Automated measurement can take the uncertainty and headaches out of determining dimensions for machining. There are a lot of different kinds on the market, from the old but good air-gage compressed air measurement to today’s cloud-connected sensors. On. Sept. 14, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced its 360º Flexible Measurement Cell, an automated measurement station that offers three different configurations. It is built using commercial-off-the-shelf work cell systems and Hexagon’s own CoreView intelligent measurement solutions, which organize and return the operational data.
The FMC uses optical measurement, with pattern projection, stereo vision, and 2D and 3D measurement lit by blue high-power LEDs. Depending on the configuration, it can have three separate rotary tables on which manufacturers can simultaneously measure three different components. Its configuration can also be customized for in-line, near-line, or off-line placement, and can be modified for individual part sizes and measurement tasks.
“The 360º FMC automated measurement solution represents a complete synergy of the core strengths of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, and it is leading the way toward the Smart Factory. As manufacturers advance toward Industry 4.0, intelligent, data-driven solutions like the 360º FMC are making the transition easy,” said Jeff Perry, Director of Integrated Solutions at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
Hexagon claims that its machine can be delivered and installed within a week, with minimal tools required for set-up. Additional information, including margins of error and certification requirements, can be found on the product page.
Hexagon is located in North Kingstown, R.I.
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