WBX Scanner Assembly

This section explains the techniques for setting up and using the Cyberware Whole Body X Color 3D Digitizer to digitize objects. Common applications include computer-aided design, object analysis, and anthropometrics.

Platform Placement

Please read the Site Preparation section of the Digitizer Operating Manual and the Platform Placement section of the user guide before performing this assembly.

For a Whole Body Color X 3D Scanner (Model WBX), you must complete the software installation procedure for USB-based scanners before continuing.

The Whole Body X platform is rectangular in shape, with the digitizer heads mounted on vertical arms. Fully assembled, it weighs approximately 300 Kg (661 lbs). For more information, please consult the Site Preparation section of this user guide.

WARNING:

Many of the parts are very heavy and very sensitive; care and proper equipment should be used to put them in place. Many of the parts contain either carefully aligned or sensitive electronic assemblies. Take extreme caution not to damage or jar the systems. It is required that, at least, 4 able-bodied persons are available to assemble this platform effectively.

Always lift carefully using proper lifting techniques. Improper lifting without qualified help may result in serious injury.

Cyberware recommends that you keep ALL of the shipping boxes and packing materials that came with the scanner. These are useful if you should wish to move the system or store the system for an extended period of time.

Required Parts:

Refer to the WBX Scanner Parts List for a complete breakdown of the required components.

Required Tools

See the WBX Scanner Parts List for a complete list of tools that are required to assemble a Cyberware Whole Body X Color 3D Scanner (Model WBX). All required tools are included in the scanner's toolbox.

Procedure

  1. Install the scanning software. (Opens in a new window/tab).
  2. Move all crates to the setup location.
  3. Remove the top from the shipping crate and set it aside.
  4. Unpack the contents of the shipping crate.
  5. WARNING:

    COUNTERWEIGHTS

    The two towers of the scanner assembly contain heavy counterweights. The weights are at the bottom end of the tower (the motor end). During shipping the weights are pinned in place with long rods. Those rods should be removed when the towers are unpacked.

    While moving the towers BE AWARE AT ALL TIMES of the counterweight. If the tower is tilted more than 15 degrees, the weights may begin to slide, and if allowed to pick up speed they will cause considerable damage. Carry the towers level or with the motor end slightly lower than the other end.

  6. Place the main truss in the center of the assembly area.
  7. Locate the two (2) platform legs.
  8. Move the platform legs near to the brackets on the main truss.
  9. Raise the "leg end" (the end of the main truss that the platform legs attach to) of the main truss using a 2" × 4" board or some other pieces of wood.
  10. Align the legs to the main truss using the eight (8) taper pins.
  11. NOTE:

    PROPER TAPER PIN ALIGNMENT

    The metal parts of the scanner are aligned to factory calibration by using tapered pins in tapered holes. A tapered pin is a section of a very long cone. The pin fits tightly into two holes that have been reamed with a reamer that has the same conical characteristics as the pins. When installed correctly, there is only one perfect alignment. When taper pins are used in pairs, two pieces of metal can be matched to the exact same position time and time again.

    Correct installation of a pin requires first drawing the two pieces of metal together until they are very close to one another, but can still move independent of one another. The bolts should be installed and tightened until the metal surfaces are touching; the tapered holes should be visually aligned. The pins should be pressed in by hand, lightly wiggling the two surfaces until the pin seats. The bolts should be tightened to snug, and the pins tapped lightly with a wrench or light hammer. Finally, the bolts should be tightened all the way.

    [Taper Pin] [Taper Pin]
    Incorrect

    Flange is bent away from tower

    Correct

    Flange is pulled so it is very close to tower, but not tight.

    Alignment can deteriorate if the pins are misused. Hammering the pins too hard or using too much leverage against a pin will damage both the pin and the tapered hole. Be careful not to damage the mating surface of the pin when removing it with a vice grip.

  12. Attach the platform legs to the main truss using eight (8) ½" × 13, 5½" bolts, lock washers, and flat washers for each leg. This procedure requires a ½" wrench and a ½" socket and socket wrench.
  13. Remove the support from the "leg end" of the truss.
  14. Move the assembled truss and legs into the final position in the room.
  15. Locate the 180mm × 90mm × 90mm (7" × 3.5" × 3.5") assembly block in the toolbox.
  16. Set the block on the frame near the tower 1 (t1) support flange.
  17. Place a piece of cardboard or cloth on the tower 0 (t0) support flange to protect the paint.
  18. Place the required tools, taper pins, bolts, washers and nuts near to the mounting bracket for tower 1 (t1).
  19. Place the top of tower 1 on the main truss at the tower 0 end and on the block at the tower 1 end so that the upper inside hole of the tower mount is aligned with the matching hole in the main truss flange.
  20. WARNING:
    Do not hold or lift the vertical towers using the scanhead arm support bracket. Use only the black painted surfaces of the towers or the rubberized handles.
  21. Push the 6" screwdriver through the aligned holes to provide a pivot point to raise the tower. Ensure that the counterweight is at the bottom of the tower before lifting it.
  22. NOTE:
    We use a screwdriver instead of one of the mounting bolts because the screwdriver has a much smaller diameter than the bolt. The tower needs to be raised slightly as the leading edge passes over the main truss; the bolt will not allow enough lift. The tower will slightly scrape on the frame as it approaches an upright position.
  23. Remove the support block and pivot tower 1 into an upright position.
  24. Secure the tower using three (3) bolts, three (3) flat washers, three (3) lock washer and three (3) nuts. Thread the nuts to the bolt, but do not tighten them.
  25. Remove the screwdriver from the pivot hole, then add the fourth bolt, flat washer, lock washer and nut.
  26. Align one of the taper pin holes and insert a taper pin. Wiggle the tower carefully to align and pin the remaining three (3) holes.
  27. Gently tap the taper pins into place, then tighten the four (4) bolts.
  28. Place the required tools, taper pins, bolts, washers and nuts near to the mounting bracket for tower 0 (t0).
  29. NOTE:

    Tower 0 Notes

    The tower can be mounted from either side; however we recommend that tower 0 be mounted from the leg 0 side. If this is not possible, due to the room configuration, then consult the instructions to mount the tower from the leg 1 side. Tower 0 mounts to the main truss in a similar manner to tower 1 with these additional cautions:

    1. If tower 0 is raised or lowered over the leg 0 side, care must be taken not to bind the motor mounting bolts on the mounting flange of the main truss.
    2. Because Tower 0 pivots on the same axis as the motor, the weight of the motor tends to cause the assembly to roll as the tower is being erected. Countering the inherent roll while placing the tower makes this tower more difficult to assemble.
  30. Locate the 180mm × 90mm × 90mm (7" × 3.5" × 3.5") assembly block (used while erecting tower 1).
  31. Set the support block on leg 0 near to the main truss mounting flange.
  32. Place tower 0 on the support block so that the upper inside hole of the tower mount is aligned with the matching hole in the main truss flange.
  33. WARNING:
    Do not hold or lift the vertical towers using the scanhead arm support bracket. Use only the black painted surfaces of the towers or the rubberized handles.
  34. Push the 6" screwdriver through the aligned holes to provide a pivot point to raise the tower. Ensure that the counterweight is at the bottom of the tower before lifting it.
  35. NOTE:
    We use a screwdriver instead of one of the mounting bolts because the screwdriver has a much smaller diameter than the bolt. The tower needs to be raised slightly as the leading edge passes over the main truss; the bolt will not allow enough lift. The tower will slightly scrape on the frame as it approaches an upright position.
  36. Remove the support block and pivot tower 0 into an upright position, being very careful to not disturb the motor mounting bolts.
  37. Secure the tower using three (3) bolts, three (3) flat washers, three (3) lock washer and three (3) nuts. Thread the nuts to the bolt, but do not tighten them.
  38. Remove the screwdriver from the pivot hole, then add the fourth bolt, flat washer, lock washer and nut.
  39. Align one of the taper pin holes and insert a taper pin. Wiggle the tower carefully to align and pin the remaining three (3) holes.
  40. Gently tap the taper pins into place, then tighten the four (4) bolts.
  41. Place the required tools, screws and washers near to the carriage on tower 0.
  42. Draw the motion carriage on tower 0 towards the floor by carefully tugging on the belt that is attached to it. There is a 30-pound counterweight attached to the carriage, so exercise extreme care to not release the belt or allow it to run free. Bring the carriage to a distance of 1 meter (3') above the floor.
  43. Use the clamps to pinch the belt on tower 0 together, in order to provide enough friction to hold the counterweight. Slip the belt on itself slightly to insure the teeth "lock" into one another.
  44. Move arm 0/1 to tower 0.
  45. CAUTION:
    1. The lifting of the arm to the motion carriage AND the alignment of the guide pins and sockets must be well coordinated. If an installer on one end of the arm gets his/her side too high, the installer on the opposite end of the arm must then lift against the carriage to try to get his/her side to approach the correct contact. This situation may cause the belt to slip, resulting in the carriage rising unexpectedly and dangerously.
    2. The screws that secure the arm to the motion carriage should always be installed by hand. Do not use a wrench until the surfaces are completely mated. We have seen situations where it was obvious that the installer used the wrench to "pull" the arm up towards the motion carriage. In doing so, the installer was not able to see that the screw had cross-threaded in the aluminum threads and was causing damage to those threads.
  46. Identify the guide pins on the bottom of the carriage, and the sockets on the top of the arm.
  47. Carefully lift the arm to the carriage so that the pins and sockets mate.
  48. Screw the M8 × 20 screws into the carriage from the top of the carriage until they are finger tight (do not use a wrench at this point).
  49. Verify that the guide pins and sockets are completely mated, then tighten the assembly.
  50. Place the required tools, screws and washers near to the carriage on tower 1.
  51. Draw the motion carriage on tower 1 towards the floor by carefully tugging on the belt that is attached to it. There is a 30-pound counterweight attached to the carriage, so exercise extreme care to not release the belt or allow it to run free. Bring the carriage to a distance of 1 meter (3') above the floor.
  52. Use the clamps to pinch the belt on tower 1 together, in order to provide enough friction to hold the counterweight. Slip the belt on itself slightly to insure the teeth "lock" into one another.
  53. Move arm 2/3 to tower 1.
  54. CAUTION:
    1. The lifting of the arm to the motion carriage AND the alignment of the guide pins and sockets must be well coordinated. If an installer on one end of the arm gets his/her side too high, the installer on the opposite end of the arm must then lift against the carriage to try to get his/her side to approach the correct contact. This situation may cause the belt to slip, resulting in the carriage rising unexpectedly and dangerously.
    2. The screws that secure the arm to the motion carriage should always be installed by hand. Do not use a wrench until the surfaces are completely mated. We have seen situations where it was obvious that the installer used the wrench to "pull" the arm up towards the motion carriage. In doing so, the installer was not able to see that the screw had cross-threaded in the aluminum threads and was causing damage to those threads.
  55. Identify the guide pins on the bottom of the carriage, and the sockets on the top of the arm.
  56. Carefully lift the arm to the carriage so that the pins and sockets mate.
  57. Screw the M8 × 20 screws into the carriage from the top of the carriage until they are finger tight (do not use a wrench at this point).
  58. Verify that the guide pins and sockets are completely mated, then tighten the assembly.
  59. Level the scanner by raising/lowering the adjustable feet at the tower 1 end of the main truss and at the ends of the legs. The main objective for this step is to guarantee a stable platform and to ensure a solid contact with the floor.
  60. Locate the power supply and set it near the appropriate tower; Tower 0 for WBX serial numbers 6206-6214 or tower 1 for 6215 and higher.
  61. Locate the cabling and lay it out underneath the main truss.
  62. Attach all cables to their respective connectors. See the labels on the cables and on the connectors to ensure that you have the proper connections.
    1. At the power supply, connect the Motor, Encoder, and Home Switch cables. If you are connecting the home switch wire directly to the switch circuit board (earlier models), be careful to pin all six pins with the connector. Be sure the tower 0 cable connectors are connected to the tower 0 connectors on the power supply. Note that all tower 0 connectors are on the row of connectors across the bottom of the power supply, the tower 1 connectors are above them.
    2. Connect the scanhead power cables and USB cables to the power supply. The tower 0 power cable plugs into the bottom row of connectors, the tower 1 connector plugs in above the tower 0 connections.
    3. Clip the two harnesses hanging from the carriage into the clips on the back of the arm. They are marked as to which scanhead they lead to:
      1. Camera Power Connectors: These connectors are built so that the locking ramp on the cable connector engages underneath the long black fingers on the board connector. Be sure the cable connector covers all six pins on the board connector. It is easy to mispin this connector, double check each one.
      2. USB Connectors: Plug the appropriate USB connectors into the mating connectors in the scanhead. Note that one head on the scanhead/arm assembly has two USB cables, the other scanhead has only one.
    4. Measure the line voltage in the outlet that you will be using. The scanner requires a constant and reliable line voltage for continuous and predictable operation.
    5. Once you have located a stable electrical circuit, plug the AC cord into the front panel of the power supply. Do not connect the USB cable to the workstation until the CyScan software is installed.
    6. Connect the AC cord to a rugged surge protector or uninterrupted power supply, then into the wall receptacle.
    7. Turn the power supply on and check that the red LEDs on the scanhead electronics are on.
      1. If none of the LEDs are lit, one of the scanhead power cables is mis-pinned. Recheck the connections, then repeat this step.
      2. If the LEDs are lit, proceed to the next step.
    8. Turn the power off at the scanner's power supply.
    9. Connect the USB cable from the scanner's power supply to an open USB port at the PC.
  63. Turn the power on at the scanner's power supply.
  64. Complete the instructions in this section of the installation instructions. This procedure deals with the installation of the scanner drivers using Windows' Found New Hardware Wizard. Please note the this procedure must be completed according to the instructions or the scanner may not be recognized by the operating system.
  65. Launch the scanning software. You should see a window similar to the following:
  66. [CyScan]
    CyScan
  67. Reset the scanner's motion system by selecting Scanner | Home.
  68. [Scanner Menu]
    Scanner Menu
  69. Once the home routine completes, take a a test scan. Confirm data from all scanheads.
    1. If the scan data is not acceptable, contact Cyberware Support for assistance. Do not continue with this installation until instructed to do so by a Cyberware technician.
    2. If the scan data is good, then proceed to set up the enclosure (if included).