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XC65Dx-LS - The ultimate scanner for feature inspection and more...

nikon metrology XC65D laser scanner

The multi-laser XC65Dx laser scanner captures all 3D details of features, edges, pockets, ribs and freeform surfaces in a single scan. It’s entirely digital 3D digitizing operation boosts scanning frequency and drives smart laser intensity adaptation to scan any surface without user interaction.

Key benefits

  • Full 3D capture of complex surfaces and features geometry in a single scan
  • Fast and High accuracy feature measurements
  • Easy measurement preparation
  • Suited for both surface and feature scanning
  • Seamless retrofit with most leading CMM brands

Applications

  • Sheet metal vehicle body parts
  • Driveling casting inspection (engine castings, etc.)
  • Plastic molding and blow molding (composite fuel tanks, plastic body parts, etc.)
  • Inspection of 2D and complex 3D features
  • Gap and flush of door/fender splines

 

 
Benefits & features
 

nikon metrology XC65Dx full 3D capture3D 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


nikon metrology XC65Dx feature inspection detail

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.

nikon metrology scanning deep into a feature XC65DxScanning from left side misses a dark zone on right sidenikon metrology when moving over it XC65DxScanning from right side misses dark zone on left sidenikon metrology cross scanner looks from multiple sides and avoids dark zones XC65DxCross 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.

nikon metrology discrete rotations of ph10 XC65DxDiscrete rotations of a PH10 head when scanning a curved path nikon metrology continous wrist XC65DxContinuous wrist (with C-axis) follows curve

nikon metrology cross scanner eliminates need for a C axis rotation XC65DxCross 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.


nikon metrology XC65Dx laser stripesUnique 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.


nikon metrology XC65Dx longer stand offXC65Dx(-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.


nikon metrology XC65Dx rackCompatible 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.

 

 
Specifications
 XC65DxXC65Dx-LS
Probing error(MPEp)1 12 µm (0.00047") 15 μm (0.00060")
Ball bar length (MPEE)2 4+L/350(µm)
(0.00016+L/350) (")
4+L/350(µm)
(0.00016+L/350) (")
Multi-stylus test (MPEal)3 9 μm (0.00035”) 9 μm (0.00035”)
ISO Probing form error4 25 µm (0.00098”) 35 µm (0.00138”)
ISO Probing size error all5 45 µm (0.00177”) 80 µm (0.00315”)
ISO Probing dispersion value6 48 µm (0.00189”) 60 µm (0.00236”)
ISO Cone angle7 115° 125°
Scanning speed Cross Scanner mode: 3 x 25,000 pts/s
Line scanner mode: 1 x 75,000 pts/s
75 lines/s
Cross Scanner mode: 3 x 25,000 pts/s
Line scanner mode: 1 x 75,000 pts/s
75 lines/s
Width of view 3x65 mm (3x2.56”) 3x65 mm (3x2.56”)
Depth of view 3x65 mm (3x2.56”) 3x65 mm (3x2.56”)
Stand-off distance (approx.) 75 mm (2.95”) 170 mm (6.69”)
Dimensions 155x86x142 mm (6.1x3.4x5.6”) 155x86x142 mm (6.1x3.4x5.6”)
Weight (approx.) 440 g (0.97 lbs) 480 g (1.06 lbs)
Enhanced Scanner Performance ESP3 ESP3
Laser safety Class 2 Class 2
Probe head compatibility PH10M, PH10MQ, CW43, PHS 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

 
Brochures
XC65Dx
XC65Dx
 
Case studies
Foam gaskets seals in the line of fire
Foam gaskets seals in the line of fire
Kiekert AG, the global leader for automobile door lock systems, now uses digital cross scanners by Nikon Metrology to test the positions and dimensions of sealing lips on door and rear compartment locks.

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Ford Otosan standardizes on Nikon Metrology for faster-turnaround vehicle body inspection
Ford Otosan standardizes on Nikon Metrology for faster-turnaround vehicle body inspection
Ford Otosan uses a Nikon Metrology XC65Dx laser scanner for the inspection of small commercial vehicles. Detailed Cross Scanner benchmark tests confirmed similar data quality compared to tactile inspection, and revealed 65% higher throughput.

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ITM  - Flexible and high precision 3D measurement
ITM - Flexible and high precision 3D measurement

ITM in Gleisdorf (Austria) installed an LK CMM with REVO and retrofitted a DEA for multi-sensor applications. The equipment accomodate various measurement processes and, at the same time, ensure high precision and process reliability.

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Laser scanning opens new business opportunities at diecasting company
Laser scanning opens new business opportunities at diecasting company
PMS Diecasting products are inspected by 3D laser scanning to an accuracy of 2.5 microns using an LC15Dx laser scanner on an LK ceramic bridge CMM supplied by Nikon Metrology enabling faster product-to-market and reduce development costs.

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Manufacturers launch products faster with 3D laser scanning
Manufacturers launch products faster with 3D laser scanning

In this article, Nikon Metrology explains how laser scanning provides time and cost advantages in production engineering and how manufacturers can benefit.

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O’Fallon Casting reduces production time by 50% using 3D laser scanning
O’Fallon Casting reduces production time by 50% using 3D laser scanning

3D scanning and point cloud based inspection at O’Fallon Casting increases prototyping speed and quality for an integrated wing tip light on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Quality assurance focus: prototype parts
Quality assurance focus: prototype parts
The dimensional evaluation of prototype parts is integral to the actual serial production. Kiekert AG, the Heiligenhaus-based global leader in vehicle locking systems, primarily relies on digital Cross Scanners for prototype inspection.

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Brochures

XC65Dx
XC65Dx

Case studies

Foam gaskets seals in the line of fire
Foam gaskets seals in the line of fire

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Ford Otosan standardizes on Nikon Metrology for faster-turnaround vehicle body inspection
Ford Otosan standardizes on Nikon Metrology for faster-turnaround vehicle body inspection

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ITM  - Flexible and high precision 3D measurement
ITM - Flexible and high precision 3D measurement

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Laser scanning opens new business opportunities at diecasting company
Laser scanning opens new business opportunities at diecasting company

de

Manufacturers launch products faster with 3D laser scanning
Manufacturers launch products faster with 3D laser scanning

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O’Fallon Casting reduces production time by 50% using 3D laser scanning
O’Fallon Casting reduces production time by 50% using 3D laser scanning

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Quality assurance focus: prototype parts
Quality assurance focus: prototype parts

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