Reconfigurable 3D Sensor

Reconfigurable 3D Sensing

Industry is evolving and consumer expectations for personalization have resulted in demand for greater product variability, ultimately driving a need for more flexible manufacturing.

The new Swift-E is a fully reconfigurable 3D sensor that enables machine builders and production plants to adapt to new market trends. The capability to adapt to changing products or conditions makes Swift-E an ideal solution for production lines that require high flexibility.

Reconfigurable 3D Sensing

Easy industrial deployment

Reconfigurable 3D sensing combined with an EtherNet/IP interface provide easy integration with the control system.

Built-in Software

All that is needed to configure and run Swift-E is built-in. All the processing is in the device, so no additional compute hardware is necessary. Results are provided to the controllers via EtherNet/IP

Integrated Illumination

Integrated infrared illumination eliminates the need of any additional lighting source simplifying the deployment of systems in most industrial environments

Industrial 3D sensing

Swift-E is factory calibrated for high precision. Its high resolution combined with the technology capability for fast image capture deliver very fast results, making it ideal for industrial applications

Key Features

Key Features

Built-in Applications

The device includes applications for fully reconfigurable measurement of height or distance in high speed industrial automation implementations delivering results where other technologies fall short.

EtherNet/IP Integration

Connectivity using EtherNet/IP integrates information into the industrial control system, providing actionable results where they are needed.

Optimized Range

A 640 x 480 pixels frame, combined with a 43 x 33 deg lens opening, provide high quality sensing in a range of typically between 0.5 and 6 meters


Parameter Value
Sensing Area 640 x 480 individual distance points
Field-of-view 43°x33° (H x V, measured in center)
Measurement Resolution 1 cm
Measurement Precision ±1 cm (typical at 2 m, varies with return signal level)
Illumination 7 x LEDs @ 850 nm
Operating Range 0.5 – 6 m (~1.5 – 20 ft)
Output Data Height, Distance
Response Time ~100 ms (trigger to data)
Protocol EtherNet/IP
Power 12 VDC / 30 W (typical), 60 W (peak)
Operating Temperature -20° to 50°C
Environmental Rating IP20
Virtual Sensing Zones Up to 64 virtual sensing zones can be created for every template
Number of Templates Up to 255 different templates can be created


An introduction to Swift-E

Swift-E measures distance to each of 640 × 480 individual points within a large sensing area (over 300,000 points in total) anywhere from 0.5 to 6 meters away (2 to 20 ft).

The embedded WebConnect interface allows the creation of up to 64 arbitrarily shaped selections of distance points (Virtual Sensing Zones, or VSZ) arranged on a template. Swift-E stores up to 255 templates, measuring height or distance. As well as measurement applications, validation of the presence/absence of product (e.g. during case packing tasks) or completeness of a stacking operation (e.g. pallet layering validation) can be easily created in a controller (PLC).

This is a short video to introduce just a few features and capabilities of Swift-E.

Integrating Swift-E With Your Logix Controller

Building applications with Swift-E

Swift-E Literature

Product Profile, Installation Instructions and User Manual is available to directly download from the Literature Library:

Use Cases

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