March 20, 2014
Hexagon Metrology has introduced 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions (360° SIMS), a new line of measurement systems that can be integrated into automotive production lines for use during launch, ramp-up, and ongoing production. They enable full surface inspection and critical features measurement of up to 100 percent of the produced car bodies, parts, and subassemblies within production cycle time.
The measurement systems are compatible with commonly used industrial robots, PLCs, automation devices, and safety equipment. Cell configurations include inline, near-the-line, and offline options. Other options include a patent-pending alignment and measuring device for large objects, software tools for large data set visualization and analysis, and fixed optical sensors for complementing measurement tasks.