RS4 Scanner allows user to scan deeply into difficult-to-reach cavities.

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Suitable for point-cloud inspection, product benchmarking, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, virtual assembly and CNC milling, RS4 Scanner offers larger surface coverage and faster data collection. Roser Arm equipped with RS4 scanner offers user to switch seamlessly between tactile probe measurements and laser scanning to acquire 3D point data. Scanner is optimized for measuring carbon fiber or machined steel surfaces.

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Announces New Laser Scanning Technology for portable ROMER Absolute Arms

RS4 Scanner Breaks Ground with New Optics, Electronics, and Overall Performance Gains

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced its new laser scanning technology is available for the portable ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner (SI) series. The innovative RS4 scanner offers completely new optics and electronics, delivering a major performance leap with a scan rate nearly 60 percent faster than the previous model. The fully integrated scanner is optimized for measuring objects with challenging surfaces such as carbon fiber or machined steel. The complete scanning system delivers accuracy that is fully verifiable and traceable, ensuring complete confidence in the exactness of measurement results.The ROMER Absolute Arm SI with the RS4 scanner is ideally suited for point-cloud inspection, product benchmarking, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, virtual assembly and CNC milling. The solution provides tactile and non-contact dimensional measurements for applications in aerospace, automotive, power generation, medical, heavy equipment, defense, consumer products, and more.

The new RS4 scanner introduces an ultra-wide laser line nearly double the width of its predecessor, which translates to larger surface coverage and faster data collection. With a higher point resolution, ROMER users can obtain greater point cloud detail in significantly less time during a scanning session. The newly designed profile of the RS4 also allows users to scan more deeply into difficult-to-reach cavities than ever before, with no reduction in accuracy performance. Users of the portable measuring arm can switch seamlessly between tactile probe measurements and laser scanning to acquire 3D point data from a wide variety of surface types. As with every ROMER Absolute Arm model, scanner warm-up and time-consuming calibrations are not required, dramatically reducing set-up time. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is the only metrology OEM in the marketplace that certifies volumetric performance of its arm/scanner combination.

“The RS4 laser scanner is breaking ground with its new optics, electronics, and performance to secure its lead in the scanning marketplace where rapid growth has taken place over the last several years,” says Anthony Vianna, Product Manager for the ROMER Absolute Arm range. “The main focus of product development was to give our users the ability to scan more area at a much faster rate. In order to do that, our R&D team improved the scanner's performance on all fronts, while maintaining the qualities that made the previous model stand out from the competition.”

The ROMER Absolute Arm SI featuring the new RS4 scanner is now available to order worldwide via local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence sales offices and dealers. The new laser scanner is available as a retro-fit product for existing ROMER Absolute Arm SI owners looking to upgrade their scanning performance.

About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B;, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

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Bridget Benedetti,

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Tel: 401-886-2112,

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