Assembly and error-proofing applications can be costly if not done correctly. Solutions for these applications range from single point lasers to complex camera systems requiring appropriate lighting. The pmd Profiler projects a laser line that very accurately measures the contour of the part. At its simplest, the profiler is a point-and-shoot device that provides highly accurate pass/fail information. It is immune to extraneous light, so anyone can get up and running quickly with no prior experience.
The pmd Profiler reaches a whole new dimension in error control. Camera systems can be sensitive to external light and 1D distance sensors require precise positioning making alignment challenging. The pmd Profiler is unaffected by external light and it reliably inspects objects even at varying distances.
Transmit additional information such as reject rate or match value to your higher level plant network for trending and process optimazation.
|Manual control||High error rate
Highest resource requirement
|Single point control
1D distance sensors
Precise target positioning requirement
Difficult alignment for small targets
No object detection
|Line scanners / cameras||pmd Profiler|
|Vision systems||Sensitive to ambient light
Expensive to integrate
Configuration software required
Comparison of quality control / inspection methods