Bestech Australia provide the scanCONTROL 2700/ 2710 laser line profile sensor from Micro-Epsilon, Germany. This laser line profile sensor can acquire profiles of the most varied target surfaces. Consisting of a compact sensor with integrated electronics, it suits industrial environment, especially in automation systems.
Typical tasks include measurement of profiles, angles, gaps and clearance. The scanCONTROL 2700/ 2710 laser profile sensor uses the triangulation principle for the procurement of two-dimensional profiles. A line optical system projects a laser line on to the surface of the target object.
The light reflected from the laser line is measured on a CMOS array by a high quality optical system, and the controller then outputs both the distance information (z-axis) and also the true position along the laser line (x-axis). Both values are generated as output in the sensor’s two-dimensional coordinate system. By moving either the object or the profile sensor itself, a three dimensional representation of the object can be generated.
The integrated FireWire interface in this laser line scanner allows full control of the system from a PC and gives high data rates, while simultaneously preserving the bandwidth. This laser profile sensor system has a high scanning rate and measurement accuracy. It has a profile frequency of 100Hz and linearity is approximately ±0.2% full scale output.
With fast moving profiles, high accuracy can be achieved for the complete profile using a high speed shutter. While the matrix is being read by the system, the next image is being recorded. Consequently, higher profile frequencies are realized. The scanCONTROL 2700 /2710 laser-line profile sensor is available in Australia and New Zealand from Bestech Australia.