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Sensor Networking

SENSOR NETWORKING BASICS

Applications often require use of two or more sensors to provide full surface inspection of complex shapes, provide differential measurements such as thickness, or to provide high accuracy data over a wide field of view.

A common requirement in these applications is to precisely control the synchronization or timing of each sensor to avoid interference in areas where the measurement zones overlap, often referred to as “cross talk” between sensors.

Smart 3D sensors provide the ability to multiplex multiple sensors to eliminate errors due to crosstalk. Smart sensors also provide "distributed synchronization" at the microsecond level to ensure that all sensor data is stitched precisely into a single 3D point cloud representing the target object.

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Master Hubs

LMI MASTER HUBS

The LMI Master Hub is an advanced solution for distributing power and synchronization in a multi-sensor network. Masters allow you to easily scale from a single sensor up to a 24-sensor system.

The Master 810 and 2410 network controllers easily handle power, data synchronization, laser safety, and digital I/O for 2 to 24 sensors.

• Synchronized within 1 μs accuracy 
* All-in-one cabling
• Built-in laser safety control

Designed for modern factories, these next generation controllers provide expanded encoder and input capabilities for greater networking flexibility.

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POWER AND SYNCHRONIZATION

LMI Master Hubs handle distributed synchronization and power for all sensors in a Gocator network. LEDs indicate power and sync status for each port, in addition to encoder and I/O status.

Master Hubs support a wide variety of encoder signals and output configurations to let you easily adapt a multi-sensor system to your needs.
 

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Laser Safty

LASER SAFETY

With built-in safety controls, you have the option to disable/enable all lasers on the sensor network when required. Supports both 24- and 48- volt power supplies.


 

All-IN-ONE NETWORKING

LMI Master Hubs use a standard CAT5e network cordset to carry data directly between sensors and a network switch. This simplifies cabling by using a single cable for power, synchronization, safety, and data. Data connects directly to Gigabit Ethernet Switch.

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