Motion Control – Application – 3-D Laser Scanner Uses JVL’s MAC Motors!

Motion Control Application –

Scantech´s newest portable 3-D scanner utilises 2 JVL MAC motors

Servos from JVL used in 3D Scanner

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Birkerød, Denmark and Morrow, OH (USA) — Motion Control Application – Laser scanning is used to measure an object by scanning it with a laser and digitalising the data. Using this information, it is possible to copy or modify the scanned object in various ways using Scantech´s CAD/CAM system CARSO. The scanner system is used for restoration work, scaling models, and creating industrial moulds. For example, it is possible to scan a marble figure that is deteriorating, and use the CAD/CAM system and a 3-D lathe to produce a true copy of the pristine original. It is thus possible to save a lot of manual work.

Servos from JVL used in 3D Scanner

Mounted directly on a CNC machine, Scantech´s 3D laser scanners make the CNC an effective copying machine. Scantech´s products are fully compatible with all modern CNC machines, and increase both the machine’s productivity and potential.

Typical applications are in the stone and wood carving industries, but also in the foam and footwear industries and in the manufacture for example of industrial moulds. The machines are sold directly to well-known machine manufacturers throughout the world.


Servos from JVL used in 3D Scanner

The new St 400 scanner is a portable scanner that can be used anywhere. For motion control in the x- and y axes, Scantech chose JVL´s MAC motor MAC140-A1 with MAC00-B1 modules, owing to their compact design with motor, encoder, driver, and controller integrated in the same unit. The 2 MAC motors are connected to the same RS485 interface and are controlled via serial commands from a PC. JVL´s Active X (OCX) is used as the driver between Scantech´s C++ software and the MAC motors.

More information about:

Integrated Servo Motors MAC050-141Click Here

Expansion Module MAC00-B1Click Here

MacComm OCX FileClick Here

About JVL – JVL is recognized as a world leader for its development of efficient and compact integrated motors for VAC and VDC. MAC motor series of integrated VAC servo motors (up to 4500W and 13,5kW peak), and the QuickStep integrated stepper motors (up to 25Nm). Both the servomotor and stepper motor series includes the controller, PLC, encoder, power supply and bussystem integrated into one compact unit. All industrial Ethernet protocols like Profinet, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, Powerlink, Sercos III etc. are available. Furthermore, traditional modules likeCANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus, Nano PLC, RS232/RS485/USB, Process Control can be incorporated.

JVL has more than 25 years of motion control experience and enjoys a reputation for the development of highly specialized integrated motors with industrial Ethernet and customized improvements. They work together with their customers and representatives to find an economic, yet technically advanced solution to complicated control applications.

JVL’s wide selection of quality products for motion control components include: Integrated VAC and VDC Servo motors, Integrated Stepper motors, VAC Servo motor controllers, Motor drivers (Stepper, VAC and VDC), Brakes, Gears, and HMI Modules.

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