Hexagon MI Launches Super CatEye Wide Field Reflector for 3D Laser Trackers
SURREY, UK, Jun 27, 2018 – Leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces the launch of a new take on the standard reflector target used by 3D laser tracker systems all over the world. Designed for clear productivity improvements without high costs, the Super CatEye Reflector is a laser tracker target with an ultra-wide laser acceptance angle. This innovative new approach to reflector targets can be used to minimize investment in additional expensive equipment while also making current measurement workflows more efficient.
Functional at a distance up to 18 meters from the laser tracker, the Super CatEye Reflector delivers an extremely wide laser acceptance angle of 75 degrees from vertical around a full 360 degrees field of view – this compares to a typical laser tracker reflector acceptance angle of just 30 degrees from vertical.
With this unique characteristic, users can minimize time-consuming laser tracker station changes or manual interaction with their reflector targets. They can also avoid the expensive typical alternative solution of installing multiple trackers or reflectors or active-targets that require complexities such as separate electrical power, motors and encoders.
“We’re very focused on productivity improvements at the moment, and this new Super CatEye Reflector is something of an ‘outside of the box’ result of that approach,” says Daniel Moser, Product Manager for Laser Tracker Systems at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “We’re in regular touch with many people using our systems on a day-to-day basis, and as a result of their feedback, we determined that a reflector that didn’t need to be constantly adjusted could have a big positive impact on workflows. This new reflector presents just that, without requiring a large cost investment.”
The Super CatEye Reflector is compatible with Hexagon’s high-end laser tracker systems, the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930. The reflectors are available to order immediately from local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence representatives around the world, and first units will ship from mid-July.
About Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.
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