Gocator® 2512 Smart 3D Laser Sensor Awarded inVision Top Innovation 2020
by David Fleschen
LMI Technologies (LMI), the global leader in 3D inline scanning and inspection, is pleased to announce that its Gocator 2512 3D laser line profile sensor, which is precision-engineered for scanning glass and specular surfaces, has been awarded Top Innovation 2020 by the prestigious German trade journal inVision.
Every year, inVision awards prizes to ten particularly innovative or trend-setting products from the fields of image processing, embedded vision, and 3D metrology. An independent jury classifies these products and solutions as worthy of recognition for outstanding technical innovation, usability, and the potential to penetrate new market segments.
The Gocator 2512 sensor was chosen by jurors for its unique ability to scan specular and diffuse surfaces simultaneously. This is a valuable capability in cell phone display assembly inspection where different types of specular (i.e., reflective) materials are present. In this particular application, the 2512 sensor is able to generate a precision 3D scan of the cell phone display glass in a surrounding metal or plastic frame, then deliver robust measurement and inspection of critical assembly tolerances such as flushness, gap, and offset.
In addition, Gocator 2512 leverages specialized laser projection technology that gives the sensor the flexibility to handle a wide range of surface angles, material types, and surface colors, which helps manufacturers minimize system downtime and operational costs incurred by frequent production cell changeover.
“It’s an honour to have the Gocator 2512 recognized by a jury of discerning experts. This award gives us even greater motivation to develop smart 3D solutions that address specific customer needs. Congratulations to all the winners this year, and happy innovating in the year ahead!” said Terry Arden, CEO, LMI Technologies.
Source: LMI Technologies, Photo: Fotolia