Laser line sensors boost inspection productivity
ZEISS Industrial Metrology has unleashed a lineup of laser line sensors that claims to improve inspection productivity and enable reverse engineering of complex products on CONTURA, ACCURA II and PRISMO CMMs. The LineScan sensors extend the functionality of ZEISS CMM and are available with stripe widths of 25mm, 50mm and 100mm, detailed the company.
Inspection productivity is improved by scanning workpieces at rates of up 700,000 points/second, with a measurement precision figure of merit (MPE(PF) as defined by ISO-10360-2) as low as 12um, and storing point cloud information in the CMM host computer. With resolution of 1280 points/line and no need for an extra controller, the LineScan sensors use a 658nm wavelength visible red light source. Each unit is IP54 certified to protect from dust and water.
The LineScan sensors are available with the ZEISS CONTURA, ACCURA II and PRISMO CMMs using the ZEISS RDS probe system and CALYPSO 2014 software. These sensors can also be retrofit to select ZEISS CMMs in the field.
Applications include inspection of car bodies, tools for moulds, construction and design tools, as well as reverse engineering of contact-sensitive or finely structured surfaces.