Introducing 3D Laser Scanning Modules from Neptec
3D laser scanning for industrial applications has recently attracted considerable attention in the market as it offers cost-efficient, time saving solutions for inspecting complex objects, creating complex 3D models, and assisting in the process of assembling components with unprecedented accuracy. Therefore, increasingly more companies from manufacturing and designing industries are integrating 3D laser scanning into their day-to-day workflow.
What is Laser Scanning
Laser scanning technology works by projecting a laser beam onto a surface to capture a 3D shape based on trigonometric triangulation . Meanwhile, either the laser head or camera continuously changes distance and/or angle enabling real-time data collection of the reflected laser off the target object. Instead of collecting data points one by one, laser scanner picks up thousands of points every second and records a 3D scan as it sweeps along. There are various types of laser scanners on the market, including handheld, desktop, and robot arm scanner. They typically have a wavelength of 650nm, which is within the spectrum of visible light thus limiting hazardous exposure to the human eye. Regardless of the types of laser scanner, they are usually used in applications for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, and industrial inspection.
Fig 1. Illustration of a 3D laser scanner system
Uniform Line Laser Modules from Neptec
In response to rapidly growing market demand for high precision laser scanning, Neptec has presented a series of Uniform Line Laser Modules which are specifically made for 3D scanning, industrial inspection, machine vision, and structure lighting.
There are three key advantages of Neptec’s Uniform line laser modules:
- Excellent Laser Quality
The patent granted “powell lens” used in the Uniform Line Laser provides excellent uniform line width and density which solves the “bright spot” problem at both end of the laser line and greatly improves image resolution and sharpness. Laser beam quality is particularly important for applications in capturing detailed 3D shape for engineering, quality inspection, and many others.
- Compact Design
Neptec’s Uniform Line Laser component is compact and lightweight, designed for ease of installation and deployment in stationary scanning setup. Compact design allows operator a higher flexibility to install the laser head in limited space and maneuver the laser head around tricky angles.
- PC Connectivity
Uniform Line Laser module offers USB connectivity for controlling laser output and pulse modulation, digital or analog, from a PC. This allows operator to get the data feedback and adjust laser output in real-time for higher efficiency and accuracy.
The all new 2021 Uniform Line Laser module is highly customizable to ensure seamless integration into any new or existing 3D scanning system. Have questions about laser scanner module? Neptec’s experienced engineers have you covered, call us at 1 (510) 687-1101.