CAMBRIDGE, UK Trimble's CX 3D laser scanner uses the manufacturer's proprietary Wavepulse technology to combines the high short-range accuracy of phase-shift technology with the low-noise sensitivity and high-distance characteristics of time-of-flight technology.
The result is high-precision measurements over the full operating range that provides the clean 3D data needed for industrial plant scanning applications, resulting in increased productivity and reduced operating costs.
With reliable scanning at 50,000 points per second and an 80 meter range with a 360 degree x 300 degree field of view, the solution provides widespread and efficient data capture from a single setup.
A rugged design, IP54 rating and protective housing for the rotating laser allow the scanner to deliver continuous and reliable results even in difficult industrial environments.
An integrated camera collects additional image information that can improve the visualization, post-processing and communication of the captured data.
The module is supported by the Trimble Access software for spatial imaging, which runs on the Trimble tablet rugged PC. Data can be seamlessly transferred to Trimble's 3D scanning office packages: Trimble RealWorks and Trimble LASERGen software.
The Trimble CX solution also includes 3D Extractor software specifically developed for storage tank calibration.
The software can significantly reduce the time taken to calibrate storage tanks while also providing a richer data set that can be used for monitoring tank deformations.
The unit is certified by the Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt (the German National Metrology Institute, PTB).