Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Handheld Laser Tracker offers accelerated scanning capabilities.

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May 13, 2014 - With stand-off distance that promotes efficient data capture, Leica T-Scan 5 suits non-contact laser scanning for CAD-to-part inspections and reverse engineering applications. Unit provides immediate feedback of critical features after design iterations. When used in conjunction with Leica Absolute Tracker AT901, product captures hundreds of millions of accurate points on any surface without special preparation. Scan rates optimize feature recognition, detail detection, and scanning speed.

Hexagon Metrology Inc.

250 Circuit Drive, North Kingstown, RI, 02852, USA

Original Press Release

Hexagon Metrology Releases Handheld Leica T-Scan 5

Press release date: May 2, 2014

Advanced System for Laser Trackers Features Faster Scanning Capabilities

North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Metrology announced today the launch of the latest generation of the successful Leica T-Scan. At more than 15 times faster compared to the previous model, the Leica T-Scan 5 has almost double the stand-off distance, which results in more efficient data capture especially in difficult-to-reach areas. It is ideal for non-contact laser scanning for CAD-to-part inspections and reverse engineering applications and provides immediate feedback of critical features after design iterations. The Leica T-Scan 5 is typically used in applications within the aerospace, automotive, ship building, and earth-moving industries. It may also be employed for automation and robotic applications, where inspection processes benefit from maximum laser tracking and machine performance.

When used in conjunction with the Leica Absolute Tracker AT901, the Leica T-Scan 5 captures hundreds of millions of accurate points on virtually any surface, from a black matte to highly reflective, even carbon fiber without any special preparation. Higher scan rates allow greater feature recognition, smaller detail detection and much quicker scanning at an approved quality level on all surfaces and colors. The user’s experience is enhanced with a dual-color guide light and acoustic feedback.

“For years the Leica T-Scan has stood for reliability and accuracy in any shop-floor conditions. With no need of object preparation, the Leica T-Scan 5 system has never been as simple to install and to use,” states Michael Lettau, product manager for Hexagon Metrology.

About Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.

With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.us .

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

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