3D sensors for quality inspection and measuring technology

March 2019

SmartRay, the leading manufacturer of 3D sensors for quality inspection and measuring technology, has launched a new addition to its highly successful ECCO sensor family, optimally balanced for the diverse application requirements of consumer electronics manufacturing. 

Delivering high-speed 3D scanning performance in an economical and compact design, ECCO 95.020 provides an ultra-high resolution and superior 3D image quality that ensures faster production lines and throughput.

Utilising SmartRay’s sharply focused, brilliant blue laser technology for exceptional image quality and repeatability, even for applications with low field-of-view, ECCO 95.020 offers high speed 3D scanning of up to 20 million points per second. Delivering speeds up to 10 kHz in full HD, for up to 1920 points per 3D profile, the high-resolution performance of ECCO 95.020 has a lateral resolution of 13 µm, vertical resolution of approximately 1.3 µm, and Z-repeatability of 0.2 µm.

A 25 mm field of view (FOV) at mid-field positions the performance of ECCO 95.020 between the ultra-high-resolution ECCO 95.010 and the high-resolution ECCO 95.040, providing consumer electronics manufacturers with the ideal balance between FOV, measurement range (MR) and resolution typically required for their manufacturing applications.

ECCO 95.020 also provides a larger measurement range of 20 mm, which ensures superior 3D data quality, repeatability and improved sensitivity, and is ideal for scanning thicker components with a larger MR. For example, it enables determination of a height offset between two levels on a consumer electronics part, or can find the volume of glue dispensed on the component edges during assembly. These applications usually require an MR ranging anywhere from 2 to 20 mm.

Offering a high-speed gigabit ethernet interface for real-time data transmission capability, the identical housing dimensions to the ECCO 95.010 mean upgrading existing installations to the ECCO 95.020 is fast and simple. As the sensor has a direct interface to the host computer, there is no need for any additional controllers.

ECCO 95.020 is consequently the ideal 3D inspection and measurement solution for a range of consumer electronics manufacturing applications, including SIM card holder/slot dimensional checks, smartphone glue guidance and inspection, metallic ring dimensional inspection, and smartphone housing dimensional inspection.

ECCO 95.020 operators and integrators are supported through the SmartRay DevKit 5.1 (SDK 5.1 SP2) installation package, which offers diverse support for sensor set-up, including third-party drivers such as HALCON from MVTec, Matrox Imaging Library (MIL), SAC Coake or NI LabVIEW.

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