Cimquest recently added a new 3D scanner to our portfolio. It’s called the Solutionix C500 and it is a structured Blue LED scanner. It’s designed to be user friendly so that both novices and experts can operate it with ease. It comes with the scanner, the stand, and an automated rotary 3-axis turntable. It combines well-written, intuitive software with simple, easy-to-learn calibration, scanning, and post-processing routines.
Here are some of the key features . . .
Often, a scanner’s field of view is a determining factor when choosing the scanner that is right for you. The C500 eliminates this limitation by providing you with four different lens sets from a field of view as small as 3.5” to one as large as over 19.5”. Switching between lens sets can be done in minutes, allowing you to accommodate a variety of part sizes all with the same scanner.
The dual 5-megapixel cameras allow you to achieve accuracy capabilities that range from +/-.0015” for the largest lens all the way down to +/-.0005” for the smallest lens.
These cameras also feature great resolution with the smallest lens having an incredible point spacing of .001” which can capture the fine detail of a coin, to the largest lens with a point spacing of .006” which accommodates all the intermediate part sizes.
The calibration process with the C500 can be achieved in just a few minutes. Simply mount the calibration plate onto the turntable, press the calibrate button, and the software will perform the routine automatically. This means that swapping out lens sets becomes a quick and simple process.
The Solutionix turntable can hold an object of up to 10kg and effectively captures areas beyond the pre-existing limits. The self-moving rotary 3-axis, tilt and swivel turntable reduces the number of setups required for complete part scanning. Intuitive software even allows the user to create and store custom scan paths to ensure complete and accurate scans every time.
One of the challenges of structured light scanning is to achieve the correct scanner to part orientation in order to fill areas with missing scan data. Using the C500, if you find an area with holes or gaps in the image which needs more scanning, you can find the appropriate turntable orientation executing the Active Sync functionality.
This will automatically synchronize the 3D scanner’s viewing direction with the current 3D viewing direction by rotating the turntable accordingly.
The C500 can also acquire high-resolution color information. This is useful for 3D printing scans, computer graphics, and web-based 3D data fields. Finally, it comes with the intuitive ezScan software which provides great flexibility for processing one or many parts in succession.
As you can see, the C500 is a practical high-accuracy scanner with performance fit for the best product designers, machine shops, or Quality Control groups.