Large Volume Metrology – APDIS


  • APDIS is the new generation of the Laser Radar offering fast, automated, non-contact inspection for a wide range of industries with a host of new benefits for users
  • Measure up to 50m radius
  • IP54 rated for shop floor installations
  • Typical accuracy of 29µm @ 2m
  • Surface or feature measurements
  • Portable, mobile and integration configurations
  • Large working temperature range


APDIS is the new generation of the Nikon Laser Radar. It introduces a new design with new benefits, whilst maintaining the inherent features that make the Laser Radar a truly unique metrology system.

The MV430 and MV450 measurement systems are used for fast, automated and non-contact inspection of objects ranging from smaller components such as a car door to complete large assemblies such as commercial aircraft. It achieves this through a unique application of a non-contact, accurate laser based measurement technology overcoming the limitations of traditional monolithic or portable metrology systems.

The ability to measure detail at distance, without the need for handheld probes, targets or surface preparation means APDIS is ideally suited for repetitive, complex, hard to reach, delicate and labor intensive inspection tasks, covering a huge range of manufacturing, industry and research applications.

Measure Parts in Situ at High Accuracy – Portable and shop floor suitable, with a large measurement volume allows absolute and accurate measurements of parts in the production line. Portable and mobile configurations allow for deployment flexibility, whilst a specific integration configuration is ideal for fully automated solutions.

Measure More for Improved Productivity – A precision laser beam allows for fast feature measurements with minimal data sets. The Enhanced variant offers up to double the measurement speed versus the standard version further improving productivity versus traditional metrology equipment.

Measure Fully Automatically for Consistent Results –  The ability of APDIS to run fully automated measurements reduces the labor requirements whilst maintaining consistency and repeatability independent of the operator.

Measure Almost any Surface with No Part Preparation – Utilising Heterodyne Interferometry allows the Laser Radar to measure almost any surface without the need for part preparation, targets or feature adapters. Coupled with an improved warm up time, this means fast setup with no part interaction required. The large standoff also means that potential damage to the part, or operator, is minimized.

New Benefits

  • APDIS builds on the existing advantages of the Laser Radar to provide enhanced productivity, improved usability and proven reliability.
  • Up to 2 x Faster measurements with Enhanced Feature Scan Easier handling with a 25% smaller and 40% lighter design
  • Closer measurements with 0.5m minimum range
  • Better shop floor protection with IP54 rating
  • Clearer view of measurements with Nikon optics and HD camera
  • Faster setup with faster warmup time of as little as 15 minutes
  • Easy robot installations with Automatic Orientation Compensation (AOC)
  • Instant feedback of status with external indicator LEDs Vibration analysis of environment and equipment with new surface vibration measurement capability of up to 2000Hz

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