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ShapeDrive G4 3D Sensors. Excellence in Shape.

The ShapeDrive G4 3D sensors are high-performance sensors in the field of resolution and measuring speed and are the pioneers among 3D machine vision sensors. Thanks to the integrated processing of the data into a 3D point cloud and a fast Ethernet interface with up to 10 Gbit/s, users can receive and process 3D point clouds in the shortest possible time.

The measuring principle of the 3D machine vision sensor ShapeDrive G4 is based on triangulation and structured light. Several patterns are projected onto the object via the illumination, while it is captured synchronously by a camera. Sophisticated algorithms are used to calculate a 3D point cloud from the various images. The internal calculation is carried out using the fastest electronics. The 3D sensors of the ShapeDrive G4 series, also known as snapshot sensors, are available with different measuring ranges or measuring volumes, so that a sensor can always be selected to suit the application. See the high quality of the 3D point cloud for yourself.

ShapeDrive G4: Quadruple Ingenious Performance on One Chip

Thanks to the ingenious Multiprocessor-System-on-a-Chip technology (MPSoC), the 3D sensors of the ShapeDrive G4 series have a wide range of high-performance features – all in the smallest of spaces.

1. Processing Unit
Central processor unit for liquid command processing, control and communication.

2. Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Real-time processing unit for fast calculation of 3D point clouds in less than 250 milliseconds.

3. Memory
Large (4 GB) and fast (19.2 Gbit/s) memories enable reliable processing of huge amounts of data.

4. Connectivity
Fast transmission speeds thanks to the integrated 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet interface. 

The Benefits of ShapeDrive G4

ShapeDrive G4 sensors are designed to the highest quality in all respects. All components of the ShapeDrive G4 series such as optics, mechanics, electronics, firmware and software must fulfill the highest quality requirements. This ensures a long service life with stable and reproducible results, as expected in industrial applications. Many different factors influence quality. The most important of these are explained below.

Excellence Through 3D Point Cloud

The 3D point cloud meets the highest demands thanks to the sophisticated algorithm combined with the quality of the hardware. This minimizes or eliminates noise and other artifacts.

Stability Through Temperature Management

In addition to high-quality components, all ShapeDrive G4 sensors have active temperature management. This temperature management ensures that the sensor delivers stable and reproducible results, even under fluctuating external conditions.

Reliability Through Calibration

All ShapeDrive G4 sensors are calibrated and tested prior to delivery. This ensures that the sensor remains stable for years, with no recalibration required. The sensor can therefore be used permanently and without interruption.

Uniformity Through Interface Concept

The ShapeDrive G4 sensors can be integrated via an SDK or a GigE Vision interface. The sensor is connected to the application and ready for immediate use in just a few steps. The integrated web server simplifies handling and configuration.

Up-to-Date at All Times Through Updates

wenglor offers improvements in firmware and SDK/GigE Vision free of charge for the user. Benefit from continuous product development with excellent extended functions. The ShapeDrive G4 sensors can be updated to the latest versions by the user.

Flexibility Thanks to a Wide Range of Models

There are various ShapeDrive G4 sensors which cover measuring ranges from a few centimeters to over one meter. For extreme requirements, there are also sensors with a camera resolution of 12 MP that accurately capture even the smallest details.

ShapeDrive G4 MLAS 3D Sensors – Precision for Small Measuring Volumes

The model variants of the ShapeDrive G4 MLAS series are available in 5 and 12 megapixel variants. This allows even the smallest structures to be dissolved. High-quality optics ensure optimal illumination and recording, which form the basis for a perfect measurement. Active temperature management monitors and controls the internal temperature of the 3D sensor so that a 3D point cloud with the best possible quality can be generated.

The 3D Point Cloud of the MLAS 3D Sensors

The Advantages of the MLAS Series at a Glance

The Measuring Volume of the MLAS 3D Sensors

The MLAS series offers measuring volumes of 60 × 40 × 40 mm up to 240 × 200 × 200 mm distributed over three measuring ranges. Graduation of the measuring volumes enables the appropriate selection of a 3D machine vision sensor for the respective application in order to achieve the best possible resolution of the 3D point cloud.
In addition to the 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet interface for the fastest data transmission, the sensor also offers digital I/Os for integration, so that the sensor can communicate directly with the environment. 
The sensor has standard M12 connections and can therefore be used with standard industrial connection technology. The IP67 housing offers reliable operation in a harsh or often dusty manufacturing environment. 

The MLAS 3D Sensor Models

Camera resolution 5 MP MLAS112 MLAS113 MLAS114
Working range Z 300…340 mm 220…320 mm 400…600 mm
Measuring range Z 40 mm 100 mm 200 mm
Measuring range X 60 mm 120 mm 240 mm
Measuring range Y 48 mm 90 mm 200 mm
Resolution Z 6 µm 10 µm 12 µm
Resolution X/Y 35 µm 65 µm 142 µm
Housing dimensions 60 × 250.8 × 160 mm 60 × 250.8 × 160 mm 60 × 250.8 × 160 mm
Camera resolution 5 MP
Working range Z
Measuring range Z
Measuring range X
Measuring range Y
Resolution Z
Resolution X/Y
Housing dimensions
MLAS112
300…340 mm
40 mm
60 mm
48 mm
6 µm
35 µm
60 × 250.8 × 160 mm
MLAS113
220…320 mm
100 mm
120 mm
90 mm
10 µm
65 µm
60 × 250.8 × 160 mm
MLAS114
400…600 mm
200 mm
240 mm
200 mm
12 µm
142 µm
60 × 250.8 × 160 mm
Camera resolution 12 MP
MLAS212 MLAS213 MLAS214
Working range Z 255…295 mm 220…320 mm 270…470 mm
Measuring range Z 40 mm 100 mm 200 mm
Measuring range X 60 mm 120 mm 240 mm
Measuring range Y 40 mm 80 mm 160 mm
Resolution Z 5 µm 9 µm 10 µm
Resolution X/Y 16 µm 33 µm 63 µm
Housing dimensions 60 × 250.8 × 160 mm 60 × 250.8 × 160 mm 60 × 250.8 × 160 mm

 

 
Camera resolution 12 MP
MLAS212
Working range Z
255…295 mm
Measuring range Z
40 mm
Measuring range X
60 mm
Measuring range Y
40 mm
Resolution Z
5 µm
Resolution X/Y
16 µm
Housing dimensions
60 × 250.8 × 160 mm
MLAS213
Working range Z
220…320 mm
Measuring range Z
100 mm
Measuring range X
120 mm
Measuring range Y
80 mm
Resolution Z
9 µm
Resolution X/Y
33 µm
Housing dimensions
60 × 250.8 × 160 mm
MLAS214
Working range Z
270…470 mm
Measuring range Z
200 mm
Measuring range X
240 mm
Measuring range Y
160 mm
Resolution Z
10 µm
Resolution X/Y
63 µm
Housing dimensions
60 × 250.8 × 160 mm

 

 

3D Sensors ShapeDrive G4 MLBS – Large Measuring Volumes

The three model variants of the ShapeDrive G4 MLBS series are optimally designed for large measuring volumes such as crates or pallets. The three variants form a measuring volume from 500 × 380 × 400 mm to 1,300 × 1,000 × 1,000 mm and are therefore in line with those of the MLAS series. The powerful illumination of the sensor enables short exposure times, especially for dark objects or long working distances.

The MLBS series sensors have a symmetrical design, meaning that the measuring volume is not located directly under the sensor’s camera, but in the middle of the sensor. This can be recognized by the symmetrical tilting of the illumination and the camera. The symmetry reduces shadowing effects, such as with crates, enabling the entire crate to be recorded.

The 3D Point Cloud of the MLBS 3D Sensors

The Advantages of the MLBS Series at a Glance

The Measuring Volume of the MLBS 3D Sensors

The three variants of the MLBS series form a measuring volume from 500 × 380 × 400 mm to 1,300 × 1,000 × 1,000 mm and thus follow those of the MLAS series. The digital I/Os and the up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface enable effective and fast integration into the on-site infrastructure.
The aluminum housing provides reliable protection in a manufacturing environment. Thanks to their IP67 protection, the sensors are suitable for use in harsh industrial environments. The sensor has standard M12 connections and can therefore be used with standard industrial connection technology.
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