LASER TRACKER

A Breakthrough in Productivity and Portability.
Vantage-S: Short-to-long range measurement applications up to 80 m.
Vantage-E: Short-to-medium range measurements up to 25 m”]

LARGE-SCALE, 3D-METROLOGY IS NOW FASTER AND EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE

The 3D Metrology VantageS and VantageE Laser Trackers are extremely accurate, portable coordinate measuring machines that enable you to build products, optimize processes, and deliver services by measuring quickly, simply and precisely. These Laser Trackers optimize workflow productivity management for large-scale metrology applications including, but not limited to, assembly alignment, part and assembly inspection, machine installation and alignment, and reverse engineering.

OVERVIEW

The VantageS is intended for short-to-long range measurement applications of up to 80 meters,
while the VantageE supports short-to-medium range applications of
up to 25 meters. Both compact models offer:

  • RemoteControls™ workflow (patent-pending) which streamlines Laser Tracker operations, allowing a single user to control functions
    such as live video feed and tracker movements from a mobile phone or tablet. A single operator is able to easily control the tracker from
    anywhere in the measurement area.
  • Industry-leading portability with an integrated master control unit (MCU). These Laser Trackers are easily transported between job sites
    or locations within the factory in a single carrying case.
  • Hot swappable batteries that eliminate the need for AC power and cabling.
  • Industrial grade Wi-Fi® for reliable, wireless communications.
  • Easy integration with  patented Super 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom) TrackArm solution to completely eliminate line-of-sight challenges.

 VANTAGE LASER TRACKER

The  VantageS and VantageE are high-performance, high-value Laser Trackers which allow users to maximize productivity and reduce inspection cycle times by 50% to 75%. These Laser Trackers set the standard in workflow productivity management for large-scale metrology applications by offering mobile device control, exceptional portability, battery operation, ruggedness, and high accuracy.

VantageS: 160m (525 ft.) spherical working volume

VantageE: 50m (164 ft.) spherical working volume

Accuracy up to 0.015mm (0.0006 in.)*

*Typical angle measurement performance at 2m

 LASER TRACKER ION

When performing applications where the highest precision is crucial, such as in-line measurements, high-speed dynamic measurements, or high-accuracy machine calibration, the  Laser Tracker ION is a state-of-the-art interferometer (IFM)-based measurement system that provides the high accuracy and range you need to complete your measurement tasks.

  • 110m (361 ft.) spherical working volume
  • Accuracy up to 0.015mm (0.0006 in.)*

*Typical angle measurement performance at 2m

 SUPER 6DOF (6 DEGREES OF FREEDOM) TRACKARM

Measure anything, any size, anywhere, at a fraction of the cost of other comparable systems

The  Super 6DoF TrackArm combines the Vantage platform (VantageS, VantageE, or legacy Vantage) with one or more  ScanArms® to provide a six-degrees-of-freedom probe. Switching between the Tracker and the Arm, users can reach hidden points – even around corners and inside hole features. Line of sight issues are eliminated.

This solution enables users to inspect, reverse engineer or perform CAD-to-Part analysis with greater ease than ever before.

The Super 6DoF TrackArm is available as a complete system consisting of the Laser Tracker, ScanArm and TrackArm Kit.

  • Typical measurement performance: 80µm + 5 µm/m

 VANTAGES AND VANTAGEE LASER TRACKER

  • RemoteControls Workflow
    Remote Controls feature enhances workflow by allowing a user to control the movements and other functions of the Vantageor VantageE with a mobile phone or tablet, or even gesturing with a target. Live video feed from the targeting cameras is displayed on the mobile device so that a single operator can control the tracker from anywhere in the measurement area. Remote on/off and scheduled warm-up improve workflow by making the VantageS or VantageE  ready for immediate operation when the user begins measuring.
  • Integrated Absolute Distance Measurement System (iADM)
    The patent-pending, 6th generation iADM ensures exceptional accuracy. The VantageS and VantageE are the only laser trackers that measure angle and distance with one laser. Reliability is improved because errors and drift associated with two-beam tracker technology are eliminated. The laser is Class 1 (eye safe).
  • Super 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom)
    Super 6DoF services allows the VantageS or VantageE and one or more  ScanArms® to work together to create an integrated 3D measurement solution across a single coordinate system. Super 6DoF completely eliminates line-of sight challenges and significantly expands measurement range while maintaining superior accuracy.
  • Stereo Color Targeting Cameras
    The high-resolution, two-camera systems assist in locating a specific target quickly and efficiently. They operate in all lighting conditions from complete darkness to bright sunlight.
  • Target Acquisition
    Quickly and efficiently locate and lock onto a target in two ways:
    SmartFind: Easily find and lock onto the closest target in the cameras’ field of view. This capability is ideal for setting up measurements on complex tooling or structures.
    Gestures: If the beam is interrupted, you can use simple gestures to command the tracker to point the laser beam to your target.
  • Exceptional Portability
    With no external master control unit (MCU), the VantageS and VantageE are the most portable Laser Trackers ever built. Their compact size makes them incredibly easy to move between locations in the factory or job sites in a single, easily transportable case.
  • Hot-Swappable Battery 
    Continuous operation is available with a hot-swappable battery pack for even more portability, completely eliminating the need for AC power.
  • Integrated Wi-Fi 
    For enhanced portability and convenience, measurements can be taken with the improved Wi-Fi, which supports faster connection time, greater range, and allows the VantageS or VantageE to act as a Wi-Fi access point. Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet are both active, enabling connection with a PC and a wireless device simultaneously.
  • Rugged Design
    The VantageS and VantageE can be used in demanding industrial conditions and have been rigorously tested for resistance to shock, vibration, temperature cycle, and humidity. They are rated IP52 for dust and water resistance.
  • Versatile Mounting
    Robust tracking enables the VantageS and VantageE to be mounted on a variety of stands in many configurations including vertically, horizontally, upside down, or even at an angle to fit in tight, congested areas.
  • Fast Data Acquisition
    With a data output rate of 1,000 points per second, the VantageS and VantageE provide feedback for high-speed motion control and high-density scanning, making them ideal for automated applications
  • Integrated Weather Station 
    Temperature, air pressure, and humidity can affect measurements. The VantageS and VantageE monitor these variables and compensates to ensure accuracy.

 LASER TRACKER ION

  • Dual Distancing Systems: Catch the beam in the air and set the distance instantly with Agile ADM; perform high speed dynamic measurements or high precision in-line measurements with IFM
  • SelfComp: Automatically tunes Laser Tracker parameters to maintain system accuracy

ACCURATE, DURABLE, AFFORDABLE BREAK RESISTANT SMRS

Three models

  1. Standard Accuracy (Black Ring)
  2. Long Range (Green Ring)
  3. High Performance (Blue Ring)

High performance model is 80% more accurate than Heavy Duty break resistant SMRs

Lower cost than previous break resistant models

BREAK RESISTANT WINDOW SMRS

Ultimate performance in harsh environments

Window covering is designed to keep the reflective optics clean

HEAVY DUTY BREAK RESISTANT SMRS

Ability to operate at optimum performance at extreme temperatures

GLASS PANEL SMRS

Standard and high accuracy models

REPEAT-ABILITY TARGETS

Perfect target for repeat-ability surveys

RETRO-PROBES

Measure in recessed areas or small features such as holes, slots and machine faces

 LASER TRACKER APPLICATIONS

 Laser Trackers are ideal services for industries such as automotive, aerospace, defense, shipbuilding, metalworking, machining, and assembly. They improve efficiency and quality in any application in which precise, large-scale measurements are performed.

 LASER TRACKER CASE STUDIES

The following testimonials show how companies have successfully implemented Metrology Services into their business. Learn about the challenges they faced, the services they chose, as well as the return on investment and efficiencies they achieved.

 CAM2 MEASURE 10 SOFTWARE

CAM2 Measure 10 is an inspection software package that allows you to complete 3D measurement jobs quickly and gives you the freedom to measure as required by your application. State-of-the-art functionalities improve every process where measuring or scanning are needed.

CAM2 SMARTINSPECT SOFTWARE

Engineered for simplicity,  CAM2 SmartInspect is the first portable metrology software for any  Laser Tracker, Arm and Gage user who is looking for non-CAD inspection. The software design is simple and intuitive. Even users without any 3D metrology background can be easily trained.

BUILDIT SOFTWARE

BuildIT is the industry’s leading large-volume metrology software service for alignment, inspection and build applications. BuildIT includes industry best-in-class features such as device bundling and real-time visual feedback in a simple and modern user interface. BuildIT’s automation, flexibility and configurability allow you to streamline your workflows by reducing operator training time and increasing efficiency.

 REMOTE CONTROLS WORKFLOW APP

The RemoteControls Workflow App enhances workflow by allowing a user to control the movements and other functions of the VantageS or VantageE with a mobile phone or tablet. Live video feed from the targeting cameras is displayed on the mobile device so that a single operator can control the tracker from anywhere in the measurement area. Remote on/off and scheduled warm-up improve workflow by making the VantageS or VantageE ready for immediate operation when the user begins measuring.