Demonstrating the capabilities of the new AccuProfile 820 Laser Scanner at the recent Quality Expo (Chicago), operators scanned an individual car key to produce an elevation map. The AP820 laser scanner emits a laser line onto a surface or object.
The image of this line is viewed by a high-accuracy CCD array. Height positions are calculated across this line and transmitted over an Ethernet line to a PC computer. The scanner is moved relative to the key on a small stage. The linear encoder position of the stage is tracked directly by the scanner head and included in the data stream. For more information, contact Acuity.