LC60Dx - Cost-effective general purpose CMM laser scanner
LC60Dx single line scanner brings laser scanning in the accuracy range of tactile measurement, while capturing 75,000 measurement points a second. Equipped with powerful CMOS technology, the all-digital scanner automatically digitizes the complete geometry of parts covering features and surfaces in just a few CMM strokes.
Premium performance CMM scanner for every inspection job
Gain full geometric insights from the 3D representation of the entire part
Benefit from the unique capability to measure soft and fragile surfaces
Increase the capacity of your CMM’s and floor space
Run any kind of analysis on the digital copy, even building virtual prototypes instead of expensive physical prototypes
Programming and execution of inspection job is fast and straightforward, even for novice or non-metrology users
3D digitizing with high detail and speed
Complex surfaces (composites, blades, impellers, medical devices, etc)
Features (Slot, holes, studs, etc)
Portable / Fixed CMM scanning applications
Benefits & features
Accurate non-contact measuring technology
Powerful CMOS technology incorporated into LC60Dx translates into higher measuring accuracy, resulting in a typical MPEp value of 7 micron according to EN ISO 10360-5. This brings the all-digital scanner in the accuracy range of tactile measurement. E.g. The Multi-stylus accuracy test is comparable to EN/ISO 10360-5 MPEal and scans a sphere with 5 different scanner orientations. Then the 3D deviation is calculated between the center of each sphere that’s fit through a single pointcloud and the center of the average sphere.
Ideal for measuring soft and fragile parts
Measuring soft, fragile or brittle parts potentially yield inaccurate measurements or surface scratches. As laser scanning technology is entirely non-contact, there is no risk for damage or inaccurate measurement. An example of such an application is the dimensional inspection of engine sand cores.
The LC60Dx laser scanner captures 75,000 measurement points per second. By acquiring a multitude of measurement points, the scanner is able to reliably digitize freeform shapes and geometric features. Both are critical for high-quality assembly and part mating.
Scanning nearly every material surface with ESP3
ESP3 incorporates dynamic point-per-point laser intensity adaptation of laser source intensity. This capability allows different surface materials, finishes and transitions to be scanned without user interaction, eliminating manual parameter tuning and part spraying altogether. ESP is a key differentiator when scanning similar parts in different manufacturing stages; initially dealing with bare sheet metal parts and finally scanning finished products painted in any color.
Seamless retrofit for most leading CMM brands
As applicable to all Nikon Metrology CMM scanners, the LC60Dx scanners can be retrofitted on a wide range of CMM brands to boost inspection productivity of existing CMM installations anywhere in the world.
Premium reliability in any working conditions
Nikon Metrology development engineers optimized scanner design for maximum operational stability and robustness. Critical in this regard is that principal scanner components are mounted in an ultra-stiff tress-free aluminum housing. Special attention is paid to temperature stability by design and temperature compensation algorithms in order to minimize warm-up time and guarantee reliable accuracy under shop floor conditions.
Compatible with Renishaw indexing heads and change racks
The LC60Dx scanners are compatible with common Renishaw indexing heads. The scanners also fit in the ACR racks and can be used in combination with tactile probes for e.g. alignment of the part. By docking a scanner in an dedicated ARC3 rack, zero warm-up time is obtained resulting in maximum productivity.
Available as CMM or portable scanner
In the case companies own fixed-bed CMMs and articulated arms, the LC60Dx uniquely allows to easily exchange the scanner between CMM and MCA II portable arms. In this way, most of the digitizing work can be done with one single laser scanner.
Probing error (MPEp)1
9 μm (0.0004”)
Ball bar length (MPEE)2
6+L/350(µm) (0.00024+L/350) (")
Multi-stylus test (MPEAL)3
9 μm (0.0004”)
ISO Probing form error4
20 µm (0.00079”)
ISO Probing size error all5
30 µm (0.00118”)
ISO Probing dispersion value6
36 µm (0.00141”)
ISO Cone angle7
60 mm (2.36”)
95 mm (3.74”)
Field-of-View (FOV) width and height
60x60 mm (2.36x2.36”)
390 g (0.86 lbs)
Interface on manual localizers
Enhanced Scanner Performance
Probe head compatibility
PH10M, PH10MQ, CW43, PHS
All accuracy specifications valid for a CMM with an accuracy of 2µm + L/350 or better using manufacturer supplied test sphere 1Nikon Metrology test comparable to EN/ISO 10360-2 MPEP using 1 sigma sphere fit. 2Nikon Metrology test comparable to EN/ISO 10360-2 MPEE 3Nikon Metrology test comparable to EN/ISO 10360-5 MPEAL
Accuracy specifications according ISO 10360-8:2013: 4PForm.Sph.1x25:Tr:ODS,MPE : Maximum probing form error using 25 representative points in translatory scanning mode 5PSize.Sph.All:Tr:ODS,MPE : Maximum probing size error All using all measured points in translatory scanning mode 6PForm.Sph.D95%:Tr:ODS,MPL : Maximum probing dispersion value using 95% of the measured points in translatory scanning mode 7Cone angle : Region of sphere on which the measured points are selected