High Resolution 3D Cameras

The 3D-Sensors of the new C5 Series come with resolutions of up to 12-Megapixel and collect the 3D data with measuring speeds of up to 200,000 Profiles per second (depending on the model). The developers have devoted special attention to industrial suitability and have equipped the 3D sensors with a ruggedized housing (IP67), M12 connectors, air barriers and many more features.

Until now, 3D-recordings in a two-digit megapixel resolution were reserved only for the camera C4-4090-GigE. The C5 Series combines the high-resolution characteristics of the C4 camera with the compact and ruggedized design of the C2 sensor family, merging thanks to state-of-the-art technology the best of both worlds. The result is ultra-high resolution high-speed 3D-sensors that enable a reliable industrial use even in harsh environments.

  • Non-Contact 3D Measurement in Accordance with the Laser-Sheet of Light (Triangulation) Method
  • Measuring Speeds of up to 200 kHz
  • Image Processing Integrated in the Camera
  • Robust Housing with IP67
  • Configurable Camera Modes: Image Mode, Profile Mode
  • Selection of 3D Camera Algorithms: Threshold-Selection Method, Maximum Method, COG Method, FIR-PEAK Method
  • All algorithms achieve the maximum profile rate, regardless of the algorithm selected and its parameters
  • Easy Configuration via Camera Register
  • Configurable Selection of the Data Output, e.g. Height Data or Height Data + Intensity Data
  • Genuine Global Snapshot Shutter for Accurate Profiles without Movement Distortion (blurring)
  • Programmable Number of Profiles that can be merged to form a Height Image
  • Up to 8 Freely Selectable AOIs (Sensor Read-Out Windows) in Image
    and Profile Mode
  • Flexible Trigger Functions for Profile and Image Triggering
  • RS422 Interface Converter with Programmable Counter for Profile Trigger Generation and Integral Identification of Direction of Movement
  • Data Transmission via Gigabit Ethernet Interface
  • Configurable Opto-Coupled I/Os for Trigger Function and Synchronisation
  • Storage of a User-Defined Start-Up Camera Configuration in a Configuration EEprom
  • Integrated Control for External Illumination (Laser)
  • Enhanced 3D Imaging with High Dynamic Range 3D (HDR-3D)

High Resolution 3D Sensors

Sensor Resolution1280(H) x 1024(V) 2048(H) x 1088(V) 2048(H) x 2048(V)* 4096(H) x 3072(V) 
Pixel Size6.6 µm x 6.6 µm5.5 µm x 5.5 µm5.5 µm x 5.5 µm5.5 µm x 5.5 µm
Dynamic Range (with HDR-3D)90 dB90 dB90 dB90 dB
Digitization10 Bit10 Bit10 Bit10 Bit
Sensitivity9.6 V/lux.s @ 525 nm5.56 V/lux.s @ 550 nm5.56 V/lux.s @ 550 nm4.64 V/lux.s @ 550 nm
Sensor AlgorithmMAX, TRSH, COG, FIR-PEAKMAX, TRSH, COG, FIR-PEAKMAX, TRSH, COG, FIR-PEAKMAX, TRSH, COG, FIR-PEAK
Profile Length in 3D-Mode1280 Pixel per Profile2048 Pixel per Profile2048 Pixel per Profile4096 Pixel per Profile
Typical Profile Speed
depending on Number of Sensor Rows
Sensor RowsProfile SpeedSensor RowsProfile SpeedSensor RowsProfile SpeedSensor RowsProfile Speed
10241.07 kHz1088340 Hz2048180 Hz307275 Hz
2564.26 kHz2561.4 kHz1088340 Hz512450 Hz
1288.48 kHz1282.6 kHz2561.4 kHz1281.7 kHz
3232.8 kHz645.2 kHz645.2 kHz325.8 kHz
Height Resolution can be increased by using1663 kHz1616.0 kHz1616.0 kHz169.7 kHz
TRSH (1/2 Pixel) or COG/FIR-PEAK (1/64 Pixel)8116 kHz825.0 kHz825.0 kHz814.5 kHz
without Loss of Speed
Max. Frame Rate for Image Mode (Full Frame)288 fps (internal Recording)90 fps (internal Recording)90 fps (internal Recording)32 fps (internal Recording)
94 fps (via GigE Vision)25 fps (via GigE Vision)25 fps (via GigE Vision)9 fps (via GigE Vision)
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