Press Release Summary:
Offered as Corner Cube reflector alternative, Break Resistant Reflectors (BRR) work with all models of Leica Laser Tracker in full range up to 40 m. One-piece stainless steel design, with collar around its optic aperture, facilitates handling and provides overall protection. Solution comes in 0.5 and 1.5 in. sizes, with centricity of Â±0.0004 in. and respective weights of 0.25 and 6.88 oz. Use does not incur nor require continuous interferometer tracking.
Original Press Release:
Leica Geosystems Introduces New Break Resistant Reflectors (BRR) for Leica Laser Trackers
BRRs are the new alternative to traditional Corner Cube Reflectors
Miamisburg, OH - June 18, 2007 - Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon company, today announced their new line of high precision Break Resistant Reflectors (BRR) for use with Leica Laser Trackers. The reflectors work with all models of the Leica Laser Tracker in a full range of up to 40 meters. The BRRs have a sturdy, one-piece stainless steel design with a unique collar around its optic aperture for convenient handling and protection. This laser tracker accessory comes in two sizes - 0.5" (0.25 oz. weight) and 1.5" (6.88 oz. weight) - with centricity of ± 0.0004in (0.010mm).
Leica laser trackers include an Absolute Distance Meter (ADM), which makes it possible for the tracker to precisely locate individual target reflectors such as the BRR, without the need for continuous interferometer tracking. The reflectors can be attached to both large and small components. The new BRR provides a new alternative to the traditional Corner Cube reflector constructed with fragile glass components. The BRR line expands the current Leica reflector portfolio of RRRs (Red-Ring Reflectors), TBRs (Tooling Ball Reflectors), CERs (Cateye reflectors) and more.
Leica Geosystems is a part of the Hexagon PMG Group, a single source for the industry's leading portable CMMs used worldwide by the aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, and general engineering industries. PMG product information and news can be found at portablecmm.us.
About Leica Geosystems
Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon Company, is a global supplier of comprehensive hardware and software packages for the industrial metrology market. These products integrate with popular CAD programs, various build-and-inspect tools, and reverse engineering software. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, Leica's laser trackers and theodolites make quality control, part mating, assembly and construction of large and small parts easier and more accurate than ever. Leica's U.S. headquarters for metrology products is located at the Hexagon Metrology Precision Center in Miamisburg, Ohio. For more information about Leica Geosystem's metrology products and services, visit their web site at www.leica-geosystems.com/metrology, or call 800-329-4204.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology serves the high precision measurement and inspection needs of Worldwide manufacturers with its extensive line of metrology hardware, software, accessories, and customer services. The company's name-brand portfolio of quality assurance products include Brown & Sharpe, Leica Geosystems, ROMER, Sheffield, PC-DMIS, DEA, Leitz, and TESA. Hexagon Metrology has an unrivaled installed base of more than 1.5 million handheld, stationary and portable measurement devices, and over 30,000 seats of PC-DMIS metrology software. The company is a subsidiary of Hexagon Measurement Technologies, a business unit of Hexagon AB (Nacka Strand, Sweden), a publicly-traded company (Stockholmsborsen: HEXA B). The Hexagon group consists of nearly 8,200 employees located in 30 countries. Call 800-426-1066 or visit www.hexagonmetrology.us for more information about Hexagon Metrology Inc. and its trusted brands.