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Nikon LC15DX

Closing the gap with tactile probe accuracy.

Thanks to the most advanced laser scanner technology, the LC15Dx is closing the gap with tactile probe accuracy. In tests comparable to ISO 10360 the LC15Dx achieved the accuracy expected when using a CMM with a tactile probe.

Nikons unique ESP3 technology maintains accuracy, speed and data quality by adapting the laser settings in real-time. Manufacturers gain a better appreciation of the dimensional quality of their products without compromising on cycle times.

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Nikon LC15DX

Measurement at the speed of light!

Measuring the entire part or complete features, without compromising on throughput, is not a problem when you can measure 70,000 points at the speed of light every second.

As the LC15Dx passes over the workpiece, a laser line is projected onto the surface. The line contains hundreds of measurement points spaced 0.022mm (0.0008) apart. Triangulation between the laser, workpiece and sensor is used to determine the position of the workpiece in 3D space. The user has full control over the amount of measured data by varying the distance between the laser lines.

Multi-sensor CMM

In some cases a single sensor technology is insufficient for measuring all the features.

The LC15Dx can be combined with an optional tactile probe to create a versatile multi-sensor CMM. Depending on the application both technologies can be used independently or together in the same inspection program.

Fully automatic sensor changing is possible with the addition of an optional change and storage rack which is mounted on the table of the CMM.

Scanning glossy or multi-material surfaces

Nikons unique ESP3 technology maintains accuracy, speed and data quality by intelligently adapting the laser settings for each measured point in real-time.

A wider range and mixture of surface materials, finishes, colours and transitions can be measured more efficiently without user interaction, manual tuning and part spraying, including small and fragile parts.

Unwanted reflections from very shiny surfaces are neutralised by an advanced software filter while changes in ambient light are absorbed by a high grade daylight filter.

For the most extreme parts and materials manual laser settings are also available should they be necessary.

Key Benefits

  • Viable alternative to a tactile probe for an increasing number of high precision CMM applications.
  • Measure a wider variety of parts, geometry and materials more efficiently, including small details and fragile parts.
  • A complete 3D visualisation of dimensional quality using Colour Mapping, with the detail necessary for further analysis.

Technical Specifications

All accuracy specifications valid for a CMM with an accuracy of 2µm + L/350 or better using manufacturer supplied test sphere
1Nikon Metrology test comparable to EN/ISO 10360-2 MPEP using 1 sigma sphere fit.
2Nikon Metrology test comparable to EN/ISO 10360-2 MPEE
3Nikon Metrology test comparable to EN/ISO 10360-5 MPEAL

Accuracy specifications according ISO 10360-8:2013:
4 PForm.Sph.1×25:Tr:ODS,MPE : Maximum probing form error using 25 representative points in translatory scanning mode
5 PSize.Sph.All:Tr:ODS,MPE : Maximum probing size error All using all measured points in translatory scanning mode
6 PForm.Sph.D95%:Tr:ODS,MPL : Maximum probing dispersion value using 95% of the measured points in translatory scanning mode
7 Cone angle : Region of sphere on which the measured points are selected

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