Bedford, NH: At Automate 2017, LASER COMPONENTS will introduce its first laser module that projects a randomly ordered point cloud of 33,000 individual dots for rapid 3D measurement tasks. More on display are the proprietary FLEXPOINT® laser modules and CODIXX colorPol® polarizers covering metrology, alignment, and positioning applications. The FLEXPOINT® MV series are well-known for its flexibility in various wavelengths, output power, and beam patterns. LASER COMPONENTS exhibits booth 2661.
The new FLEXPOINT MVstereo has been particularly designed for 3D stereo vision, a technique which calculates the volume of an object based on the position of dots that are simultaneously captured by two cameras from different angles. The pixels of the same object are then paired during digital image processing. This technique is especially interesting for untextured surfaces of single-color.
“Stereo vision, one of several 3D imaging techniques, has made its way to machine vision”, mentions Gary Hayes, CEO Laser Components USA, Inc. “Upcoming trends include fully automated pick-and-place systems, gesture recognition, and surveillance. But we expect more to come from autonomous robotics, once commercially available”.
The laser is initially available in two wavelengths – visible red (660 nm) and infrared (830 nm). The laser power meets laser class 1 or 1M requirements and features microprocessor-controlled electronics to program the laser or retrieve data.
OEM versions, developed and manufactured according to customer requirements, are available for special applications.
LASER COMPONENTS USA – part of the LASER COMPONENTS GROUP – specializes in sales, distribution and marketing of components in the laser and optoelectronics industry. We have been serving customers over 15 years in North America with products from our manufacturing sites in Germany, Canada and the US, as well as from well-selected international suppliers.
We serve a wide variety of photonics applications with avalanche photodiodes and modules (Si and InGaAs), IR detectors (InGaAs, PbS, PbSe, pyroelectric), photon counting modules, laser diodes and modules (at different wavelengths and power), pulsed laser diodes (905 and 1550 nm), laser diode drivers, laser optics (standard or custom dielectric coated) and polarizers.
SOURCE: Laser Components USA