With Leitz Infinity, the most accurate 3D coordinate measuring machine available worldwide, it will be possible to measure surfaces of any kind. For this purpose, the Precitec LR white light sensor (lateral resolution) was integrated into the measuring system.
The Precitec LR sensor has an acceptance angle of 90° ± 40°. It is therefore suitable for measuring even very sloping surfaces with high precision – without contact or affecting the workpiece in any way. Features such as workpiece dimensions or profiles can be checked with the Precitec LR. The technology of the sensor also offers the potential to measure roughness and thickness in the future. Thanks to its high axial resolution, i.e. the ability to differentiate image points that are situated behind each other, it can also manage highly complex structures. Reflective, refractive, shiny, transparent and heavily inclined surfaces present no problem for the Precitec LR, for example lenses produced by the optical industry.
The technical principle of the sensor is based on chromatic confocal measurement. In this process white light is directed towards the surface to be measured in a wavelength-dependent manner. A spectrometer analyses the reflected light and determines the distance between the sensor and the measured object.
Leitz Infinity is equipped with the high-precision tactile High-Speed-Scanning LSP-S4 measuring head as standard. In combination with the non-contact Precitec LR, users can switch automatically between tactile and vision metrology within one measuring process.
The Leitz brand as part of Hexagon Metrology stands for high accuracy coordinate measuring machines, gear inspection centers and probes. Leitz measurement systems master quality assurance tasks equally well both in metrology labs as well as on the shop floor. The development and production are located in Wetzlar, Germany. For more than 30 years Leitz has been offering its customers the best innovative measurement technology available. The primary goal remains offering modern solutions for demanding measurement tasks.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.
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Lu Liao, Marketing Manager
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