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QMT Products: November 2007
Manual and automatic scanning on CMMs

The integration of Kreon Zephyr 3d laser scanners with Metrolog XG 8 software allows scanning on both manual measuring machines, such as portable articulated arms, and on CNC coordinate measuring machines.

The power of this solution lies in the speed of data acquisition and  accuracy of the Kreon Zephyr range  (the Zephyr KZ 25, the Zephyr KZ 50 and the Zephyr KZ 10 scanners) and in the point processing capabilities of the measuring software. Scanning speed (30 000 points per second) is further enhanced by  a Renishaw TP 20 touch measurement probe directly interfaced on the laser scanner -  a patented combination.

The “Virtual Camera Mode” of Metrolog XG 8 software  follows the user’s sweep to further assist the operator during the measuring process.

It is possible to have all the geometric features automatically recognized and extracted from the point cloud, either based on existing CAD data or by manual selection.  All the extracted features are then available for further analysis in Metrolog XG 8. Colour mapping of the part gives the operator an automatic and easy to read representation of the defects between the point cloud and the theoretical file. The analysis then allows Immediate correction  of the deviations on the  production line.

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