3D capture of complex surfaces and features
Offering patented multi-laser capability, the XC65Dx(-LS) Cross Scanner captures all 3D details of features, edges, pockets, ribs and freeform surfaces in a single scan. Its cross pattern of 3 laser stripes allows it to acquire the full 3D view when scanning parts with more complex surface shapes and/or geometric features.
High scanning productivity
The XC65Dx Cross Scanner sets new productivity standards by introducing wider laser stripes and high-speed CMOS camera technology. Acquiring data at a faster pace makes it possible to drastically increase the velocity of the XC65Dx scanner during inspection. This boosts the number of features that can be scanned in the same time frame, or reduces the inspection cycle time for freeform parts
High accuracy feature measurements
By continuously scanning parts from 3 different viewpoints, the Cross Scanner obtaines a full 3D view of the bore of a hole, or the flanges of a notch. As a result, geometric features can be extracted from the acquired point cloud with higher confidence, increasing the accuracy of feature dimensions obtained through scanning.
Patented multi-stripe laser technology observes part from 3 directions
As the Cross Scanner creates a full 3D view in a single scan, there is no need to take multiple scans of the same feature using different scanner orientations. A full 3D view is also beneficial when scanning parts with more complex surface shapes. Real 3D measurement capability allows the scanner to capture extremely concave surfaces and the cavity of deep pockets. With laser beams being projected from 3 sides, the XC65Dx provides maximum surface coverage, avoiding shadow zones that may occur with a single-line laser scanner.
Scanning from left side misses a dark zone on right sideScanning from right side misses dark zone on left sideCross scanner looks from multiple sides and avoids dark zones
Faster feature inspection by eliminating scanner re-orientation
As the Cross Scanner creates a full 3D view in a single scan, there is no need to take multiple scans of the same feature using different scanner orientations. This avoids repeated time-consuming re-orientations of the probe head, saving significant teaching effort and scanning execution time.
Discrete rotations of a PH10 head when scanning a curved path Continuous wrist (with C-axis) follows curve
Cross scanner eliminates the need for a C-axis rotation
Easy macro-based part programming accelerates measurement preparation
Off-line recording the motion of the scanner motion during the inspection cycle speeds up measuring preparation and frees up CMM time. One hour is sufficient to set up and inspect cast driveline parts, whereas detailed tactile inspection programming easily takes more than a day.
Unique point-per-point laser intensity adaptation
To effectively scan surfaces with varying color or high reflectivity, Nikon Metrology introduces third-generation Enhanced Sensor Performance (ESP3). The proprietary technology not only provides automatic real-time adjustment of sensor settings between successive laser stripes, but also for each individual point of the laser stripe.
Non-contact laser scanning is ideal for measuring flexible or fragile parts
Benefit from the unique ability of laser scanners to measure soft and fragile surfaces, which cannot be measured using tactile inspection. By scanning fragile components, components cannot get scratched or damaged any other way.
XC65Dx(-LS) longer stand-off scanner variant
The XC65Dx-LS scanner variant with a longer stand-off distance offers distinct advantages. By capturing geometry up to a distance of 170mm (7.1”), the scanner gains optimum access to cavity surfaces of body-in-white structures or scan over the clamps that hold components in position. For these reasons, the XC65Dx-LS scanner is used a lot on horizontal-arm CMMs used in the automotive industry.
Compatible with Renishaw indexing heads and change racks
The XC65Dx(-LS) 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.
Seamless retrofit with most leading CMM brands
Nikon Metrology XC65D-LS scanners can be retrofitted on a wide range of CMM brands to boost inspection productivity of existing CMM installations.