trinamiX Distance Measurement. A novel way to capture depth information.



trinamiX sensor systems are based on innovative 3D sensing concepts (patent pending). They determine distance from beam profile properties. Providing solutions beyond what other technologies like time-of-flight or structured light can offer.

We are developing distance measurement solutions for various applications in different industries. They work with visible or infrared light, covering both visible and invisible scanning applications.

trinamiX sensor systems determine distance from beam profile properties

Fiber optic sensor


The trinamiX fiber optic sensor is the first compact system in the world that can measure absolute distance through optical fibers. It can be used for various applications, e.g. factory automation, inspection, industrial or medical endoscopy.

Key benefits for industrial applications using trinamiX fiber optic sensors:

  • spatial separation of optics and electronics for challenging environments
  • near-field distance measurements with a small measurement head
  • indepence of fiber material and type
  • robust presence detection on objects with varying reflectivity

Exemplary specifications

Measurement range:

25 mm – 120 mm

Linearity error:

< 0.5 mm for bright surface (84% reflectivity)

< 1mm for dark surface (10% reflectivity)


< 0.3 mm for bright surface

< 1 mm for dark surface

Temperature drift: (0 °C – 60 °C)

< 2 mm

Target angle dependent drift: (-50 °C – 50 °C)

< 1.5 mm

Specifications of prototype. Adaptations (range, wavelength, fiber length, dimensions and material) for specific applications possible.