3D Measuring equipment summary
3D Laser trackers are used when the absolute highest accuracy is required. Laser Trackers are suitable for measuring objects up to several hundred meters in size. Laser trackers can repeatably measure down to 0.025mm.
Industrial Photogrammetry - Ultra High Accuracy, medium detail, small to medium size areas, unstable environments.
V-STARS is a highly portable 3D coordinate measurement system which uses photographymeasure the position of retro reflective targets, hand held digitizing probes and projected point clouds. It is capable of resolving the position of objects down to 0.015mm and is best suited for objects ranging in 0.5m to 50m in size. Photogrammetry is capable of measuring in unstable environments (excessive vibration) or in areas with large amounts of obstruction.
Laser Scanners are used to measure complex objects with ha high level of detail. The typical accuracy of laser scanners is in the 3mm to 10mm range. Laser scanners capture detailed point clouds (up to hundreds of millions of points). Once a point cloud is captured in can then be used to create a 3D CAD model.
Industrial Total Station are ideal for measuring large areas They are capable of measuring hundreds of meters from a single station with a measurement accuracy between 0.1mm to 1mm . Reflector-less measurement technology allows the operator to point at and measure specific features instantly. Total Stations also operate in almost any condition including, wind, rain and dust.
The DMS uses a Brunson 545-190 tilting level for its most demanding levelling jobs. The telescope has adjustments to maintain a straight line of sight throughout a focusing range of 50mm to infinity. This straightness can be maintained at ±0.025mm from 50mm to 5.2m and one arc second from 5.2m to infinity. The Level's optical micrometer can produce repeatable readings with a resolution of 0.025mm. The Brunson 545-190 can be employed to level all types of machinery and equipment or to determine the relative orientation of tables and shafts to accuracies that are difficult to achieve using other conventional measurement methods.