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Dimensions Ø12.5 x 30 mm Ø9 x 26 mm Ø10 x 27.1 mm (W)14 x (H)14 x (L)26 mm Ø10 x 26 mm Ø10 x 38 mm Ø10 x 40 mm Ø10 x 40 mm
Operating voltage 2. 6~6 VDC 2.6~6 VDC 3~6 VDC 2.6~6 VDC 3~6 VDC 3~6 VDC 3~6 VDC 3~6 VDC
Operating current Less than 50mA / 55mA
Less than 35mA / 100mA
Less than 35mA Less than 40mA / 60mA Less than 50mA
Less than 35mA / 100mA
Less than 80mA / 100mA Less than 50mA / 100mA Less than 50mA / 100mA
Optical power Less than 2mW / 4~5mW
Less than 2mW / 12~15mW
Less than 2mW Less than 5mW / 20mW 4~5mW / 12~15mW Less than 2. 5mW / 20mW Less than 4~5mW / 9~10mW Less than 5mW / 10mW Less than 5mW / 10mW
Laser power output Less than 0.39mW / 1mW Less than 0.39mW Less than 0.39mW / 1mW Less than 0.39mW / 1mW Less than 0.39mW / 1mW Less than 0.39mW / 1mW Less than 0.39mW / 1mW Less than 0.39mW / 1mW
Laser class Class 1M / Class 2M Class 1M Class 1M / Class 2M Class 1M / Class 2M Class 1M / Class 2M Class 1M / Class 2M Class 1M / Class 2M Class 1M / Class 2M
Wavelength 630~645nm / 645~665nm 645~665nm 635~665nm 630~645nm / 645~665nm 635~665nm 630~645nm 630~645nm 630~645nm
Collimating lens Plastic lens Plastic lens Plastic lens Glass lens Plastic lens Glass lens Glass lens Glass lens
Line lens Plastic lens Plastic lens Plastic lens Glass lens Plastic lens Glass lens Glass lens Glass lens
Beam shape Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line
Laser Line width 3 ±0. 5mm at 5M
6 ±0.5mm at 10M
1.2mm at 1M Less than 1.6mm at 40CM 2±1mm at 5M
4±1mm at 10M
Less than 1.2mm / 1.5mm 3±0.5mm at 5M
6±0.5mm at 10M
Less than 1mm Less than 1mm
Laser line accuracy 40” (±1mm @5M) 1/100 4/1000(less than 1.6mm @400mm) 20" (± 1mm @10m) 1/100 40”(±[email protected]) 40”(±[email protected]) 40”(±[email protected])
Emitting angle More than 90° More than 60° 60° / 90° More than 120° 60° / 90° 60° 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 110° 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 110°
Operating temp. range +10°C ~+40°C +15°C ~+30°C +15°C ~+40°C -20°C ~+50°C +15°C ~+40°C -20°C ~+65°C -20°C ~+60°C -20°C ~+60°C
Storage temp. range -20°C ~+65°C -20°C ~+65°C -20°C ~+65°C -40°C ~+70°C -20°C ~+65°C -20°C ~+85°C -20°C ~+85°C -20°C ~+85°C
Housing material Brass Brass Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Stainless steel Stainless steel
Potential of housing VDD(+) VDD(+) Insulated Insulated Insulated Insulated Insulated Insulated
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) 30KV 30KV 30KV 30KV 30KV 30KV 30KV 30KV
Moisture sensitivity level (MSL) Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E. Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E. Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E. Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E. Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E. Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E. Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E. Level 1 - acc to JEDEC J-STD-020E.
Wire type 1007-26AWG 1007-26AWG 1007-26AWG 1007-26AWG 1007-26AWG 2464 2-WIRE CABLE 26 AWG 2464 2-WIRE CABLE 26 AWG 2464 2-WIRE CABLE 26 AWG
Cable length 115±15mm 115±15mm 250±10mm 115±15mm 115±15mm 330±30mm 330±30mm 330±30mm
Mean time to failure (MTTF) 25°C 10000hrs 10000hrs 10000hrs 10000hrs 5000hrs 10000hrs 10000hrs 10000hrs
Application General industrial alignment Economic 3D scanner Precision 3D scanner Precision industrial alignment Precision 3D scanner Precision industrial alignment Precision fine line for Automation, Machine vision and Medical Precision fine line for Automation, Machine vision and Medical with modulation function
Suggestion work distance Above 2 meters 0. 3~1.8 meters / 1~6 feet 20~60 cm / 8"~24" 1~20 meters / 3~60 feet 20~60 cm / 8"~24" 1~20 meters / 3~60 feet 0~1.2 meters / 0~4 feet 0~1.2 meters / 0~4 feet
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Understanding Laser Scanners | Article


When complex or large environments need to be documented, Laser Scanners provide a practical and economical solution.

Traditionally, capturing large environments relied on tools that produced single point measurements, such as tape measures, piano wire, plumb bobs, laser range finders and total stations. While they are familiar tools, they are often time-consuming, often taking days, weeks or months depending on the space. Additionally, traditional tools often produce inconsistencies in measurements from user to user and ultimately data often get missed, leading to potentially cascading inaccuracies.

In contrast, Laser Scanners are non-contact devices that capture millions of discrete data points to measure an object or space using laser infrared technology that produces detailed 3D images in minutes. The images comprise millions of 3D data points, known as a point cloud.

So, how do they accomplish all of that so quickly? The Laser Scanner emits a beam of infrared laser light onto a rotating mirror that effectively paints the surrounding environment with light. The scanner head rotates, sweeping the laser across the object or area. Objects in the path of the laser reflect the beam back to the scanner, providing the geometry that is interpreted into 3D data. In addition to the distance measurement, Laser Scanners also capture measurements on the horizontal and vertical planes, providing a full scope of measurement data.  

A Laser Scanner typically captures data through two kinds of systems:

  1. Time-of-flight systems: Also known as a pulse measurement system, this works by emitting a single pulse of laser light and determining the distance to the end point by measuring the time it takes for the light to be reflected back to a sensor on the scanner.
  2. Phase-shift systems: Similarly, this system also uses an emitted laser light, but in this system, the intensity of the light is modulated with specific wave forms. The reflection of the intensity patterns is displaced by the impact on the surface of the object. Measuring the displacement between the sent out and the received laser signal provides a precise distance calculation. Generally, Laser Scanners that use phase-shift systems are accurate, fast and provide high-resolution data.

Applications and Industries:

Laser Scanners are versatile, easy to use and move, and accurate, making them an ideal tool for many applications and industries:

Law enforcement & fire safety: Laser Scanners are effective tools for crime scene documentation, crash and accident scene reconstruction, fire scene analysis, forensic investigations and more. Laser scanning saves hours of documentation time and preserves a digital replica of scenes that may be environmentally vulnerable.

Safety & security: Laser Scanners capture highly detailed, valuable data used by security personnel to save lives when responding to potential threats. 

Insurance: Laser Scanners are used to document the actual state of a piece of property at a point in time, helpful for setting a baseline for value and obligation, as well as documenting losses with vehicles, damaged properties or products.

Oil & gas: Laser scanning is well-equipped to assist in engineering, maintenance and planning on oil platforms and in refineries. They are also highly useful in documenting complex piping structures to avoid installation issues or errors.

Heritage & historical preservation: Laser scanning can document the complex geometries of existing buildings in order to study, preserve or restore them.

Site surveying: Laser Scanners can be used to make volume calculations as well as topographic and as-built surveys.

Construction: Laser scanning can provide continuous in-field verification at every stage of a construction project lifecycle, helping predict and prevent errors and enabling significant cost, scrap and time savings.

Architectural & civil engineering: Laser Scanners are useful for capturing as-built documentation of existing buildings and in developing 3D models as part of project planning.

Facilities management & asset documentation: Laser scanning offers precise data of complex factory and plant installations, useful in maintaining and documenting assets and facilities. 

In each application scenario, a Laser Scanner produces accurate results in less time and with fewer errors than other, more traditional methods. And in some cases, such as documenting crime and crash scenes, the time saved offers downstream benefits such as being able to open roadways to the public earlier. In applications that require outdoor work, Laser Scanners can document complex areas where inclement weather is a concern.


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3D laser scanning - creating a digital model of a physical body using a laser beam. The technology is non-contact, works at close and long distances, eliminates damage to objects during scanning. The principle of operation of 3D laser scanners: a directed laser beam is reflected from the surface of an object, forming a cloud of points. Each point has its own coordinates in space. The software identifies them and creates a finished 3D digital model based on this data.

From the overview you will find out where laser scanning is used and what equipment is used to solve related problems.

Purpose of laser scanners

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In comparison with traditional measurement methods, laser scanners have an important advantage - they can digitize objects with complex surfaces and work in hard-to-reach places for humans. The main areas of application of devices are input and output quality control in production, inspection of working devices in order to prevent and eliminate defects, reverse engineering and other areas.

Construction, renovation and renovation of objects

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During the preparation of the building design, it is necessary to evaluate the features of the site and the cost of the forthcoming works. With the help of 3D laser scanners, a landscape model is created, on the basis of which further work is carried out. During the construction process, intermediate control of the geometry of future buildings is required: walls, corners, openings, etc. Laser scanning copes with this task more accurately and faster than conventional measuring technologies.

The basis for an exterior or interior renovation is often an accurate digital model, on the basis of which changes and additions to the current interior or exterior are planned. Laser scanners are also indispensable in this area.

Road networks and transport

Source: autodesk.com

Laser scanning is becoming an integral part of the planning and creation of urban and suburban road networks, tunnels, pedestrian sections, railways, ports. The technology is used to assess the current state of coatings, plan and estimate the cost of repairs, to obtain models of perennial structures, such as bridges. The equipment is involved in the design, manufacture, repair and tuning of cars, air transport and ships.

Public utilities

Source: 3dscanner.es

With the help of 3D laser scanners, it became possible to quickly digitize and document engineering communications. Scanning significantly saves time during maintenance and reconstruction. The devices work remotely, minimizing the risks of people when working in adverse conditions and in hard-to-reach areas.

Oilfield installations

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Oil production complexes located in the water require constant monitoring of work processes. Objects are regularly exposed to adverse and changeable environmental influences: winds of different strengths and directions, currents, temperature changes, etc. 3D laser scanning is becoming an integral part of the inspection of oil production installations. The equipment allows you to quickly identify and fix deformations and other damage, control wear, calculate the timing of scheduled maintenance, and prevent accidents.

Forensic examination

Source: faro.com

Photographs and manual measurements in investigative processes and forensic examinations are being replaced by 3D laser scanning. The devices create three-dimensional models of scenes of incidents with accurate fixation of the location of objects and the distances between them. The data is used in the process of pre-trial and litigation.

Other applications

Source: news.microsoft.com

3D laser scanners facilitate and optimize workflows in the following areas:

  • In cartography and geodesy - when creating terrain plans, maps, geographic information systems (GIS).
  • In archeology - in the restoration and preservation of ancient artifacts.
  • In paleontology, to create missing parts of excavated skeletons.
  • In medicine, including plastic surgery and dentistry.

Overview of models and manufacturers

FARO Focus

Source: ifworlddesignguide.com

FARO is one of the popular manufacturers of laser scanning devices. The new Focus3D S-series instruments stand out from other scanners in lightness and compact size, as well as the ability to work in bright sunlight and keep in touch with the location using GPS.

The FOCUS 3D S 150 scanner works at a distance of up to one hundred and fifty meters, with an accuracy of up to ±2000 microns at a maximum distance. The device is used in design, architecture and construction, for digitizing equipment and other objects.

You can learn more about this model on the website.

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Focus3D S 350 scans with the same accuracy as the previous device, but the distance to the measurement object is increased to 0.35 km. The device is designed for outdoor use.

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FreeScan is a line of well-known Chinese manufacturer of digital equipment SHINING 3D. These are universal laser handheld 3D scanners FreeScan X5 (X5+), FreeScan X7 (X7+) weighing up to 1 kg, with an excellent set of professional features.

Basic parameters:


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Creaform's SCAN 3D range is characterized by high scanning quality combined with ease of use. Portable laser scanners HandySCAN 3D, MetraSCAN 3D have a clear interface, do not require special skills and complex user training.

Instrument features:


Handheld range

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The HandHeld Prince series uses blue and red laser beams to scan large and small objects with high accuracy. Scanners can operate in bright sunlight and low light conditions. Due to its compact size, high speed and detail, the equipment is widely used in reverse engineering, quality inspection, digitization of museum, archaeological and other objects.

Key features:

Composite series

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In addition to the dual scan mode, the KSCAN20 is equipped with a photogrammetry system, thanks to which the working area of ​​the device is 2.5 m * 3 m with an accuracy of 35 µm / m.

Blue and red lasers provide high-speed scanning of up to 650,000 measurements per second with a resolution of 0.01 mm.

Key Features:

3D Laser Scanner Applications

Reduce construction costs and time with FARO Focus

Source: autodesk. com

US construction company Gilbane invested $60,000 in a FARO Focus-S 350 laser scanner, software, and employee training. At first glance, the amount seems too large for a small-scale firm. But, after the calculations, the company's management came to the conclusion that the investment will pay off in the shortest possible time.

According to Gilbane's director of 3D design, John Tocci Jr., after introducing the expensive new technology, the company began to use the equipment even in areas where it was not originally planned. The specialists managed to save $30,000 for one hour of Focus-S 350 and Autodesk Revit software.

Source: autodesk.com

Building a digital model of air ducts and other systems made it possible to avoid errors during the installation of physical objects, which could take several weeks. The use of FARO Focus in the assembly of plumbing, electrical and mechanical installations helped to optimize costs at all stages of work

Case “Modernization of the building of the University of Miami”

Source: elevar. com

At the time of the start of work, the architects had drawings made 85 years ago, and a little more than 4.5 thousand square meters of the old building. Using a 3D laser scanner, Gilbane digitized the training areas in one day. Modernization of load-bearing structures, as well as the main utility systems: plumbing, electrical and ventilation, was based on data obtained from scanning.

Quality Inspection with ScanTech

Source: 3d-scantech.com

The advantage of metal stamping over forging and casting is the lower weight and thickness of the resulting parts. The use of molds gives high accuracy and maximum compliance of the obtained parts with the specified characteristics, but does not completely exclude deviations and deformations. Which, in turn, can lead to difficulties in assembling finished products and reducing product quality. Therefore, constant quality inspection is a necessary part of production.

Having understood the problems of the manufacturer, ScanTech experts proposed to check the quality of stamped parts using the PRINCE laser scanner. The ability to switch blue and red laser modes allowed the device to combine the functionality of traditional portable and metrological 3D scanners. The mode of operation with an active beam of a red laser provides fast digitization of objects. In the case of increased requirements for accuracy and detail, turn on the blue laser beam mode.

The photo shows the stages of work:

1. Installing markers - takes about two minutes.

Source: 3d-scantech.com

2. Digitizing a part takes about three minutes.

Source: 3d-scantech.com

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3. Deviation detection - lasts 3 minutes.

Source: 3d-scantech.com

The digital model shows the parameters and deviations, allows you to correct errors at the design stage. The case clearly shows that the process required a minimum of time and effort.

Using FARO 3D scanners on Justin Timberlake's world tour

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Timberlake's "Man of the Woods" program features scenery brought to life on stage. First, the ScanLAB team digitized a number of corners of the forest in the US state of Oregon. Laser projectors then directed images over the auditorium and stage, painting amazing pictures of the Portland landscape on translucent canvases suspended in the air.

Source: faro.com

Two Faro Focus X 330 laser scanners, Faro Scene 6.2 software were used to prepare visual effects. In total it took 40 digital copies and 1 working day in the concert hall.

Source: www.esa.int

Considering the limited preparation time, the large surface areas for displaying the image and the corresponding need for high image resolution, creating visual effects in a short time without using the chosen technology was impossible.

Selection guide for 3D laser scanners

In the review, we introduced you to the equipment of market leaders with an excellent reputation. All the devices described have high performance, so we recommend that you pay attention to these devices for use in various fields:

FARO Focus: Focus3D S350, Focus 3D S150.
Creaform: MetraSCAN 350 (350 Elite), MetraSCAN 750 (750 Elite), HandySCAN Black (Black Elite).
SHINING 3D: FreeScan X5 (X5+), FreeScan X7 (X7+).
ScanTech: KSCAN20, PRINCE 775, PRINCE 335.


Source: 3d-scantech.com

The cases discussed clearly prove that the use of 3D laser scanning optimizes workflows in many areas. The range of tasks solved with the help of 3D laser scanners is constantly expanding.

Buy a professional 3D laser scanner in Top 3D Shop — experienced specialists will help you choose the most suitable equipment, software for your business, and offer a project to modernize production.

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