Wenglor takes over 3D specialist ShapeDrive

Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

By Process Online Staff
Monday, 05 June, 2017

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Wenglor has recently bought all shares in ShapeDrive GmbH to expand its portfolio of 3D measuring technology, and to offer new solutions for automated manufacturing and quality assurance. ShapeDrive is an internationally leading manufacturer of components and systems in the field of 3D coordinate measuring technology for industrial, medical and scientific applications.

Automation and digitalisation are advancing with Industry 4.0, in which 3D image processing systems are expanding the opportunities provided by process automation and quality assurance. With Wenglor being a global supplier of industrial image processing technology, Treotham’s customers will gain from their expanded portfolio of camera-based sensors and 2D/3D imaging sensors.

The new camera systems from ShapeDrive are based on the projection of structured light patterns. The pixel sensors with various resolutions, working distances, measuring volumes and dot pitches create 3D point clouds by means of light, from which object sections can be quantitatively evaluated or reference model comparisons can be generated. The camera systems are above all distinguished by their high levels of precision, a comprehensive software package and numerous interfaces.

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