SICK’s Extended Ruler3000 family focuses on the finest details


SICK has expanded its next-generation Ruler3000 family to focus the outstanding speed and precision of its top-flight 3D streaming cameras on the finest details of high-quality, high-resolution 3D inspection and measurement tasks. With the launch of three compact cameras, as well as an additional mid-range variant, the Ruler3000 cameras now span fields of view between 26.6mm and 1680mm, down to heights of 0.8 micrometers. 

The SICK Ruler3000 has set a new standard by combining the outstanding image quality of SICK’s Ranger3 streaming camera with the convenience of a built-in laser, pre-selected optics and factory-calibrated fields of view. Since its launch two years ago, vision specialists all over the world have taken advantage of the Ruler3000’s unmatched processing speed and ease of integration. Already, it has solved challenging 3D applications as diverse as inspecting railway tracks, windmill blades and tire walls, measuring and portioning meat products, and volume dimensioning of legal-for-trade freight.

Now, the SICK Ruler3002, 3004, and 3010 cameras open up the high performance of the Ruler3000 to guaranteed fields of view down to 26.6mm. The addition of a high-powered blue 3R laser gives the three smaller cameras the rapid exposure times necessary to capture the tiniest three-dimensional details at rapid production speeds. With more compact dimensions, these cameras, therefore, extend the capabilities of the Ruler3000 to the minutest details required to inspect electronics and consumer goods assemblies, printed circuit boards and semiconductors. The addition of the mid-range Ruler 3060, with a field of view of 740mm, is targeted at applications in the automotive and consumer goods industries.

The SICK Ruler3000 achieves outstanding repeatability on light, reflective and metal surfaces, and a new patent-pending Surface+ technology adds another image dimension that reveals even the tiniest scratch on smooth, shiny metal surfaces such as battery housings.


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