In response to this challenge, LMI Technologies (a company based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), developed its flagship product—Gocator®—to provide a comprehensive inspection solution that enables manufacturers to overcome the limitations of 2D with state-of-the-art sensor technology. Powered by built-in scanning, measurement, and control capabilities, Gocator®’s robust inspection platform enables companies to perform 3D measurement and inspection with optimal flexibility and ease of use. The Gocator® smart sensor product series delivers 100 percent inspection capabilities to its customers, which results in higher production quality and volume while automating manual tasks and minimizing rework and waste.
“Our products are bringing revolutionary changes in the 3D scanning and inspection space. As we develop state-of-the-art smart sensor technology, our goal is to advance the present and shape the future of 3D imaging,” says Terry Arden, CEO of LMI.
The company recently introduced the next evolution in 3D scanning and inspection, driven by three new smart 3D products.
We are ushering in a new era of smart 3D technology along with providing the impetus for the growth of 3D machine vision
With a customer-centric approach, LMI takes pride in bringing unprecedented value in the 3D imaging space by assisting manufacturers in connecting factories, detecting quality issues, and making image processing configurable. Quoting an example, Chen mentions that Bluewrist, one of LMI’s partners, used Gocator® 2300 line profilers for vision-guidance in its windshield insertion system. Through mounting multiple Gocator® 2300 series 3D smart sensors in the robot-end effectors of their insertion system, Bluewrist was able to oversee the 3D location of critical points on the windshield aperture. “The Bluewrist Windshield Insertion System is an example of how LMI partners with innovative manufacturers to create leading-edge robotic machine vision systems,” cites Chen.
In its bid to expand overseas, the firm stepped into Korea in 2018. With this, LMI intends to establish a “3D center of excellence lab” that can power its Korean clients’ to meet their quality control challenges. The firm is committed to continually support Korean manufacturers in achieving optimal production quality by arming them with cutting-edge 3D technologies. “We have this in place now with LMI technical and sales staff established to work with our customers and prospects in this territory. In the days ahead, we will continue to grow our base in the Korean market along with expanding in the Japanese market,” concludes Chen.