Optical Scanner accelerates detailed 3D data acquisition.

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Combining Hi-Res digital imaging with blue light LED illumination, BLAZE 600M provides actionable data for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering without requiring surface treatment of metallic, plastic, or composite parts. This flexible, manually operated, non-contact, multifunctional scanner is not sensitive to industrial and ambient light sources or indirect daylight nor vibration caused by heavy machinery processes in industrial environments.

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Launches New BLAZE 600M Optical Scanner

Blue Light Portable Inspection Solution Provides Application Versatility for Shop Floor Measurement

North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced the unveiling of the BLAZE 600M, a new non-contact optical measurement solution based on Hexagon’s proven scanner technology. BLAZE 600M is a flexible, manually-operated system that provides ultra-rapid 3D data acquisition, a high level of accuracy, and actionable data for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering. From inspecting automotive bodies-in-white to stamped parts, this seamless, multi-functional scanner offers greater application versatility for the busy shop floor metrologist performing many tasks such as dimensional inspection or root cause analysis.

With minimal preparation, BLAZE 600M performs feature and surface measurements of parts and assemblies in various sizes with detail and precision. The scanner combines high-resolution digital imaging with blue light LED illumination, and does not require surface treatment of metallic, plastic and composite parts. The system is not sensitive to industrial and ambient light sources, as well as indirect daylight. Designed for operation in industrial environments, vibration due to heavy machinery processes (stamping presses, CNC, robotics etc.) has a negligible impact on measurement results due to the scanner's fast data capture rate. The highly-portable BLAZE 600M is an all-in-one unit that fits in a single box.

“The new technologies incorporated into BLAZE 600M transforms our optical inspection portfolio to a new level of blazing speed and versatile performance,” explains Amir Grinboim, White Light and Automation Manager, North America , Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The most accurate solution in our 3D optical scanning portfolio, BLAZE 600M is also the most configurable with its easy setup and adaptability to different part types and applications in aerospace, automotive and general engineering. The shop floor readiness of this scanner is underscored by its speed, flexibility, and accuracy to improve productivity on the shop floor."

The BLAZE 600M system is available in two projection configurations, enabling users to optimize the system for tasks such as routine dimensional control operations or measurement of workpieces with complex features or  challenging material types. Operators can also directly switch between various surface data acquisition modes to ensure the best possible results for each specific job.

BLAZE 600M is now available to order worldwide. More product information is available through local Hexagon commercial operations and dealers.

About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

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