ConoLine-100 laser line projection system

Optimet™ -- developer of non-contact distance measurement sensors and scanners for complex objects with hard-to-measure geometries and a Newport Corporation company -- will introduce the ConoLine-100 non-contact laser line projection system for measuring distances at Control 2015 the world's leading trade fair for quality assurance, Stuttgart, Germany, May 5-8, 2015, Hall 1 / Booth 1329. Designed for diffusive and semi-diffusive surfaces, the ConoLine 100 optical line sensor features a rotating mirror that delivers higher scanning speeds and adjustable line lengths (angles) at high scanning speeds for a variety of lateral resolutions. The company will also demonstrate the ConoPoint-10 and ConoPoint-20 point sensors at the show. The ConoPoint-10 is designed for distance, surface contour, 2D profile, thickness, and 3D measurements. A unique, periscope accessory can measure bottom and side walls of small holes with diameters as small as 6mm. The ConoPoint-20 is a faster, 20kHz version of the ConoPoint 10.

"Our R&D resources are focused on meeting the challenges of the industrial measurement market, including handling complex geometries, steep grooves, and narrow bore holes," stated Reuven Silverman, General Manager of Optimet Israel. "The ConoLine 100 is a unique line sensor based on our patented Conoscopic Holography technology. It delivers point sensor accuracy that works in a variety of applications, from tire mold inspection to laser welding and drilling. The ConoPoint-20 offers fast measurement capabilities while allowing measurements down to the sub-micron level."

The ConoLine 100 optical line sensor uses a rotating mirror to produce laser line speeds up to 100 lines/sec, and point sensor accuracy down to 1 micron.

The adjustable line angle allows the sensor to scan undercuts, steep grooves, and angles up to ±120 degrees. All data processing, including pre-programmed functions, are housed in one-integrated unit…the sensor head.

The ConoPoint-10 non-contact point sensor features a periscope that can measure the bottom and side walls of small holes with diameters down to 6mm.

Unlike triangulation sensors, the ConoPoint-10 uses a collinear design that allows light to travel down and back on the same axis. This means the sensor can inspect 90 degree angles, as well as complex geometries, steep groves, and angles up to 150 degrees. 

The ConoPoint-20 is made for fast scanning applications that require speeds up to 20kHz, such as inspecting rubber tire grooves. Like the ConoPoint-10, it features a periscope for small, tight measurements. The periscope's telescopic design avoids tip damage in the axial direction.