VANCOUVER, British Columbia — LMI Technologies Inc. has developed new laser line sensors for use in inspecting tire sidewalls, radial run-out and other applications, such as measuring splicing.
The EyeCon Series 2000 laser line sensors offered under LMI´s Selcom brand feature dual-vision cameras in each sensor to detect small defects in tires primarily in the sidewall and tread areas.
The sensors are used with a tire uniformity machine, said Michael Snow, Selcom business development manager, rubber and tire applications.
LMI said the dual-vision cameras, located on each side of the laser line, more accurately measure and detect bulges or depressions often missed by single-point sensors, at twice the speed. Detailed profiles are generated instantly, the company said.
The EyeCon Series 2000 sensors operate through the company´s FireSync platform, which LMI described as "a sensor vision toolkit combining hardware, software and rugged industrial packaging."
"The FireSync platform or electronics board is what is inside the sensor driving the laser diode and receiving the signal from the camera merging that information and giving us an accurate measurement profile," Snow said.
The FireSync platform allows LMI to select and integrate components specific to the application, said Tracy Loslo, the company´s strategic marketing officer.
Snow called the sensors unique to the tire and rubber industry. "No other manufacturer has such a high sample rate, dual cameras that ´see´ and a platform that allows our users to customize and upload their own software inside the laser head to further reduce installation cost."
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