API has announced the launch of its updated series of RADIAN Laser Trackers offering the lightest, most compact and highest accuracy trackers available. The extended RADIAN laser tracker range comprises three models; Radian Pro, Radian Plus and Radian Core.
• Radian pro offers both absolute distance measurement (ADM) and inferometer (IFM) capability and is available with 20, 50 and 80-meter range options and offers 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF).
• Radian plus is supplied standard with the API vProbe™ or iScan™. The vProbe is a hand-held light-weight tactile probe that extends the laser tracker coordinate measuring capabilities, by permitting intricate features and part characteristics outside the line-of-sight tracker set-up. The vProbe has more versatility than a portable arm CMM and is inherently suitable for large parts and styli lengths up to 500mm. API iScan is a hand-held, light-weight, non-contact scanner with new higher data-rate, point cloud capture speed, and a new global position sensor system.
• Radian core is a spherically-mounted retroflector (SMR) tracker only, with a measuring ranges of 50 and 80 meters.
• All of API’s laser trackers feature the compact and rigid UNIBODY tracker design that uses shaft-mounted motors, encoders and laser. The innovative UNIBODY shaft-mounted laser
minimises ABBE offset errors. The UNIBODY houses the laser source, optics, camera and major head electronics in the center of the tracker body, centering all heat sources allowing rapid distribution of heat throughout the body during warm-up or drastic ambient temperature variations. The UNIBODY design maintains equilibrium through its operation owing to a unique ‘air-over-cooling’ system, resulting in shorter warm-up and superior measurement stability.
Standard iVision™ autolock functionality allows rapid recapture of a lost laser beam and provides effortless usability for difficult-to-access and interrupted line of sight measurements. Uniquely, all RADIAN trackers house an integral battery offering 4 hours of battery operation with automatic recharge when the tracker is connected to the main power supply. An external power pack can add an additional 4 hours of remote operation and can be used for tablet and smart phone charging, in the event of device battery failure.
Integrated with the radian pro and plus models, is the innovative API iScan™ wireless hand-held blue laser line scanner that offers a fast, accurate and more productive solution to generate component point clouds. Digitising rates of up to 200,000 points/second and capable of scanning both reflective and dark surfaces. iScan features 360-degrees yaw and roll to achieve infinite sensor positioning. Simple one-button operation provides effortless scanning functionality and offers tactile probing providing even greater tracker measuring flexibility.
Radian pro trackers can be provided with calibration tools to perform dynamic calibration and dynamic tracking of industrial robots and machine tools delivering enhanced performance of manufacturing processes by reducing process variation.
Manufactured in the USA, all RADIAN laser trackers are supplied with the industry’s most comprehensive 24-month parts and labor warranty. API provides inclusive tracker calibration and maintenance contracts that can also include a loaner tracker program and an advance calibration reservation program.
For more details, contact:
API Technical Services India Pvt. Ltd.
1st Floor, Heaven Hills Commercial Complex,