3D Laser profiler sensors are designed to be fix mounted above a moving platform such as a conveyor. The sensor is triggered by an encoder that ensures the acquisition is at speed.
Output data is represented as individual profiles, a depth map, or a point cloud.
There are multiple laser profiler designs. A traditional design includes one sensor and one laser. To overcome occlusions a dual-camera single-laser design should be considered, such as the Matrox AltiZ. These profile sensors output 3D data over a standard GigE Vision® interface and operates seamlessly with either Matrox Imaging, MIL or Design Assistant, or suitable third-party machine vision software.