PRODUCTS: USB Sensors

The LaserGauge® TS800 USB Sensor is a 2-D scanner that takes stable, precise measurements of the smallest features such as pitting, corrosion, scratches and dents.

The TS800 USB Sensor is specifically designed for multipurpose or specialized applications that require inspecting and measuring small features on translucent, shiny, or opaque surfaces. The sensor’s small size, light weight, reduced footprint and narrow tapered stem gives it access to highly restricted areas.

The TS800 USB sensor is a high-resolution scanner that captures the 2D surface profile and transfers it to a Windows™ PC via a USB 2.0 port for processing and display. If ruggedization is required, the TS800 Sensor can also be used with a LaserGauge® LG5000 or LG7000 controller.

FEATURES & APPLICATIONS

The TS800 offers the highest accuracy and resolution for the smallest, most compact sensor.

Design

The TS800 USB sensor with Blue Laser Technology is the smallest handheld, most compact sensor in the LaserGauge® product offering. The unique removable standoff guides the user for correct alignment to ensure accurate measurement. The sensor’s small size, light weight, reduced footprint and narrow tapered stem gives it access to highly restricted areas.

Blue Laser Technology

Because of the shorter wavelength of the blue laser, measurements are possible on transparent or translucent materials such as headlamps and tail lights. The blue light more readily reflects from these surfaces providing stable, precise measurements on features that are normally considered as critical. Learn more about LaserGauge® scanning technology.

Configuration Software

A powerful, Windows™ based software program, LGCommander, is used to configure the sensor and run the algorithm. Scans are displayed in real time and can be saved automatically. Setups, user rights and operational preferences can be safeguarded under passwords, and certification of the gauge for a specific application can be managed through the software. Or you can choose to operate the TS800 sensor with an LG5000 or LG7000 controller. Learn more about LGControllers.

TS800 Single Stripe USB Laser Sensor Features

TS800 USB Sensor
TS800 USB Sensor
TS800 USB Sensor
Example of LGCommander Display identifying a scratch.

Field of View Options

  • 0.5” (13mm)
  • 1.0” (25mm)
  • 2.0” (51mm)

Features include:

  • Blue or red single-stripe laser
  • Small size, light weight, reduced footprint and narrow tapered stem gives it access to highly restricted areas.
  • 1270 scan points over sensor field-of-view
  • Measurements in < 1 second
  • Resolution up to 0.0004” (10µm)
  • Connects to PC or LG5000 or LG7000 controller (LINK) with USB cable

TS800 USB Sensor Applications

Application Standoff Laser Color
NOTE: All Standoffs shown in table above come standard with TS800 sensors.
Automotive Gap/Flush – metal or painted body panels Standard ‘V’ Red or Blue
Automotive Gap/Flush – headlamps, tail lamps, windows, chrome Standard ‘V’ Blue
Aerospace Gap/Step/Angle – composite or metal Straddle Blue
Welds Straddle Red or Blue
Scratches/Pitting/Corrosion/Wear/Fretting Straddle Red or Blue
Embossing depth/stamping depth Straddle Red or Blue
Edge Break/Chamfer Corner Red or Blue
Radius, Metal Stamping Corner Red or Blue
Rubber Bead or Adhesive Straddle Blue
Dents, dings, tool marks – metal Straddle Red or Blue
Aerospace Fasteners – metal/primed surface Straddle Red or Blue
Aerospace Fasteners – composite surface Straddle Blue

FIELD OF VIEW & LASER OPTIONS

Field of View Options

The TS800 comes in 3 different fields-of-view (or scan width).

FOV Option Field-of-View Resolution Depth-of-Focus Depth Accuracy
-F08 0.5” (13mm) 0.0004” (10µm) ±0.13” (±3mm) +/-0.00025 (6µm)
-F16 1.0” (25mm) 0.0008” (20µm) ±0.25” (±6mm) +/-0.0004 (10µm)
-F32 2.0” (51mm) 0.0016” (41µm) ±0.50” (±13mm) +/-0.001 (25µm)

Scanning Technology

TS800 Sensor models are available with Single Stripe Scanning technology and red or blue lasers. Learn more about how LaserGauge® scanning works.

Blue Laser Technology

Blue laser technology works accurately on all kinds of surfaces including painted, unpainted, translucent, transparent, some plastic, composite, and shiny.

Laser Safety Warning Labels

VIRTUAL GAUGES

Virtual Gauges that come with the TS800

"Virtual Gauges" are the mathematical algorithms used to process a scan and extract measurements from it. The following Virtual Gauges are provided as a part of the preloaded configuration for the TS800:

  • Step/Angle
  • Fasteners
  • Pits, dents, gouges
  • Scratches
  • Butt Weld

Configuration Software for LG Controller or PC

A powerful, Windows™ based software program, LGCommander, is used to configure the sensor and run the algorithm. Optionally, the TS800 sensor can be operated with with an LG5000 or LG7000 controller. With either option, scans are displayed in real time and can be saved automatically. Setups, user rights and operational preferences can be safeguarded under passwords, and certification of the gauge for a specific application can be managed through the software.
LGCommander Screen on Laptop
Display Screen on Controller

Measurement output includes numerical and graphical displays as well as auditory feedback

DISPLAY OUTPUT

Numerical and graphical results are displayed and can indicate in- or out-of-spec conditions. Operation feedback is provided to assist the operator in obtain the best measurements.

AUDITORY OUTPUT

A variable volume speaker will sound different tones to indicate in- or out-of-spec measurements and errors or misreads.

DATA OUTPUT

All processed scans and the extracted measurements are automatically saved to the sensor memory for later retrieval. When the sensor is plugged into a PC it will map the data memory as a drive, much like a USB memory stick so that retrieving files is fast and easy.

SPECIFICATIONS

TS800 USB Sensor specifications

  • Size:
    1.8” (w) x 2.6” (h) x 6.5” (l)
  • Weight:
    6.5 oz.
  • Display :
    No built in display - connects to laptop or LGCommander via USB 2.0
  • Scan Type:
    Single Stripe Laser
  • Laser Color:
    Red or Blue
  • User Input:
    3 pitch/yaw feedback LED’s
  • Communications:
    Cable - USB 2.0A to Mini 5-Pin USB, 6’
  • Shock Protection :
    Cast urethane housing
  • Environment :
    0° – 70°­ C
  • PC Software Interface:
    LGCommander, Windows™ compatible

ACCESSORIES

TS800 USB Single Stripe Sensor comes standard with the following:

  • Sensor with standard sets of standoffs
  • 1ea 6’ USB 2.0A to 5-pin mini B
  • 1ea hard copy user manual
  • CD containing LGCommander software
  • Any optional items purchased
  • Hard shell Pelican Case
  • 1yr warranty on hardware and software

Optional Accessories

  • LG5000 or LG7000 controller
  • Multiple type standoffs (dependent on application)
  • Certified Calibration Check Block

Included Software

MICHIGAN

ALABAMA

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