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Gocator® 2512 Smart 3D Laser Profile Sensor Awarded inVision Top Innovation 2020
LMI Technologies Inc. Posted 01/22/2020
The award-winning Gocator 2512 smart sensor is precision-engineered for scanning specular surfaces such as glass, polished metals, and plastics
Vancouver, BC – 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.
The sensor scans the glass and metal frame simultaneously and generates a high-resolution 3D model of the cell phone edge,
which is then used for measurement and quality inspection.
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.
The trade journal inVISION (7th year, circulation 15.000 copies) covers topics in Machine Vision, Embedded Vision, and 3D inspection technology. In addition to the printed edition of 15.000 copies, inVISION is sent as an e-paper to more than 16.000 subscribers of the inVISION / VISION Newsletter.
inVISION is divided into the categories of cameras & interfaces, components, embedded vision & industrial PCs, and systems & applications, with a focus on highlighting the components and systems that are necessary to overcome current technical problems and inspection tasks.
About LMI Technologies
At LMI Technologies we work to advance quality and productivity with 3D sensor technology. Our award-winning, FactorySmart® laser, snapshot, and line confocal sensors 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 products remove complexity and dramatically reduce implementation cost while achieving repeatable, highly accurate measurement results.
To learn more about how LMI’s inspection solutions can benefit your business, we invite you to contact us or visit us online to explore the possibilities of smart 3D technology.