Manufacturers are increasingly turning to digital localization and inspection of large parts and surfaces that are inaccessible to a traditional handheld 3D laser scanner, touch probe or reflector. The Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600 is ready to meet the challenges of these new applications, based on a unique operating principle that can locate a point in 3D space with metrology-quality accuracy without the need for a reflector at the measurement point.
Based on the waveform digitizing technology well established in some high-performance topometric tools, the ATS600 takes advantage of the first absolute scanning distancemeter, a metrological version of this technical principle, which enables a point to be located with an accuracy of the order of 300 microns up to a distance of 60 meters.
By measuring such a series of points within 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, enabling the perfect balance to be struck between the speed of the process and the degree of resolution of the processing performed by the metrology software.
With the Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600, objects that were previously difficult to scan or did not allow for efficient measurement, can now be analyzed in 3D by a single operator. With the world's first direct-scanning laser tracker, productive quality assurance is ready to move into entirely new areas of production, and redefine the way we think about 3D measurement.
The ATS600 also features many of the functions of the Absolute Tracker range, including reflector measurements at distances of up to 80 meters, with full PowerLock functionality. Combining reflector measurement and direct scanning, this instrument offers impressive extended performance for large-scale measurements, with the ability to rapidly scan surfaces and perform reflector measurements for alignment and feature definition.