Safety and Handling Information

Safety Information

It is important to read all the safety information before starting to use your new Leo scanner. If you don’t follow these instructions, damage, injury, or malfunction may happen.

Become familiar with the following safety messaging conventions used throughout this manual.


Warns you about actions that could result in personal injury.


Cautions you about actions that may result in malfunctions or physical damage to Artec Leo scanner.


General important information.

Laser Exposure

Artec Leo scanner is a device that is safe both for an operator and a subject of scanning under conditions of its intended use. In accordance with EN 60825-1:2014, the Artec Leo 3D Scanner is to be classified as a Laser Class 1 product when used as intended.

Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for conformance with IEC 60825-1 Ed. 3., as described in Laser Notice No. 56, dated May 8, 2019.

It is thereby confirmed that Leo is compliant with all the standard safety requirements and is safe for end users. Class 1 laser product means that the device is safe regardless of the distance to the laser aperture.



Avoid looking into the scanner lens from the distance lower than 35 centimeters.

Leo has an additional protection system that halts the laser light if the distance between the device and the object becomes lower than 10 centimeters.


Never attempt to disassemble the scanner. The laser source inside the device can cause eye injury if the device is operated in a disassembled or modified state. Only authorized Artec Europe Sarl personnel can perform service operations.

Wireless Network Usage

Scanner uses radio signals to connect to Wi-Fi networks. You must observe regulations that forbid the use of electronic device in some facilities. Turn off Wi-Fi in the scanner settings to this end.

Electrical Safety

To avoid electrical shock, use Leo in dry environment (see Operating Temperature and Humidity for details).


Never open scanner housing or insert foreign object into its openings.

Power Supply and Cables

  • Use only power adapters and cables intended for Leo scanner and supplied by Artec Europe Sarl.


    Using the DC cables and power adapters intended for Artec Eva or other scanners may lead to malfunction of Leo scanner.

  • Before you plug the power cord into a power outlet, check the connection in the locations:

    • Between Leo and the DC cable

    • Between the power supply and the power cord

  • Protect the cables from being trodden on or being squashed.

  • Protect the openings from foreign objects or dripping liquids.

  • Place power supply unit on a stable surface. A drop or fall could cause damage.

  • Always check all the cables for damages.

Battery Usage

Use only batteries, cables and charging devices intended for Leo and supplied by Artec Europe Sarl.


Do not immerse a battery into fire and do not puncture it.

Avoid discharging scanner battery completely. Watch the battery charge level: the battery icon at the top of the screen shows it.


Never store Leo with a discharged battery. If the scanner is to go unused for long periods, charge the battery at least once every three months.

Handling Information

Artec Leo is an instrument that contains sophisticated optical and computing systems. Handle it with care, avoid jolting and inflicting any impact or pressure on the device.


Always grip the scanner by its handle; use your other hand for extra support when necessary. Gripping only the scanner head or battery housing may lead to device malfunction.


Optical Parts

We strongly advise that you refrain from touching the optical parts of the scanner. Use a blower to remove dust from the lens. If a grease spot adheres to the lens or other optical parts, wipe it with a lens cloth.



Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the lens.

Operating Temperature and Humidity

Artec Leo is designed to function in ambient temperatures between +15°С and +35°С (59°F and 95°F) and humidity of up to 80%. Avoid exposure to condensation.

When you are using the scanner, it is normal for it to get warm. Artec Leo may, however, fail to function if the device can’t regulate its internal temperature. Wait for a few minutes before trying to scan again.

Exposure to Liquid and Dust

Avoid direct exposure to any liquid or dust as it could lead to deterioration in the device’s performance. If your scanner has been exposed to liquid, turn it off and unplug power cable. To dry the device, use soft cloth.


Transportation and Storage

When transporting your Leo, do so only using the hard case. The Artec Leo case has been specially engineered and thoroughly impact tested by Artec Europe Sarl in order to protect the device from any external damage during shipping or transportation.


Leo case has foam sections designed to store scanner’s original and optional accessories. Don’t store any extraneous items in this case. Don’t alter the case or remove any foam sections.

When not using your scanner, please keep it safely stored in the hard case.


Never turn on the scanner while it is stored in the hard case. It may cause overheating.

For cargo shipping, we suggest using the original wooden box your scanner arrived in. Before putting the hard case in the box, ensure all foam sections are correctly installed. Safely store this box for future use; don’t discard it.



When transporting spare batteries for Leo, ensure that you observe regulations of your air or transport carrier.

Disassembling and Repair

Do not try to open the scanner, remove any of its parts or tamper with it any other way. This may lead to malfunction of the device or even cause harm to human health (see Laser Exposure). The only allowed operation for a user is the battery replacement in the battery compartment.

All the maintenance, repair and calibration procedures are only carried out by the manufacturer.

Manufacturer’s Address

Artec Europe Sarl
20 rue des Peupliers
L-2328 Luxembourg


Leo is compliant with the regulations stated in this section.

European Union


Artec Europe Sarl declares that Artec Leo meets the provision of the following Directives:

  • 2014/53/EU The Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

  • 2014/35/EU The Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

  • 2014/30/EU The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)

  • 2011/65/EU The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)

  • 2012/19/EU The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

and complies with the following standards:

  • EN 55032:2015 (CISRP 32)

  • EN 60825-1:2014

  • EN 60950-1:2006+A2:2013

  • EN 61000-4-3:2006+A2:2010

  • EN 62368-1:2014

  • EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2

  • EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1

United States

Federal Communication Commission (FCC)


This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

  • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.


Changes or modifications to this device not authorized by Artec Europe Sarl could void the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.


Use the interface cables sold or provided by Artec for this device. Using other interface cable may exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for conformance with IEC 60825-1 Ed. 3., as described in Laser Notice No. 56, dated May 8, 2019.


Contains IC: 7361A-P2180.

Environmental Disclosures

California Prop 65 Warning — California law requires this warning to be provided to California customers.

Prop 65 Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Disposal Information


The symbol above means that Artec Leo and/or its battery meets the European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. This symbol indicates that when product reaches the end of its life, it should be taken to a collection point designated by local authorities. The separate collection and recycling of your scanner and/or its battery at the time of disposal will help preserve natural resources and ensure it is recycled in a way that protects human health and environment.