Nikon

Portable Measuring (Articulated Arms)

McAX Arm range

The MCAx Manual Coordinate measuring Arm is a precise, reliable and easy-to-use portable 7-axis measuring arm. It is the perfect partner for the ModelMaker MMDx/MMCx digital handheld laser scanners and Focus Handheld scanning and inspection software. This total solution’s accuracy, capability and portability make it feel perfectly at home in the metrology lab, on the shop floor and in-the-field.

The MCAx arm can be equipped with a wide range of probing systems for laser scanning, touch-trigger measurements and continuous scanning. Its flexibility makes this measurement arm the perfect solution for the widest range of measurement tasks. The new 7-axis MCAx range of articulated arms is available with a measurement volume ranging from 2.0 and 4.5 meter diameter.

Key benefits:

  • High accuracy and fast data throughput saves time and money
  • Optimized for hard-to-scan surfaces
  • Designed for use under all shop floor or field conditions
  • Extreme temperature stability and zero warm-up time
  • Quick and easy plug-and-play setup
  • Short learning curve
  • On-board calibration storage
  • Scanner compatible with all major brands of portable localizers and point cloud software
  • No external controller
  • Automatic probe recognition
  • Enhanced ergonomics mean stress-free usage
  • Seamless transition between scanning and touch-probing    

Brochure

Brochure

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ModelMaker MMDx Scanning Head

The ModelMaker MMDx handheld laser scanners are ideally suited for portable 3D inspection and reverse engineering applications. Its camera technology is a major leap forward in 3D laser scanning, as it introduces a high frame rate and a large stripe width up to 200mm for ultra-productive scanning. MMDx incorporates Enhanced Sensor Performance (ESP3) to scan all sample materials and surface finishes in a single move.

Key benefits:

  • Faster and more accurate scanning saves money and time
  • Ergonomic, light and small scanner
  • Scans almost all industrial materials
  • Portable out-of-the box system
  • Easy and fast plug & play set-up
  • Designed for use in all shop floor conditions
  • Optimized for hard-to-scan surfaces

    

Brochure

Brochure

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K-series: Optical CMM

The portable K-Series Optical CMM system forms the core of different metrology solutions. As it faces no mechanical constraints , users can freely walk around and measure points or scan surfaces as desired. The metrology area activated by the Optical CMM fits an entire vehicle and can be easily expanded. The Optical CMM is also suitable for measuring dynamic motion and researching transient events. Its third use relates to industrial robots. By tracking robot movement in real time, Optical CMM technology drives increased positional accuracy for robotized inspection and manufacturing tasks.

Key benefits:

  • Portable and mobile configuration offering easy setup and ergonomic operation
  • Full freedom measurements with walk-around SpaceProbe and K-Scan
  • Suited for lab, shop and field measurements
  • Large (17m3) and expandable measurement volume
  • Measurement object motion compensation through dynamic object referencing

 

H-120 ModelMaker Handheld Laser Scanner

More than two decades since the inception of the ModelMaker product line, the cutting-edge ModelMaker 
H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld laser scanning. Incorporating blue laser 
technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics and the ability to measure the most 
challenging materials this represents the next generation of portable laser scanning. The H120 makes no 
compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed and accurate data 
in a fraction of the time of competing technologies.

Key Benefits

- EXTREMELY LOW NOISE DATA - Nikon lens combined with blue laser technology
- UNEQUALLED PRECISION  - Scanner accuracy of 7 microns
- UNCOMPROMISING PERFORMANCE  - Measures at over 450 stripes every second on all materials
- ENHANCED USER EXPERIENCE - Full Field-of-View indicator for precise scanning
- MEASURE THE MOST CHALLENGING MATERIALS - Real-time optimization of the laser for every single measured point
- OPTIMIZED FOR ALL APPLICATIONS - Designed for use under all shop floor or field conditions
- Applications 

- Fast & accurate multi-sensor 3D inspection
- Part-to-CAD inspection: First article inspection against CAD model
- Inspection of geometric features
- Gap-and-flush inspection
- Reverse engineering: from concept studio clay to class A surfaces
- Digitizing for additive manufacturing

Specifications

Specifications

Accuracy(1σ)1,2 7µm
Stripe width 120mm
Measuring range 50mm
Stand-off 80mm
Min. point resolution 35µm
Max. frame rate 450Hz
Max. points per stripe 2,000
Laser power adjustment ESP 4 (real-time per point)
Warm up time 0sec
Weight (approx.) 500g
Laser power Class              2,450nm
Field of view indicator Full FoV
Arm attachment Integrated

CMM

Altera CMM

Nikon Metrology’s range of premium quality ALTERA CMM’s have been refined to meet the varying needs of manufacturers, both now and in the future.

Advanced multi-sensor ready technology optimizes CMM throughput and provides the opportunity to broaden the application scope to new materials and components as customer needs change, without additional wiring or controllers.

Innovative work-flows and intuitive software features make light work of complex inspection tasks, while boosting CMM productivity and providing manufacturers with a clear and efficient understanding of product conformance.

The superior ceramic design, with near perfect stiffness-to-weight ratio and greater resistance to temperature shifts, provides exceptional and enduring performance across all manufacturing environments. As a result, Nikon Metrology is the only CMM manufacture to guarantee the original accuracy specification of its CMMs for a period of 10 years†.

Benefits

  • Best-in-class performance
  • Future proof multi-sensor capability
  • Suitable for any production environment
  • Unique 10 year original accuracy guarantee

 

Brochure

Brochure

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ALTO 5.4.4

Features

  • Easy-to-learn user interface and workflow
  • Efficient Click-&-Measure inspection routines
  • Walk-in metrology for quick dimensional checks
  • Virtual simulation and real-time path verification
  • DMIS part program support

Specifications

Specifications

Measuring Stroke   
X 500mm
Y 400mm
Z 440mm
   
Overall Dimension  
Width  929 mm
Length  888 mm
Height 2411mm
   
Weight  
Max.part 300Kg
Machine 300Kg
   
   

 

Laser Radar ( Large Volume Inspection)

MV330

Features

  • True long range, non-contact, targetless measurement
  • Completely automatable
  • Highly efficient measurement
  • Lower resource costs
  • High accuracy measurements on most any material
  • Focused & aimed system, measures at precise locations
  • High accuracy measurements on most any material
  • Portable system enables measurements on the shop floor
  • Minimal setup time
  • Flexibility beyond direct line of sight with optional mirror kit
  • Compatible with common metrology software
  • Open SDK for assembly guidance, automated inspection
    station, and machine tool integration

Specifications

Specifications

Measurement Subsystem Performance  
Distance Measurement Performance  
Sample Rate  4000pts/sec
Resolution  0.01μm
Uncertainty (U=2)  10μm+2.5μm/m
   
Dimensions and weights  
MV330 Instrument  
Footprint mm (in)  454 (18) x 381 (15)
Weight  40 (88)  kg (lbs) 
Stand Assembly  
Footprint  Ø 933.5 (36.75) mm (in) 
Weight   29 (65) kg (lbs)
PowerRack  
Footprint  571 (22.5) x 787 (31) mm (in) 
Weight  45 (100) kg (lbs) 
   

 

MV350

Features

  • True long range, non-contact, targetless measurement
  • Completely automatable
  • Highly efficient measurement
  • Lower resource costs
  • High accuracy measurements on most any material
  • Focused & aimed system, measures at precise locations
  • High accuracy measurements on most any material
  • Portable system enables measurements on the shop floor
  • Minimal setup time
  • Flexibility beyond direct line of sight with optional mirror kit
  • Compatible with common metrology software
  • Open SDK for assembly guidance, automated inspection
    station, and machine tool integration

 

 

Specifications

Specifications

Measurement Subsystem Performance  
Distance Measurement Performance  
Sample Rate  4000pts/sec
Resolution  0.01μm
Uncertainty  10μm+2.5μm/m(U=2) 
   
Dimensions and weights  
MV350 Instrument  
Footprint   454 (18) x 381 (15) mm (in)
Weight   40 (88) kg (lbs)
Stand Assembly  
Footprint   Ø 933.5 (36.75) mm (in)
Weight  29 (65) kg (lbs) 
PowerRack  
Footprint   571 (22.5) x 787 (31) mm (in)
Weight   45 (100) kg (lbs)

 

X-Ray and CT

XT H 225 Industrial CT Scanner

XT H 225 Industrial CT Scanner

For all-purpose X-ray and CT inspection

The entry-level XT H 160 and the versatile XT H 225 systems offer a microfocus X-ray source, a large inspection volume, high image resolution and is ready for ultrafast CT reconstruction. They cover a wide range of applications, including the inspection of plastic parts, small castings and complex mechanisms as well as researching materials and natural specimens.

Applications:

Automotive

  • Electrical connectors
  • Injection nozzles
  • Sensors (e.g. Lambda sensor)
  • LED light pipes
  • Small high-pressure die casting parts
  • DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)

Aerospace

  • Wax turbine blades
  • Cast turbine blades
  • Crack analysis in components
  • Weld analysis

Plastic injection molding

  • Complex plastic components (e.g. fan)
  • Soft, translucent materials where tactile or optical is no option
  • Ultrasonic welding of plastic parts

Pharmaceutical/medical

  • Medicine dispensers
  • Small instruments
  • Small plastic or composite parts
  • Bone structures

Research

  • Material verification and analysis (e.g. structure, porosity, defects)
  • Paleontology (e.g. bones, skulls, fossils)
  • Geology and soil science
  • Archeology

XT H 450 Industrial CT Scanner

Micro-focus X-Ray and CT system for turbine blade and casting inspection

The XT H 450 system offers the necessary source power to penetrate through high density parts and generate a scatter-free CT volume with micron accuracy. The system is available with a flat panel or a proprietary Curved Linear Array (CLA) detector that optimizes the collection of the X-rays without capturing the undesired scattered X-rays.

This linear detector realizes stunning image sharpness and contrast by avoiding image pollution and associated contrast reduction. 450kV and the CLA are ideal for the inspection of small to medium metal alloy turbine blades and casted parts.

Applications:

Automotive

  • Electrical connectors
  • Injection nozzles
  • Sensors (e.g. Lambda sensor)
  • LED light pipes
  • Small high-pressure die casting parts
  • DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)

Aerospace

  • Wax turbine blades
  • Cast turbine blades
  • Crack analysis in components
  • Weld analysis

Plastic injection molding

  • Complex plastic components (e.g. fan)
  • Soft, translucent materials where tactile or optical is no option
  • Ultrasonic welding of plastic parts

Pharmaceutical/medical

  • Medicine dispensers
  • Small instruments
  • Small plastic or composite parts
  • Bone structures

Research

  • Material verification and analysis (e.g. structure, porosity, defects)
  • Paleontology (e.g. bones, skulls, fossils)
  • Geology and soil science
  • Archeology

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