The following section contains important safety information, read it carefully and always adhere to the instructions shown here.
This section defines the hazard symbols shown in this User Guide.
The following information is shown when there is a hazard symbol:
- Type of hazard
Result of hazard
How to avoid the hazard.
|An attention notice indicates a hazard that, if not avoided, could damage or destroy the product or your work.
|A caution notice indicates a hazard that, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
|A warning notice indicates a hazard that, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
General Safety Notices
Always follow these safety instructions when using the NavVis VLX.
The NavVis VLX is intended for professional use only. It should only be used by competent persons. A competent person is one who has been trained in the use of NavVis VLX by NavVis and who is familiar with the contents of this User Guide. Failure to comply with the advice given in this guide violates the safety standards of the intended device usage. NavVis GmbH assumes no liability for failure to comply with this advice.
Laser Safety Information
The NavVis VLX is equipped with Class 1 laser scanners that are safe under all conditions of normal use.
The NavVis VLX laser scanners comply with FDA performance standards for laser products except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
Battery Safety Information
Lithium ion batteries contain a flammable electrolyte and must be handled according to these safety instructions.
Battery and charger safety instructions
For professional use only.
Do not throw or drop, handle with care.
Do not attempt to open, disassemble, or repair.
- Always keep away from water, heat, and fire.
Never leave the charger and batteries unattended during operation/charging.
Do not use or charge a damaged battery.
Battery safety Instructions
Read the battery Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) before use.
Only use the batteries supplied with the device.
Keep batteries out of reach of children and personnel that have not been instructed in the use of high-capacity Lithium-ion batteries!
Only charge the batteries using the supplied charger.
Do not short-circuit.
Do not exceed a maximum discharge current of 10 A.
Store in a dry and fireproof location away from heat.
Do not put the batteries in electrostatic discharge (ESD) bags.
Do not expose to temperatures over 60 °C.
Do not expose the battery to fire! May explode if thrown into the fire!
If electrolyte leakage occurs keep the chemical away from water and fire. Remove contaminated clothing and do not allow contact with skin or eyes. Do not breathe any dust generated. Only handle while wearing personal protective equipment including a face mask, gloves, protective glasses, and long-sleeved working clothes. Clean using an absorbent material and dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
Battery charger safety instructions
Only use with the supplied batteries.
Keep charger out of reach of children and personnel that have not been instructed in the use!
Always ensure adequate air circulation (never cover while in use).
Remove the battery from the charger after the charging process is complete.
Do not use or store the charger in unstable, dusty, or damp environments.
Do not use below -10 °C (14 °F) or above 35 °C (95 °F).
The NavVis VLX is not certified for explosive or hazardous environments. Such hazardous environments can be oil plants, oil refineries, etc., and their description can be called Zone 2. More information on Zone 2 hazardous environments can be found here.
Beware of obstacles at the height of the camera head. If the camera head comes close to a wall, door frame, or other obstacle, the internal collision detection alerts the operator:
If a sensor or critical software component fails, an alert dialog with a stop sign appears. Errors cannot be resolved by the operator while mapping; the map is most likely broken. To address the issue, try these steps:
- Stop mapping and create a new dataset before continuing.
- First aid: If the alert dialog re-appears after stopping and restarting mapping, try either to restart the mapping application or to cold-reboot the system. If the stop sign still appears, contact NavVis technical support.
- Go to the system settings and tap "Show Log" to view live logs. This window shows the system state in more detail.
- Take a screenshot of the system status and send it to NavVis technical support along with the log files (see Log Files) from the affected dataset.