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Product News: Leica T-Scan TS50A Laser Scanner

Scanner delivers improvements to six-degrees-of-freedom laser tracker accessory

Published: Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 16:10

(Hexagon Metrology Inc.: North Kingstown, RI) -- Hexagon Metrology Inc. announces the new Leica T-Scan TS50, a hand-held laser scanner that interfaces with the Leica Absolute Tracker. The new Leica T-Scan delivers improvements that result in double the data acquisition rate, improve scanned point density by 50 percent, and improve scanner accuracy by a third. Together, these changes deliver six-degrees-of-freedom laser scanning performance that makes noncontact measuring faster, more accurate, and more efficient. 

The core of the product improvements lie with the unit’s laser and optics system, which result in greater scanner accuracy and improved data quality, a reduction in system noise, and an improved ability to scan all types of surfaces, particularly ones that are shiny or dark, under all lighting conditions. Additionally, the scanner will self-adjust to lighting conditions, with no operator intervention. Combined with the Leica Absolute Tracker system, the new T-Scan has improved system specifications by up to 25 percent. 

“The increased sampling speed will be of particular interest for the T-Scan’s core applications of digitizing and inspecting very large objects, such as aircraft or portions of aircraft, and the large blades for wind turbines,” says David Armstrong, product manager of portable products for Hexagon Metrology Inc. “With usable scanning volumes of 59 feet [medium range system] or 98 feet [long range system] from the base unit, it really is an unbeatable solution for large volume 3-D scanning.”

Ergonomic handling, robust design for shop floor as well as outdoor environments, and improved accuracy specifications make the T-Scan TS50 scanner an ideal solution for automotive, aerospace, wind power, shipbuilding, defense and heavy equipment applications. The T-Scan TS50a is available for immediate shipment with Leica Absolute Trackers.

For more information, visit www.leicageosystems.com or www.hexagonmetrology.com.


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