Handheld 3D Laser Scanner

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The ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 provides metrology-grade precision

Scanning device capable of easily capturing metrology-grade precision data for a wide range of applications

The new ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 is a lightweight handheld 3D laser scanner, which includes a new satellite mode, red laser marker for perfect distance control, GOM Inspect 3D inspection software and hyperscale calibration to deliver metrology-grade precision for product design, quality control, research and development, reverse engineering, and maintenance, repair and overhaul.

The device is the first portable laser scanner with the new satellite mode feature, which launches enhanced photogrammetry to ensure accurate measurement of parts larger than one metre. Unlike standard photogrammetry products, coded markers are unnecessary because satellite mode positions every picture the scanner captures towards each other based on the reference points already on the part, allowing users to quickly and accurately scan large objects up to multiple metres.

Another new development is the perfect working distance control. This projection mode emits a red laser marker onto the part during scanning that works as a visual aid to help users maintain the perfect working distance from the part to ensure adequate data capture. If the working distance is lost, users can follow the red laser marker as a guide to readjust the scanner distance to the optimal position.

Additionally, it supports scanning on a wide range of materials and surfaces with preset exposure mode options that automatically set the correct exposure time depending on the part material. Users can switch between these options for different exposure time settings when scanning parts with different surface finishes. The scanner also features seamless adjustments for resolution and field of view, making it easy to switch between collecting data from small parts, fine details, larger objects or deep pockets, confined spaces or hard-to-reach areas.

The ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 operates with GOM Inspect software, which supports the entire inspection process from scanning to mesh editing, CAD import, GD&T and trend analyses, digital assembly and dimensional inspection. As part of the ZEISS Quality Suite, scan data can be imported into the ZEISS Reverse Engineering software module, allowing users to generate a high-precision CAD model with data collected by the ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 in a few clicks.

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