Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH has introduced the new 5 Megapixel Sensor COMET L3D 5M. "In comparison to the basic model COMET L3D, the '5M' offers improved camera resolution for a higher level of surface detail. Even highly structured components can be captured in great detail. By doing so, we achieve a maximum measuring field size of 500 mm. Besides this, the COMET L3D 5M also has a newly developed pulsed operation adapted to the LED, which provides for a higher light intensity," said Hans Weigert, Head of Sales/Marketing at Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH.
"The COMET L3D 5M is intended to open up a new dimension of efficient 3D data acquisition with its LED lighting technology," said a company spokesperson. "The portable device does this more easily, faster and more precisely. The 3D sensor presents a suitable entry-level solution for users who would like to use the range of optic measuring technologies without compromising on technology, service and data quality. The COMET L3D 5M is also suitable for challenging applications, such as quality control. The construction and the dust-proof optical components allow the device to be used under industrial conditions. The compact dimensions and the low weight mean the user can use conventional accessories such as a camera tripod to position the sensor. The transport and commissioning of the complete system require minimum effort. The easy handling and usability of the system offer the user flexibility as well as efficiency when handling any measuring work.
"The BLUE-LED technology of the COMET L3D 5M sensor provides for fast recording of up to 5M measuring points. In the case of components with many features, this procedure is much faster than measuring using conventional, tactile systems. The contact-less measuring principle of the COMET L3D 5M showcases its advantages, particularly when measuring delicate objects (e.g. made from plastic or foam material), which is difficult to do with tactile sensors and conventional measuring machines. The low working distance also ensures problem-free work, even in confined spaces. The sensor housing of the COMET L3D uses the single-camera technology from Steinbichler. The intelligent software concept also provides for the combination with photogrammetric measuring procedures to digitalize large objects.
"Besides quality control and inspection, particularly of small- and medium-sized plastic and metal parts, the 3D sensor has various other demanding areas of application: actual/target comparison of measuring data for the CAD data record, tool and mold manufacture, tool reconstruction, scanned data to generate milling paths, recording of actual data after tool release, the design field, when scanning design models for CAD further processing and documentation, rapid manufacturing, when recording 3D data for rapid prototyping procedures, reverse engineering and 3D scanning as well as when recording historical art objects, for example for archaeology, etc."
"The diverse areas of application as well as the interesting price/performance ratio play a role in the success of the COMET L3D which was first launched in the mid 2011. With the 5M, we are now presenting the new top model of the series, which, in some features, offers even more and thus also expands areas of application," said Weigert.
For more information contact:
Steinbichler Vision Systems, Inc.
46995 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170