Profile scanner

Profile scanner

May 22, 2020

Matrox Imaging

Montreal, Canada – Matrox Imaging launches the Matrox AltiZ, a series of integrated high-fidelity 3D profile sensors featuring a dual-camera single-laser design.

The fully integrated 3D profile sensors boast an optimized design that greatly lessens scanning gaps. Simultaneous viewing of the laser line by the Matrox AltiZ’s two opposed optical sensors reduces optical occlusions frequently encountered at critical surface junctures caused by the laser line being obstructed from the view of a single image sensor because of a surface’s orientation.

AltiZ 3D profile sensor data-fusion capability delivers high levels of control over spurious data, providing more robust reproductions.

Whether mounted on the end of a robot arm or fixed to a gantry overlooking a conveyor, AltiZ deliver superior reproductions of a 3D object or scene. Data is represented as individual profiles, a depth map, or a point cloud.

Integrated image sensors work in synchronized mode to achieve maximum reproduction quality and robustness; configured in alternate mode, the scanning rate is almost 2x that of the synchronized configuration while still providing key defense against occlusion.

The AltiZ is suited for inspection tasks, with a compact enclosure and an IP67 rating ensuring its performance in tight spaces and harsh industrial environments.

AltiZ profile sensors output 3D data over a standard GigE Vision interface with standard GenICam extensions, so users are not locked into a specific proprietary interface, ensuring interoperability with commercial and custom acquisition, processing, and analysis software. The Matrox AltiZ interoperates with Matrox Imaging or suitable third-party machine vision software.

An overview of the Matrox AltiZ and its key features can be found in this product tour video.

Matrox AltiZ will be officially released in Q3 2020.