LS-C-5.8 Machine Tool Laser Sensor

Complete solution for laser scanning directly on the machine tool

The LS-C-5.8 enhances productivity by using laser scanning technology developed for coordinate measuring machines and portable measuring arms to capture the complete surface data for a part directly on machine tools.

Accurate machine tool measurement typically involves capturing data for a limited number of points on a part. With a metrology-grade laser scanner integrated into the machine tool, users can quickly capture and analyse a complete, data-rich image of a part and act to address flaws while the part is still clamped. The results bring new levels of speed, precision and flexibility to machine tool inspection, while minimising the need for external measurement devices.

Equipped with a blue line laser, the LS-C-5.8 quickly and precisely captures data equally well on shiny or dark surfaces. Its compact design and large field of view make it possible to use on most kinds of parts and machine tools. Its intuitive, highly functional software is compatible with controls from Fanuc, Siemens and Heidenhain.

LS-C-5.8 Laser Scanning Solution for Machine Tool

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Creation of clear colour maps 
The LS-C-5.8 system captures thousands of measurement points every second. It lets users visualise surface data in easy-to-use colour maps and compare results to the digital model of the part.

Measuring freeform surfaces
Measuring freeform surfaces on the machine tool typically involves creating and analysing many single measurement points. With a laser scanner, users can quickly capture complete surface data and compare it to the CAD model.

Exact alignment before reworking

Having a full picture of the surface makes it easier to identify and errors that arise during manufacturing, such as incorrect clamping, and use precise alignment to address.

Reverse engineering 

Not all parts have 3D models. The LS-C-5.8 creates them by scanning a part while it is on the machine tool, allowing the resulting data to be exported as an stp-file and integrated into a CAD-program.

Bringing together the best components
The LS-C-5.8 system is optimised to deliver accurate measurement results quickly.

The compact sensor was originally developed for coordinate measuring machines and its sturdy build makes it perfectly suited for use on the machine tool.

Tool holder
Hexagon offers a wide range of standard and customised tool holders.

The C300 controller provides monitoring and swift communication and coordination between software, the sensor and machines.

The system’s software is intuitive in design and functionality and addresses the specific challenges of laser measurement on a machine tool.

All necessary cables and calibration artefacts are delivered as part of the system to ensure smooth ongoing functioning from day one.

Parameters  Values 
 Laser Class 

 2 (EN / IEC 60825-1:2014)

 Wavelength: Visible blue - 450 nm

 Maximum average radiant power: 1 mW

 Standoff and depth (Z)   140 ±40 mm
 Lines per second   40 Hz
 Data rate   36,000 pts/sec
 Ambient light immunity of the sensor   5,000 lx (diffused, indirect artificial light)
 Operating temperature   5 to 45 °C (41 to 113°F)
 Declared accuracy temperature range  15 to 40 °C (59 to 104°F)
 Ambient humidity  90% non-condensing
 Warm-up time for declared accuracy  30 minutes
 Dimensions  116 mm × 62 mm x 128.5 mm (108.5 mm)
 (4.57" x 2.44" x 5.06" (4.27"))
 Weight   750 g
 Power supply  DC 18 to 28 V, 170 to 200 mA, protected against the polarity reversal
 Protection against dust and water   IP64 (IEC 60529)
 Storage temperature   -25 to +70 °C (-13 to +158°F)
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