Portable coordinate measurement machine with integrated line laser scanner

  • US 7,050,930 B2
  • Filed: 05/31/2005
  • Issued: 05/23/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable coordinate measurement machine (CMM) for measuring the position of an object in a selected volume, comprising:

  • a manually positionable articulated arm having opposed first and second ends, said arm including a plurality of jointed arm segments, each arm segment including at least one position transducer for producing a position signal;

    a laser scanner at said first end of said arm;

    an electronic circuit which receives the position signals from the transducers and provides a digital coordinate corresponding to the position of the first end of said arm in a selected volume;

    at least one internally positioned bus within said articulated arm for internally transmitting at least one of power and data signals to said laser scanner, said laser scanner including circuitry communicating with said at least one bus.

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