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Gocator® 3D Smart Sensors Now Support Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Barcode Reading

LMI Technologies Inc.

New Gocator® tools from LMI Technologies allow you to read and verify printed and embossed 2D and 3D barcodes, labels, and alphanumeric text

November 14, 2019, Vancouver, BC – LMI Technologies (LMI), the global leader in 3D scanning and inspection, is pleased to announce that Gocator® 3D smart sensors now support *Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Barcode Reading. These essential machine vision capabilities can be applied to a broad range of inspection applications where decoding characters or symbols is required.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

The Surface OCR tool recognizes and extracts a string of text from surfaces, using either 3D height map scan data or 2D intensity scan data. Surface OCR adds a valuable capability for inspection applications that decode flat or embossed characters and symbols in markets such as automotive (stamped parts), battery and packaging (track and trace), and rubber & tire sidewall (DOT-codes).

OCR with 2D Intensity Data
OCR with 2D Intensity Data
OCR with 3D Height Map Data
OCR with 3D Height Map Data

*Note: The Surface OCR tool only runs on GoMax® Smart Vision Accelerator.

OCR with GoMax Smart Vision Accelerator
GoMax Smart Vision Accelerator comes with an onboard OCR engine and pre-trained datasets.

Barcode Reading

The Surface Barcode tool in Gocator® allows you to read data encoded in 1D (linear) and 2D barcodes from surface data (2D intensity or 3D heightmap), without the need for 2D vision cameras or specialized barcode readers.

1D Barcode Reading
1D Barcode Reading
2D QR Code Reading
2D QR Code Reading
3D Data Matrix Reading
3D Data Matrix Reading

“The new OCR and barcode tools in Gocator® offer customers an in-demand toolset for a range of applications, and demonstrate the ease our 3D technology has in decoding both 2D and 3D markings. This new capability enables many important use cases such as verifying stamped parts or loading job files based on part identifiers.” said Terry Arden, CEO, LMI Technologies.

The Surface Barcode tool is now available in every Gocator® 3D smart sensor, and the Surface OCR tool is available on every GoMax®. 

For a full list of additional new tools visit our FactorySmart® webpage.

About LMI Technologies

At LMI Technologies we work to advance 3D measurement with smart sensor technology. Our award-winning, FactorySmart® sensors improve the quality and efficiency of factory production by providing fast, accurate, and reliable inspection that leverages smart 3D technologies. Unlike contact based measurement or 2D vision, our product removes complexity and dramatically reduces implementation cost.

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.

 

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