Upgraded Portable Laser Scanner Speeds Inspection

Hexagon Metrology has upgraded all Romer Absolute Arms that feature integrated scanners with its RS3 laser scanner, said to double the scan rate of previous scanner versions and enable users to inspect parts in about half the time.

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Hexagon Metrology has upgraded all Romer Absolute Arms that feature integrated scanners with its RS3 laser scanner, said to double the scan rate of previous scanner versions and enable users to inspect parts in about half the time. Existing RS1 or RS2 systems can be upgraded with the RS3 upgrade package.

In addition, enhanced versions of the portable measuring arm itself feature optimized ergonomics, a new wrist design and greater stability. The six-axis version introduces a new wrist designed around the complex contours of the human hand. The new wrist on the seven-axis arm is said to have a more natural feel with rotation centered around the system’s probe. Both systems feature a lockable, zero-G counterbalance designed to improve arm movement, protect it from hard falls and enable single-handed operation.

The measuring arm with integrated scanner combines non-contact scanning and tactile probing, making it suitable for point cloud inspection, product benchmarking, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, virtual assembly and CNC milling applications. Scanner and probe measurements can be made seamlessly in one software session, the company says.

All Romer measuring arms are available with PC-DMIS Touch Portable, a measurement software that utilizes high-resolution Multi-Touch display technology on a tablet PC.

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