Affordable laser scanning solution for portable measuring arms

Hexagon Metrology today unveiled a powerful new non-contact sensor, the HP-L-8.9 laser scanner. Positioned at a very affordable price point, the new scanner promises to make handheld 3D laser scanning accessible to users who until now were unable to justify investment in this technology.

Installed in minutes on any 6-axis model of Hexagon Metrology’s ROMER Absolute Arm portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), the HP-L-8.9 offers high-speed point cloud capture – ideal for customers looking to expand their metrology capabilities. Giving reliable results even on complex freeform surface shapes, challenging surface types (like carbon fibre) and delicate materials, it extends the measurement capabilities of the ROMER Absolute Arm into new application areas including benchmarking, product design and reverse engineering.

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Laser scanning offers customers the opportunity to gather more data, more quickly, improving quality and productivity in the manufacturing process. With simple plug and play functionality and user-friendly features including a totally new range finder concept to guide operators to the correct measurement position, the HP-L-8.9 delivers the advantages of high-density 3D point capture to users in no time. The scanner is compatible with all major PCMM software and thanks to the automatic probe recognition of the ROMER Absolute Arm, there is no need to calibrate the sensor, reducing training requirements to a minimum so operators can be up and running as soon as possible.

“In the past, laser scanning has been seen as an expensive high-end technology that is hard for some companies to justify expenditure on,” said Stephan Amann, Product Line Manager at Hexagon Metrology. “With the HP-L-8.9 we really wanted to change this perception and enable more operators to gain access to this fantastic technology. Laser scanning is a step-change for productivity and the HP-L-8.9 offers an affordable entry-level option that will benefit all kinds of manufacturers.”

For more information contact Retecon Machine Tools on TEL: 011 976 8600 or visit www.retecon.co.za