ams offers a wide range of image sensors to cover multiple applications for factory automation. Quality inspection requires fast, high-resolution image sensors with advanced global shutter pixels.
More recent vision-based applications rely on 2D and 3D images of objects and factory surroundings. For example, automated guided vehicles move objects on the factory floor. Another example are cobots, i.e. robots that cooperate with humans. These image sensors must enable the functionality and they must be part of the Safety Instrumented Systems to permit humans and robots or cobots to work on the same factory floor without risk.
ams is transferring its 3D experience in the mobile market to industrial solutions. To maximize customer choice and hit the right price points and functionality, ams continues to develop products based on all three forms of 3D technology: Active Stereo Vision (ASV), Time-of-Flight (ToF), and Structured Light (SL). Having equipment with 3D vision enables new functionality while ensuring that robots and humans can safely work in the same space together. Where fast short- and long-distance, ranging is required, ams also offers 1D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor solutions supporting both single- and multi-zone/multi-object detection capabilities.