ZM18-DM line laser

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Stemmer Imaging has added the ZM18-DM multi-purpose line laser from Z-Laser to its product portfolio. Capable of producing structured lighting for 3D measurement, surface inspection, and alignment applications, the ZM18-DM is available in red, blue and IR wavelength versions with output powers up to 200mW.

This versatile laser has a wide variety of Gaussian/uniform line optics and various diffractive optic elements available, including line, cross, dot matrix, and circle. Simple manual focusing improves image resolution and the laser classification does not change with focus. Since there is no removal of lenses, there is no need for additional tools.

The ZM18-DM can operate between 5-30VDC and has over voltage protection with surge/spike protection. The laser can be modulated digitally up to 100kHz, not only allowing the laser intensity to be varied to suit the colour of material being inspected, but also allowing it to be synchronised to the camera trigger for extended laser lifetime. A built-in microcontroller and serial interface allows parameters such as operating hours and temperature to be logged. An LED indicator shows that the laser is in operation and provides a warning in the event of a failure.

An IP67-rated, fully waterproof enclosure means that the laser can be used even in environments where the surrounding equipment needs to be washed down. The unit is conveniently thread-mounted for simple and easy mounting as well as providing excellent heat dissipation in hot environments. The laser has an M12 industrial standard connector for excellent and robust electrical connections.

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