HP-L-8.9 Laser Scanner

Cost-effective laser scanning for the Absolute Arm

Compatible with all 6-axis Absolute Arm portable coordinate measuring machines (PCMMs), the HP-L-8.9 3D laser scanner can be seamlessly integrated in minutes to enhance the already versatile Absolute Arm with high-speed scanning capabilities.

Affordable and user-friendly, the HP-L-8.9 laser scanner is ideal for customers who want to expand their metrology potential by adding portable point-cloud measurement to their arsenal.

The HP-L-8.9 is an affordable 3D laser scanning solution that offers fast and accurate non-contact measurement of complex or delicate parts. High-grade optics mean the HP-L-8.9 is capable of measuring even tricky surface types like carbon fibre, leather and steel. No reference targets or markers are required, and the ability to switch from laser scanning to tactile probing without any kind of calibration brings total versatility to the Absolute Arm. This versatility makes it perfect for even more measurement applications including:
  • Product benchmarking
  • Automotive and aerospace seating
  • Product design and styling
  • Casting and forging
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Archaeology and cultural heritage
  • Development of aftermarket components
  • Reverse engineering
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
  • Virtual assembly
  • 3D printing and rapid prototyping

The HP-L-8.9 laser scanner simply plugs into the Absolute Arm and measures, enabling operators to become proficient with minimal training. A long stand-off distance gives the sensor excellent vision when measuring cavities, while the totally new range finder concept guides users to the ideal measurement position. Available as a turnkey solution with any 6-axis Absolute Arm (including the 71, 73 and 75 series models) or as a retrofit that can quickly be installed on an existing unit, the HP-L-8.9 brings high-speed non-contact scanning to a new generation of users.


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Combines non-contact and tactile measurement
The HP-L-8.9 laser scanner and touch probes can be swapped on the fly with scan data and probe measurements saved in the same software session, so users always have the right measurement tool available for the job.

Automatic repeatable sensor recognition
The HP-L-8.9 laser scanner is instantly detected by the Absolute Arm's intelligent and totally repeatable probe recognition system, enabling operators to switch between touch probes and the HP-L-8.9 without performing any calibrations.

Integrated range finder
A built-in range finder makes it easy to find the correct distance between the sensor and the surface being measured, minimising training requirements and ensuring that equipment operators are productive in the shortest possible time.

Long stand-off distance
With a 90 mm stand-off distance, the HP-L-8.9 laser scanner is ideal for measuring recesses and cavities that are difficult to access and measure accurately using tactile probing methods.

Scans even challenging surface types
Non-contact inspection enables accurate measurement of complex shapes and malleable or fragile surfaces. The proven laser scanning technology of the HP-L-8.9 can also scan surfaces that are typically difficult for scanners, like carbon fibre or black leather, with no surface preparation required.

No markers required
Thanks to the absolute encoders of the Absolute Arm, reference markers are not required prior to measurement. Simply mount the system, and you’re ready to measure.

Compatible with all major portable scanning software
The HP-L-8.9 is compatible with all the major software packages supported by the Absolute Arm range, ensuring that it can be seamlessly integrated into existing systems without the need for user training on additional software packages.

 Accuracy  40 µm 2 sigma
 Point acquisition rate  45 000 points per second
 Points per line  750
 Line rate  60 Hz
 Line-width(mid-field)  80 mm
 Stand-off distance  135 mm +/- 45 mm
 Minimum point spacing  0.08 mm
 Laser power adjustment  Semi-automatic
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