The DLS300 from Meta Vision Systems Ltd., Eynsham, U.K., is a 3D digital laser scanner for use in automated welding equipment. Conventional laser vision systems use a laser stripe projected onto the target. This is processed by a 2D area camera to produce a 3D profile of the target. The DLS300 is based on a scanning spot rather than a strip, allowing you to implement automatic gain control to compensate for reflectivity changes. Its use of a linear charge-coupled device for imaging looks only at the region of interest and is unaffected by reflections. Features include a programmable field of view, independence of the sensor's depth of field from its width of field, and an Ethernet connection.
Digital Laser Scanners from Meta Vision Systems
Meta Vision Systems Ltd.