The CMS108 non-contact laser scanner is adaptable and adept at scanning a range of materials with its enhanced sensitivity to color and surface finishes. Its accuracy makes it attractive for inspection and reverse engineering applications where laser scanners have been unable to meet tight tolerances. Plus, the scanner can inspect different consecutive surfaces on the fly with no adjustments.
It mounts with a kinematic joint to the seven-axis ROMER portable CMMs, which include the Absolute Arm SE and the Infinite 2.0 SC Arm. Accuracy is 20 microns, which is a 16% gain in accuracy over previous scanning systems.
Flying dot technology allows the scanner to rapidly detect changes in color and surfaces through their reflectivity. An operator can scan traditionally difficult finishes, including shiny and mirrored surfaces, without making manual exposure adjustments. The laser scanner can shift from matte to shiny features without additional calibration. With three different line widths and differing point densities, it is able to perform inspection routines on small intricate parts and large surfaces.
It integrates with the Scanning System Specification, which specifies and calibrates the arm and scanner as a single unit.
The CMS108 is currently available for the seven-axis Absolute Arm SE with measuring ranges of 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, and 4.5 meters. The sensor can also be added as an upgrade to the seven-axis Infinite 2.0 SC Arm.
Hexagon Metrology, Inc.