Absolute Scanner AS1

The market-leading 3D laser scanner for effective portable measurement, with advanced SHINE performance technology.


The market-leading 3D laser scanner for portable arm measurement

The Absolute Scanner AS1 is the flagship 3D scanning sensor for Absolute Arm 7-Axis systems. Using cutting-edge blue-laser technology and advanced programming, it combines ‘always-on’ maximum performance with simple usability to deliver high-productivity non-contact 3D measurement. Thanks to a ground-breaking modular cross-platform technology concept, the same scanner unit can be used for both portable measuring arm and laser tracker measurement, without even the need for realignment when switching.

Portable 3D measurement for maximum productivity

Powered by our innovative SHINE – Systematic High-Intelligence Noise Elimination – technology, the AS1 has no hidden settings that limit speed and scan-line width in order to deliver peak accuracy. The AS1 delivers full performance at all times – maximum frame rate at maximum laser width for maximum productivity.


SHINE performance

Advanced algorithms of our SHINE technology allow you to digitise almost any surface type with the default exposure settings, from glossy black plastic automotive body parts to moulded carbon-fibre components, making high-quality measurement easier than ever with no high-level training required and operator variability eliminated.


Cross-platform compatibility

Fit the AS1/AS1-XL to a handheld Absolute Positioner AP21 unit to measure over large volumes with an Absolute Tracker, or switch to an Absolute Arm 7-Axis for smaller-scale measurement, with no realignment required when switching.


Visual guidance

A laser-projected range finder helps users measure more accurately and efficiently by helping ensure the scanner is positioned correctly relative to the part being measured.


Low noise, big data

Up to 1.2 million points per second of high-quality measurement data, even when scanning shiny materials that often require spray with other scanners.


Automation ready

A direct digital input/output function built into the scanner controller allows robot movement and scanning tasks to be managed without a dedicated automation interface for laser tracker automation setups.

Absolute Scanner AS1 Specifications

Scanner accuracy

0.016 mm₁

Max. point acquisition

Up-to 1.2 millions points/sec​

Min. point spacing​

0.027 mm​

Scanning frequency​

300 Hz

Laser line width

150 mm (at mid-field)


165 +/- 50 mm​

Protection class​

IP 54​

Automated exposure​


₁ PFORM.Sph.1×25:ODS, based on a part of the ISO-10360 standard​

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