HDS Laser Scanners...IN THE RAIN????
Saw the new commercial series for the Laser Scanners from Leica. Very well done, very clever little piece of marketing by Hexagon.....as always.
But I gotta say. I am in complete denial and utterly don't trust the first video of them scanning in the Rain. I know it COULD be possible, and that by all of today's standards rain shouldn't be an issue in terms of affecting the internals of a $139,000 piece of equipment. Having used every brand out there I have some serious doubts.
I use a C10 from Leica and wont scan in the rain. I'm not sure what Leica claims it can or cant do, but I dont see how water on a lens would't cause some sore of refraction. Makes me to nervous.
Yes, the IP rating is such that the equipment will withstand rain. However the issue is that the laser will actually reflect off of the falling rain. If you've ever seen a scan done in the rain or snow, it's wild! It's a complete mess! I'm not sure how they could prevent this issue but I guess that's why I'm not a hardware engineer.
One of the sales reps took the scanner all over the country. He ran a garden hose over it while scanning and somehow it figured out what was good and what was bad. I was a SPAR when they rolled them out. Very impressive. And there was free beer.
I like the Class I and Class III laser options so I could burn our some retinas. I like the triple exposed images.
I do not like the weight. I do not know if they have a helical mount for mobile. I am still paying for my FARO, so I did not ask. Plus there was a jerk who was all about leica and enjoyed insulting my little FARO. It made me defensive and not in the mood to be excited about leica. Now I can step back with a more sober perspective.
Have you found that some salespeople will tell you anything? Reflection, refraction, and diffraction have been principles of physics that would happen in the rain.
Yes the Scanner will turn on. The data is lacking.