Three-dimensional vision

A quantum leap in optoelectronics.
efector pmd 3d is the first industrial 3D sensor that can detect objects in three dimensions at a glance. The time of flight measurement principle enables an unimagined variety of application solutions. In conventional systems, either the object or the sensors must be in motion in order to obtain several measurement points of an object.

The innovation:
The time-of-flight measurement and evaluation are integrated on one chip. The sensor chip has 64 x 48 pixels. In addition to the reflectivity, each pixel of this chip matrix evaluates its distance to the object. This results in 3072 distance values at the same time. The image of the object on the chip matrix and the respective distance values correspond to a 3D image. These measurement points of the 3D image enable distance-independent assessment of the characteristics of the object or the scene. They form the basis for the three evaluation modes volume, distance and level, serving as solutions for different applications.