2. Laser Scanner Measurement of Large Objects
After casting, steel slabs and aluminum ingots must be milled to the desired dimension. Until now, the usual method for measurement consisted in a manual tactile procedure. It is important to know that neither peak nor lowest point of the corresponding surface can be accurately determined this way. This causes unnecessary loss of material, because the milling machine cannot be properly adapted to the current situation.
Advantage: Q5 laser scanners are able to record precisely the surface topography. On the basis of these data, the machine cycle during milling can be optimized, thus minimizing production of scrap.