Advanced Design Boosts Accuracy on the Absolute Arm Series
North Kingstown, RI – May 30, 2012 – Hexagon Metrology announced today the North American debut of its new ROMER Absolute Arm series. The new series will be launched at the Hexagon 2012 conference June 4 – 7 in Las Vegas, NV. This premier event is the second such international conference, expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees, which unites users from all Hexagon group companies to learn and share ideas with peers.
The Absolute Arm is already known for its pioneering advancements. The upgraded design innovations increase the accuracy of the portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) by up to 23% compared to previous versions. With point repeatability values from 0.016 mm, the ROMER Absolute Arm is the most accurate portable measuring arm produced by Hexagon Metrology. Other cutting-edge features include SmartLock technology, which securely locks the arm in its rest position using a simple switch at the base. SmartLock enables users to lock the arm in any intermediate position to ease inspections in physically limited areas. The new version also contains an easy-to-access battery pack to minimize downtime required for battery changes. Absolute encoders recognize the position of the arm at all times, effectively eliminating the need for complex homing procedures. Automatic probe recognition allows operators to change probes within seconds without the need for recalibration.. Its optional integrated scanning solution is factory calibrated and certified with the arm and scanner as a complete system.
The ROMER Absolute Arm is available in seven lengths, from 1.5 m to 4.5 m. “The Absolute Arm was already the most accurate arm on the market, but with advancements in design, the new version is even more accurate than before. This pushes the envelope of what is possible with portable measurement technology,” states Eric Hollenbeck, product manager for portable technology at Hexagon Metrology. “The most dramatic improvements will be seen on the larger models including our 4 m and 4.5 m arms – the largest in the industry.” All new orders will be shipped from the state-of-the-art facility in Oceanside, CA with the revised specifications.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER, Sheffield and TESA. Since 1973, ROMER has provided innovative and dependable portable metrology solutions for aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, and general engineering industries. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivalled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services. Learn more at www.HexagonMetrology.us
About Hexagon AB
Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies. Our customers can design, measure and position objects, and process and present data, to stay one step ahead of a changing world. Hexagon's solutions increase productivity, enhance quality and allow for faster, better operational decisions, saving time, money and resources. Hexagon has over 12,500 employees in more than 40 countries and net sales of about 2.2 billion Euro. Our products are used in a broad range of industries including surveying, power and energy, aerospace and defense, safety and security, construction and manufacturing. Learn more at www.hexagon.com.
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