About Artec Ray

About This Manual

This manual will show you how to get started with Artec Ray, prepare objects and scan them. Use the left panel to get an overview of the entire manual, or consult the Index page to find references for various topics. Also review the terms we use throughout.

About Ray

Artec Ray is a long-range 3D scanner that uses laser technology to produce high-resolution point cloud data. This data can be used to create precise geometric models of three-dimensional objects. Artec Ray combines high accuracy and top performance, and it is suitable for large variety of applications, ranging from reproducing art objects to reverse-engineering and product inspection for quality control purposes.

Being completely autonomous, the scanner is controlled over Wi-Fi and powered by battery.


Table 3 General specifications.



Distance range, m


Angular uncertainty (arc sec)


Range noise, mm

90% reflectivity 0.12 at 15 m

Range noise, mm

10% reflectivity 0.3 at 15 m

Ranging error, mm

<0.7 at 15 m

Tripod mount screw size


Texture camera resolution

5 MP

Appearance and Structure

  1. Top LED indicators (buttons)

  2. Texture cameras

  3. Carrying handle

  4. Rotating mirror

  5. USB port

  6. Base platform indicator

  7. Power port

  8. Base platform with tripod mount hole

  9. Body sidelight

  10. Battery

  11. MicroSD card

  12. Door

  13. Wi-Fi/Autonomous mode indicator

  14. Power switch


Ray has several LED indicators which are located in the different parts of the scanner body. If the scanner receives power, almost each indicator is flashing.

Table 4 Ray LED indicators.


Possible statuses

  1. Red top LED indicator (button)

See Table 5.

  1. Green top LED indicator (button)

See Table 5.

  1. Power switch


  1. Wi-Fi/Autonomous mode indicator 2


  1. Body sidelight (2 pcs.)

Blinking amber

  1. Base platform indicator

  1. Blinking cyan if powered;

  2. Solid cyan if turned on.

Table 5 Top LED indicators.



Sound 1

Possible causes

No lights

Both power cable and battery are taken out

top_red_blink top_green_blink

Red and green both blinking

Either power cable or battery is inserted, but the scanner is turned off (power switch is red).

top_red top_green

Red and green both solid

Continuous triple chime only in the case of cause 3

  1. About to boot up;

  2. Controlled via USB (Artec Studio);

  3. Controlled via Wi-Fi or autonomously 2 and microSD card is either full or missing.

top_red top_green_blink

Red solid, green blinking

Booting up

top_none top_green

No red, green solid

Short single chime

Ready to operate

top_none top_green_blink

No red, green blinking

Continuous single chime

Scanning in autonomous mode or via Wi-Fi

top_red_pulse top_green_pulse

Both pulses frequently

Critical error that requires the support-team involvement


Chime availability depends on the specific Ray scanner.


Ray enters this mode after you unplug the power cable and then pull up the power switch. You can recognize this mode by the indicator (Table 4, 4) blinking amber behind the door.

What’s Included

Ray comes with the following items:

Ray scanner


Power supply unit (110/220 VAC In, DC 19-22 V – 4.0 A output)


ScannerPower supply cable


ScannerPC USB cable 3 meters long


AC Power cord


Carry-on case


Lithium-ion battery (Inspired Energy ND2054, 14 V, 49 W), 2 pcs.


Battery charger with power supply and cable


MicroSD card 3 (SDHC) class 10 UHS-1 micro


5/8” → 3/8” adapter bushing

For more information on the delivery package, consult the document.


MicroSD card for Ray might be incompatible with Artec Leo.


To make the most of your Ray, you may purchase either of the items below:

Tripod for mounting scanner


5/8” tripod adapter and plate


Spheres for 3D laser scanning


Checkerboard targets


Shipping case with custom foam lined interior


Tribrach TN2 or TN2 A2-70

Antiglare powder MAGNAFLUX SKD-S2

For more information, consult the FAQ article.