CMM features portable design.

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Available in 8, 10, and 12 ft configurations weighing 8-10 lb, STINGER IIi integrates Infinite Rotation of principle axes to enable inspection of hard-to-reach areas of part, and Zero-G(TM) Counterbalance system that offsets weight of arm and probe for ease of operation and one-handed execution. CMM comes with quick-change probes and NIST-traceable calibrated length standard for field calibration, which allows operator to verify system performance to meet ISO requirements.



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ROMER Introduces STINGER IIi Portable CMM



Affordable CMM Features Patented Infinite Rotation and New Zero-G(TM) Counterbalance System

Wixom, MI - November 7, 2006 - ROMER Inc. announced today the release of its STINGER IIi portable CMM, the company's latest offering for engineers and manufacturers who require powerful inspection and reverse-engineering coordinate measurement capabilities. The STINGER IIi is an affordable, lightweight CMM with high-end features such as ROMER's patented Infinite Rotation, a new Zero-G Counterbalance System, and "intelligent" quick-change probes. The ROMER mobile measurement product line is used worldwide by the automotive, aerospace, heavy machinery, and general engineering industries.

The STINGER IIi integrates ROMER's patented Infinite Rotation of principle axes to enable unfettered inspection of hard-to-reach areas of a part. The product also includes the new Zero-G(TM) Counterbalance system that significantly reduces operator fatigue. This feature effectively offsets the weight of the arm and probe for ease of operation and one-handed execution.

"With the introduction of the STINGER IIi, we now offer a full range of CMMs to meet the precision needs and budgets of our customer base. This new product is our mid-level offering between our entry-level STINGER II and our top-of-the line INFINITE arm series," states Tom Moran, President of ROMER, Inc. "The STINGER IIi is a highly versatile arm that delivers state-of-the-art features for unlimited inspection and measurement uses."

The mobile CMM also comes with "intelligent" quick-change probes that eliminate the need for tools or re-calibration. The system automatically recognizes and compensates for the type of probe installed by the operator. ROMER is the only metrology company to provide a NIST-traceable calibrated length standard with its arms for field calibration. This capability allows an operator to easily verify and document system performance to meet ISO requirements.

The STINGER's ultra-portable design weighs in at 3.6 to 4.5 kg (8 to 10 lbs.), which allows the arm to be moved easily throughout a job site. Although lightweight, the product's carbon fiber composite arm tubes are far stronger than steel and dimensionally stable regardless of temperature. The STINGER IIi is currently available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot configurations.

About ROMER Inc.
ROMER Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, markets and manufactures high accuracy 3D coordinate measurement systems for the industrial marketplace. Since 1973, the company has provided innovative and dependable portable metrology solutions for aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, and general engineering industries. ROMER's corporate headquarters is located at the Hexagon Metrology Precision Center in Wixom, Michigan. The company provides contract inspection, customer support, technical services and product training at this facility. For more information about ROMER products and services, visit their web site at www.romer.com, call toll-free 800-218-7125, or email: sales@romer.com.

About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology serves the high precision measurement and inspection needs of Worldwide manufacturers with its extensive line of metrology hardware, software, accessories, and customer services. The company's name-brand portfolio of quality assurance products include Brown & Sharpe, Leica Geosystems, ROMER, Sheffield, PC-DMIS, DEA, Leitz, and TESA. Hexagon Metrology has an unrivaled installed base of more than 1.5 million handheld, stationary and portable measurement devices, and over 25,000 seats of PC-DMIS metrology software. The company is a subsidiary of Hexagon Measurement Technologies, a business unit of Hexagon AB (Nacka Strand, Sweden), a publicly-traded company (Stockholmsborsen: HEXA B). The Hexagon group consists of nearly 7,800 employees located in 30 countries. Call 1-800-426-1066 or visit www.hexagonmetrology.us for more information about Hexagon Metrology North America and its trusted brands.

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