04 Mar 2024

New 3D sensors for the food industry

ECS stands for Eco Compact Sensor and is said to be the latest innovation in the field of 3D sensor technology

ECS stands for Eco Compact Sensor and is said to be the latest innovation in the field of 3D sensor technology in terms of performance and cost-effectiveness – its particular benefit is cost efficiency. Thanks to the use of less expensive optics and sensors, as well as the support of class 2M lasers with a wavelength of 660 nm, the products in the ECS series are available at a low price without compromising on reliable performance.

Designed as a standardised version, the ECS sensors are said to be ideal for applications in the food and logistics industries as well as robot vision, where high-performance technology is oftentimes not required. With an output of 2048 points per profile and a high speed of up to 43 kHz, the ECS sensors offer fast and precise data acquisition based on the principle of laser triangulation. In addition, various field of views are available, such as 100 or 160 mm (others are planned), which enable adaptation to a wide range of detection ranges and requirements.

Another feature of the ECS series is its compact design. The sensors can be easily integrated into almost any application without the need for extensive customisation. Thanks to the GigE-Vision / GenICam data interface, the software connection can be quickly implemented in machine vision applications. This makes them an ideal choice for projects where cost and efficiency are a priority, without having to compromise on quality.

Company info: Automation Technology