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LMI Technologies debuts new Gocator 3D inspection sensors

November 6, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

November 6, 2018 – Vancouver’s LMI Technologies, a specialist in 3D scanning and inspection, is revealing three new 3D inspection products at Vision 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany this week.

The company has added the Gocator 2510 and 2520 to its line of profilers. Designed for high-performance small-parts inspection, these high-speed sensors generate precision 3D scans down to 8 µm X resolution.

With a custom high-speed imager, advanced optical design, dedicated FPGA processing and built-in measurement tools for 3D alignment, part segmentation, and 3D feature extraction, Gocator 2500 sensors handle the complete processing pipeline – from raw image data to 3D result – in an all-in-one device that operates at inspection rates up to 10kHz.

LMI has also released the Gocator 3504, which, at 6 µm, the company says is the highest XY resolution 3D snapshot sensor currently available in the market. With +/-0.5 µm measurement repeatability, the sensor provides inline factory automation for sub-micron level inspection.


The 3504 has an industrial stereo camera design and point-and-shoot technology inside a ruggedized industrial package that allows for highly accurate inspection without a motion stage. The sensor is pre-calibrated and ready to measure out-of-the-box using a web browser. It can be used in a wide range of electronics and medical applications such as connector and pin coplanarity, wire detection, surface flatness and stent inspection.

GoMax is a hardware solution that allows users to accelerate any Gocator 3D smart sensor to meet inline production speed, without the need for an industrial PC. This plug-and-play approach connects directly to any Gocator model and speeds up the sensor by taking over a portion of the data processing (including point cloud generation, 3D measurement, and PLC/robot communication).

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