New User Experience Features on 4.5.4 SF Help Boost Manufacturing Productivity
Feb 25, 2015 --
Hexagon Metrology today announced its 4.5.4 SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM) has been updated with new advancements to further enhance the user experience. The company’s most popular shop-floor CMM now includes integrated workspace LED lighting to assist the operator in poor lighting conditions. The bolt-hole pattern in the CMM's granite base has been revised to accommodate a 300mm kinematic plate for repeatable dedicated fixturing. Granite etching now defines the measurement envelope in the x- and y-axes. Optional programmable status lighting on the z-axis signals the machine’s progress in the measurement routine. Convenient power switches are located on the front of the machine to add ease-of-use simplicity. An integrated monitor and keyboard arm are available to replace the workstation upgrade option, adding increased flexibility for the operator while minimizing footprint on the shop floor. Many of these features were first introduced on the larger 7.10.7 SF shop-floor CMM.
This record-breaking measurement solution is the fastest selling product in Hexagon Metrology’s history. Known for its economical portability and small footprint, the 4.5.4 SF CMM can fit through a standard size door and go anywhere dimensional inspection is needed. The 4.5.4 SF also uses standard 110/220 volt outlets with no need for shop air. Other features such as advanced thermal isolation, temperature compensation, and covered bearing ways contribute to the CMM’s overall durability in rugged shop-floor environments.
“The 4.5.4 SF has been very popular with our customers, providing solutions for high quality and low cost shop-floor dimensional measurement operations,” states Eric Bennett, Hexagon Metrology’s CMM Product Manager. “The next generation 4.5.4 SF builds on that success by adding many of the user experience items first introduced on the 7.10.7 SF. We expect these additional features to greatly enhance our customers’ manufacturing productivity.”
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). 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.
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