ShapeGrabber Launches Faster & More Accurate 3D Scanhead

At the Control 2017 Exhibition, ShapeGrabber has announced the availability of its latest scanning sensor the SG356 scanhead delivering a scanning speed gain of up to 10 times as compared to the previous SG502 model, as well as greater accuracy and stability under temperature variations.

Featuring a shorter wavelength (530nm) Green laser, a new lens, and a new imager, the SG356 scanhead delivers improved performance for scanning glossy plastic and reflective metal parts, and is ideally suited to the ShapeGrabber automated 3D scanning machines for measuring of complex shapes.

Pierre Aubrey, President at ShapeGrabber said: “The SG356 is the third member of our sixth-generation scanhead technology and reflects our continuous commitment to 3D scanning innovation. Existing customers can upgrade their existing ShapeGrabber Ai810 scanner with this new scanhead and enjoy accuracy and significant speed improvements, while new customers will enjoy the most advanced 3D scanning technology platform on the market today.”

The new scanhead design features the following enhancements:

  • Up to 10 times faster scanning speed than its predecessor
  • Greater accuracy and tolerance to temperature changes
  • Variable field of view in addition to depth of field
  • Larger dynamic sensing range to scan a wider range of part types and surface finishes
  • Positive lock mounting mechanism for ease of installation and switching with the SG46 and SG156, as well as greater precision
  • Compatible with the ShapeGrabber Ai810 scanner

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