Enhanced laser scanning: ROMER Absolute Arm now up to 66% faster

Hexagon Metrology is further developing its laser scanner technology for portable measuring arms. The integrated laser scanner for the ROMER Absolute Arm is now significantly faster. Also, laser scanning can now be carried out wirelessly.

The enhanced ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner is now more rapid compared to previous versions, offering an acquisition speed of up to 50,000 points per second. This enables users to move the scanner over the measurement object faster than before, while achieving the same high data quality that ROMER users have come to expect, even on difficult to scan surfaces like high-gloss carbon-fibre. This means that users can now scan up to 66% more surface area in the same amount of time as with previous versions of the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner.

Along with this development, Hexagon Metrology is also launching a wireless scanning option for the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner. This new Wireless Scanning Pack allows any arm with integrated scanner to be operated completely wirelessly, and at the same data transmission speed as with a traditional cable. Furthermore for unlimited wireless operation in the field, the Wireless Scanning Pack also includes a dual ‘hot swappable’ battery system where one battery can be charged continuously, while the other is in use.

The Wireless Scanning Pack is offered as an accessory and is compatible with all new and existing ROMER Absolute Arms with integrated laser scanner. Installation can be completed by the user and in just a few minutes. These new laser scanning capabilities are available immediately. Hexagon Metrology will debut them at the IMTS exhibition in Chicago from September 10th-15th, 2012 (booth E-5202).

The ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner is a portable CMM for both tactile and non-contact 3D measurement. The laser scanner is completely integrated into the arm, which allows the measuring arm to be certified as complete system according to international standards such as B89 or VDI/VDE.

About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.

With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

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