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
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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