High-productivity 3D laser scanner comes to Hexagon’s Absolute arm

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division’s RS6 Laser Scanner is a cutting-edge 3D laser scanner for the new generation of Absolute arm portable measuring arm systems that was launched in 2018. This scanner offers extremely high-density point-cloud data collection at high-speeds and high-accuracy. The RS6 delivers unmatched productivity improvements over competing scanning solutions through the introduction of Shine – an advanced set of algorithms that allows RS6 to measure at the highest quality and accuracy setting with no reduction in laser scan line width or scanning frame rate.

The RS6 Laser Scanner boasts a scan line that is 150mm wide at mid-range, representing a greater than 30 percent increase in surface area covered by each scan movement compared to the previous generation Absolute Arm laser scanner. The scanner also measures faster than its predecessor, with a threefold increase in frame rate to 300 Hertz, meaning scanning can be performed three times faster with no loss of point-cloud detail.

The Shine technology means that the RS6 is both better and easier to use. There’s no need to learn many complex combinations of settings depending on accuracy and surface-type requirements. With Shine, the RS6 is permanently ready to scan any material at full accuracy with no reduction in frame rate, scan line width or data quality.

Just like the RS5 Laser Scanner, the RS6 can be completely removed from the arm in just seconds to allow for easier handling when not in use. Thanks to its innovative repeatable mounting system, it can then be remounted just as quickly and with no need for recalibration when scanning functionality is again required. The RS6 also boasts a unique laser targeting grid designed to simplify measurement alignment. Combined with the numerous usability features built into the new generation of Absolute Arm models, the RS6 is laser-focused on making it easier to scan better.

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