Calibrated 3D laser profilers for product inspection

Cognex DS1000 Series 3D Displacement Sensors

The DS1000 series 3D sensor optimizes product quality by providing three-dimensional inspection of your products. The sensor is factory calibrated and includes industry-leading Cognex machine vision software with powerful 2D and 3D toolsets and a compact, IP65-rated design withstands even the harshest factory environments. Combined with unique field calibration technology, the Cognex 3D Vision provides the highest accuracy data, as well as enabling the simultaneous use of multiple sensors on wide production lines to generate single high resolution 3D images.


Complete 2D and 3D machine vision solution

  • Expanded range of sensor options
  • Bundled with VC5 Controller
  • Easy deployment with Cognex Designersoftware

 Results in real-world units (mm)

  • Calibrated 3D system
  • Micron-level accuracy

Easy-to-use field calibration

  • Protection against misalignment and motion errors
  • Consistent results across production lines

3D image stitching

  • Higher resolution and wider fields of view
  • Simplified multi-head analysis

Contrast independent inspection

  • Dark object on dark background
  • Independent of colour

Concurrent intensity data

  • Spatially-aligned 3D and 2D vision
  • Enhanced textured 3D visualization

Ability to combine 3D and 2D cameras 

  • Many applications require both

World-class 3D and 2D vision tools

  • Height, volume, plane fitting and cross section tools
  • PatMax®, IDMax®and OCRMax algorithms

Industrial IP65 housing

  • IP69K enclosure option for food and beverage applications

Fast scan rates

  • Up to 18KHz

The DS1000 series currently consists of the following models:

DS1050 – 76mm measurement range, high resolution
DS1101 – 220mm measurement range, medium resolution
DS1300 – 725mm measurement range, standard resolution

The DS1050, DS1101 and DS1300 sensors address an unprecedented variety of 3D applications demanding high resolution and expanded measurement range.

Cognex DS1000

3D Laser Displacement Sensor Applications

Unlike traditional 2D machine vision, the DS1000 laser profiler provides a topographical representation of your part from which you can measure 3D features such as length, width, height, tilt or volume relative to any surface. It also simplifies challenging OCR or presence/absence applications by creating contrast from height changes, independent of colour.

  • Read embossed or raised characters such as those on automobile tires
  • Detect missing objects in boxes or packages by height inspection
  • Identify surface defects and chips
  • Measure heights and tilts of components to determine misalignment
  • Verify the correct volume for portion control

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