HN-C3030 - High-speed, high-precision, non-contact 3D metrology
HN-C3030 is a non-contact 3D metrology system equipped with a high-speed, high-precision laser scanner. Five-axis automatic control allows scanning of parts with complex shapes using optimum scanning angles. The HN-C3030 scans complex gear types in a fast way and the resulting detailed point cloud reveals the smallest imperfections such as machining traces. This valuable insight enables manufactures to find root causes of undesired noise and vibrations and to finally built quieter and more efficient cars.
Dense 3D scan provides better insight into complex gear shapes
Part-to-CAD comparison reveals surface imperfections (e.g. waviness, machining traces) that cause of undesired vibrations or high frequency noise
Laser scanning offers high measurement speed
Non-contact eliminates the need for probe tip compensation
High-speed, high-density acquisition of point cloud data
High-speed digital transform processing enables surface point clouds to be acquired at the rate of 120,000 points per second. For example, inspection of all tooth surfaces on a single automotive bevel gear can be completed in only 5 minutes. High-density acquisition of in-line point clouds with a point pitch of 20 µm enables not only analysis of shapes but also of surface waviness.
High-precision, non-contact laser scanner
The HN-C3030 provides the world’s lowest ES, MPE of 5 µm for a non-contact system. Nikon has developed special optics, such as newly designed cylindrical lenses for laser scanner light emitters and an image-side telecentric optical system to achieve non-contact measurement with an unprecedentedly high degree of precision. The HN-C3030 also allows detection of glossy or dark surfaces without manual preparations, such as powder spraying.
An important advantage of an non-contact laser scanning system is that it elimates the need for probe tip radius or deflection compensation.
Five-axis automatic hardware control
Five-axis synchronized hardware control with a high-precision three-axis (XYZ) drive system (MPEE 1.6 + 4L/1000 µm (L=measured length(mm))/JIS B 7440-2:2003), as well as an unlimited angular rotary stage and a rotatable laser scanner swing arm enables laser scanning of wide areas covering even bottom surfaces of parts. In addition, the direction of the laser scanner can be changed, allowing scans of various shapes from optimum angles. Optional chucks are also available to suit the various sizes and shapes of parts.
The laser scanner has a 98.6 mm working distance that enables scanning of highly uneven surfaces while avoiding collisions. In addition, heavy components weighing up to 30 kg can be measured. HN-C3030 can be used outside temperature-controlled rooms, such as at production sites, when connected to an optional thermal regulator.
Revolutionizing gear inspection
The HN C3030 is a viable solution for measurement of highly detailed, complex gears such as hypoid, helical, bevel & spiral bevel, elliptic gears across all industries from medical and defense to automotive and aerospace. The HN-C3030 is also suitable for non-contact inspection of other complex parts with critical dimensions such as impellers, compressors, cutting tools.
Dedicated acquisition and application software
The main software for the HN-C3030 comes with analysis tools for optimum laser scanning of various sizes, shapes and surface conditions, including codes for geometric shape measurements and coordinate setting. Dedicated gear software is optionally available, enabling easy creation of teaching files and gear tooth analysis.
Max. part size
Φ300 x (H) 300 mm*
Max. part weight for guaranteed accuracy
30 kg (including fixture)
Effective measurement range (X x Y x Z)
300 x 300 x 300 mm
Accuracy (based on JIS B7441(2009))
ES, MPE (sphere-spacing)
PFF, MPE (flat form)
98.6 mm (from center of measurement range)
Height detection range
EU low voltage directive, EU EMC directive, EU machinery directive
Windows7® 64 bit
USB2.0 x 1, IEEE1394b x 1
Dimensions (W x D x H)
1,450 x 1,550 x 1,980 mm
For main unit
Single phase AC200 V ±10%
50/60 Hz ±3.5%
Single phase AC100-240 V ±10%
50/60 Hz ±3.5%
Space (W x D x H)
2,950 x 3,400 x 2,100 mm (including space for operation and maintenance)
With thermal regulator (option): 15 - 30°C
≤ 70% RH (without condensing)
Permissible floor vibration
Up to10 Hz: ≤ 3 µm P-P, 10-200 Hz- with speed of acceleration: ≤ 0.012 m/s2
(With active vibration isolation table) Up to10 Hz: ≤ 10 µm P-P, 10-200 Hz- with speed of acceleration: ≤ 0.04 m/s2
Degree of protection: IP00 (JISC60034-5) (interior, dust protection required)
* Space for shaft (Φ61 x H187 mm extended downward from chuck fixture level) for measurement of shaft-mounted gears