Lasers for machine vision from Z-LASER are used as structured illumination in many machine vision systems. The combination of laser illumination and machine vision offers interesting possibilities for the automation of optical quality control. With this form of illumination, the spatial contours of moving and non-moving objects can be captured.
The lasers are used in combination with an industrial camera to detect and measure defects, presence, diameter, edges, gaps, and more. Depending on the type of objects to be examined, line lasers with homogeneous and thin line projections or different patterns (multi-lines, dot grids, grid structures, random patterns, etc.) as well as wavelengths (blue, green, red, IR) are usually used.
The new ZX series lasers are ideal for integration into sensors and for high-volume OEM applications.