Panasonic Laser Probe for ABL



  • I was looking for probes for ABL and found out Panasonic has a laser probe lineup. It seemed like it can probe on any surface and also have exact distance output. In theory, it can be set up like Markforged and also check the part. It would be really cool if it can directly scan the bed instead of probing individual points.
    I am wondering if anybody had tried it before or works in the industry and have some experience with these laser probes. They are expensive ($300+ on Digikey and $200+ on Alibaba) but if it can reliably probe the bed and part I think it is worth it.
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    The HG-C1030 looks possible, although at 44mm wide it's not small. The others don't have sufficient repeatability.



  • I used some siemens and bosch laser meters in glass factory. They are mostly used to find begining/end and also to check if maybe it deformed but it's .1mm resolution with 2 count error so +-0.1mm. Output is serial, 0-10V and 2-20mA. With that resolution+error IMO it's not very useful for bed leveling... and prices are 2-300eur + vat so really not worth exploring.



  • Thanks for the info! I also asked a reseller of these probes and they say this type doesn't work on transparent objects. So I guess there isn't one probe that can tick all the boxes.



  • @Ray11 said in Panasonic Laser Probe for ABL:

    they say this type doesn't work on transparent objects. So I guess there isn't one probe that can tick all the boxes.

    the one we use for glass work on transparent objects (well, you can hardly get more transparent than clear glass 😄 ) but considering price I really don't see the point


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