The ConoPoint-10HD (High Definition) is a faster, more advanced version of the very high precision ConoPoint-3 based on conoscopic holography sensor, for distance, surface contour, 2D profile, thickness and 3D measurements. The ConoPoint-10HD has high lateral resolution due to its small laser spot size, therefore producing measurements in high accuracy of small features and small radii for quality control, inspection and metrology applications. The ConoPoint-10HD is able to measure shiny machined parts. The sensor has optional interchangeable objective lenses, enabling measurements in flexible ranges.
Very High Precision
- down to sub-micron precision.
- up to 150° wide angular range coverage in all directions.
– this new feature controls camera exposure to give increased dynamic range. Objects containing both bright and dark features can be inspected automatically without the need for changing laser power
Collinear (co-axial) sensor - the laser beam is emitted and received in the same axis with no triangulation angle, allowing for measurement of holes, grooves and other deep concavities in a ratio of up to 1 (diameter) to 10 (depth).
- robust measurement frequency of up to 9000Hz (3 times faster than the ConoPoint-3)
Optional interchangeable objective lenses easily replaced by the user, enabling various working ranges on the same sensor.
Customer variable lenses
for up to 4 different lenses
Multiple sensor integration option - operation of several sensors simultaneously on one PC, using one hub, without any additional hardware.
Analog output (optional)
– measured distance is output via an analog output, allowing for direct interface to a PLC or other customer hardware
Optical accessories - can be used with periscopes, telescopes, and other relay optics.
OPS - Position Synchronization - a special firmware module embedded in the sensor's electronics which records encoders output and synchronizes the accurate position of up to 3 system axis together with the sensor measurements.
The ConoPoint-10HD is a highly versatile sensor, enabling measurement of very small features inspection and measurement on very shiny surfaces. Interchangeable lenses allow for the measurement of both small and large objects.
Co-linear technology, sharp angulated surface measurement capabilities (±75° from incidence), small laser spot size and fast scanning speed make the ConoPoint-10HD an ideal replacement of standard contact mechanical probes.
The ConoPoint-10HD is provided with a communication box connecting the sensor to the PC host via Ethernet 10/100 UDP. The communication box has an external trigger input enabling measurements to be triggered externally and a 3 axis position synchronization firmware (OPS) as described above.
The software development kit provided is compatible with Windows™ 7 and Windows™ 8.1 operating systems.
The SDK is used in LabVIEW 8.6 or later versions, support 32bit only.
The ConoPoint-10HD withstands the most stringent electromagnetic and safety regulations imposed by the CE.
Quality Control involves examining
the geometrical compliance or compatibility of a part with the original
design. In In-Process inspection the ConoPoint measures the parts in process,
and permits immediate correction of the process.
Turbine blade inspection:
Leading edge measurement Multiple sections of aerofoil blade profiles can be measured simultaneously on both sides and data compared with input design data. The Conopoint's ability to measure steep angles enables the system to address blade edge profiles. Single edge profiles can be measured or depending on blade twist 3D profiles of the full blade length can be produced.
Tire groove inspection
High speed inspection of deep tyre grooves is performed in seconds. The collinear technology and steep angle measurement capabilities provides the unique solution for a perfect defects profile comparison .
In process inspection of liquid and solid (balls or powder) material height inside tubes is measured by comparing the distance between tube rim with the filling inside.
The precise position of the tube rim is calculated by measuring the radius of the rim by following its precise shape, then the distance to the powder/tiny balls is easy to measure due to the collinear properties of the Conopoint technology . This procedure has been adopted in hazardous and sterile environments at high speed movement.
Autofocus in welding applications
The autofocus assembly is a unique solution which permits to keep the welding laser in optimum focus by accurately position the focus lens exactly at the required clearance .It measures directly in the welding point during the welding, jointing or fusing process with a pulsed laser and readjust the focus lens immediately, when necessary. Because of the coaxial nature of the solution, it can measure inside grooves, holes and on steep slopes.
Reverse Engineering refers to the ability to reproduce the shape of an existing object.
Metal ornamentation and ceramics
Reliable and fast reconstruction of art industrial designs is accomplished using the Conopoint's unique capabilities to measure holes, grooves and steep angles on diffusive and shiny metal surfaces.
Accuracy and fidelity requirements of art related applications , such as coins, medals and jewels are met by precise replication of shapes, angles and small features provided by the Conopoint .
Reproduction of leather type surfaces is achieved by using high definition Conopoint sensors with extreme small size laser spot and high accuracy.
Shoe last physical models created by crafts are reproduced with emphasis on complicated shapes of toes, and heels.
These parts are scanned with very steep angles over a large working range. This process is accomplished in a very short time due to the high precision measuring capabilities along the full size of the last and the collinear nature of the scanning technology avoiding blind areas around heels or toes.
Optimet offers a variety of objective
lenses, cables lengths and optical accessories enabling adaptation of its
sensors to a wide range of applications.
lens for ConoPoint HD sensor
Microscope lens. High numeric aperture .High precision lens.
lens for ConoPoint HD sensor
Popular for small feature scan in reverse engineering applications.
25mm Gold lens for ConoPoint HD sensor
Distortion free aspheric lens.
40mm lens for ConoPoint HD sensor
For automotive QC engine applications.
lens for ConoPoint HD sensor
Very popular in precise reverse engineering applications
Optimet LabVIEW SDK provides a simple and powerful interface to interact with any of OPTIMET’s point sensors in LabVIEW environment. LabVIEW SDK contains LabVIEW VIs file for API and sample application “Probe Tester” VI and compiled executable
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