Absolute Arm withBendingStudio XT

Faster tube and wire measurement made portable

Two Absolute Arms with BendingStudio XT for scanning and probing
Combining BendingStudio XT software with Absolute Arm 3D laser scanning and probing hardware delivers unmatched speed and flexibility to the tube and wire production industry.

This speed and portability come without compromise. The Absolute Arm together with BendingStudio XT is fully applicable to complex tube and wire formations, including bend-in-bend and freeform, and can easily compensate for deflection in long and flexible tubes. The open bender interface of BendingStudio XT is configurable for direct data transfer to most CNC benders, allowing for immediate production correction when deviations are identified. 

Using one of the high-end laser scanners available for the Absolute Arm 7-Axis as the measurement input tool for the BendingStudio XT software platform delivers the high-speed measurement of high-quality 3D laser scanning – full tube geometries can be captured with only a few quick sweeps of the laser scanner. This speed perfectly complements the extreme flexibility of portable measuring arm technology, which can be quickly situated in any place at which measurements need to be made. And with the leading technology of the range of laser scanners available for the Absolute Arm, the system can handle tube and wires in a wide variety of materials, colours, surface finishes and shapes, with even rectangle-section tube measurement possible.

Alternatively, use well-established tube probe technology to make tube geometry measurements quickly and easily using any Absolute Arm system. The non-contact infrared tube probes, available in six different sizes, can be used to measure tube length and bend angles, while standard touch probes allow for measurement of end forms such as bevel-cut ends or ends with expansions as well as large-diameter tubes.
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Tube flexibility
Accurate measurement of malleable freeform tubes through to shiny or multi-coloured surfaces with leading laser scanner technology from the Absolute Arm range.

AS1 scanning squared tubeProbing options
Non-contact infrared tube probes allow measurement of tubes with diameters from 4 to 130 millimetres, while touch probe measurement in combination with a dedicated software wizard allows measurement of outsized tubes. 

Fully portable
WiFi, battery power and simple set-up take tube measurement to where it needs to be, whether that’s in the quality room or at the heart of the production process.

Simple Repeatability
Absolute Arm technology delivers highly repeatable and user-independent measurement results thanks to Absolute Encoders and easy usability. 

Hidden measurements
Capture geometry of in situ parts in hard-to-reach areas with ease using an innovative 3D laser scanner with a maximum measurement standoff of up to 205 millimetres, or by simple tube probe measurement.

Adaptable hardware
With Absolute Arm sizes ranging from 1.2 m to 4.5 m and including two dedicated ‘T’ models with custom specifications for tube applications, as well as two models of 3D laser scanner and six tube probe size options to choose from, it’s easy to select the right system for your workpieces.

System certification
Full Scanning System Certified supplied to ISO 10360-8 Annex D.

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BendingStudio XT software
 The well-established BendingStudio XT platform delivers optimised data handling throughout the tube production and analysis process as well as direct interfaces for all major bender brands, measurement plans for rapid batch measurement, automatic and customisable reporting and easy CAD data import and export.
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