Exact Metrology has announced the unveiling of PolyScan XL. Part of the Polyrix PolyScan Surround 3D Scanner family, these scanners are motionless by design during the inspection. Their unique calibration avoids the need for data alignment or sticker targets, and multiple baselines increase accuracy when measuring points.
The PolyScan XL6 is designed to measure parts up to 1600mm, combining 12 cameras and 12 projectors to provide 210 effective scanning units. It is ideal for medium-to-large aerospace castings, or automotive sheet metal components. Complete inspection of parts is achieved in only six minutes. Surround design and simplicity of automation means it can be easily integrated into a production line, while being 100% safe for operators.
PolyScan XL8, the larger version of XL, is designed to measure parts up to 2000mm. It combines 16 cameras and 16 projectors to provide 376 effective scanning units.
Surround Scanning is made possible by the huge amount of R&D that Polyrix placed on software development since 2005. The PolyScan Control Centre (PCC) manages data acquisition from all scanning units, thus generating 3D models. Furthermore, PolyScan operation is made easier by the simple interface of the Automation Manager, or by 3rd party plug-ins (e.g. Polyworks Inspector Plug-in).
All PolyScan scanners are simple, fast and safe. There is no need to program inspection trajectory, unlike CMM and robotic scanning solutions. Data is quickly captured from every angle. With PolyScan, there is no risk of collision with an operator. No costly enclosure and safety systems are needed. Furthermore, the scanners offer high-inspection throughput, generating higher returns on investment. Process control is fast to obtain, since scanning is easier. Users also benefit from a quick check of their part in a matter of minutes.