Hexagon Launches RS-SQUARED Area Scanner for Absolute Arm

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division launched the RS-SQUARED Area Scanner for the Absolute Arm – pairing for the first time an area scanner with a portable measurement arm. Designed for high-speed scanning of simple shapes and surfaces, the RS-SQUARED can measure parts faster than conventional laser scanners and even other structured light scanners.

By combining the flexibility of a portable arm with the speed of structured light scanning technology, RS-SQUARED takes up to four square ‘tiles’ of 3D point data per second, while maintaining the high accuracy measurement of the touch probe, even in difficult to reach areas. Because RS-SQUARED does not require reference markers or employ fringe projection like other similar scanners, the time necessary to scan the part is reduced to the absolute minimum.

The RS-SQUARED Area Scanner is the perfect complement to the existing range of scanners, sensors and probes that are already available for Hexagon Absolute Arms, representing an ultra-high-speed alternative most suited to large parts with lower detail requirements. Just like the current RS6 and RS5 Laser Scanner systems, the RS-SQUARED can be easily removed from the arm at any time and swapped for another sensor or probe without any need for calibration.

Together with the release of this ground-breaking new scanner, Hexagon has also announced new Control Packs for the latest generation of Absolute Arm systems. Both new Control Packs will offer complete functionality over a single cable, helping to significantly reduce shop floor clutter. The high-end Wireless Pack model will also deliver full-speed scanning performance over WiFi for all Absolute Arm scanners, including the flagship RS6 Laser Scanner and the new RS-SQUARED Area Scanner, along with dual hot-swappable batteries for all-day power.

The RS-SQUARED Area Scanner is available to order immediately from local Hexagon representatives around the world. It is available for purchase as a complete system with a new Absolute Arm 7-Axis, and as a retrofit for any current generation Absolute Arm 7-Axis systems. All new orders of a complete Absolute Arm system will also ship with one of the Control Pack models.

About Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division

Hexagon is a global sensor, software and autonomous solutions provider. Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com.

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