Laser Scanning Technology
Hexagon introduces the new RS4 scanner with an ultra-wide laser line nearly enabling larger surface coverage and faster data collection.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s new laser scanning technology is available for the portable ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner (SI) series. The RS4 scanner offers completely new optics and electronics, delivering a major performance leap with a scan rate nearly 60 percent faster than the previous model. The fully integrated scanner is optimized for measuring objects with challenging surfaces such as carbon fiber or machined steel. The solution provides tactile and non-contact dimensional measurements. The new RS4 scanner introduces an ultra-wide laser line nearly double the width of its predecessor, which translates to larger surface coverage and faster data collection. With a higher point resolution, ROMER users can obtain greater point cloud detail in significantly less time during a scanning session. The newly designed profile of the RS4 also allows users to scan more deeply into difficult-to-reach cavities than ever before, with no reduction in accuracy performance. Users of the portable measuring arm can switch seamlessly between tactile probe measurements and laser scanning to acquire 3D point data from a wide variety of surface types. Scanner warm-up and time-consuming calibrations are not required, dramatically reducing set-up time.