Hexagon Manufacturing Launches RS6 Laser Scanner

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched the RS6 Laser Scanner, a cutting-edge 3D laser scanner for the new generation of Absolute Arm portable measuring arm systems that was launched in 2018. This new 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 150 millimetres 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.

This new SHINE technology means that the RS6 is both better and easier to use than competitor scanners. 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.

The RS6 Laser Scanner is available to order immediately from local Hexagon representatives around the world, with the first units shipping in August 2019. It is available for purchase as a complete system with a new Absolute Arm 7-Axis, and as a retro-fit for already purchased current generation Absolute Arm 7-Axis systems.

About Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division

Hexagon is a global sensor, software and autonomous solutions provider. 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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