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Hexagon Raises the Curtain on CMM Laser Scanning at EASTEC 2021

HP-L-10.10 noncontact laser line scanner takes on broadest scope of CMM inspection tasks with speed, accuracy, flexibility

Published: Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:00

(Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence: North Kingstown, RI) -- Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announces the first exclusive showing of its new genre-busting HP-L 10.10 noncontact laser line scanner in Booth No. 3103 at EASTEC 2021, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts, Oct. 19–21, 2021.

The HP-L-10.10 is the latest addition to Hexagon’s extensive offering of sensor solutions for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) that provide manufacturers with future-ready options for busy shop floors. This cross-platform technology deploys the same ultra high-speed, high-precision, 3D scanning capability found in the latest portable Absolute Arm and Absolute Tracker solutions. The HP-L-10.10 is seven times faster than its predecessor and delivers high-precision scanning currently not present in the CMM marketplace. Additionally, the scanner offers comparable repeatability and performance to tactile measurements executed on the same CMM.

The HP-L-10.10 will be demonstrated on a GLOBAL S, Hexagon’s productivity line of CMMs, along with PC-DMIS inspection software during EASTEC. Through a highly configurable technology platform, GLOBAL S ensures that quality engineers creating measurement routines, operators executing inspections, and quality managers analyzing data all have the technology tools needed to ensure continuous improvement in the production workflow. After the event, attendees can also visit Hexagon’s new Can I Measure It? microsite for resources explaining how measurement challenges are overcome with effective strategies and the best use of CMM and sensor technologies.

In addition, Hexagon will demonstrate a wide range of measurement solutions including SpatialAnalyzer portable metrology software, seven-axis portable Absolute Arms, an Absolute AT960 laser tracker, and an Optiv Performance 322, a customizable benchtop CMM that combines optical and tactile measurement into one system. Attendees will also get a look at the off-the-shelf automatic TEMPO part loading system. This industrial automation technology increases CMM throughput by adding lights-out quality control to the manufacturing shop floor. The TEMPO facilitates autonomous measurement that is free from interruption so manufacturers can maintain output when CMM operators are not unavailable.

Also in the NCSIMUL | Hexagon Booth No. 5358 at EASTEC, a new-to-market release of NCSIMUL will be featured during the trade show. The high-performance G-code certification and optimization software is now available for turning, drilling, 3-to-5 axis milling, multitasking or more complex machining. NCSIMUL is available as a standalone software program and integrates easily with other software via CAD/CAM and tool database interfaces. EASTEC attendees that are CNC programmers can get a close look at the software’s CNC collision detection and cutting tool optimization functionality that will be featured during the show.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous solutions. It is putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. 

Its technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous—ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilize data from design and engineering, production, and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8 billion EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow @HexagonAB.

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