Portable CMM is designed for machine shop use.

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Featuring 1.2 m measuring volume, 6-axis MultiGage is powered by internal battery and used for on-demand 3D measurement/inspection of parts or assemblies on machine tool or anywhere on shop floor. Combination of plug-and-play probes, UI, and automatic generation of detailed measurement reports streamlines operation, while counterweight design eliminates operator fatigue and ensures same accuracy over full range of measurements.



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ROMER Inc. Showcases New-to-Market MultiGage at EASTEC 2008



New Portable CMM Designed for Machine Shop Use

ROMER Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, announced today its new-to-the market ROMER MultiGage will be showcased in Booth #3101 at EASTEC 2008, Eastern States Exposition, in West Springfield, MA, from May 20 - May 22, 2008. Designed exclusively for today's machine shop, the six-axis MultiGage is a portable, precision CMM with a 1.2 m measuring volume.

The new MultiGage is used for 3D dimensional control of molds, parts, tooling, castings, and more. Its quick-mount system allows the CMM to be setup for on-demand measurement and inspection of parts or assemblies on your machine tool or anywhere on the shop floor. ROMER is industry renowned for its line of portable CMMs utilized in over 100 industries including automotive, aerospace, ship/ boat building, and more.

With the MultiGage, a machine shop can streamline their measurement process and replace a variety of handheld tools in the inspection room or out in the shop, such as height gages, dial calipers, bore gages, jo blocks, micrometers, dial indicators and more. The new CMM is easy to install and use, with a very short learning curve for operators. The system's plug-and-play probes and ultra-intuitive software interface add up to no-nonsense operation. Detailed measurement reports are also generated automatically.

"The ROMER MultiGage is the state-of-the-art metrology tool for machine shop owners looking to upgrade their operation with precision dimensional control and inspection. The MultiGage provides the functionality of a 3D height gage, but packs on new features and extremely high accuracies. Measuring features and geometric shapes on parts has never been so easy," states Paul Evans, Product Manager for ROMER, Inc.

Mobile and Easy-to-Operate

The portable MultiGage gives machine shops access to the same functionality typically found in a metrology lab. The MultiGage's longlife, internal battery grants unfettered mobile operation. There is no special installation required onsite. The MultiGage can be mounted directly onto a machine tool, and the user can inspect parts without removal. Operators are not required to have metrology knowledge. After each part inspection, the software program automatically generates detailed measurement reports.

Innovative Counterweight and Wrist Design

The MultiGage's innovative counterweight design eliminates operator fatigue and assures the same high accuracy over the full range of measurements. A new ergonomic wrist with intuitive and easy-to-reach buttons is comfortable to use, and increases operator productivity.

Plug-and-Measure Probes

Using Swiss-made multi-wire connectors from TESA, ROMER's automatic probe recognition feature is now combined with a highly proven, robust kinematic joint connection. MultiGage electronic probes are automatically recognized and identified by the software requiring no recalibration of probes required when changing from probe to probe.

About ROMER

ROMER Inc. designs and manufactures portable coordinate measurement machines for industrial measurement applications in the automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing applications. The company's products are sold in 36 countries worldwide under the ROMER and CimCore brand names. More information can be found at www.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, CogniTens, 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 30,000 seats of PC-DMIS metrology software. More information is at www.HexagonMetrology.us.

The company is a subsidiary of Hexagon Measurement Technologies, a business unit of Hexagon AB (Nacka Strand, Sweden), a publicly-traded company (Stockholm:HEXAB). The Hexagon group consists of nearly 8,200 employees located in 30 countries.

Link to press release:
http://us.romer.com/romer-press-releases/romer-inc-showcases-new-to-mar
ket-multigage-at-eastec-2008

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CONTACT: Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
Marketing Contact:
Bill Fetter
(920) 906-7514
william.fetter@hexagonmetrology.com

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