Manufacturers are increasingly using the digital location and inspection of large parts and surfaces that are inaccessible for a traditional portable 3D laser scanner, touch sensor or reflector. The Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600 is ready to meet the challenges of these new applications, relying on a unique operating principle that can locate a point in 3D space with metrological precision without the need for a reflector at the measurement point.
Based on well-established waveform scanning technology in some high-performance topometric tools, the ATS600 uses the first absolute scanning distancemeter, a metrological version of this technical principle, which allows to locate a point with an accuracy of around 300 microns up to a distance of 60 meters.
By measuring such a series of dots in a user-configurable area, the ATS600 can quickly produce a grid that defines the target measurement surface. The density of this grid of points is also customizable, which allows to find the perfect balance between the speed of the process and the degree of resolution of the processing operated by the metrology software.
With the Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600, objects that were previously complicated to scan or did not allow effective measurement can now be analyzed in 3D by a single operator. With this world's first direct scanning laser tracker, productive quality assurance is ready to invest in brand new production areas and redefines our 3D measurement design.
The ATS600 also has many features in the Absolute Tracker range, including reflector measurements up to 80 metres away, with all the PowerLock functionality. Combining reflector measurement and direct scanning, this instrument offers impressive extended performance for large-scale measurements, providing the ability to quickly scan surfaces and perform reflector measurements for alignment and characteristic definition.