The igm Laser sensor (iLS) is useful for applications where
edges, gaps and complex structures must be searched for.
The sensor may be used for thin and thick metal sheets
as extension to or instead of tactile sensing systems.
Shifting is computed effectively compensating height and
width deviations. Comparing with conventional tactile
sensors, the iLS essentially reduces non-productive times
by using high search speeds and by simultaneously
detecting height and lateral position during a single search
The iLS shall be applied when other sensor systems can not
be used due to sheet thickness and/ or accessibility.