µMETER-X-VIS/3D

Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement

The VIS/3D sensors from ELOVIS work on the basis of non-contact edge sensing transversely to movement direction of the measurement object. In addition to the width information, the 3D sensor concept also enables depth information, which can also be used to measure a material thickness or height. Width measurements can thus be made e.g. independent of thickness. The precise measurement in the cross-section light sensor is used for production monitoring, process optimization and documentation of the delivery status of the produced goods. VIS/3D systems are maintenance-free, permanently calibrated and measure largely independent of material. As a kind of “optical micrometer”, VIS/3D systems are used for cross-section measurement, width, height, diameter determination of strips, profiles, tubes, plates, beams, bolts, rolls made of different materials.

Product Types – Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement

µMETER-X-VIS/3D – all Sensor Types

Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement:

  • 3D sensor consisting of camera and lighting
  • Currently for measurement widths from 10 mm to approx. 2 m
  • Typical measurement accuracy of +/- 0,1 mm to 0,5 mm per meter measurement length
  • Measurement in material throughfeed at up to 250 m/min
  • Different sensor types for the following maximum measurement widths:
    0,1 m/0,3 m/0,5 m/1,0 m/1,5 m/2,0 m
  • Maintenance-free
  • Easy integration in existing conveyor technology
  • Standard Interface: RS485
  • Measurement of objects with different widths, heights or diameters possible
  • Sensor is cascadable (several sensors can be linked together to cover higher accuracies or larger measurement ranges)

Example sensor – for small measurement widths up to 100 mm

µMETER-X-VIS/3D-W0.1

Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement for  Measurement Field Widths of up to 100 mm:

  • 3D sensor consisting of camera and lighting
  • Measurement field width: 10 mm to 100 mm
  • Measurement field depth: 50 mm to 500 mm
  • Typical measurement accuracy of +/- 0,1 mm

Example sensor – for large measurement widths of up to 2000 mm

µMETER-X-VIS/3D-W2.0

Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement for  Measurement Field Widths of up to 2000 mm:

  • Camera-based sensor for incident and transmitted light consisting of camera and lighting
  • Measurement field width: 50 mm to 2000 mm
  • Measurement field depth: 50 mm to 500 mm
  • Typical measurement accuracy of +/- 0,5  to +/- 1 mm/m

Technical Data – Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement

µMETER-X:VIS/3D-Wx
System Components3D Vision-System
Product Typesdifferent measurement field sizes
Length and Width of Measurement Field1 mm to 2.000 mm
Systematical Measurement Accuracytypically:
± 0,1 mm to ± 1 mm/m
Repeatabilitydepending on system ± 0,01 mm to ± 0,5 mm (confidence interval 1σ)
Arrangement of the Sensor Systemhorizontal, vertical or diagonal
Speed Measurement Range0 m/min → 300 m/min
Measurement Distance between Gauge and Measurement Object150 mm to 2.500 mm
Interfaces1 x RS-485
I/OsInput: Start, Calibration
Output: Status
I/O TypeRS‐422 Gauge
Available DataMeasurement values, signal quality, status, valid measurement
FieldbusOptional:
Profibus-DP, ProfiNet‐RT, Ethernet‐IP, …
Protection ClassSensor lines: IP50
Dimensions
(LxWxH)
depending on maximum measurement field size
Power Supply12 – 24 VDC
Weightdepending on maximum measurement field size
LED Data1 mW to 20 mW infrared
Ambient Temperature5 to 55°C ‐ not condensing, beyond of temperature range external cooling/heating required
HumidityEnvironment should be dry, no condensation

Accessories – Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement

Standard Interface

Interface Box for PC Operation

µMETER-X-BOX

Interface box for connecting the sensor to a PC or laptop. Allows for easy connection and supply of the sensor. With RS485 output interface and plug-in power supply.

Sensor Cable

Shielded Cables

µMETER-X-K3, K10

Sensor cable for connection to an interface such as µMETER-X-Box or bus module, a controller or a display.

Displays and Control Units

Display of Measurement Values

µMETER-X-DISPLAY-BOX

Interface box with measurement value display for connecting the sensor system to a PC or laptop. Box with RS485 output interface and plug-in power supply.

Control/Control Unit

µMETER-X-CONTROLLER

Display and Control Unit for the sensors provide the following features:

  • Display of all measurement values
  • Display of sensor status
  • Input of preselection lengths
  • Reset of current length
  • Actuator Contact
  • Sensor parameterization

Sorting Control

µMETER-X-SPS

The SPS sorting control for the µMETER-X sensors provide the following features:

  • Operation via Touch-Screen
  • Display of all measurement values
  • Input of nominal lengths
  • Input of low and high tolerance values
  • Output of sorting signals
  • Product data management
  • Measurement data storage

Mobile Equipment

Measurement Tripod

µMETER-X-TRI

The µMETER-X sensors are lightweight and therefore very well suited for mobile measurement in conjunction with the ELOVIS tripods (TRI). The TRI tripod consists of: tripod, boom with joint, sensor attachment to the boom with ball head and sensor mounting plate.

Software

PC Software

µMETER-X-CMS

The CMS configuration and monitoring software is used for µMETER-X operation, adjustment of setpoint and tolerance values as well as the display and storage of measurement values on a PC, laptop or tablet computer. The CMS software is mainly used for manual measurements.

Fieldbus and Communication Modules

Profibus-DP, ProfiNet-RT, Ethernet-IP

µMETER-XPB, -PN, -EN

Standard bus interface modules with the following output: Measurement Value (in m) , Speed (in m/s), Status Signal (valid/invalid)

Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement

The material to be measured passes through the measurement area across the conveying direction of the µMETER-X System in longitudinal direction. As soon as the material is located on the same height as the sensor, the corresponding cross-sectional dimension is automatically and continuously determined. To ensure that the measurement can take place with high accuracy, the measurement material has to be as clean and dry as possible. In addition, the measurement object should pass the µMETER-X system as straight as possible. The measurement principle can be described as optical micrometer / measuring cross-section light scanner for measurements in the production cycle.

Videos – Camera-Based 3D Cross-Section Light Scanner for Thickness and Width Measurement:

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Product Brochure µMETER-X -> please contact ELOVIS!

APPLICATIONS

Width, height, diameter
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