ifm vision: From selective distance measurement to industrial imaging

30 August 2021

Being a driver of industrial digitalization, our mission is to make outstanding optical technologies available to companies of all sizes. This also applies to vision sensors, which, as the “eye” of Industry 4.0, play a significant role in the implementation of digital evolution. Our vision: a cutting-edge technology, available to all!

1D object recognition: precisely detecting distances, levels and positions

1D position sensors are ideally suited, for example, for non-contact distance measurement or positioning tasks in automation technology. Level measurements, too, can be carried out reliably. In addition, distance values can be directly visualized.

2D object recognition: detecting surfaces, shapes, codes and profiles

2D vision sensors make it possible to check whether the contour, surface, geometry or rotational position of an object matches the predefined specification. What is more, they offer solutions for the recognition of codes and texts.

3D object recognition: checking for completeness and detecting moving objects in three dimensions

Image processing in the third dimension — 3D vision systems are used, for example, in conveyor and packaging technology as well as in intralogistics. Another area of application is mobile machines. In addition, they detect objects and persons in the danger zone and thus significantly reduce the risk of collision.

The areas of application of our 3D vision systems can be categorized into automation, robotics and logistics automation, as well as the area of mobile machines.

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