GOCATOR 3D SMART SENSORS


The Smartest All-In-One
3D Sensors On The Planet

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Gocator Family of All-In-One 3D Smart Sensors

Scan, measure and control within a single device.

Intelligence Runs In The Family

What makes these 3D sensors stand out from the crowd? Everything you need is built inside a single device. Unlike other 3D scanning solutions and vision inspection systems that use external controllers and third party software, Gocator performs 3D scan, measurement and control functions within the sensor itself. This signature all-in-one automation technology makes Gocator capable of exceptional performance across a wide variety of non-contact, in-line inspection applications. Plus, each Gocator sensor comes factory pre-calibrated to deliver 3D scanning and 3D inspection results out-of-the-box.

Gocator's advanced 3D measurement technology quickly measures critical object dimensions and automatically executes pass/fail controls. Its built-in data processing engine delivers scores of accurate data in real-time. Gocator is easy to set up and run, communicates to factory floor equipment from any web browser and seamlessly interfaces with a variety of existing control systems including PLCs using Ethernet, digital, analog, and/or serial output.

Gocator makes 3D inspection and 3D scanning easy. Start thinking Gocator today.

Customize Your Gocator 3D Smart Sensor With Open Source SDK

We believe in empowering our customers. The SDK (software development kit) provides you with complete control and management of Gocator 3D Smart Sensor to fit your specific needs. Use the Gocator SDK to create network TCP/IP connections, stream data into circular buffers, parse XML settings, and manage multiple threads. With all of the C-based code provided, you can decide exactly how Gocator acquires and processes data on any computer or mobile device you want.

Easily Create Dual and Multi-3D Sensor Networks

With LMI Master controllers you can easily expand from a single 3D sensor to dual 3D sensor and multi-sensor systems of up to 24 seamlessly interconnected Gocators, increasing your total field-of-view and achieving greater scan coverage without ever compromsing the quality of your scan results. Plus, sensor synchronization is automatic and easy to manage.

Single Point Displacement Sensors

Measure 3D thickness, height, and surface roughness at up to 32,000 Hz with Gigabit Ethernet data delivery with these accurate single point laser measurement devices.

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Laser Line Profile Sensors

Rapidly create cross-sectional profiles for measuring features of an object’s surface. And by moving an object under the laser line, you can create many profiles that can be combined into a full 3D shape for volumetric analysis.

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Structured-Light Snapshot Sensors

The industry’s first all-in-one smart snapshot sensor simplifies assembly feature inspection with powerful 3D visualization, built-in measurement tools, and real-time control decision capabilities so you can focus on quality results.

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Delivers Consistent, Reliable Results Every Time

Gocator is our company’s labor of love. We have a dedicated research and development team that takes every factor into consideration when designing the Gocator: from product design, to user experience, to the quality of the output data.

Experience Gocator First-Hand!
Online Gocator Emulator

Explore Gocator's user interface using pre-recorded scans of common objects and perform application-specific measurements.

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Gocator Firmware and HexSight

Built-in measurement tools and robust
machine vision libraries

Every Gocator 3D Smart Sensor comes with a built-in web-based browser user interface and powerful measurement tools for maximum precision and productivity in the 3D inspection process.

You can add even more functionality with your FREE version of HexSight. This proven, robust machine vision library integrates seamlessly with Gocator to provide unique part location technology.

FIRMWARE HEXSIGHT

* HexSight is only available with Gocator Firmware 4.x

CUSTOM OEM SOLUTIONS

Tailored to fit your unique requirements

Leverage powerful 3D technologies to enhance data capture, achieve higher performance and accelerate time to market. Discover how our technology can be tailored to fit your unique requirements and increase your productivity and profitability.

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Industry Solutions

LMI is a leading developer of world-class 3D inspection solutions across many industries.

Automotive

Inline inspection can make a big difference in production quality and line efficiency. The built-in measurement tools provide feedback for assembly and quality control processes, ensuring quality products.

Automation

With an extensive set of built-in tools, PLC connectivity, and an open-source SDK, LMI sensors are integrated easily into existing systems to solve inline 3D measurement and control challenges.

Rubber and Tire

Gocator enables you to inspect rubber extrusion shapes, detect tire bulge and dent, set pass/fail conditions, and solve applications from extrusion to final runout that guarantee product performance.

 

Transportation

LMI sensors measure pavement roughness and ride quality at highway speeds, regardless of outdoor conditions and pavement geometry--while delivering high-speed road scanning.

Wood Processing

Achieve optimal recovery from every log and board. LMI provides powerful tools for detecting and quantifying knots, checks, stain, and other surface defects that affect cutting decisions and product value.

Electronics

LMI has solutions for high-speed inspection of small parts and small areas, at the highest accuracy levels in the industry. These are ideal for mechanical inspection of electronic devices.

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How-To-Guides

Communicating via the CANopen protocol

Gocator supports various protocols that let the sensor communicate directly with a PLC. If your PLC uses a protocol not supported by Gocator, you must convert between the unsupported protocol and a supported one.

This guide shows how to interface to a Gocator via the CANopen protocol, using a Hilscher gateway to convert from CANopen to the Modbus protocol, which is supported by the Gocator.

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Communicating via the CANopen protocol
Communicating via the CANopen protocol

Gocator supports various protocols that let the sensor communicate directly with a PLC. If your PLC uses a protocol not supported by Gocator, you must convert between the unsupported protocol and a supported one.

This guide shows how to interface to a Gocator via the CANopen protocol, using a Hilscher gateway to convert from CANopen to the Modbus protocol, which is supported by the Gocator.

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March 14, 2016
Setting Up Gocator Profilers for High-Repeatability Inspection

Gocator 2320 can reliably measure height on the challenging surfaces often found in electronics manufacturing inspection applications. This document explains how to set up the sensor to achieve height repeatability as low as +/- 5 µm.

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Setting Up Gocator Profilers for High-Repeatability Inspection
Setting Up Gocator Profilers for High-Repeatability Inspection

Gocator 2320 can reliably measure height on the challenging surfaces often found in electronics manufacturing inspection applications. This document explains how to set up the sensor to achieve height repeatability as low as +/- 5 µm.

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December 22, 2015

Applications

Multi-Sensor Stationary Car Inspection

Gocator features on car frames number in the hundreds, and each one has to be inspected to ensure it is present and within specs. Although Gocator is often mounted on a robot for inspection in the automotive industry, scanning all these features with a stationary, multi-sensor system is sometimes a more efficient solution.

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Multi-Sensor Stationary Car Inspection
Multi-Sensor Stationary Car Inspection

Gocator features on car frames number in the hundreds, and each one has to be inspected to ensure it is present and within specs. Although Gocator is often mounted on a robot for inspection in the automotive industry, scanning all these features with a stationary, multi-sensor system is sometimes a more efficient solution.

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Industrial Robot Systems

IP beams are a crucial component in automobiles. Gocator's built-in measurement tools can be used seamlessly with custom-developed algorithms in third-party software to inspect their many features, saving time and money on the production line.

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Industrial Robot Systems
Industrial Robot Systems

IP beams are a crucial component in automobiles. Gocator's built-in measurement tools can be used seamlessly with custom-developed algorithms in third-party software to inspect their many features, saving time and money on the production line.

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