Infinity XMS™ System is a 3D laser measuring system for accurately measuring and evaluating vehicle frames after an accident and after repair.
KDI provided engineering and DFM to achieve:
- Critical mounting and alignment of the laser and prism
- Laser beam precisely aligned in X-Y-Z positions to 100 ft. – insuring that the operational accuracy requirement of 30 ft. will be easily met.
- Precise “no flutter” spinning laser
- Designed non-contact transfer of power to the spinning flywheel – via precise air gap transformers
KDI manufactured and assembled
- All of the components of the main system
- 40 accessory parts
When a vehicle is in an accident, the frame must be evaluated to determine whether or not the safety of the vehicle has been compromised. All vehicle frames are built with known precise data points. The Infinity XMS™ System locates where these points are supposed to be and from that reference point the technician can determine if the damage can be repaired or if the vehicle needs to be totaled. The system is also used to determine whether a repaired frame meets OEM standards.
KDI and a local Industrial Design firm worked with Infinity to develop this state-of-the-art system.
KDI’s engineers designed a rotating laser housing and assembly that meets the critical requirements of the application. The laser and a prism must be precisely aligned so that the prism will split the laser beam and triangulate to true position. The laser scanner rotates at a precise speed without flutter due to a drive mechanism that is dynamically balanced. A 2-sided air gap transformer magnetically transfers power to the rotating flywheel. The steel drum and other metal components of the main system as well as 40 accessory parts were manufactured with KDI’s in-house CNC machining capability.
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