Metris Releases K-Scan MMZ, The Walk-Around Handheld Scanner

Leuven, October 12th, 2006 - Metris announces the K-Scan MMZ handheld laser scanner. The new K-Scan MMZ is a portable, walk-around scanning solution combining the Metris ModelMaker Z laser scanner and the portable K-series Optical CMM. The K-Scan is ideally suited for on-site 3D digitizing tasks where minimal set-up time and fast results are key requirements. The robust, light-weight probe features two different stripe widths (70 and 140mm) aiming at faster scanning or higher resolution scanning. With a measurement range from 1,5 to 6m, the K-Scan MMZ offers freedom where traditional articulated arms are out of reach. Therefore, it is ideally suited to measure from small components up to full cars.

The K-Scan MMZ is designed for convenient operation. The ergonomic probe is equipped with 20 LEDs resulting in good visibility by the optical CMM, independent of the probes orientation.. The scanning task is directly controlled using programmable buttons at the user's fingertips. The "Enhanced Sensor Performance" (ESP) feature automatically adapts the laser intensity to the surface properties enabling convenient scanning of both shiny and dark surfaces with minimum user interaction. The K-Scan MMZ is driven by the intuitive KUBE v12 acquisition and post-processing software that references, visualizes and meshes the scanned object. The resulting point clouds, acquired at a rate of 23000 points/sec, are further analyzed in the Metris KUBE for basic inspection tasks or exported to Metris Focus software for full detailed analysis. An important advantage of the K-Scan system is its capability to handle the movement or even repositionin

About Metris

Metris designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems for the automotive and aerospace sectors. The company offers world-class metrology solutions for both design and manufacturing communities. The comprehensive product family covers the full range of measurement volumes required by customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and touch sensors. Metris provides best-in-class precision equipment and metrology solutions for classical CMM measurements featuring bridge and horizontal arm CMMs. Metris is the market leader for CMM based laser inspection, with the Metris LC and XC laser scanners offering full surface and feature measurement. Metris Optical CMMs are portable, hand-held coordinate measuring machines, with a proven track record in engineering, pre-production, and quality control applications. The Optical CMMs can also be used in motion analysis and robot calibration applications.

Metris ModelMaker Scanners are the best-in-class articulated arm scanners for inspection and reverse engineering. The Metris Laser Radar is the top solution available to the manufacturing industry that provides a fully automated, non-contact measurement and inspection capability for large-volume applications of up to 60 meters. The Metris iGPS is a modular, large volume tracking system enabling factory-wide localization of multiple objects with metrology accuracy, applicable in manufacturing and assembly. Metris completes its product portfolio with a full range of complementary software solutions for inspection and reverse engineering applications. The Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven (Belgium) with additional production and development centers in UK (Derby, London) US (California, Detroit, Virginia), China, Russia, India and Bulgaria. Metris provides a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, and the United States.


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