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Exact Metrology To Distribute PolyScan XL Surround Scanner

Exact Metrology is now distributing Polyrix’s PolyScan XL line of Surround 3D Scanners, which function while motionless and require no data alignment targets.

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A rendering of PolyScan XL models on a shop floor

Exact Metrology is now distributing PolyScan XL. These scanners, part of the Polyrix PolyScan Surround 3D Scanner family, are motionless by design during the inspection process. Their unique calibration avoids the need for data alignment or sticker targets, and multiple baselines increase accuracy when measuring points.

The PolyScan XL6 is designed to measure parts up to 1,600 mm, combining 12 cameras and 12 projectors to provide 210 effective scanning units. The companies recommend it for medium-to-large aerospace castings and automotive sheet metal components. They also say the scanner completes part inspections in only six minutes, and the surround design, simplicity of automation and safety for operators make integrating it into a production line easy.

PolyScan XL8, the larger version of XL, is designed to measure parts up to 2,000 mm. It combines 16 cameras and 16 projectors to provide 376 effective scanning units.

Surround Scanning stems from the R&D Polyrix has done on software development since its foundation in 2005. The PolyScan Control Center (PCC) manages data acquisition from all scanning units to generate 3D models. Furthermore, PolyScan operation is made easier by the simple interface of the Automation Manager and by third-party plug-ins like the Polyworks Inspector Plug-in.

Polyrix and Exact Metrology say users do not need to program inspection trajectory, unlike CMM and robotic scanning solutions, as PolyScan XL scanners capture data from every angle. The scanners do not require costly enclosure and safety systems, and the zero-movement setup means there is no risk of collision with operators. The companies also say these scanners offer fast, high-inspection throughput, generating higher returns on investment.

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