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New functionality for Gocator 3D distance and profile sensor ranges

24 May 2013

New functionality can be added to the Gocator 1 and 2 series of self-contained 3D sensors by downloading Gocator Firmware Release 3.5. In addition to performance improvements for both the Gocator 1 displacement sensors and the Gocator 2 profile sensors, Version 3.5 includes a new Strip Measurement Tool (for Gocator 2), ASCII Protocol Support for greater connectivity to PLCs, robot controllers and scripting programs, and a new dynamic 3D point cloud viewer with pan, orbit and zoom control.

The strip measurement tool measures the geometry of raised strips on a flat surface. The tool can compensate for tilt and noise on the surface. This is well suited for inspecting small scale edge features on surfaces such as rubber or metal sheets. Limits can be set to establish pass and fail conditions for inspection decisions.

Without any programming effort

A flexible ASCII protocol on both Ethernet and Serial outputs means that users can control the sensor and evaluate measurement results using terminal applications (e.g. telnet) without any programming effort. The format of the ASCII protocol is customizable and can be configured to talk directly to a wide variety of PLCs, robot controllers and scripting programs.

Release 3.5 firmware files, SDK files, and a revised user manual can be downloaded from www.lmi3D.com/downloads. Users can also update by clicking the help icon in the top right corner of the Gocator interface.

LMI

Delta, Canada

LMI Technologies is changing the 3D measurement experience in factory automation. By developing all-in-one 3D smart sensors that are easy to use yet flexible, this technology is making part inspection and 100 % quality control simpler to accomplish around the world.