Portable 3D Laser Tracker Measures Large Components

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Posted on: 9/20/2013

Available from Hexagon Metrology, the Leica Absolut Tracker AT402 portable laser tracker can be used for fully guided 3D measurement processes as well as traditional inspection tasks.

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Available from Hexagon Metrology, the Leica Absolut Tracker AT402 portable laser tracker can be used for fully guided 3D measurement processes as well as traditional inspection tasks. The system is designed for ease of use and is said to be well-suited for large-volume, precision measurement applications in industries such as aerospace, power generation, heavy equipment and others producing large components and assemblies.

The device features a simplified user interface with four pre-defined measurement profiles that adjust the settings to any measurement condition, the company says. A standard mode is streamlined for daily operation, and users can change settings for outdoor measurement jobs or applications requiring exceptional speed or accuracy. The laser tracker’s all-in-one design integrates IR remote control, environmental monitoring and level to gravity features. The compact system is equipped with Leica PowerLock technology which automatically finds and locks onto any moving reflector within a field of 1 m2 at a 5-m distance. The laser tracker can measure a full 360-degree horizon and a 290-degree vertical dome, including straight up.

The lightweight, wireless measurement system weighs less than 33 lbs with its case and offers a maximum measurement volume of 320 m. It can be used inside or outside with its IP54 rating for ingress protection against dust and fluids often found in industrial environments. According to the company, the system provides 8 hrs of battery life, and its hot-swap batteries enable the user to install fresh batteries without powering down the unit.


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