Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 Offers Accuracy, Portability
Exact Metrology offers the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and the Leica Absolute Interferometer, which enables high-speed measurement of a moving target and more.
Leica Absolute Interferometer in action
Exact Metrology, a 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, is offering the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960. Exact Metrology reports that this is an all-in-one laser tracker that offers dynamic measurements and fits in a single flight case. It is well suited for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) probing, scanning, automated inspection and reflector measurement. The AT960 laser tracker is designed to be transported easily, unpacked quickly and powered up in minutes. It features wireless communication and a battery operation option.
Leica Absolute Tracker AT960
The Leica Absolute Interferometer (AIFM) enables accurate high-speed measurement of a moving target, while the PowerLock function ensures an interrupted beam is reestablished without user intervention. Its check and compensation architecture enables basic adjustments to be made in the field. It features touchscreen controls and it is designed to deliver on-specification operations with minimal calibration and servicing.
The AT960 can combine with the Real-Time Feature Pack and Leica T-Mac to meet the deterministic measurement data-delivery requirements of high-end automated installations, according to the company. Built on EtherCAT protocol, it enables the delivery of 6DoF measurement data with accurate time stamps at an output rate of up to 1000 Hertz. Known as 7DoF measurement data, this enables real-time machine control within dynamic robotic setups.
With a measurement volume of up to 160 meters in diameter, the AT960 is compatible with Leica T-Probe, Leica T-Mac, Leica T-Scan 5 and Leica Absolute Scanner technology. Exact Metrology is ISO9001, AS9100 Certified as well as FFL and ITAR Registered.
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