Intelligent Sensor Automation System Launches on Leitz PMM-C Coordinate Measuring Machines
North Kingstown, RI, Mar 14, 2016 - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced new functionality has been added to its SENMATION universal sensor interface for Leitz PMM-C coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). SENMATION deploys the right sensor at the right time on a single CMM to address complex measurement challenges found in industries such as automotive, oil and gas, and energy. The new sensor interface enables the fully-automatic exchange of sensors within part inspection programs and makes programming easier while maximizing machine uptime and productivity. The upgraded version adds the HP-S-X5 HD heavy-duty analogue scanning probe to the SENMATION toolset and its extensive offering of scanning, optical and vision sensors. The HP-S-X5 HD accepts styli of up to 800 mm and 650g for better part accessibility, and will enable SENMATION to handle the PROFILER R tactile roughness sensor in the near future, further extending the functionality of the CMM.
SENMATION is based on a universal sensor switch and intelligent sensor module. Integrated into the CMM quill, SENMATION uses a mechanical loading system to engage the sensor without operator intervention. A built-in probe identification system recognizes the sensor immediately and checks its status, so there is no need to recalibrate between exchanges. The data collected by each sensor resides in the same software file, giving users a comprehensive overview of the workpiece using the best sensor available for every surface and feature.
“SENMATION gives customers real flexibility, enabling them to work with speed and confidence in their results. We are very excited to introduce this outstanding technology on the Leitz PMM-C.” said Lester Glover, Vice President, Key Account Business Development, at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America.
The Leitz PMM-C product line of high-performance CMMs combines ultra-high accuracy with unmatched machine dynamics. The CMMs fast data gathering and advanced high-speed scanning results in extremely short cycle times and high throughput for efficient process control. SENMATION now adds a new level of adaptability to these CMMs.
In addition to the HP-S-X5 HD, SENMATION accepts the motorized indexing probe head HH-AS-2.5 with HP-S-X1 scanning sensor, the HP-S-X5 3D scanning probe, and the PRECITEC LR optical sensor for non-contact measurements on matte, reflective, glass or transparent material. Initially launched on the Leitz PMM-Xi, SENMATION is now also available with new orders of the Leitz PMM-C placed via local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence commercial operations and dealers.
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