ColorRanger E – High-speed 3D and RGB color imaging in one camera
SICK has the world’s first high-speed 3D camera with high-quality color capability. By measuring both the 3D shape and the color of objects and parts, more reliable decisions can be made to allow production plants to improve their up-time, through-put, and product quality. The ColorRanger E replaces the need for several different cameras for the same task, which reduces the solution cost and complexity.
The cameras are used as a key vision component by manufacturers and vision integrators worldwide. They solve various inspection tasks by measuring shape, contrast, and surface defects, to ensure product quality and production reliability. The ColorRanger E expands the inspection possibilities further by also providing high-resolution RGB color at up to 3072 pixels per channel. With simultaneous 3D and color information at more than 11 kHz, multiple inspections can be performed in parallel at full production speed.
Improved production quality using both 3D shape and color
3D imaging is ideal where height, shape, or volume is of importance for the production process. However, to make a complete quality or grading decision, it is often necessary to also consider the color of the parts produced. This is, for instance, common in grading fruits and vegetables, shape and baking degree verification of baked goods, board grading in the wood industry, quality assurance of electronic assemblies, and fill level and color verification in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. By considering both 3D and color, more reliable inspections can be performed which improves product quality and reduces waste.