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The Robot-Mounted Optical 3D Scanner: MetraSCAN 3D-R
The Robot-Mounted Optical 3D Scanner: MetraSCAN 3D-R

The Robot-Mounted Optical 3D Scanner: MetraSCAN 3D-R

For Integrated Automated Quality Control Projects

The MetraSCAN 3D-R is a powerful robot-mounted optical scanner that can be integrated into factory automation projects. Unlike existing solutions, this innovative robotized 3D scanner is the only one that features TRUaccuracy for automated quality control applications. Our 3D laser scanner enables manufacturing companies to harness the power of optical measurements and industrial automation. It is a fast, reliable, and versatile solution that does not force users to compromise on measurement accuracy of quality control processes on production lines. The industrial 3D measurement scanner optimizes production cycle and throughput resulting in better product quality.


New features
  • High productivity: Performs inspection up to hundreds of parts a day (even on complex surfaces)
  • Multitasking: Optimizes production cycle and throughput by offering a simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis to get a continuous and uninterrupted measurement flow
  • Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time and continuous operation
  • Robust industrial design: Adapted for shop-floor conditions and environments
  • Metrology-grade measurements: Accuracy of up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in), resolution of up to 0.050 mm (0.0020 in), high repeatability and traceable certificate
  • Volumetric accuracy: 0.064 mm (0.0025 in)
  • Dynamic referencing: Optical reflectors are used to create a reference system that is “locked” to the part. The system enables the part to be moved and eliminates the impact of vibrations on the measurement process and results
  • Part size range: Parts from 0.3 m to 10 m (0.7 ft to 33 ft)
  • Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time
  • Simple user interface: Designed to minimize operator interaction and help perform automatic inspection
  • Minimum operator training: Easy-to-use and short learning curve to keep up with fast production pace
  • No human involvement needed: Can be operated by a simple touch of a button
  • Multipurpose: Scans any type of material, even black, multicolored and shiny surfaces
  • No rigid setup required: The part and the system can be moved freely at any time during measurement
  • Greater extendable measurement volume: 16.6 m3 (586 ft3)
  • Automatic alignment: Optical reflectors enable repetitive inspection without realignment
  • Multifunction remote control: Allows easier scanning sequence programming
  • Multitasking: Maximizes production cycle and throughput by offering a simultaneous operation of data acquisition and analysis of a continuous and uninterrupted measurement flow
  • Highly productive: Solution with 24/7 capabilities and fast automatic calibration
  • Highest measurement rate among all laser scanners: 480,000 measurements/s
  • Automatic mesh output: Ready-to-use files, right as acquisition is completed
  • Quick workflow integration: Fastest path from physical objects to inspection workflow
  • Large scanning area: 7 laser crosses


Technical Specifications

  MetraSCAN 750-R™ |Elite
Accuracy (1) Up to 0.030 mm (0.0012 in)
Volumetric Accuracy (2) Up to 10-m parts (9.84 ft) 0.078 mm (0.0031 in)
Resolution 0.050 mm (0.0020 in)
Scanning area 275 x 250 mm (10.8 x 9.8 in)
Stand-off distance 300 mm (11.8 in)
Depth of field 200 mm (7.9 in)
Light source 7 laser crosses (+ 1 extra line)
Laser class 2M (eye safe)
Measurement rate 480,000 measurements/s
Weight Scanner: 4.46 kg (9.83 lbs)
Scanner + Calibration bar: 5.70 kg (12.57 lbs)
C-Track: 5.7 kg (12.5 lbs)
Inertia Limit J6: 0.221 Kg-m2 (5.24 lb-ft2)
J6: 2.250 Kgf-cm-s2 (1.95 lbf-in-s2)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 289 x 235 x 296 mm
(11.4 x 9.3 x 11.7 in)
Operating temperature range 5–40°C (41–104°F)
Operating humidity range (non-condensing) 10–90%
Certifications EC Compliance (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive, Low Voltage Directive, Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Equipment), compatible with rechargeable batteries (when applicable), IP50, WEEE
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You can’t compromise on accuracy?

Rely on automated metrology-grade 3D scanning optimized for shop-floor conditions



The MetraSCAN 3D-R makes highly accurate measurements possible – right on the production line

Quality Control/Inspection

  • In-line inspections in mass production, up to a few hundred parts/day
  • In-line inspections of parts ranging from 0.3 m to 10 m
  • Stamping parts (car body panel, car door, front end, etc.)
  • Inspection of large parts
  • Body in white (BIW)
  • Quality control inspections of supplier parts
  • Conformity assessments of 3D models against original parts or production tooling
  • Conformity assessments of manufactured parts against originals


VXelements: Creaform’s 3D software platform and application suite

The robot-mounted optical CMM scanners are powered by Creaform’s VXelements™ 3D platform and application suite for our entire fleet of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It combines all essential tools needed for data acquisition process into a user-friendly, simplified and sleek working environment. Its real-time visualization capabilities provide a simple, yet efficient 3D scanning experience.

For automated applications, users can benefit from the productivity interface which provides real-time performance indicators.

The Metrascan 3D-R is compatible with leading inspection software


R-Series Productivity Station

R-Series Productivity Station

This productivity station addresses applications with high productivity requirements such as when cycle times need to be reduced and productivity increased.

  • Multitasking: Allows users to carry out data acquisition while simultaneously analyzing previously acquired data enabling the robot to operate continuously
  • Simple user interface: Designed to minimize operator interaction and help perform automatic inspection
  • Robust industrial design: Adapted for workshop conditions and environments
  • Divided into three sections:
    • Computer modules
    • C-Track controllers
    • Intuitive tactile screen for simplified use
  • Reliable industrial PC network: For increased throughput
  • What’s included:
    • Industrial network computers
    • C-Track controller
    • Touchscreen
    • Designed to meet NEMA 12 environment
    • Wheels for easy manipulation
    • Electrical power supply 200-240VAC 50 Hz/60 Hz
    • Can include the R-Series I/O Module (EtherNet/IP) or R-Series I/O Module (hardware), VXelements (scan parallelization module)
R-Series Auto-Calibration Kit

R-Series Autocalibration Kit

The kit allows to completely and automatically calibrate the C-Track and MetraSCAN 3D-R.

  • No human involvement needed: Specifically created for applications with special requirements
  • Automatic field calibration procedure: No accuracy drift over time and continuous operation
  • Industrial-grade tool changer: Allows reliability assurance for measurement systems
  • Calibration planning: Allows scheduling during opportune times throughout the manufacturing process
  • C-Track’s calibration trajectory optimization brings:
    • Maximum efficiency and simplicity of robotic applications
    • A good fit with the robot’s kinematics.

Virtual Metrology Lab

Take full advantage of the C-Link functionality by connecting up to 4 C-Tracks in a single network to create a virtual metrology lab. This dimensional inspection solution, designed for metrology lab applications, enables seamless probing and 3D scanning operations without having to move the C-Track optical tracker around.

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The MaxSHOT 3D™ portable optical coordinate measuring system is a complementary product that provides data accuracy and speed of photogrammetry to the wide range of applications already possible with Creaform technologies, especially when it comes to larger parts.

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Creaform Shop-Floor Workstation and Stand

The Creaform Shop-Floor Workstation is designed to facilitate mobility across the shop floor and increase reliability by protecting your scanning and probing systems while still in operation or when stored (two stands with C-Tracks can fit in the workstation).

The Creaform C-Track Shop-Floor Stand, available as stand-alone or bundled with the workstation, increases the stability of the C-Track and facilitates mobility around the part while still in operation.

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