HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series

The truly portable metrology-grade 3d scanner for large parts


When accuracy meets versatility and portability

Combining the effect of portability, accuracy, speed, and simplicity, which are inherent to the HandySCAN 3D line-up, the new MAX Series is optimized to acquire highly accurate 3D measurements on large and complex parts typically present in the aerospace, transportation, energy, mining, and heavy industries.

Engineered to capture fine details and scan large volumes equally well, the HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series enables professionals to measure large parts and assemblies in a simpler scanning process, resulting in high-quality 3D scans in just a matter of minutes.

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Large part size & speed

Due to its 38 laser lines and large scanning area, the HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series is the 3D scanner for measuring large part sizes—up to 15 m (50 ft)—quickly and easily, providing metrology-grade results in mere minutes.

Its Flex Volume feature offers an adjustable, flexible working distance—from 0.3m (1 ft) to 2.5m (8.2 ft). This means that the user can scan smaller areas with remarkable quality at a short distance and measure large parts at very high speed from a longer distance.

  • Quick setup and scanning process
  • Large and extendable measuring volume
  • Instant mesh and ready-to-use files

Accuracy & high resolution

Featuring dynamic referencing and volumetric accuracy optimization, this 3D measurement solution is engineered to work in harsh environments and deliver high accuracy on large measurements, regardless of the user’s experience level.

With its Real-Time Calibration capability, the MAX Series integrates the calibration step directly into the scanning workflow, performing it automatically and seamlessly for the user. Its Flex Volume feature also provides high precision and a fine level of detail on areas captured at a short distance.

  • Measurement accuracy insensitive to environmental instabilities
  • ISO 17025 accredited and compliant with the VDI/VDE 2634 part 3 standard
  • Integrated photogrammetry
  • Fine detail capacity

Versatility & simplicity

The HandySCAN 3D|MAX Series can master any surface type, including shiny, oily, and even reflective finishes, and it does so without the need for surface treatment or part preparation.

With its sophisticated algorithms and image processing operation, the Smart Surface Algorithm feature optimizes surface measurement, thus offering better tracking, better performance, and better readings of difficult, contrasted finishes.

This means that users can enjoy a simpler scanning process.

  • Blue laser technology
  • Real-time mesh visualization
  • Plug and play

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Technical Specifications

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  HandySCAN MAX™ HandySCAN MAX™|Elite

0.150 mm

(0.0059 in)

0.075 mm

(0.0030 in)

Part size range (recommended)

1-10 m

(3.3–32.8 ft)

1-15 m

(3.3–49.2 ft)

Working Distance

0.45 to 1.6 m

(1.5–5.2 ft)

0.3 to 2.5 m

(1.0–8.2 ft)


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Accuracy   0.075 mm(0.0030 in)   0.025 mm(0.0009 in)   Up to 0.030 mm(0.0012 in)   Up to 0.050 mm(0.0020 in)   0.025 mm (0.0009 in)
Probing                   X
Color Acquisition               X    
Light Source   38 blue laser lines   30 blue laser lines (+ 1 extra line)   14 blue laser lines (+ 1 extra line)   White light (99 stripes)   30 blue laser lines (+ 1 extra line)
Accreditation   ISO 17025   ISO 17025           ISO 17025
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  • Simplicity and Versatility
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