Quality starts with a Q. ATOS Q.

The New ATOS Compact Class



ATOS Q is reliable and versatile and therefore perfectly suited for complex measurement and inspection tasks. The compact system meets high metrological demands.



The Product Management division is headed up by Dr. Jan Thesing. In the interview, he describes important features of the ATOS Q sensor and explains why using ATOS Q is profitable.

Reliable – a real ATOS sensor

In almost all industries, ATOS sensors have established themselves as optical 3D measuring systems. Their success is based on precise optoelectronics, robust sensor design and powerful software. ATOS Q takes this success story further: The sensor perfects the triad of design, technology and performance. The result: a versatile and compact system with real ATOS DNA.

ATOS design

ATOS Q is specifically developed for industry use and delivers fully traceable measurement results—even under harsh conditions. The optical and electronic systems of the robust, optical 3D sensor are dustproof and splashproof, making all ATOS Q sensors ideally suited for the move from the measuring room to the shop floor. Users will appreciate the ATOS Q sensor because of its simple and convenient operation.

ATOS technology

ATOS Q captures quality information quickly and with a high degree of detail, providing a reliable basis to easily interpret this information. Its Triple Scan Principle offers advantages for measuring reflective surfaces and objects with indentations. The Blue Light Equalizer increases the brightness of the light source and transfers uniform, speckle-free light to the projection unit.

ATOS performance

Thanks to the Blue Light Equalizer and fast data processing, ATOS Q impresses with an outstanding performance. The Blue Light Equalizer enables high-speed fringe projection and is so powerful that even on uncooperative surfaces short measuring times can be achieved. Industrial ports with fiber optic cables and robust plug-in connections allow for high data throughput.

Blue Light Technology

Precise fringe patterns are projected onto the surface of the object and are captured by two cameras based on the stereo camera principle. GOM’s projection technology works with narrow-band blue light, which means that interfering ambient light can be filtered out during image acquisition.

Versatile – ATOS Q rises to the challenge

The compact ATOS Q sensor is very versatile. It solves complex measurement and inspection tasks in manual, semiautomated or fully automated operation on the GOM ScanCobot and in the ATOS ScanBox 4105.

One series, two versions

ATOS Q is available in the 12M and 8M versions. The sensors capture up to 2 × 12 million or 2 × 8 million coordinate points during scanning. The precision, the resolution and the measuring area size can be freely defined.


Light sourceLEDLED
Points per scan8 million12 million
Measuring area [mm²] 100 × 70 – 500 × 370 100 × 70 – 500 × 370
Point distance [mm]0.04 – 0.150.03 – 0.12
Working distance [mm]490490
Weightapprox. 4 kgapprox. 4 kg
Dimensionsapprox. 340 mm x 240 mm x 83 mmapprox. 340 mm x 240 mm x 83 mm
Cable length10 m fiber optic cable10 m fiber optic cable
Operating systemWindows 10Windows 10
Measuring volumes100, 170, 270, 350, 500100, 170, 270, 350, 500

ATOS Q is shaping quality

ATOS Q is designed as a flexible 3D scanner for complex measurement and inspection tasks in different industries. Interchangeable lenses ensure high-precision measurements of small to medium-sized parts. Changing from the smallest to the largest measuring volume is easy thanks to the fixed camera position.

Quality assurance of additively manufactured parts

Accelerating the product development and launch phase

Quality assurance of plastic parts

Speeding up all phases in injection molding, blow molding and thermoforming processes

Quality assurance of cast parts

Optimizing sand casting, pressure die casting and investment casting processes

Quality assurance of sheet metal parts

Optimizing metal forming (punching, bending, drawing and pressing) process chains

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