Nikon Metrology launches a new laser scanner for CMMs, the Nikon InSight L100. For 20 years, Nikon Metrology has been a pioneer in laser scanning and has gradually improved the capabilities of this non-contact measurement technology. Nikon quality optics combined with innovative scanning technology have resulted in this revolutionary new Nikon scanner. The InSight L100 laser scanner offers the best possible combination of speed, accuracy and ease of use. Designed to measure surfaces and features, even on shiny or multi-material surfaces, the InSight L100 scanner provides accurate information quickly and provides highly relevant CAD comparison reports.
Importance of productivity during inspection
The InSight L100 scanner is the ideal device for inspecting larger components, where productivity is key, without having to compromise on accuracy. The large 100mm field of view combined with a data acquisition speed of 200,000 points per second results in measurement productivity that was not possible before with scanning on CMMs. To facilitate manual programming, the InSight L100 features Field of View (FOV) production. By making the scan line fall within the projected field of view, the user can be sure that they are getting good coverage of the room.
Capture the smallest details
The L100 is equipped with a high quality Nikon glass lens optimized for laser scanning. Thanks to the combination with a high definition camera, one obtains a point resolution of only 42 μm and a data quality which is the best in the market, thus making it possible to capture the smallest details and measure sharper edges. . The L100's probing error is exceptionally low, reaching 6.5 μm, which is a measure of the noise level of the scanner and results in smooth meshes and a high level of detail. The L100 is perfectly designed for combined measurement of area and features. With low measurement noise and high point resolution, feature measurement accuracy approaches the accuracy of a touch probe.
Good management of surface color changes
Many materials with different surfaces and colors can be measured more efficiently, without user interaction, manual adjustment or dusting. The 4th generation ESP (ESP4) adapts the laser intensity for each point in the scan line, varying the colors or materials faster than ever. This makes the scanner even more suitable for scanning multi-material assemblies or glossy surfaces, without having to resort to heavy surface treatments. Increasing the measuring range The frame rotation system, which has been patented, allows the scanner to be rotated around its self-coupling axis, in 30 ° increments, up to 90 °. This eliminates the need for a self-coupling adapter. This system is particularly useful for measuring turbine blades or parts with features or edges oriented vertically. The L100 also allows the use of a 105 ° bevel of the PH10, in order to better measure under or behind the part.
Rapid data collection
By using laser scanning, manufacturers can gain complete insight into the dimensional quality of their products without compromising on cycle times. As the entire part is checked against CAD, study areas are immediately highlighted using color mapping. Further study and analysis is possible using labels, sections, and geometric sizing and tolerancing libraries. (GD&T). A graphical report by color mapping is more meaningful than a point listing in an inspection report. As graphical reports are easier to interpret, they make it easier to exchange results internally or externally with colleagues or suppliers. This ultimately allows for easier decision making, faster corrective actions, and shorter time to market.
The L100 scanner can be combined with touch probes and a tool changer to create a fully automated multi-sensor CMM. Depending on the application the two technologies can be used independently or together in the same inspection program. The InSight L100 scanner can also be retrofitted on most CMMs on the market.
Find out more: www.nikonmetrology.com/InSightL100