SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CAPTURE 3D, a ZEISS company and the leading provider of innovative 3D digitizing solutions in the U.S., today announced the ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2, a next-generation handheld 3D laser scanner with features that provide a user-friendly experience. Developed and produced in Germany by ZEISS, this lightweight handheld 3D scanner includes the new satellite mode, red laser marker for perfect distance control, GOM Inspect 3D inspection software and hyperscale calibration to deliver metrology-grade precision across many applications, including product design, quality control, research and development, reverse engineering, and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Ideal for companies producing products within industries like automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, power generation, mold and machine manufacturing and other heavy industries, the ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 also comes with acceptance testing certified to the highest industry standards.
Intuitive Operation to Support Ease of Use
The ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 offers technical features engineered to enhance user experience, including:
- Workflow assistant: Intelligent user guidance through various workflows and template creation to increase efficiency in reoccurring scanning jobs.
- Intuitive scanning: Smoothly collects data following the movement of one’s hand. A visual aid establishes and monitors the perfect working distance.
- Push button operation: Start and navigate the workflow using four buttons on the scanner rather than operating the software separately on a laptop.
New Features: Satellite Mode and Perfect Distance Control
The ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 is the first portable laser scanner with the new satellite mode. This new feature launches enhanced photogrammetry to ensure accurate measurement of parts larger than one meter. Unlike standard photogrammetry solutions, coded markers are unnecessary because satellite mode positions every picture the scanner captures towards each other based on the reference points already on the part, allowing users to quickly and accurately scan large objects up to multiple meters.
Another new development is the perfect working distance control. This projection mode emits a red laser marker onto the part during scanning that works as a visual aid to help users maintain the perfect working distance from the part to ensure adequate data capture. If the working distance is lost, users can follow the red laser marker as a guide to readjust the scanner distance to the optimal position.
Easily Adjusts to Capture Accurate Data from Various Applications
The ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 supports scanning on a wide range of materials and surfaces with preset exposure modes options that automatically set the correct exposure time depending on the part material. For example, adjusting the exposure mode to the dark surface setting helps capture more data from dark or shiny surfaces. Users can switch between these preset options for different exposure time settings when scanning parts with different surface finishes. The handheld 3D laser scanner also features seamless adjustments for resolution and field of view, making it easy to switch between collecting data from small parts, fine details, larger objects or deep pockets, confined spaces or hard-to-reach areas.
ZEISS Quality Suite
The ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 operates with GOM Inspect software via the ZEISS Quality Suite, the industry standard for visible 3D measurement data and specialized digital engineering functions, providing an all-in-one solution to 3D metrology. GOM Inspect software supports the entire inspection process, from scanning to mesh editing, CAD import, GD&T and trend analyses, digital assembly and dimensional inspection. As part of the ZEISS Quality Suite, scan data can be imported into the ZEISS Reverse Engineering software module, allowing users to generate a high-precision CAD model with data collected by the ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 in a few clicks.
Tools to Tackle Many Applications
The ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2 comes in a traveling case containing additional tools, including calibration panels, hyperscale for fast re-calibration, reference points, and a power delivery hub. The scanner itself weighs less than 1 kg, and all its accessories are contained within the case for easy traveling.
For more information or to see a demonstration of the ZEISS T-SCAN hawk 2, visit: www.capture3d.com
About CAPTURE 3D
CAPTURE 3D, a ZEISS company, is the leading provider of innovative 3D measurement solutions in the United States, helping companies solve engineering challenges, save time, minimize costs, and improve their overall time to market strategy. As the official U.S. distributor for Carl Zeiss GOM Metrology GmbH /ZEISS IQS North America, CAPTURE 3D combines vast industry expertise with robust technology to change the way people think about and experience measurement.