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Lasers for Machine Vision

Laser Lines, Micro Focus, Macro Focus, and Laser Pattern Generators

Laser line generators, laser micro-focus and pattern generators are, e.g., used for 3D measurement tasks, using laser triangulation or laser light-sectioning techniques. All models come ready to use with an internal electronics.

Fundamentals

Physics fundamentals. Basic physics and information about:

  • Laser Diode Characteristics
  • Laser Collimation, Collimating Lenses
  • Laser Diodes Overview
  • Structured Laser Illumination
  • Micro and Macro Laser Lines or Spots
  • Low noise laser diode modules and modules with RS232 interface

Laser Lines, Micro Focus, Macro Focus, and Laser Pattern Generators

Laser Line Generators with a Fan Angle and with Integrated Electronics

Laser line generators with fan angles between 8° and 84°

Range of working distances (line length and line width), intensity profiles and wavelengths.

  • Available as Micro (thin line, small depth of focus) or Macro (larger line, larger depth of focus) line generator
  • External modulation: analog and TTL
  • Integrated power control

Laser line generators with homogeneous intensity distribution

With optional RS232 interface:

  • Micro: 13LR+55CM
  • Macro: 13LRM+55CM

Laser line generators with Gaussian intensity distribution

Compact version:

  • Micro: 5L+25CM
  • Macro: 5L...M+25CM

With optional RS232 interface:

  • Micro: 5L+55CM
  • Macro: 5L…M+55CM

Laser line generators with homogeneous intensity distribution and very thin lines

With optional RS232 interface:

  • Micro: 13LN+90CM
  • Macro: 13LNM+90CM

Semi-Telecentric Laser Line Generators

Range of working distances (line widths), intensity profiles and wavelengths

  • Available as Micro (thin line, small depth of focus) or Macro (large line, large depth of focus) line generator
  • External modulation: analog and TTL
  • Integrated power control

Semi-telecentric laser line generators with constant line length 15 mm

With optional RS232 interface:

  • Micro: 13LT+90CM
  • Macro: 13LTM+90CM

Semi-telecentric laser line generators with constant line length 4.8 mm / 2.4 mm

Compact version:

  • Micro: 5LT+25CM
  • Macro: 5LTM+25CM

With optional RS232 interface:

  • Micro: 5LT+55CM
  • Macro: 5LTM+55CM

Laser Focus Generators with Integrated Electronics

Focussed laser beam with circular/elliptical beam profiles and spot diameters
between 4 μm and 400 μm

Range of working distances (spot diameters), intensity profiles and wavelengths

  • Available as Micro (small spot, small depth of focus) or Macro (large spot, large depth of focus) focus generator
  • External modulation: analog and TTL
  • Integrated power control

Laser focus generators with circular Gaussian beam profile and smaller spots

With optional RS232 interface:

  • Micro: 13MC+95CM
  • Macro: 13MMC+95CM

Compact version:

  • Micro: 5MC+29CM

Laser focus generators with elliptical Gaussian beam profile (Micro) or circular (Macro) spots

With optional RS232 interface:
  • Micro: 13M+55CM
  • Macro: 13MM+55CM

Compact version:

  • Micro: 5M+25CM
  • Macro: 5MM+25CM

Laser Diode Collimators with Integrated Electronics

Collimated Laser Diodes with various Beam Diameters
Collimated laser beams with beam diameters between 0.1 mm and 2 mm
Range of working areas and wavelengths available

  • Compact Laser Diode Collimator 25CM
  • Laser Diode Collimator 55CM with optional RS232 interface
  • Laser Diode Collimator 55CR

Laser Diode Collimator flatbeam with Integrated Electronics

Telecentric laser beam

with homogeneous intensity distribution in both directions and with low divergence

Diffractive Beam-Shaping

Laser Pattern Generator 13P…

Diffractive beam-shaping for various pattern and beam characteristics

Low Noise LNC-Series: Laser Lines, Micro Focus and Macro Focus Generators

  • low noise
  • reduced coherence
  • low speckle contrast
  • low interference

Low Noise Laser Line Generators with Fan Angle and Integrated Electronics

Low noise laser line generators with fan angles between 8° and 84°
Range of working distances (line length and line width), intensity profiles and wavelengths
  • Available as Micro (thin line, small depth of focus) or Macro (large line, large depth of focus) line generator
  • External modulation: analog and TTL
  • Integrated power control

Laser line generators with Gaussian intensity distribution

  • Micro: LNC-5L+56CM
  • Macro: LNC-5L…M+56CM

Laser line generators with homogeneous intensity distribution and very thin lines

  • Micro: LNC-13LN+91CM 66
  • Macro: LNC-13LNM+91CM

Low Noise Semi-Telecentric Laser Line Generators with Integrated Electronics

Laser line generators with constant line length of 2.4, 4.8 or 15 mm
Range of working distances (line widths), intensity profiles and wavelengths
  • Available as Micro (thin line, small depth of focus) or Macro (large line, large depth of focus) line generator
  • External modulation: analog and TTL
  • Integrated power control

Semi-telecentric laser line generators with constant line length 15 mm

  • Micro: LNC-13LT+91CM
  • Macro: LNC-13LTM+91CM

Semi-telecentric laser line generators with constant line length 4.8 mm/ 2.4 mm

  • Micro: LNC-5LT+56CM
  • Macro: LNC-5LTM+56CM

Low Noise Laser Focus Generators with Integrated Electronics

Focussed laser beam with circular/elliptical beam profiles and spot diameters between 4 μm and 400 μm
Range of working distances (spot diameters), intensity profiles and wavelengths
  • Available as Micro (small spot, small depth of focus) or Macro (larger spot, larger depth of focus) focus generator
  • External modulation: analog and TTL
  • Integrated power control

Laser focus generators with circular Gaussian beam profile and smaller spots

  • Micro: LNC-13MC+96CM
  • Macro: LNC-13MMC+96CM

Laser focus generators with elliptical Gaussian beam profile (Micro) or circular (Macro) spots

  • Micro: LNC-13M+56CM
  • Macro: LNC-13MM+56CM

Low Noise Laser Diode Collimators with Integrated Electronics

Collimated low noise laser beams with beam diameters between 1 mm and 29 mm
Range of working areas and wavelengths available

Laser diode collimator with small beam diameters with elliptical beam profile

  • LNC-56CM

Laser Diode Collimator flatbeam®

  • LNC-91CM

Electronics, Power Supplies, Dimensions, Tools, and Mounting Consoles

Elektronics

Details and features of the different electronics types for all laser line, micro focus, macro focus, laser pattern generators and collimators with integrated electronics.

Switch Boxes and Power Supplies

  • Switch box SBN-…
  • Switch box with power supply SBP-…
  • Power supply PS-…
  • Accessories for switch boxes and power supplies

Dimensions

Dimensions of all laser modules with integrated electronics.

Adjustment Tools

Adjustment tools for all laser modules

Choosing the Adequate Adjustment Tools

Mounting Consoles

  • Mounting brackets for laser modules

Modular Laser Diode Collimation Systems

Modular assembly for the quick and precise mounting, adjustment and collimation of laser diodes

  • Can be combined with a range of beam-shaping optics (focus optics, line optics, polarizers)
  • Range of shapes and sizes for various applications
  • On request: mounting and alignment by Schäfter+Kirchhoff

Modular OEM Collimation Systems without any Electronics

  • Collimating optics available for various wavelengths 370 – 2300 nm
  • Compatible with various beam-shaping optics for the generation of micro focus and laser lines

Compact modular system for customer-specific electronics

  • Laser Diode Collimators 21 / 22P
  • Laser Diode Collimators 20 / 24PX
  • Laser Diode Collimators: Base, Type 21
  • Laser Diode Collimators: Base, Type 20
  • Laser Diode Collimator Type 22P
  • Laser Diode Collimator Type 24PX
  • Attachments and Accessories

Adapters, Lenses, Cable Connection Systems

  • Laser diode control and power supplies

Universal OEM Laser Diode Collimators 50BM

Universal laser diode collimation system without electronics for customer mounting and alignment

  • Collimating optics available for various wavelengths 370 – 2300 nm
  • Compatible with various beam-shaping optics for generation of micro focus and laser lines
  • Laser beam coupling into polarization-maintaining singlemode fibers
  • Convenient for laser diodes with Pout <120 mW

Modular Systems for temperature-stabilized Laser Diodes

Modular laser diode collimating systems for temperature-stabilized laser diodes for mounting and alignment by the customer

  • Collimating optics available for various wavelengths 370–2300 nm
  • Compatible with various beam-shaping optics for generation ofmicro focus and laser lines
  • Laser beam coupling into polarization-maintaining singlemode fibers
  • Suitable for all conventional laser diode casings with or without integrated TE-Cooling

Compact collimating systems with integrated TE-Cooling for diodes with Ø 9 mm (Ø 5.6 mm, Ø 3.8 mm)

  • Laser Diode Collimator 48TE-SOT

Collimating systems for diodes that have integrated TE-Cooling

  • Laser Diode Collimator 48-0-SOT
  • Laser Diode Collimator 48-0-TOW2
  • Laser Diode Collimator 48-0-TO3
  • Laser Diode Collimator 48-0-TO5

Collimating systems with integrated TE-Cooling

  • Laser Diode Collimator 44TE-TO5
  • Laser Diode Collimator 44TE-2

Anamorphic Beam-Shaping Optics and Faraday Isolators

Anamorphic Beam-Shaping Optics 5AN

Transformation of collimated laser beams from elliptical into circular

Expansion Optics Type 48EO

  • Technical Data
  • Fundamentals
  • Beam-shaping and Coupling into Single-mode Fibers
  • Assembly and Adjustment Tools

Faraday Isolators

  • Working principle
  • Benefits for the laser source
  • Dimensions, Order Options
  • Application: Fiber-coupled Faraday Isolator
  • Set-up, Order Codes

Structured Illuminations for 3D Measurements

Precision Grid Projectors SK 5732

  • Uniformly sharp grid in whole projection field by using 30° Scheimpflug projection
  • Projection field 14 mm × 7 mm
  • Height measurement range (projection limited) ±0.5 mm
  • Height resolution <4 μm with standard matrix cameras

Measuring and Process Control in 3D using Laser Lines, Laser Spots and Laser Patterns

Laser diffraction measurement for the exact determination of the diameter or geometry of an object

Laser Safety

Laser Safety

  • Laser safety goggles
  • Laser safety warning signs and labels
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