(Hexagon: North Kingstown, RI) -- Hexagon Metrology has released the version 1.1 firmware update for the Leica AT401 Absolute Tracker. The AT401 now features a full-speed digital read out for dynamic laser tracker measurement processes and free-form surface inspection. The ultra-portable 3-D laser tracker enables high-speed measurements for complex applications, such as large-scale inspections, component adjustments, alignments, and building jigs and fixtures. Ideal applications include inspection and tool building for oversized components in the aerospace, rail and heavy transportation, nuclear, solar and wind energy, and related industries. Click here to view the product video.
The Leica Absolute Tracker AT401 performs measurements without a warm-up period, allowing the operator to turn on the system and start measuring within seconds. The upgrade also introduces specialized features, such as Outdoor Mode, which elevates performance when the tracker is used in adverse conditions such as rain or snow. Other improvements include the use of several reflectors in view of the sensor at the same time. The laser tracker’s built-in WiFi can now be used in a company’s encrypted WiFi infrastructure even with several sensors in the same network. The firmware further facilitates user compensation of the sensor, allowing the operator to quickly see where reflectors are placed.
“The new enhancements to the AT401 make the most portable and accurate laser tracker even more functional by speeding up the data monitoring and collection process,” states Eric Hollenbeck, Hexagon product manager. All new Leica Absolute Tracker AT401s will have the version 1.1 factory installed. Existing AT401s can be updated for free by downloading the new firmware from the Leica Geosystems website.