The ZEISS AIMax cloud optical 3D sensor is the new benchmark in robot-based 3D in-line metrology in the fields of sheet metal processing and car body construction. The sensor generates 3D point clouds directly at the production line and measures complex features with high precision in a fraction of a second.
Measurements of parts that were previously difficult to analyze, such as rivets, nuts behind sheet metal and characteristic design lines can now be conducted easily and quickly with ZEISS AIMax cloud. The measurement setup is fast and intuitive, and the result is visualized immediately after the measurement.
Possible applications include the inspection of assembly and welding processes, gap-and-flush measurements in body shell construction and final assembly in the automotive industry. By capturing dense point clouds, the ZEISS AIMax cloud offers the possibility of measuring multiple features, and particularly those that have previously been difficult to analyze, such as bending edges, rivets, surfaces points and T pins, with just a single capture. The sensor can therefore be used very flexibly.
The optimized projection technology and the high 3D resolution enable fast, exact measurements, even of tiny features on both sheet metal and paint. The feature extraction in the point cloud is more robust than in conventional image processing, is faster to set up and and more user-friendly to operate.