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Artec Ray is a high-accuracy LIDAR system ideal for capturing large objects or scenes. With the ability to scan up to 110 meters away, this solution gives some of the best results among other long-range laser 3D scanners.

Capture Large Objects In High Resolution and Accuracy

Artec Ray in action

* This is the previous version of Artec Ray. Ray II is the next generation of Artec’s Lidar 3D scanning technology. View here →

Artec Ray is the best-in-class long-range laser 3D scanner for capturing large objects such as wind turbines, ship propellers, airplanes, and buildings.

The system captures 3D scans with submillimeter distance accuracy and superior angular accuracy, empowering you to use the data even for engineering calculations.

Data capture using the Artec Ray is cleaner than that from any other 3D scanner of this type. The noise levels are minimal. Capturing clean raw 3D data speeds up post-processing significantly, making 3D scanning a hassle-free job.

  • Capture data with high precision, minimum noise
  • Ideal for large airplanes, vehicles, wind turbines, pipes, rooms, or buildings
  • Best suited for construction, reverse engineering, and inspection applications

See the Artec Ray in Action

Artec Ray At A Glance

  • Scanning Range
    Scanning Range

    Starting from 2 to 110 meters

  • High-Precision Results

    25 Arcsecs

  • Color

    Scan in full color with 2 x 5 megapixel cameras

  • Speed

    208,000 pts/sec

  • scale
    Weight with Battery

    5.74 kg

How It Works

Artec Ray is a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system. It uses the pulse from a laser to collect measurements in order to create 3D models and scenes of objects, as well as the environment.

Portable and compact, 3D scanning with Artec Ray is easy. Set it up indoors or outdoors. Just place the 3D scanner on a tripod in front of your object and press the button.

The laser beam moves in a vertical plane and scans the space around, managing to create more than 200,000 points every second. The 3D scanner rotates itself in the horizontal plane (360°) and covers 270° vertically.

Artec Ray

Easy 3D Scanning

Whether you are scanning indoors or outdoors, it is very easy to work with the Artec Ray long-distance 3D scanner. One person can control it. It requires a tripod as well as a computer. Within just a few minutes, Artec Ray is able to scan large space. Simply moved over to another spot and capture a scan to get more coverage. Repeat until all the areas are you need are captured.

Why Choose Artec Ray?

Artec Ray scanning distance range

Long-Range 3D Scanning

Artec Ray is capable of scanning over long distances. It’s working range starts from 2 metres and reaches up to 110 metres. To put it into perspective, that is more than the height of Statue of Liberty.

  • Battery Powered 3D Scanning
    Battery Powered 3D Scanning

    A built-in battery lets you scan for up to 4 hours, without a need for a power source nearby. The Artec Ray is a perfect solution for on-site 3D scanning.

  • Control With Your Phone or Tablet
    Control With Your Phone or Tablet

    The Artec Remote app enables you to easily scan all angles of a large object without being tethered to a computer. Available for both iOS and Android, the 3D scanning process can be controlled by any mobile device or tablet via WiFi.

  • Capture High Quality Data
    Capture High Quality Data

    Artec Ray is a fast laser 3D scanner with ultra-high precision to ensure every detail is captured. Get the cleanest 3D data capture for minimum post-processing time.


  • reverse engineering
    Reverse Engineering
  • inspection
  • construction
    Construction (BIM)
  • product design
    Product Design
  • heritage preservation
    Heritage Preservation
  • forensics

Technical Specifications

Range Up to 110 m
Ranging Error <0.7 mm @ 15 m
Angular Accuracy 25 arcseconds
Range Noise, 90% Reflectivity 0.12 mm @ 15 m
Range Noise, 10% Reflectivity 0.3 mm @ 15 m
Color Two fully integrated 5 megapixel cameras
Weight ~ 5 kg
Artec Ray scanning car paired with Artec Leo

Better Together

Pair the Artec Ray with an Artec handheld scanner (Eva, Leo, or Space Spider), to scan difficult to reach areas. Scan the interior of a car or easily add intricate detail to a large-scale 3D model. There are no limits to what you can capture in 3D.

Digital Preservation of the Groussgasmaschinn

Scanning gas engine with Artec Ray and Leo
Gas engine 3d render

Challenge: Scanning the world’s largest blast furnace gas engine

The team at the Luxembourg Science Center wanted to digitially preserve one of Luxembourg’s national monuments called “Groussgasmaschinn” (GGM11). Built in 1938, it’s the world’s largest blast furnace gas engine. The GGM11 is also a very large and complicated object to scan with many cavities and hard-to-reach places.

Solution: Combine the strengths of the Artec Ray and Leo

The size and the complexity of the gas engine was the perfect task for the Artec Ray and the Leo. The Artec Ray was selected as the main scanner for capturing the entire engine, due to its ability to scan large objects from a distance with submillimeter accuracy. The Artec Leo wireless, portable 3D scanner was chosen as a second device, specifically for capturing high levels of detail from the smaller parts and missing, smaller, hard-to-reach sections.

Scanning gas engine
The furnace gas engine measures 26 m (long) x 10.5 m (wide) x 6.5 m (high).
Scanning in detail
While entire scenes were captured with the Artec Ray, details were scanned using the Artec Leo handheld 3D scanner.
Artec Studio
The engine was scanned from 18 different angles with Artec Ray, and these were later combined in Artec Studio with 67 additional detail Leo scans.

Result: Digitally Preserving The Past and Parts Restoration

A full-size, 300-million-polygon 3D model of a national monument is now preserved digitally for future generations to come. Now that a full 3D model of the GGM111 is scanned in detail, it can be used for restoration efforts. The plan is to finish the renovation of the engine by 2027-28. It will become an integral part of the Science Center with interactive stations that visitors can not only see, but interact with as well.

Sample Scans

  • Smart Car
  • Klemm L25d VIIR LX-MA Airplane With Color Texture
  • World’s Largest Blast Furnace Gas Engine
  • Church Façade

Artec Studio for Scan Data Processing

Artec Studio

The Artec Ray 3D laser scanner scans and processes 3D data directly inside the powerful Artec Studio software. Use the wide range of comprehensive tools available for quick and easy data processing to create the most accurate and true-to-form 3D models possible.

3D Natives

“Among the main advantages of the Ray is the use of Artec Studio software, which has been in development for several years and allows for intuitive preparation of scans and processing of scan files.”

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