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One of Acuity’s customers, Ames Engineering, has developed a 2D and 3D laser texture scanner using the Acuity AR200 laser measurement sensor inside their GPS-enabled portable Texture Scanner.

With the simple push of a button the unit automatically begins the scanning process, providing the operator with immediate and accurate texture measurements. Once a scan has been completed, the scanner immediately calculates and displays the following indices on the sunlight readable LCD display:

  • Mean Profile Depth (MPD)
  • Texture Profile Index (TPI)
  • Estimated Texture Depth (ETD)
  • Band pass selectable
  • Elevation variance
  • Slope variance

The data is stored in a simple CSV data file and can be easily downloaded to a PC through an Ethernet interface. Using the Ames Web Page interface software, the user can specify scan densities and select from a list of texture index calculations. The laser texture scanner is lightweight, portable and is powered using high cycle rechargeable batteries that can provide up to one hundred scans per charge.

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The AR200 laser measurement sensor is a compact, durable, and reliable sensor built for many industries including the lumber, medical and high-tech industries. The AR200 sensor consists of five different models with ranges up to 100 mm (4 in) and accuracies down to 12-microns to satisfy precise measuring requirements.