The enhanced ROMER Absolute Arm from Hexagon Metrology has an integrated laser scanner that is more rapid than previous versions, offering an acquisition speed of up to 50,000 points per second, the company states. This enables users to move the scanner over the measurement object faster than before, while achieving the same high-quality data which ROMER users have come to expect, even on difficult-to-scan surfaces such as high-gloss carbon-fiber. This means that users can now scan up to 66 percent more surface area in the same amount of time as with previous versions of the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner, according to the company.
Along with this development, Hexagon Metrology is launching a wireless scanning option for the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner. This new Wireless Scanning Pack allows any arm with an integrated scanner to be operated completely wirelessly, and at the same data transmission speed as with a traditional cable. Furthermore, for unlimited wireless operation in the field, the Wireless Scanning Pack includes a dual “hot swappable” battery system, where one battery can be charged continuously while the other is in use. Offered as an accessory, the Wireless Scanning Pack is compatible with all new and existing ROMER Absolute Arms with integrated laser scanner. Upgrade Installation for existing ROMER arms can be user completed in just a few minutes.
The ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner is a portable CMM for both tactile and non-contact 3D measurement. The laser scanner is completely integrated into the arm, which allows the measuring arm to be certified as complete system according to international standards such as B89 or VDI/VDE.