Leica Geosystems' Universal CMM Featured at IMTS 2006, Chicago, IL

The Leica Geosystems Universal CMM, the industry's leading large-volume measurement solution will be featured at the IMTS show in Chicago, September 6-13, 2006. Leica Geosystems Metrology Division, a Hexagon Metrology company, transformed the mobile metrology marketplace by expanding the capabilities of their laser tracking systems with wireless probing and rapid non-contact scanning technologies.

The Leica Geosystems Universal CMM consists of a Leica Geosystems Laser Tracker combined with the Leica T-Scan and/or the Leica T-Probe II. Specifically designed for the precision measurement challenges of the automotive and aerospace industry, the Leica LTD840 Laser Tracker enables manufacturers to perform wireless probing and scanning of large parts in one setup within a volume of 30m (98ft). Leica Geosystems Laser Trackers are used by prominent manufacturers and service providers worldwide in the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and general engineering industries.

The Leica Geosystems T-Scan introduced groundbreaking advances in the area of rapid non-contact scanning. Used in conjunction with a Leica Geosystems Laser Tracker, the hand-held scanner allows the operator to quickly digitize small-to-large objects and complex surfaces with virtually no setup time. Most surface types are digitized with no surface preparation. In addition, the collected point cloud data can be used immediately for analysis, viewing, or modeling without any post-processing - an industry first. The Leica Geosystems T-Scan is used for inspection and reverse engineering applications in a wide variety of industries.

The Leica Geosystems T-Probe II, also known as a "Walk-Around CMM," enables operators to access hidden, hard-to-reach points and recessed surfaces with 6 degrees of freedom. Large parts, such as aircraft and automobiles, can be inspected with one tracker location and minimal setup time. Reducing the number of tracker relocations around an object translates into a significant cost and time savings for manufacturers. This armless wireless probing technology has set new standards with its increased accuracy and point acquisition rates up to 1,000 points per second.

The Leica LTD840 system delivers the fastest measurement cycle in the business for high-point density (3,000 points/second) with measurement range up to 40m (131ft) when used with a corner cube reflector.

During the show, Leica Geosystems will illustrate how the Universal CMM can be utilized for an extensive range of inspection and measurement tasks. Leica Geosystems operators will demonstrate laser tracking techniques, wireless probing and non-contact scanning throughout the day during the exposition. Leica Geosystems stands at the forefront of the metrology marketplace with more than 1,600 tracker systems installed worldwide in the toughest, most unforgiving industrial environments.

Website: http://www.leica-geosystems.com/metrology

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