Innovative system brings the power of 3D inspections to In-Sight
The In-Sight 3D-L4000 is a breakthrough in three-dimensional (3D) vision technology. This unique vision system combines 3D laser displacement technology with a smart camera allowing factory engineers to quickly, accurately, and cost effectively solve a wide variety of inspections.
The patented speckle-free blue laser optics, an industry first, acquires high quality 3D images and on-board high-performance processing powers a comprehensive set of true 3D vision tools, without the need for external processing. 3D vision tools are set up as easily as 2D vision tools thanks to the familiar and robust In-Sight spreadsheet environment.
Better image formation in real-world settings
The 3D-L4000 series’ patented, speckle-free blue laser optical system (left) enables the vision system to capture higher quality images than traditional laser displacement sensors (right).
A robust collection of true 3D vision tools
The In-Sight 3D-L4000 allows users to place vision tools directly on a true 3D image of the part, unlike typical 3D systems which transform its 3D images into a representational 2D height map for basic tool processing. True 3D inspections increase the accuracy of results and expands the types of inspections that can be performed. Better yet, because inspections are in 3D, users can immediately experience how the vision tools operate on the actual part or component.
The 3D-L4000 includes all the traditional 3D measurement tools users expect such as plane and height finding. However, it also comes with a full suite of 3D vision tools, designed from the ground up to leverage inspections in a true 3D space. Further, these vision tools were created with the simplicity of 2D in mind making them more accessible to the user.
In-Sight spreadsheet guides easy application development
The intuitive In-Sight spreadsheet interface quickly and easily sets up and runs 3D applications without the need for programming. It simplifies application development and streamlines factory integration with a full I/O and communications function set. The In-Sight 3D-L4000 provides the capability to combine 2D and 3D vision tools in a single job to solve a wider variety of applications.
|Measurement range||Clearance distance||92.00 mm||130.00 mm||180.00 mm|
|Z-axis (height)||Measurement range||106.00 mm||235.00 mm||745.00 mm|
|X-axis (width)||Near field of view||55.00 mm||75.00 mm||95.00 mm|
|Middle field of view||72.50 mm||127.50 mm||277.50 mm|
|Far field of view||90.00 mm||180.00 mm||460.00 mm|
|Laser (light source)||Wavelength||450 nm|
|Output power||45 mW|
|Spot size (middle field of view)||110 μm||181 μm||240 μm|
|Sensor||Data points/profile||960 points1||1920 points||960 points1||1920 points||960 points1||1920 points|
|X resolution||Top||57.3 µm||28.6 µm||78.1 µm||39.1 µm||99.0 µm||49.5 µm|
|Bottom||93.8 µm||46.9 µm||187.5 µm||93.8 µm||479.2 µm||239.6 µm|
|Z resolution||Top||2.5 μm||4.4 μm||6.9 μm|
|Bottom||6.9 μm||25.9 μm||147.5 μm|
|Z repeatability2||Top||0.5 μm||1 μm||2 μm|
|Bottom||0.5 μm||1 μm||2 μm|
|Z linearity3||0.06% of full scale (F.S.)||0.04% of full scale (F.S.)||0.05% of full scale (F.S.)|
|Temperature characteristics||0.01% of F.S./°C|
|Environmental resistance||Housing protection4||IP65|
|Operation temperature5||0–45 °C (32–113 °F)|
|Storage temperature||-20–70 °C (-4–158 °F)|
|Maximum humidity||20 to 80% (no condensation)|
|Vibration||10 to 57, double amplitude 1.5 mm X,Y,Z, 3 hours in each direction|
|Scan Rate||Up to 4 kHz (after windowing down the sensor)
(6Up to 6 kHz)
|Dimensions||150.5 mm x 101 mm x 45 mm|
|Power supply requirements||24 VDC +/- 10%, 750 mA minimum|
|Inputs||Trigger, differential/single ended encoder, laser interlock|
|Trigger||Input voltage limits: Trig+ – Trig – = -24 VDC to +24 VDC
Input ON: >10 VDC (>6 mA)
Input OFF: <2 VDC (<1.5 mA)
|Encoder specifications||Differential: A+/B+: 5–24V (1.0 MHz max) A-/B-: Inverted (A+/B+)
Single ended: A+/B+: 12–24V (1.0 MHz max) A-/B-: VDC = ½ (A+/B+)
|Interface||Gigabit Ethernet interface
Integrated link and traffic LEDs
Standard M12-8 X-coded female connector
1 Only available when binning is enabled in the camera settings.
2 Z repeatability is measured an average of 100 times over a pointcloud using a 4×4 mm area, at the middle of the measurement range.
3 Z linearity is the maximum deviation of 250 position measurements on the measurement range, where a measurement is the average of 2 profiles using the standard Cognex target.
4 Mounted to a 400 mm aluminum bar on top of the camera.
5 From the standard ambient temperature 21° C (70 °F).
6 When binning is enabled and the FOV is windowed down.
The In-Sight 3D-L4000 has a broad range of 3D vision tools. These vision tools work directly off a true 3D image of the part. In-Sight Spreadsheet makes this 3D toolset accessible to users without the need for programming. The 3D-L4000 also offers a full In-Sight 2D toolset, which works on an intensity image in conjunction with the 3D tools to solve a wider variety of applications. Below are some examples of the new In-Sight 3D vision toolset.
PatMax3D evolves the standard for pattern matching and part location. It ensures all vision tools are in the correct location to accurately inspect the part on a 3D image.
Blob3D finds and measures volumes of features on a 3D image.
Edge3D uses the geometry of the part to reliably locate convex and concave edges on the 3D image.
Point to Plane3D
Point to Plane3D uses extracted features to quickly measure step heights and distances.
3D edge and measurement tools can be combined to obtain a quick gap measurement.
Plane to Plane Angle3D
Plane to Plane Angle3D measures the angle between two extracted planes.
Extract Sphere3D uses the geometry of the part to locate and measure spherical sections of the part.
Extract Cylinder3D uses the geometry of the part to locate and measure cylindrical sections of the part.
3D Geometry uses extracted features like points, lines, and planes to measure distances and angles between them. For example, the angle between two planes or the distance between a line and a point.
The Profile Analysis tool measures height differences to confirm proper dimensioning of objects under inspection.
Brake pad inspection
Inspect the gap width for the brake pad and also inspect the angle of the beveled edges.
Connecting rod inspection and location
Locate the connecting rod on the belt using PatMax3D and measure the dimensions to ensure there are no part defects.
Glue bead inspection
Determine the height, width, volume, and continuity of glue beads.
Electric vehicle battery inspection
Detect dents, scratches, and other potential defects on the surface of an EV battery.
Flush and gap inspection
Detect the proper alignment between the door and car body, while ensuring the gap between the two is consistent.
Extruded rubber splice detection
Locate the splice edge and verify the edge is straight on spliced rubber for tires.
Automotive casting inspection
Inspect automotive part volumes for flashing, short shots, and other defects.
Connector pin height inspection
Verify the correct number of pins on the connector and ensure the pins are in the correct position while being free from damage or tilted.
Carrier flatness inspection
Determine if chips are correctly seated inside the carrier tray by measuring position and flatness.
Food and Beverage Applications
Determine the presence or absence of the part in packaging. Then, verify the volume of the package ensuring the correct amount.
Inspect packages to determine correct number and proper orientation, including they have not fallen down. Also, check for defects in the packaging such as dents or tears.
Ensure the bottle is properly sealed by checking the height and tilt angle of the bottle cap.
Cookie defect detection
Verify the uniformity of cookies by measuring the length, width, and height. Plus, inspect for defects such as breaks or cracks in the cookies.
Aluminum can inspection
Check for dents, missing tabs, lifted tabs, and other defects. Reduce aluminum scrap and waste.
Cereal bar inspection
Ensure proper volume, detect defects, verify frosting/decoration, and validate flatness.
Consumer Packaged Goods Applications
Verify the presence and position of the cap by checking the height and tilt to determine if it is screwed on correctly.
Fill level inspection
Inspect the height and volume of the contents to ensure that the correct amount of product is in each container.
Packaging quality inspection
Verify the box is intact and sealed while inspecting for potential quality issues such as crushed corners, tears, or open flaps.
Inspect floorboards for orientation using the tongue. Check for defects along the surface including gouges, bowing, splits, and knotholes.
Shoe detection and inspection
Ensure proper pairing, quality, aesthetics, and object presence/absence.