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Time of Flight

Compact and economical system

The time-of-flight camera (TOF) is an industrial 3D camera that uses the pulsed time-of-flight principle. The principle of measurement is based on the time it takes for the light to travel from the light source to the object and back to the camera, hence time of flight. The greater the distance, the longer the time required. The light source and image capture are coordinated in such a way that the exact distances can be extracted and calculated from the time-of-flight data.

In contrast to other industrial measurement methods, TOF cameras are a relatively new development

They were originally used to control games consoles – such as the Xbox – before making their way from children’s rooms to industrial production halls. TOF cameras are used in various applications such as robotics, industrial automation, logistics and medicine. TOF cameras are being used more and more frequently, primarily due to their excellent price-performance ratio.

Application fields

  • Stack height detection
  • Volume determination
  • Location and position detection

The compact and relatively inexpensive TOF cameras are used wherever fast and uncomplicated integration and maximum cost-effectiveness are required.


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