Precision 3D scanner

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 September 2003




Rigelsford, J. (2003), "Precision 3D scanner", Assembly Automation, Vol. 23 No. 3.



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Precision 3D scanner

Precision 3D scanner

Keywords: Scanners, Patents

Applicant: PPT Vision, Inc., USAPatent number: US6,486,963Publication date: 26 November 2002Title: Precision 3D scanner base and method for measuring manufactured parts

This invention presents a method and precision apparatus for obtaining high-speed three-dimensional inspection data for manufactured parts in a manufacturing environment.

One embodiment of the invention provides a machine-vision system that includes a machine-base unit and a table-base portion supported by the base unit. At least two upright portions are connected to the table-base portion. A first scanner support is coupled to the upright portions. An imager head is coupled to the scanner support, wherein the scanner support moves the imager head in a linear motion to scan the object. A connecting member including at least one vibration-absorbing portion connects to the upright portions to absorb vibrations of the upright portions.

Jon Rigelsford

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