RS3 Upgrade Package for ROMER Absolute Arm

May 01, 2015
RS3 Upgrade Package for ROMER Absolute Arm

Hexagon Metrology announced the release of the RS3 upgrade package delivering a dramatic performance improvement for the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner. The RS3 doubles the scan rate of the previous RS2 integrated scanner, enabling users to inspect parts in approximately half the time. The laser scanner will be available with all newly purchased ROMER Absolute Arm SI portable measurement systems or as an upgrade option for existing customers.

The RS3 integrated scanner also delivers greater point cloud density with a maximum acquisition speed more than 9 times faster than its predecessor, resulting in more detailed scanning without compromising accuracy. Users will benefit from the latest RDS proprietary software featuring SMART technology that monitors the arm in real-time and reduces the mean time to repair.

"The ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner is already well-known for delivering excellent scan results, even on tricky surfaces like carbon fiber and steel. The performance improvement of the RS3 compared to the previous RS2 model is really quite extraordinary," said Stephan Amann, Product Line Manager at Hexagon Metrology. "Existing systems can be upgraded very quickly without returning the arm to the factory, so customers will see immediate benefits in terms of speed and usability."

The ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner combines non-contact scanning and tactile probing into a multi-purpose portable measurement system. The versatile solution is suitable for point cloud inspection, product benchmarking, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, virtual assembly and CNC milling applications. Scanner and probe measurements can be made seamlessly in one software session.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.