Perceptron, Inc. has spent the last 20 years pioneering and refining the use of laser scanners for applications on portable, and fixed, coordinate measuring machines.
Now with the ScanR, what the company calls the world’s first green CMM laser-line scanner, Perceptron says they’ve built a device that extends the dynamic range for measuring reflective surfaces and carbon fiber parts.
The explosion of 3D laser scanning for reverse engineering, production-part dimension inspection, and 3D printing has also meant an uptick in the need for devices that can scan highly reflective materials like machined aluminum and carbon fiber composites.
Perceptron says their new generation ScanR CMM Laser Scanner “represents a technological breakthrough solving many of the age-old application problems associated with laser scanning.”
In addition, the ScanR is fully integrated into Perceptron’s TouchDMIS metrology software, a one-touch scanning interface, and it allows simple initial user set-up using a tactile-probe. Once features are extracted from the target object, a generated point cloud allows automatic inspection of part features against nominal feature definitions selected from CAD.
Perceptron says production parts can be then be programmed to be inspected automatically with their scanning zone and parameters adjusted per feature.
“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,” Armstrong says.
Perceptron supplies a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions for dimensional inspection and 3D scanning.
Their product line includes 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning, and advanced analysis software solutions. The company’s devices and software are used by automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing companies around the world.
Armstrong says that more than 900 systems, 12,000 Perceptron measuring sensors, and over 3,000 COORD3 coordinate measuring machines are regularly in use each day by manufacturers and designers around the world. The company is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, and operates subsidiaries in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and the UK.
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