Portable laser scanner
Hexagon's LAS-20-8 scanner offers enhanced performance for manual freeform surface inspections.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence released the new Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace mold tools, large industrial castings and more. The LAS-20-8 laser scanner works in tandem with the ultra-portable Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, and offers enhanced performance for manual freeform surface inspections on intricate workpieces, even those with dark or shiny metallic materials. The product’s ease-of-use and ability to auto-adjust laser intensity for different surface types dramatically minimizes training requirements. The lightweight, ergonomic LAS-20-8 is optimized for portable metrology applications requiring effective measurement volumes up to 196.85 ft. With an IP50 rating and a convenient battery power option, the scanner can be utilized almost anywhere on the factory floor or in the field. Newly integrated haptic technology adds a new level of user feedback during operation, along with acoustic and visual guidance for the best possible results. Using the main trigger button of the scanner, the operator can select pre-set measurement profiles on-demand, such as an 8″ wide scan line for maximum coverage of large surfaces or a smaller scan line with up to 13 micron point spacing for small complex surface geometry.