SICK Profiler 2 Keeps a Low Profile for High Quality Inspection

4th December 2014
Posted By : Jacqueline Regnier
SICK Profiler 2 Keeps a Low Profile for High Quality Inspection

SICK has introduced the Profiler 2, a short range distance sensor for accurate measurement of 2D profiles, shapes and surfaces that combines a high-performance resolution of 2 microns with a wide measurement range.

The SICK Profiler 2 delivers plug-and-play performance ideally suited to production line quality inspection programmes in the robotics, automotive and electronics industries.   Its ability to measure complex profiles with just one laser line, and analyse up to four areas at once, saves on hardware costs and installation time.

“There are many applications where the production engineer doesn’t need full 3D profiling, yet requires more than a single point distance measurement,” says SICK (UK) imaging and measurement systems specialist Neil Sandhu. “The Profiler 2 combines sensor and evaluation in a single, easy to mount unit, without the need for an amplifier, monitor or another device needing additional cabling. It can therefore deliver top quality 2D resolution performance at a competitive price.

“With more than 10 pre-programmed measuring functions like height, width and edge counting in just the one device, the Profiler 2 can save production time through eliminating the need for raw data conversion by other devices like CPUs in the control loop, making QC inspection a true real-time function.” 

The versatile Profiler 2 is ideal for measuring shapes, profiles and object angles, detecting multiple edges, monitoring gap sizes and measuring the width and thickness of components. Examples include checking the heights and lengths of geometries in assembled PCBs, or inspecting multiple edges and door gaps in automotive manufacture.

The SICK Profiler 2 scans a 32mm wide field from a range of up to 125mm high, assessing complex profiles over up to four areas at once with just one laser line, and with high reliability regardless of colour or shape.  The software ensures the on-board LC display provides easy to see measurement status as well as outputting to factory control via the RS485 interface.

The colour display and easy input controls, with the free software program, provides rapid set-up and intuitive on-the-spot or remote commissioning, or reset and overrides when required. Cabling is simple and the compact 40mm by 60mm by 95mm (wxhxl) unit will fit into tight spaces.

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