This speed and portability come without compromise. The Absolute Arm, together with BendingStudio XT is fully applicable to complex tube and wire formations, including bend-in-bend and freeform. It can easily compensate for deflection in long and flexible tubes. The open bender interface of BendingStudio XT is configurable for direct data transfer to most CNC benders, allowing immediate production correction when deviations are identified.
Using one of the high-end laser scanners available for the Absolute Arm 7-Axis as the measurement input tool for the BendingStudio XT software platform delivers the high-speed measurement of high-quality 3D laser scanning – full tube geometries can be captured with only a few quick sweeps of the laser scanner. This speed perfectly complements the extreme flexibility of portable measuring arm technology, which can be quickly situated in any place where measurements need to be made.
Infrared tube probe
3D laser scanner
Measurable tube diameter
4 – 130 mm (tube probe)
3 – 300 mm (laser scanner)
Max. tube length
1 - 340°
Min. straight between bends
Bend-in-bend and freeform (laser scanner)
Bend-in-bend with limitation, freeform not possible (tube probe)
0.1 mm (1σ) – tube probe
0.05 mm (1σ) – laser scanner
2 – 4.5 m diameter (7-axis arm)
1.2 – 4.5m diameter (6-axis arm)