Area scan cameras contain a matrix of pixels that capture an image. Setup and alignment are easier than with line scan cameras. Best suited for applications where the object is stationary.
Line scan cameras contain a single row of pixels. As the object moves past the camera, a complete image can be reconstructed in software line-by-line. Best suited for high-speed processing or fast-moving conveyor line applications.
The Sick 3D vision series ranges from versatile high-speed cameras that deliver high quality 3D and contrast images, to smart, configurable stand-alone sensors.