romer absolute arm RS3 laser scanner

New RS3 integrated laser scanner offers more detailed 3D point clouds with significant time savings.

Hexagon Metrology today announced the release of RS3, an upgrade package delivering a dramatic performance improvement for the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner.

Available with all new ROMER Absolute Arm SI portable measurement systems or as an upgrade for existing customers, the RS3 doubles the scan rate of the previous RS2 integrated scanner, enabling users to inspect like-for-like parts in approximately half the time. Point cloud density has also increased, resulting in a maximum acquisition speed more than nine-times that of the RS2 model, giving faster, more detailed scanning without compromising on accuracy. Users also benefit from the latest RDS proprietary software, featuring SMART technology which allows real-time monitoring of the arm and will reduce the mean time to repair.

Combining non-contact scanning and tactile probing, the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner is a multi-purpose portable measurement system suitable for point cloud inspection, product benchmarking, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, virtual assembly and CNC milling applications. Scanner and probe measurements can be made seamlessly in one software session while the RS3 scanner guarantees the quality and ease of use customers have come to expect since the launch of the ROMER Absolute Arm in 2010.

"The ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner is already well-known for delivering excellent scan results even on tricky surfaces like carbon fibre and steel, but the performance improvement of the RS3 compared to the previous RS2 model is really quite extraordinary," said Stephan Amann, Product Line Manager at Hexagon Metrology. "Existing systems can be upgraded very quickly without returning the arm to the factory, so customers will see immediate benefits in terms of speed and usability."

As of 20 April 2015, all new units of the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner will be supplied with the RS3 scanner as standard. Customers who wish to upgrade an existing RS2 system to the RS3 integrated scanner should contact Exact Metrology.