VCnano3D-Z models

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Vision Components manufactures intelligent laser profilers for a wide range of applications. The standard VCnano3D-Z models cover working distances from 50 mm to 2025 mm and between 40 mm and 1250 mm horizontal field of view. They provide high precision with resolutions down to 10 µm. The series offers OEMs an exact fit for their measurement task so that they can save the effort for elaborate, costly hardware adaptations. Currently, there are about 100 models in four sizes ranging in length from about 140 mm to 472 mm. In addition, the manufacturer also offers on-demand customer-specific configurations with a quick turnaround. The 3D embedded vision systems are compact, lightweight, and easy to integrate into OEM applications. They contain a Xilinx Zynq SoC featuring a dual-core ARM processor and an FPGA. The 3D profiles are calculated solely and entirely on the FPGA, allowing the ARM processor to be programmed for additional application tasks.

Vision Components’ proprietary ambient light suppression technology enables measurements with laser profilers under up to 100,000 lux. The high ambient light immunity results from a high-intensity blue laser (450 nm), which is nevertheless rated laser class 2, combined with extremely short exposure times. Featuring a GigE interface and scan rates of up to 2 kHz, the laser profilers are ideally suited for real-time applications. Latest-generation CMOS image sensors ensure high image quality with minimal noise. At list prices under EUR 4,000, they moreover provide an excellent price—performance ratio.

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