also providing high-resolution RGB color at up to 3072 pixels per channel. With simultaneous 3D and color information at more than 11 kHz, multiple inspections can be performed in parallel at full production speed.
Using 3D imaging is ideal when height, shape, or volume is important to the production process. To ensure complete quality or make a grading decision, it is often necessary to consider the color of the parts/objects produced. This is common when grading fruits and vegetables; shape and baking degree verification of baked goods; board grading in the wood industry; quality assurance of electronic assemblies; and fill level and color verification in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.