Helix™ is Perceptron’s family of next generation 3D Smart Scanning Sensors incorporating MEMS technology offering the world’s first fully programmable laser scanner. The laser line quantity, density, length and orientation characteristics are all user configurable and eliminate the necessity to physically move the scanner over the part during scanning.
All scanning motion is contained within the patented Helix Smart Sensor, dramatically improving quality and accuracy of scanned data. It also allows you to capture multiple part features in one sensor position ensuring both accurate and repeatable measurement results. Helix contains an imbedded accelerometer to determine real-time sensor orientation. It was developed specially for advanced robotic inspection applications where the robot moves the sensor to discrete measuring positions and collects all required measurement data.
HelixHDR (High Dynamic Range)
The advanced performance HelixHDR Smart Sensor offers high power, and extended dynamic range, providing adjustable power up to the maximum permitted for a Class 3R laser. HelixHDR produces a thinner laser line and offers higher measurement resolution ideally suited for the inspection of complex machined parts and also exports enhanced 3D point clouds. The higher power also allows more complex measuring applications, including inspection of highly reflective metallic surfaces such as machined aluminum castings found in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
For more information about Perceptron’s Helix 3D Laser Scanning Sensor family, download our brochure below.