Bal-tec Integration Spheres are highly accurate laser scanning targets. These spheres are aluminum with a “satin finish“, which means they have an ideal lambertian finish for laser scanning. The ball is hollowed out and a nest is created inside to locate a 1.5 inch (38mm) diameter SMR. The location of the integration sphere can be measured using both, a laser scanner and a laser tracker.
Other integrations include laser scanner and theodolite , laser scanner and portable arm CMM .
The positional accuracy of the nest to the spherical diameter (what we call coincident) is <5 microns
The nest for the 1.5 inside for the 1.5 ball is adjustable and can be tailored to fit individual spheres which might have a size variance.
Integration spheres, part numbers are as follows. TSI stands for Target Sphere Integration followed by a dash followed by the diameter size. TSIT stands for Target Sphere Integration Tapped, which identifies a flat surface on the outside diameter for mounting purposes. Current diameters available are 3.5 (3,5 inch diameter ) to fit older optical tooling mounts. 100 is a millimeter designation along with 148 and 200 millimeter.
- TSI-35 – 3.5 inch $413.00
- TSI-100 – 100MM $413.00
- TSI- 148 – 148MM $546.00
- TSI- 200 – 200MM $658.00
- TSIT-100 – 100MM $458.00
- TSIT-148 – 148MM $571.00
- TSIT-200 – 200MM $682.00