The TrackScan-P series is ideal for scanning objects the size of small engines and sculptures to large turbines and ship propellers.
No, the TrackScan-P series scanners do not need markers to scan objects. The system has two components; the tracker and the scanner. The system works by having the tracker – which is usually mounted on a tripod – to track the scanner in the global space. The tracker acquires the position of the scanner by tracking the unique pattern of the anti-dust and fog markers on the scanner unit.
The main differences between the two scanners are the use of markers while scanning and the volume size that can be scanned.
The TrackScan-P does not require markers for scanning while the KSCAN-Magic does. The TrackScan-P also allows for a larger volume size in scanning with the ability to increase the volume size by moving the tracker to different positions around the object.
For scanning very large areas, the TrackScan-P is paired with the MSCAN-L15 photogrammetry system to avoid any loss in volumetric accuracy.
The T-Probe works in a similar way to the scanner unit. The T-Probe has markers on its body in a unique pattern which the tracker can use to track it in global space. The algorithm in the software can then calculate and capture the coordinate at the tip of the probe.