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ModelMaker H120 Delivers Productivity for Handheld Scanning



"Nikon's ModelMaker H120 incorporates blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics and the ability to measure the most challenging materials," said a company spokesperson. The H120 is designed to provide detailed and accurate data with a field-of-view width up to 120 mm and a point resolution of up to 35 µm.

A frame rate of over 450 Hz is available even when measuring difficult materials such as carbon fiber, gloss black, reflective or multi-colored parts. The ModelMaker H120's speed is independent of its ability to capture high quality data on challenging parts. "With 2,000 points per scan line and no reliance on point-to-point interpolation to artificially boost data density it is possible to measure small details on large surfaces even when cycle time is critical," said the spokesperson.

To complement high productivity, the ModelMaker H120 uses advanced Nikon optics and a blue, low speckle laser to give high accuracy and low noise data. It is possible to clearly identify very small scratches and abrasions on a surface. Scanner accuracy is 7 µm (1 sigma) and combined system accuracy with the MCAx arms is up to 28 µm (2 sigma).

The fourth generation of enhanced sensor performance (ESP4) adapts the laser parameters not just for every scan line, but for every point in each scan line-enabling parts with color changes or reflectivity to be measured from any angle. "This minimizes training needs since a single scanner setting is capable of measuring almost all parts encountered in industrial metrology applications," said the spokesperson.

"Temperature compensation and robust thermal stability mean warm-up time to achieve a stable set-up is unnecessary," continued the spokesperson. "Simply connect to the PC using a USB cable, power on and start scanning within a few seconds. Real-time feedback is provided by display of the boundaries of the measurement area on the measured part, which ensures the user is always scanning at the optimal position." An integrated locking mechanism provides a simple and repeatable connection to the MCAx arm. This allows the scanner to be used on MCAx arms of different sizes and specifications located throughout a facility rather than needing to move the whole arm assembly.

By combining the ModelMaker H120 scanner with the high performance MCAx arm, the combination of non-contact scanning and contact probe measurement allows users freedom to measure almost anything, including: freeform and geometric parts; hard-to-reach features; highly textured or transparent materials; and materials that deform easily such as foams or textiles. "In many cases of industrial feature measurement, the accuracy performance and low noise level of the new scanner exceeds the performance of tactile probes," said the spokesperson.

Through direct integration with a variety of software tools for scanning, probing, processing and dimensional analysis of measurement data, users can tailor the solution for their needs.

For more information contact:

Nikon Metrology, Inc.

12701 Grand River Rd.

Brighton, MI 48116

810-220-4360

sales.nm-us@nikon.com

www.nikonmetrology.com

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