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AT C4-4090 GigE: Up to 30 Million 3D Points

27 Jan 2012

Automation Technology (AT) presents the new high-speed 3D camera model C4-4090-GigE, member of its successful C4 series. The camera uses triangulation and comes with a resolution of 4096 x 3072 pixels delivering up to 30 million 3D points with a profile frequency of up to 7000 Hz.

The integrated C4 processors detect the height-profile of the measured surface with a sub-pixel precision of up to 1/64 of a pixel without losing speed. This is why this new 3D camera is particularly suitable for three-dimensional applications that require high speed and high precision during the scanning of large objects.

For example, for high-resolution applications using several 3D-cameras in a parallel arrangement, the use of a C4-4090 camera represents savings of two or up to four conventional 3D cameras. This means that this type of applications become not only more compact, but also more attractive in terms of price.

Global Shutter and HDR-3D technology

Another advantage of this new camera model is the use of a global shutter that makes the simultaneous exposure of all pixels possible, enabling the 3D detector to captures sharp and undistorted images. Furthermore, the C4-4090-gigE supports also the new HDR-3D technology, which enables the readout of the sensor with Multi-Slope and Multi-Frame-Readout. So, the camera can reach a dynamic of up to 90dB and is able to scan even materials and surfaces with inhomogeneous reflectivity properties.

Fast and easy configuration via Plug ‘n Play

Apart from that, the camera has all typical characteristics of the C4-Series, such as a Gigabit-Ethernet interface and it complies also with the GigE-Vision standard. In combination with the GenICam protocol, the integration effort required is reduced significantly. The configuration is done in a very fast and simple way via Plug ‘n Play and the access to the camera is carried out using standard interfaces, which eliminate the need for camera specific software or libraries.

Automation Technology

Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Automation Technology or AT for short, was founded in 1998 and is located in Bad Oldesloe, Germany. The company manufactures 3D cameras and sensors for fast three dimensional measurements based on the sheet-of-light triangulation principle.

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