Stemmer Imaging to Distribute Solution for 3D Factory Automation

STEMMER IMAGING and LMI Technologies Inc have signed a distribution agreement that will make LMI’s Gocator 2000 series of smart 3D sensors available in Germany, UK, Ireland, France, Austria and Switzerland. Gocator is a new, simple-to use, all-in-one solution that makes 3D measurement and control for factory automation accessible to all levels of users.

Gocator 2000 series is an exciting new breed of pre-calibrated sensors that make industrial 3D measurements more affordable and available to a wider range of applications. Ease of use is leveraged by the built-in web server as an effective GUI for rapid setup and control. Users can connect, set up exposure and speeds, visualise profiles, measure dimensions, select communication outputs, and monitor results using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari web browsers. This built-in web connectivity enables users to access the sensor from any PC without additional software, drivers, control boxes, amplifiers, or dependency on a specific operating system.

“Both STEMMER IMAGING’s 3D components business and 2D smart camera and sensor business are sectors that are delivering significant growth”, said Mark Williamson, Director – Corporate Market Development at STEMMER IMAGING. “The addition of 3D smart camera technology to our portfolio brings together both these technologies into an easy to deploy product using web based configuration. LMI Technologies is a world leader in delivering 3D technology to many OEMs and we are delighted to be able to bring this state of the art sensor technology to both Europe and the end user factory automation marketplace”.

“Gocator represents an evolutionary leap as it creates a new category of flexible 3D sensors that are powerful, easy to use, and competitively priced,” said LMI Technologies’ CEO, Terry Arden. “Gocator was developed to carry out 3D inspection and integrate with factory I/O - all from a web browser experience. You don’t have to be a system integrator or machine vision expert to perform 3D measurement!”

Users can also go beyond the built-in measurement tools by using “C” language scripting to perform custom calculations or define unique logic decisions. All of the Gocators in the 2000 series are network “aware” allowing one sensor to be paired with a ‘buddy” Gocator for more sophisticated differential measurement tasks. A Software Development Kit is available for power users to connect a series of Gocators to form a networked system to scan large or complex objects. Rich I/O and simplified cabling support a variety of common digital and analog interface requirements.

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