3D Laser Tracker System

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The laser tracker is a device that allows to measure with high precision the dimensions of a large object through the reflection of a laser beam in retroreflective targets placed on the object to be measured. The advantages of the laser tracker are very diverse as it allows, through triangulation, to generate new reference points to completely surround any instrument or piece of large dimensions under measurement. The accuracy in its measurements is 20 microns + 1.1 microns / meter, and it is capable of accurately measuring points more than 70 meters apart.

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General view of the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory with several measuring machines, one of bridge type on a table and another in the form of an arm on a tripod
Dimensional Metrology Laboratory
In the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory it is verified that the manufactured parts meet the required design specifications.
Image of the portable measuring arm in the laboratory. Machine in the form of a pull-out arm placed on a tripod
Portable measuring arm
Portable high precision contact measurement equipment
View of a three-coordinate measuring machine in the laboratory. Granite table with a gantry machine with a meter sensor
3D coordinate measuring machines.
High precision three-coordinate measuring machines with and without contact
Related Capability
Image of an engineer working on the final assembly of the grisms wheel of the EMIR instrument in the laboratory. Large black metal wheel with holes for optical components
Design, development and manufacture of opto-mechanical systems and precision mechanics
The mechanical engineering team of the IAC has experience and knowledge to undertake the design, manufacture and assembly of high precision structures, mechanisms and opto-mechanical systems
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