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July 18, 2014 - With 3 mm dia, measurement range up to 20 mm, acceptance angle of ▒30░, and scanning speed of 1,000 points/sec, HP-O delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, and flank lines as well as other potentially deformable parts withoutáloss of accuracy. Optical measurements can be captured in single point or scanning mode, and repeatability is <0.3 Ám when used with Leitz PMM-C CMM. Scanning technology is not affected by ambient light.

Hexagon Metrology Releases HP-O Optical Measurement Solution


Hexagon Metrology Inc.
250 Circuit Drive
North Kingstown, RI, 02852
USA





Press release date: July 14, 2014

Innovative Non-Contact Scanning Probe Designed for High-Accuracy Applications

North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Metrology today announced the release of the new-to-the-market HP-O non-contact scanning probe for high accuracy measurement and inspection applications. The non-contact probe is an attractive alternative to conventional tactile analog measurement and scanning probes. The innovative device exerts no physical impact on a part, delivering force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles and flank lines, and other potentially deformable parts, without a loss of accuracy. The HP-O probe’s 3mm diameter and measurement range of up to 20mm provide access to points that are not accessible to tactile probes. Optical measurements can be captured in single point or scanning mode.

The HP-O probe delivers superior repeatability of under 0.3 Ám when used with the Leitz PMM-C coordinate measuring machine (CMM) from Hexagon Metrology. Utilized for ultra-high accuracy inspections, HP-O’s scanning technology can be used to inspect metallic or sensitive part surfaces with mirror-like or polished finishes, eliminating the need to spray a part’s surface. With an acceptance angle of ▒30 degrees, the probe can measure difficult-to-access features at a scanning speed of 1,000 points per second for rapid throughput.

“The unique HP-O probe has broken new ground in the marketplace. Historically, tactile analog probing has been the most accurate means of measuring parts, but there are limitations when inspecting sensitive or deformable surfaces. The accuracy and reliability of the new optical measurement solution are comparable to tactile scanning probes without their drawbacks,” said Ingo Lindner, product line manager at Hexagon Metrology. “The HP-O probe is compatible with existing part programs and has flexible configurations to facilitate inspections of even the most complex parts.”

The HP-O’s scanning technology is not affected by ambient light, and is based on frequency-modulated, interferometric optical distance measurement. The probe’s dense data acquisition does not suffer from degradation at higher speeds. The HP-O’s high throughput capability renders it ideal for scanning large parts and parts that are rotationally symmetric. It is multi-sensor compatible in a single part program using a standard tool changer.

About Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.

With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.us.

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B;áwww.hexagon.com). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data. [Learn more at www.hexagon.com.
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