ZEISS has announced the launch of its DotScan family of chromatic white light sensors, now available on the firm’s ACCURA multisensor coordinate measurement machines. ZEISS will introduce the first three offerings in the line at IMTS 2016 (booth E-5502).
In addition to saving measurement time, the DotScan sensors offer users the ability to measure highly reflective freeform surfaces—e.g., metal components in knee implants—without the need for a contrast medium. Transparent lacquered surfaces can now be distinguished from other underlying metallic layers.
ZEISS DotScan is available in three different measuring ranges: 1, 3, and 10 mm. Each sensor can be fully automatically exchanged with other ZEISS contact or optical sensors inside a single CNC run. With 20,736 possible orientations, the articulating RDS measurement head can align the ZEISS DotScan perpendicular to surfaces of the part being measured. And since the maximum measuring angle of the ZEISS DotScan is ±30 deg., critical dimensions on strongly curved components can now be measured.