Leica Absolute Tracker AT960
Unrivalled speed, accuracy and portability
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High-performance 6DoF laser tracker technology in an ultra-portable and easy-to-use form factor.
The Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 is a robust, all-in-one laser tracker that fits in a single flight case. Offering high-speed dynamic measurement as standard, it is a complete solution for six degrees of freedom (6DoF) probing, scanning and automated inspection as well as reflector measurement.
A new generation of portable CMM system based on proven technology, the AT960 brings together the 6DoF functionality introduced with the Leica Absolute Tracker AT901 and the portability and usability delivered by the compact Leica Absolute Tracker AT403. The result is a highly-sophisticated yet easy-to-use large-volume measurement solution weighing less than 14 kilograms.
The AT960 laser tracker can be transported easily, unpacked quickly and powered up in minutes to deliver high-performance measurement almost anywhere. Dynamic features and flexible functionality give users absolute speed, accuracy and portability.
Featuring wireless communication and a battery operation option, the integrated-technology design of the AT960 makes lengthy setup a thing of the past. The Leica Absolute Interferometer (AIFM) enables accurate high-speed measurement to a moving target while the innovative PowerLock function ensures an interrupted beam is instantly re-established without user intervention, reducing operator workload and training requirements. Intuitive touch-screen controls minimise the potential for user error, saving time, effort and money. Check and compensation architecture means basic adjustments can be made in the field, while robust design guarantees on-specification operations with minimal calibration and servicing
When combined with the Real-Time Feature Pack and Leica T-Mac, the AT960 evolves into a laser tracker solution that meets the deterministic measurement data-delivery requirements of high-end automated installations. Built on the industry-proven EtherCAT protocol, it enables the delivery of 6DoF measurement data with accurate timestamps at an output rate of up to 1000 Hertz. Known as 7DoF measurement data, this enables real-time machine control within even highly-dynamic robotic setups.
With a measurement volume of up to 160 metres in diameter, the AT960 is compatible with Leica T-Probe, Leica T-Mac, Leica T-Scan 5 and Leica Absolute Scanner technology. This flexibility allows it to cater to a wide variety of inspection applications – from quality lab to in-line; from in the factory to in the field – ensuring users have the right tool for any measurement challenge.
Features & benefitsAll-in-one design
With all the equipment for measurement to a reflector, Leica T-Probe, Leica T-Scan or Leica T-Mac built in, the compact all-in-one unit is ultra-portable for easy transportation to measure anywhere.
PowerLock Interrupted line of sight is automatically re-established in a +/-5 degree field of view with no user interaction required for ease of use and exceptional performance in even the most crowded measurement volumes.
Independent hot-swap battery power supply allows a quick and easy cable-free setup in almost any location for better portability, offering a flexible solution that lasts up to a day's shift - wherever the tracker is needed.
Built-in Wi-Fi enables simple setup and communication with the PC for truly wireless operations, also providing remote control options via laptops, tablets or smartphones so the tracker can be operated by a single user.
The IEC-certified sealed unit guarantees ingress protection against dust and other contaminants, enabling the tracker to measure effectively in even the harshest environments.
Integrated environmental unit monitors conditions including temperature, pressure and humidity to compensate for changes
and ensure accurate measurements regardless of external factors.
Overview camera (OVC)
High-resolution colour OVC enables operators to remotely view the tracker's field of vision, locating targets to measure to fixed reflectors - including multi-spot handling in a single image - ideal for static hidden point devices or to supplement documentation.
Orient to gravity (OTG)
The OTG function enables users to measure with the Z-axis aligned to gravity, ideal for levelling and alignment tasks such as build and inspect of tool and jig fixturing.
The Absolute Interferometer (AIFM) single distancing unit combines the accuracy of an absolute distance meter and the speed of an interferometer to give readings quickly and accurately with no need for a home point.
1 kHz data output
Real-time architecture with dynamic performance gives a measurement rate of up to 1 000 points per second, enabling more detailed data capture, more quickly.
Real-Time Feature Pack
Enhance the AT960 with 7DoF data collection to enable the possibilities of real-time machine guidance.
Integrated mini variozoom
With a constant field of view in any light conditions, mini variozoom provides 6DoF measurement capabilities for accurate probing, scanning and machine control applications.
Real-Time Asset Management
The AT960/AT930/ATS600 is fully compatible with HxGN SFx | Asset Management, the leading solution for asset performance management in the world of Industry 4.0. Based on data collected in real-time and reported through a centralised user-friendly dashboard, SFx Asset Management has been optimised for the management of laser tracker-based systems and is an essential part of every smart manufacturing strategy.
With a 3D measurement volume of up to 12 metres and a 6DoF measuring volume of up to 10 metres, the AT960-SR is a short range model designed to offer better value to users with less expansive measurement needs.
With a 3D measurement volume of up to 40 metres in diameter and a 6DoF measuring volume of up to 20 metres in diameter, the AT960-MR is the standard model in the range, offering a large scope of measurement and impressive speed and accuracy at a competitive price point.
With a 3D measurement volume of up to 160 metres in diameter and a 6DoF measuring volume of up to 40 metres in diameter, the AT960-LR is a long range model designed to deliver the same high-performance speed and accuracy to users taking measurements across a very large measurement volume.
With a 3D measurement volume of up to 160 metres in diameter and a 6DoF measuring volume of up to 60 metres in diameter, the AT960-XR is a highly specialised model for applications requiring even more volume for high-performance 6DoF measurement.
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- Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 Buyer's Guide
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