• NATALIA SOUSA

New supersized scanner launched by Exact Metrology

US based Exact Metrology have released a new supersized scanner, aptly named PolyScan XL. The new product is part of the Polyrix PolyScan™ Surround 3D Scanner family, these scanners are motionless by design during the inspection. The company say that it offers unique calibration which avoids the need for data alignment or sticker targets, and multiple baselines increase accuracy when measuring points.



The PolyScan XL6 has been developed so it can measure parts up to 1600 mm, combining 12 cameras and 12 projectors to provide 210 effective scanning units. The company say it is ideal for medium-to-large aerospace castings, or automotive sheet metal components. Complete inspection of parts is achieved in only 6 minutes. The Surround design and simplicity of automation means it can be easily integrated into a production line, while being 100% safe for operators.

PolyScan XL8, is an even larger version of XL, this model is designed to measure parts up to 2000mm.

It combines 16 cameras and 16 projectors to provide 376 effective scanning units.


Surround Scanning was made possible with enhanced R&D and software development carried out by Polyrix. The PolyScan Control Center (PCC) manages data acquisition from all scanning units, thus generating 3D models. Furthermore, PolyScan operation is made easier by the simple interface of the Automation Manager, or by 3rd party plug-ins (e.g. Polyworks Inspector™ Plug-in).


All PolyScan scanners are simple, fast and safe. There is no need to program inspection trajectory, unlike CMM and robotic scanning solutions. Data is quickly captured from every angle. With PolyScan, there is no risk of collision with an operator. No costly enclosure and safety systems are needed. Furthermore, the scanners offer high-inspection throughput, generating higher returns on investment. Process control is fast to obtain, since scanning is easier. Users also benefit from a quick check of their part in a matter of minutes.