Pepperl+Fuchs' LR400 uses laser light sensor

With the LineRunner400 (LR400), Pepperl+Fuchs presents what it says the world’s first multi-line laser light sensor as a smart camera.

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High-accuracy 3D measurement smart camera

With the LineRunner400 (LR400), Pepperl+Fuchs (Mannheim, Germany) presents the world’s first multi-line laser light sensor as a smart camera, in a first product study. The LR400 enables three-dimensional measurement of objects at standstill and in motion. Based on its robust new measuring process, it is ideal for many detection tasks in factory automation.

In a product study, Pepperl+Fuchs presents the multi-line laser light sensor LR400 for three-dimensional object measurement. Based on the triangulation principle, an object can be measured two-dimensionally in x and y directions in standstill or three-dimensionally in movement when captured several times with a laser light sensor. Three-dimensional measurement at standstill is not possible with common laser light sensors. Using several laser light lines, the LR400 can accurately measure an object without movement. The LR400 comprises the complete evaluation of measured data on the sensor and can therefore be used as a standalone sensor without a PC. Unlike conventional camera technology, the laser light process guarantees robust measurements, even with various object and background colors and ambient light. Laser protection class 1 spares the user complex and expensive protective measures. The LR400 offers a special function with the activation of laser lines in any definable order. This enables it to implement adapted measuring strategies for the relevant application to optimize performance and speed of the measurement.

With these excellent features, the LR400 can be used in many applications such as presence checks, 3D shape measurement, position control, height control, volume measurement and tolerance control.

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