IN-SIGHT LASER PROFILER
The In-Sight® laser profiler is a measurement
system used to verify that a part’s dimensions
meet specifications. The In-Sight laser profiler
is configured using the In-Sight EasyBuilder®
user interface. This intuitive, easy-to-use
software makes it simple for manufacturing
and quality engineers to develop, deploy and
support high accuracy measurements on the
factory floor.
The In-Sight laser profiler is set up
and deployed in 4 easy steps:
DS1000 Series Laser
Displacement Sensor
In-Sight VC200 Multi Smart
Camera Vision Controller
1. Acquire Profile
The ability to produce an accurate profile of your part
is critical to the success of any application. With
a click of a button, profile optimization technology
renders the most accurate outline of your part.
2. Locate Object
An inconsistent presentation of a part can directly
result in measurement errors. Sophisticated object
detection technology minimizes the need for costly
fixturing and ensures measurements are performed
in the correct location.
3. Measure
Factory engineers will be up and running within
minutes using the In-Sight EasyBuilder user
interface. The flexible In-Sight laser profiler toolset
extracts features, constructs reference points and
verifies whether a product has been manufactured
within tolerance.
4. Communicate Results
Once results have been achieved, measurements
are sent to a PLC or an overall pass/fail is sent
directly as a discrete output.
How a Laser Profiler Works
The In-Sight laser profiler generates an accurate 2D profile
of an object along a laser line. The 2D profile provides
precise geometric information that can be used to verify
that an object is defect-free and meets specifications. The
In-Sight laser profiler is easy to use and factory calibrated to
ensure accurate and repeatable measurement results.
Simultaneous HMI Access
Local HMI via
HDMI display and
USB mouse/keyboard
The In-Sight laser profiler offers
mobile, platform-independent
visualization for accessing HMIs
(human machine interfaces) from
anywhere on the network. An HTMLbased user interface allows users to
monitor production line activity from
any laptop, tablet, smart phone or
other mobile device.
Remote HMI
via web browser
In-Sight VC200 Vision Controller
The In-Sight laser profiler is powered by the industrial In-Sight VC200
vision controller which stores and runs your measurement application.
Internal memory
Camera ports
support up to
2 laser displacement
sensor heads
SD card
Locking HDMI port for
direct viewing of results
on the factory floor
2 USB 2.0 ports
Discrete I/O
8 IN, 16 OUT
Back up and
store job files
and profile
images
1 USB 3.0 port
24 VDC power
Dedicated LAN port for communicating
to the factory network
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In-Sight Profiler Software and Vision Toolsets
The In-Sight laser profiler uses In-Sight VC Explorer with EasyBuilder to set up and monitor a variety of
measurements. The intuitive interface guides operators through a step-by-step setup process allowing
both novice and experienced users to configure measurement applications quickly and easily.
Profile window
Simple
startup
steps
Results
Filmstrip
Configuration
Sample part
Extraction tools
Surface
Point
Corner
Circle
Construction tools
Reference line
Edge
Point
Measurement tools
Reference point
Angle
Intersection between two surfaces
Gap
Radius
Height
Area
Surface-circle intersection
Position
Roughness
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In-Sight Laser Profiler Solutions
Automotive solutions
Brake pad
inspection
Flush and gap measurement
Clutch plate inspection
Bead/weld
seam inspection
Airbag compartment
cover gap measurement
Sunroof adhesive
inspection
Car seat
wrinkle detection
Engine block
alignment inspection
Engine block piston
head height inspection
Bearing inspection
Tire tread profile
measurement
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Consumer electronics solutions
Component verification
Housing dimensions
inspection
SIMM tray flushness
inspection
Drywall surface defect detection
Tongue and groove
inspection
Extrusion inspection
Position and tracking verification
Surface defects inspection
Fiber cable winding inspection
Injection molded cup inspection
Package seal inspection
Consumer products solutions
Food/beverage solutions
Food portioning verification
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SPECIFICATIONS
Vision Controller
Supported Cognex devices
DS1050, DS1101, DS1300, DS925B, DS910B
Job/program memory
8 GB non-volatile flash memory. Unlimited storage via remote network device
Image processing memory
2 GB SDRAM
Cooling system
Fanless design
Inputs
8 optically isolated discrete inputs
Outputs
16 optically isolated discrete outputs
Camera ports1
2 RJ-45 dedicated Ethernet ports for connecting directly to support laser displacement sensor heads, additionally supplying Power
over Ethernet5
LAN port2
1 RJ-45 Ethernet port, 10/100/1000 BaseT with auto MDIX. IEEE 802.3 TCP/IP Protocol. Dedicated port for connecting to
wide area network
USB ports3
1 host USB 3.0 port (5 Gb/sec.) and 2 host USB 2.0 ports (480 Mb/sec.) ports for connecting storage device. USB drives
should be formatted with a FAT32 file system
SD card slot
1 SD card slot for saving images, run time files and results. SD cards should be USH-I or USH-II and formatted with a
FAT32 file system
Video out port
1 locking HDMI port that provides connection to a display device
I/O terminal connectors
16–26 AWG, solid or stranded wire. Torque 0.25 Nm (2.2 in-lb)
24 VDC power connector
14–18 AWG, solid or stranded wire. Torque 0.6 Nm (5.3 in-lb)
Status LEDs
PWR LED, LED 1, LED 2
Housing
Aluminum, steel sheet metal, injection-molded housing
Mounting
Four bottom and four backside M4 x 0.7 threaded mounting holes. The vision controller may be optionally mounted using the
accessory wall mounting bracket (BKT-WALL-VC200-01) or to a 35x15 mm DIN rail, using the accessory DIN rail mounting
bracket (BKT-DIN-VC200-01)
Dimensions
178.8 mm (7.04 in) x 142.1 mm (5.59 in) x 75.1 mm (2.96 in)
Weight
1.45 kg (3.2 lb)
Current
3.5 A (maximum)
Voltage
24 VDC ±10%
Power consumption
84 W (maximum)
Operating temperature4
0 °C to 45 °C (32 °F to 113 °F)
Storage temperature
-30 °C to 80 °C (-22 °F to 176 °F)
Humidity
10%–85%, non-condensing (Operating and Storage)
Altitude
2,000 m (6565 ft)
Protection
IP30
Shock (storage and shipment)
30 G, per IEC 60068-2-7EA
Vibration (storage and shipment)
2 G, 2 hrs/axis (10-500 Hz) per IEC 60068-2-6, FC
Regulatory compliance
CE, FCC, KCC, TÜV SÜD NRTL, RoHS
To ensure reliable communication using 1000 BaseT operation, the Ethernet cable must not exceed 100 meters.
To ensure reliable communication using 1000 BaseT operation, the Ethernet cable must not exceed 100 meters.
3
Maximum USB port speeds are listed. Actual speeds are dependent on the USB device, which are typically lower.
4
To ensure sufficient ventilation, the vision controller must be mounted with 50 mm of clearance above the vision controller and 50 mm of clearance on both sides. If an adjacent device also
produces heat, additional space or cooling is required if air space around the vision controller exceeds 45 °C (113 °F).
5
DS925B and DS910B heads only.
1
2
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SPECIFICATIONS
DS1050, DS1101 and DS1300
Dimensions
93.3 mm to 115.2 mm (H) x 50 mm (W) x 167.06 mm (L)
Weight
700 g
Operating temperature
0 ºC to 50 ºC (32 ºF to 113 ºF)
Storage temperature
-10 ºC to 60 ºC (-14 ºF to 140 ºF)
Maximum humidity
85% (non-condensing)
Housing
IP65 (with Cognex recommended IP65 Ethernet and power I/O cables)
Shock
50 gs (11 ms half-Sine pulse)
Vibration
8 gs (10–500 Hz for 30 minutes)
Discrete I/O
operating limits
Trigger input voltage limits: -24 VDC – +24 VDC
Input ON: > 10 VDC (>6 mA)
Input OFF: < 2 VDC (<1.5 mA)
Encoder input
specifications
Differential: A+/B+: 5–24V (50 kHz max)
A-/B-: Inverted (A+/B+)
Single-ended: A+/B+: 5–24V (50 kHz max)
A-/B-: +0 VDC=½(A+/B+)
Power supply
Voltage: +24 VDC (22–26 VDC)
Current: 500 mA max
Scan rate
2.25 kHz
Software
In-Sight VC Explorer with EasyBuilder
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet interface
Integrated link and traffic LEDs
Standard M12-8 female connector
Certifications
Accessories
Ethernet cable: 5m, IP65-rated
Power: + I/O + Encoder cable, IP65-rated
Mounting bracket
Stainless steel enclosure, IP69K-rated for the food industry
VC200 Controller
High-speed embedded processor
Precision I/O Real Time Communications
179 mm x 142 mm x 75 mm
MODEL COMPARISON
CD
NEAR FOV
WORKING
SECTION
OF INTEREST
MR
DS1050
DS1101
DS1300
Near Field of View (mm)
43
64
90
Far Field of View (mm)
79
162
410
Clearance Distance (mm)
87
135
180
Measurement Range (mm)
76
220
725
Laser Class
2M
2M
2M
Resolution X (mm)
0.042–0.077
0.063–0.158
0.088–0.410
Resolution Z (mm)
0.004–0.014
0.010–0.052
0.016–0.265
Linearity
±0.16% FS
±0.16% FS
±0.16% FS
FAR FOV
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SPECIFICATIONS
DS910B and DS925B
Dimensions
96 mm (H) x 33 mm (W) x 85 mm (L)
Weight
380 g
Operating temperature
0 ºC to 45 ºC (32 ºF to 113 ºF)
Storage temperature
-20 ºC to 70 ºC (-4 ºF to 158 ºF)
Maximum humidity
5–95% (non-condensing)
Housing
IP65 (with Cognex recommended IP65 Ethernet and
power I/O cables)
Laser power
8 mW (class 2M)
405 nm wavelength
Encoder input specifications
Single-ended quadrature encoder.
A+/B+ voltage limits:
+5 VDC (TTL); +30 VDC (HTL)
Input ON: > 2.4 VDC (TTL); > 11 VDC (HTL)
Input OFF: < 0.8 VDC (TTL); < 3 VDC (HTL)
A-/B-: +0 VDC
Power supply
Voltage: +24 VDC (11–30 VDC)
Current: 500 mA max
IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet
Scan rate
1.39 kHz
Software
In-Sight VC Explorer with EasyBuilder
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet interface
Standard M12-8 female connector
MODEL COMPARISON
Ethernet cable: 5 m, IP65-rated
Power: + I/O + Encoder cable, IP65-rated
VC200 Controller
High-speed embedded processor
Precision I/O Real Time Communications
179 mm x 142 mm x 75 mm
DS925B
Near Field of View (mm)
9.4
23.4
Far Field of View (mm)
10.7
29.1
Clearance Distance (mm)
52.5
53.5
Measurement Range (mm)
8
25
2M
2M
Resolution X (mm)
0.0073–0.0084
0.0183–0.0227
Resolution Z (mm)
0.001
0.002
±0.16% FS
±0.16% FS
Laser Class
Certifications
Accessories
DS910B
Linearity
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