The LaserGauge® Leading Edge Profiling System consists of a handheld or benchtop sensor and the Leading Edge software application. Designed to scan both sides of the blade simultaneously, the sensor returns a complete profile around the radius of the blade, which allows accurate measurements of the thickness and the plotting of the blade profile for comparison to its engineering design. The scan is then processed by the software in real time to extract measurements and analyze the contour. In addition, the edge radius can also be analyzed.
All models of USB Leading Edge sensors offer the same functionality but differ in the ability to measure different sizes of blades. All of the sensors are powered through a USB connection to a Windows laptop or computer, and all sensors must be run using the Leading Edge software application.