Innovative Camera for 3D Quality Inspection

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The company SICK has launched the SICK Ranger3 camera, equipped with a breakthrough CMOS sensor that powers high-speed image processing in a compact device.

SICK’s Ranger3 high-definition streaming camera is the first to be powered by SICK’s innovative Imager with ROCC (Rapid On-Chip Calculation technology). The next-generation technology is capable of capturing 7000 profiles per second at full sensor acquisition.

The Ranger3 extracts the true 3D shape of an object, regardless of its contrast or color and as a result achieves 3D measurement with unprecedented accuracy, enabling food processing, bottling and packaging operations to achieve reliable quality inspection at more rapid throughputs.

The SICK Ranger3’s next-generation performance on light, dark, reflective and contrasting surfaces offers advantages for a wide variety of food and drink applications, allowing real-time inspection of several components at one time, including 3D shape and object scatter and a range of product attributes, with high throughput speeds for lower unit costs.

The SICK Ranger3 ROCC technology enables faster and more precise shape, volume and position measurements even for large depths of field or height variations. By having analogue to digital conversion of the signals on the M30 CMOS sensor itself, and sending the accurate data directly to a controller or a standard PC, the ROCC process greatly increases the application possibilities for high speed 3D quality inspection.

“The SICK Ranger3 is built around our new M30 CMOS sensor, which is seven times as sensitive as anything SICK has used before in its vision cameras. This means that lighting is never going to be an issue, even with low contrast dark objects at high speeds,” says Neil Sandhu SICK (UK) vision specialist.

Source: World Bakers