Hexagon's RS6 3D Laser Scanner Can Measure at Higher Accuracy While Maintaining Speed
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
The RS6’s scan line measures 150 mm wide at mid-range, representing an increase in surface area covered by each scan movement compared to the previous-generation Absolute Arm scanner. The scanner also measures faster than its predecessor, with a threefold increase in frame rate to 300 Hz.
The scanner can be quickly removed from an arm to allow for easier handling when not in use. Because of its repeatable mounting system, it can be remounted quickly without being recalibrated, the company says. The scanner also includes a laser targeting grid designed to simplify measuring alignment.
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