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White Paper

The Basics of Scanner Field of View and Strategies for Improving It

Steven Lehr
Applications Engineer

You’ve decided your process requires the speed and precision of a galvanometer-based laser scanner and you’re faced with determining which field of view your application will require.

Many questions may come to mind, including:

  • “What is a field of view?”
  • “How will my laser and optical equipment affect my field of view?”
  • “Which strategies exist to increase my scanner’s field of view?”

This white paper will identify the specifications that can influence the scanner’s field of view and also highlight hardware and controller-oriented solutions for improving it.