Industrial metrology solutions provider, Perceptron has launched the world’s first green laser scanner, the ScanR for use with portable and fixed measuring systems.
The sixth generation CMM-laser scanner from Perception, expands the range of engineering materials that can be laser-scanner and offers a significant advantage over red and blue laser scanners when scanning carbon fibre parts.
Materials like machined aluminium and carbon fibre composites have notoriously been a challenge for laser scanners and can often require coating with a powder in to scan its reflective surface. The ScanR CMM Laser Scanner provides improved material coverage for polished and played metals and enhanced dynamic range for the colour spectrum and reflectivity.
The device also features increased accuracy and improved edge detection with a thinner laser line. Users will also benefit from an adjustable data acquisition rate for high quality and high speed scanning and also a large field and depth of view. ScanR can also be fitted to any brand of CMM or PCMM making it easy to integrate into current toolsets.
ScanR is also seamlessly integrated into Perceptron’s TouchDMIS metrology software which offers a simple one-touch scanning interface and sharing of generated part coordinate systems. Feature extraction from the generated point cloud allows automatic inspection of part features against nominal feature definitions selected from CAD. Production parts can be inspected automatically with scanning zone and parameters adjusted per feature for data acquisition and cycle time optimisation.
Perceptron’s CEO Jeff Armstrong states “Perceptron has been a leader and innovator in the field of CMM laser scanning and measurement for more than 20 years. The launch of the new ScanR Universal CMM Laser Scanner extends our leadership position and fully exploits the business synergies of the COORD3 CMM and Next Metrology Software acquisitions executed earlier this year.”