We have already provided you with some details concerning 3 of the 4 key factors that work in harmony to optimize the performance of the FARO Laser Line Probe HD: the Blue Laser Technology, its large-diameter custom optics and the frame rate.
Today we conclude this short series of posts, with some specific information on the fourth key factor, namely the laser line width (also called beam width or stripe width):
The laser line width is the end-to-end distance of the laser line produced by the scanner’s laser. The FARO Laser Line Probe HD features a laser line width of 150mm. The wider the laser line width, the wider the area that can be scanned in a single pass.
Additionally, the Laser Line Probe HD features a solid, blue laser beam. This is a big benefit compared to other technologies as for example “flying dot” arrangement, whereby the laser oscillates via moving mirrors, potentially causing errors and impacting productivity by forcing the user to repeat scans over the same areas.
For the user the benefits are immediately evident:
• A wider beam, coupled with larger optics means that more data can be gathered in each scan frame.
• The Laser Line Probe HD’s industry-best frame rate and the laser line width can be multiplied by one another to obtain a number that can be used to compare scanning productivity.
For example, we know that the Laser Line Probe HD’s frame rate is 2.8 times higher than most competing products. If the Laser Line Probe HD’s beam width happens to be 1.7 times that of a competing product, the resulting scan speed differential is 2.8 X 1.76 = 4.8 times better than the competing product.
The Laser Line Probe HD would scan nearly five times the surface area versus a competing product in the same time.
• In addition, the solid stripe results in a more even distribution of the data point samples scanned, and therefore, greater resolution and quality.
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