Perceptron CCM Allows Automated Metrology with Laser Scanning Technology

Originally titled 'CCM Allows Automated Metrology with Laser Scanning Technology'

The Expert CMM offers full point-cloud geometric feature extraction and direct comparison to CAD for automated inspection of production parts.

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Perceptron’s CNC multi-sensor CMM seamlessly integrates touch-probe and laser scanning functionality into a single measuring station, operated exclusively by touch software. The Expert CMM offers full point-cloud geometric feature extraction and direct comparison to CAD for automated inspection of production parts. The automatic scanning package price is comparable with lower accuracy manual portable arm measuring solutions.

Perceptron has harnessed its expertise in automated inline production metrology for global vehicle production by widening the reach of its industry leading scanning technology for general manufacturing. Software complexity of traditional measuring equipment mandates its use by metrology experts; The company’s TouchCloud software module add-on for its TouchDMIS software puts the Expert into the solution and significantly reduces the necessary user skill level.

Part features can be touch-probed or laser-scanned depending on feature type and tolerance.

The company’s ScanR scanner is available with a standard red laser line and optionally with a green laser to significantly extend dynamic range, allowing scanning of both highly reflective and black parts.