LMI Technologies Introduces Versatile Optical Inspection System for Fast, High-Precision Scanning of Manufactured Materials

This system leverages Line Confocal and Laser Profiler sensor technology to provide out-of-the-box surface characterization and reporting of multi-layered, textured, mixed, and many other precision-manufactured materials.

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December 8, 2022, Vancouver, BC – LMI Technologies (LMI), the global leader in 3D scanning and inspection, is pleased to announce the official release of the Photon Optical Inspection System. This non-contact system provides surface characterization of multi-layered, textured, mixed, and a wide range of other precision-manufactured materials. The system is CE and FCC-certified.

Photon leverages LMI’s Line Confocal and Laser Profiler sensor technology to scan material surfaces with submicron precision, and at a level of quality and speed that outperforms competing technologies.

The system uses high-precision encoders, vibration-free movement, and automated stitching software to scan challenging materials–over large fields of view––in a variety of offline and at-line quality inspection applications, as well as laboratory and R&D processes.

Every Photon Optical Inspection System includes a vacuum table, industrial PC (with onboard motion path planning and standard inspection software), display, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and calibration block. Its surface characterization capabilities include part alignment, automatic feature detection and profile extraction, multi-coordinate measurement, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), surface roughness analysis, and more.

Photon can be used to perform surface characterization and reporting of some of the most difficult applications including:

  • Multi-layered cell phone display glass
  • Curved-edge cell phone display glass
  • Glue bead volume & position (transparent/translucent)
  • Medical seal integrity
  • PCB-to-chip solder ball/ball grid arrays
  • Battery weld seam integrity
  • Non-contact surface roughness on practically any material

Photon provides manufacturers with a versatile, high-speed scanning system that can be used in a wide variety of offline and at-line quality inspection, lab metrology, and R&D applications, where challenging material surfaces need to be characterized and reported on. And, this system comes in at a significantly lower cost than competing technologies such as optical microscopes and CMMs, while still delivering the high-precision measurement results production engineers demand”, said Len Chamberlain, Chief Commercial Officer, LMI Technologies.

The Photon Optical Inspection System is now available for order in limited stock. Write to  [email protected] for more information on pricing and order availability. For additional information on this new optical inspection system, visit the Photon Optical Inspection product page on our website.

About LMI Technologies

As the global leader in 3D scanning and inspection, LMI Technologies works to advance quality and productivity with 3D sensor technology. Our award-winning, FactorySmart® laser, snapshot, and line confocal sensors improve the quality and efficiency of factory production by providing fast, accurate, reliable inspection solutions that leverage smart 3D technologies. Unlike contact-based measurement or 2D vision, our non-contact solutions add 3D shape information that is critical to achieving 100% quality control. We also offer turnkey AI-based solutions to deploy the power of deep-learning-driven visual inspection into your industrial production processes. 

To learn more about how LMI’s inspection solutions can benefit your business, we invite you to contact us at [email protected] or visit us at www.lmi3d.com to explore the possibilities of smart 3D technology.

Media Contact:

Theresa Ng
Marketing Coordinator
LMI Technologies
Tel.: +1 604 636 1011
E-mail: [email protected]