New Wide Field Reflector for Laser Trackers

The New Super CatEye Reflector from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Makes Laser Tracker Measurement Faster and Easier

26 June 2018
Leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces the launch of a new take on the standard reflector target used by 3D laser tracker systems all over the world. Designed for clear productivity improvements without high costs, the Super CatEye Reflector is a laser tracker target with an ultra-wide laser acceptance angle. This innovative new approach to reflector targets can be used to minimise investment in additional expensive equipment while also making current measurement workflows more efficient.

Functional at a distance up to 18 metres from the laser tracker, the Super CatEye Reflector delivers an extremely wide laser acceptance angle of 75 degrees from vertical around a full 360 degrees field of view – this compares to a typical laser tracker reflector acceptance angle of just 30 degrees from vertical.

With this unique characteristic, users can minimise time-consuming laser tracker station changes or manual interaction with their reflector targets. They can also avoid the expensive typical alternative solution of installing multiple trackers or reflectors, or active-targets that require complexities such as separate electrical power, motors and encoders.

“We’re very focused on productivity improvements at the moment, and this new Super CatEye Reflector is something of an ‘outside of the box’ result of that approach,” says Daniel Moser, Product Manager for Laser Tracker Systems at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “We’re in regular touch with many people using our systems on a day-to-day basis, and as a result of their feedback we determined that a reflector that didn’t need to be constantly adjusted could have a big positive impact on workflows. This new reflector presents just that, without requiring a large cost investment.”

The Super CatEye Reflector is compatible with Hexagon’s high-end laser tracker systems, the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930. The reflectors are available to order immediately from local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence representatives around the world, and first units will ship from mid-July.
About Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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