Laser profile sensors for precise 2D/3D measurements


Micro Epsilons Laser profile sensor from the scanCONTROL series are among the highest performing profile sensors in the world with respect to accuracy and measuring rate. The wide selection of models and measurement ranges enable engineers to solve many industrial applications. Smart laser scanners with integrated data processing, enable users to solve common measurement applications without the need for external data processing. For more complex applications, sensors with programmable software commands are available for integrators.

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  • Compact size and integrated evaluation: no external controller required
  • High profile resolution for the detection of finest details
  • High profile rate for dynamic measurement tasks
  • Powerful software for parameterisation and visualisation
  • SDKs for integration in individual software environments
  • Proven high operational safety in the 24/7 operation over many years
  • Compatible with Cognex VisionPro
  • Fastest SMART evaluation directly in the sensor: up to 10 kHz
  • Optimal connection to PLC due to UDP bundling without loss of information

One SMART scanner for all parameters

scanCONTROL laser scanners solve various measurement tasks: profile, width, height, depth, edge, bead, gap, angle, roundness and many more. With the Configuration Tools software, more than 40 measurement programs with a total of more than 90 evaluations are available. The programs are transferred to the SMART sensor, which performs the measurement, evaluation and output in standalone mode.

Intelligent SMART scanner: large range of features for numerous measurement tasks

Integrated evaluation, calculation and output of profile data
Integrated evaluation, calculation and output of profile data
Simplifies alignment by adjusting tilted profiles
Simplifies alignment by adjusting tilted profiles
Tracking and measuring complex profiles, e.g., for inspection of adhesive beads
Tracking and measuring complex profiles, e.g., for inspection of adhesive beads

SMART laser scanner with increased performance

The performance of the scanCONTROL 300x models has been increased again through targeted optimisation: improved algorithms and components increase data acquisition and output to up to 10 million measurement points per second. Profile calculation and evaluation speed for smart sensors is increased by up to 60%, allowing profile evaluations to be performed quickly and reliably. UDP bundling allows for the data transfer to be performed also at a slow PLC without loss of information.

Numerous models for a wide range of applications

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Compact profile sensors

Compact size combined with low weight opens up new fields of application in profile measurement. The controllers of the scanCONTROL profile sensors being integrated in the housing simplify cabling arrangements and mechanical integration. Due to their compact size and their high profile frequency, the laser profile sensors are ideally suited to dynamic measurement tasks, e.g. in the production control or for robot mounting processes.

© Picture from Fraunhofer ILT: Automation of hybrid additive production using machine-integrated laser profile sensors as part of the ProLMD project promoted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Flexible integration with two different classes

For raw profile transmission With integrated profile calculation and evaluation

Profile scanners with red laser and patented Blue Laser scanners

Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are available with a red laser diode or with the patented Blue Laser Technology. Laser scanners with blue laser line are preferably used for profile measurements on red-hot glowing metals, as well as transparent and organic surfaces. While allowing significantly higher stability, the blue-violet laser beam does not penetrate the measuring object.

Measurement tasks involving blue laser scanners measuring on red-hot glowing measurement objects exceeding 700 °C and transparent objects such as glass and plastics are protected by patent law. The scanCONTROL laser scanners achieve excellent signal stability and thus precise measurement results on these surfaces.

Various possibilities for data transmission

The sensors can be easily integrated into an existing customer software either via the available SDKs or the GigE Vision Standard which all scanCONTROL sensors meet (integration into image processing software). The sensors of the scanCONTROL SMART classes can directly transfer the measured values to the control systems using the following interfaces:

  • Ethernet (UDP or Modbus TCP)
  • RS422 (ASCII or Modbus RTU)
  • Analogue, digital switching signals (with scanCONTROL Output Unit)
  • Profinet, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT (with scanCONTROL Gateway)

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