The highlight at the Formnext booth of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, provider of new measurement technologies, integrated manufacturing solutions and process standards is its RS6 laser scanner.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (HMI), a fully owned subsidiary of Sweden-based Hexagon AB, focuses mainly on quality assurance software, measurement and analysis software, 3D metrology, production metrology, surface metrology, process monitoring and miscellaneous metrology.
At Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, Hexagon will present the company’s RS6 laser scanner. The RS6 laser scanner is the flagship 3D scanning sensor for Absolute Arm 7-Axis systems. Using cutting-edge blue-laser technology and advanced programming, it combines ‘always-on’ maximum performance with simple usability to deliver much improved productivity in high-performance, non-contact measurement. It is 3D laser scanning, but better, the company notes.
According to the company, the RS6 scanner provides high-speed 3D scanning on any surface without performance degradation, whatever the finish or material. It has an ultra-wide and horizontally-oriented laser scan line and fully automatic exposure settings to enable users to achieve faster, easier and more accurate 3D digitisation.
Powered by Hexagon’s innovative SHINE – Systematic High-Intelligence Noise Elimination – technology, the RS6 laser scanner has no hidden settings that limit speed and scan-line width in order to deliver peak accuracy. Thus, the RS6 delivers full performance at all times, which means maximum frame rate at maximum laser width for maximum productivity.
The RS6 scanner can also be easily removed from the Absolute Arm to allow for easier and safer access to touch-probing functionalities in hard-to-reach areas. It can then be remounted without the need for recalibration, thanks to its completely repeatable mounting; one simply clips it back in place and continues 3D-scanning immediately.
The RS6 laser scanner is the pinnacle of 3D scanner technology for portable measuring arms, and in combination with the Absolute Arm 7-Axis delivers the ultimate all-round portable measurement solution for small-to-medium components.
At Formnext, Hexagon will be in Hall 12.0, Booth B79.