Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the latest evolution of its GLOBAL S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) series, customisable for specific inspection work and changing manufacturing objectives. The new CMM platform features four capability packages focused on customer productivity drivers: Throughput, Precision, Multi-Purpose and Shop-Floor.
Built on Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) concept, the GLOBAL S utilises Hexagon’s smart technologies and sensor configurations to streamline the creation, execution and analysis of measurement routines. The EPS concept presents users with software and probe choices catering to their unique applications, as well as machine options such as the vibration-reduction system Compass, which enhances machine scanning throughput and performance, the PULSE environmental monitoring tool and machine messaging lights for highly visible notifications. The GLOBAL S’s next-generation capabilities are conveyed in the machine’s modern design by Pininfarina, a renowned international design firm.
The GLOBAL S Throughput capability package benefits mass production manufacturers that require reduced measuring cycle times to increase production volume. The Precision capability package caters to users who need confidence when measuring parts with tight tolerances and complex geometries. The Multi-Purpose capability package is a flexible solution for manufacturers measuring a variety of materials with different features and surface characteristics. Shop-Floor, the fourth GLOBAL S capability package, offers a solution for customers who need to integrate measurements on the production floor, enabling process optimisation. This package can also support fully-automated shop-floor measurement. In addition, the GLOBAL S line offers three productivity levels – Green, Blue and Chrome – to suit any application and budget requirements.
“Today’s manufacturers face their own unique and constantly evolving production challenges, from increased output to higher-quality parts. The new GLOBAL S series answers the call for customisable, targeted CMM solutions addressing the factors that drive productivity for each individual manufacturer today and continue to adapt to the measurement and inspection challenges of tomorrow. GLOBAL S delivers the flexibility needed for changing applications and, at the same time, optimises the customer’s ability to leverage actionable quality information across the manufacturing process,” says Ingo Lindner, Global Product Line Manager for Bridge CMMs at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.
GLOBAL S comes equipped with PC-DMIS or QUINDOS measuring software depending on the choice of capability package. Other options include Q-DAS statistical process analysis (SPC) software and the HxGN SMART Quality data and resource management system.
GLOBAL S CMMs are available to order in North America only today. Full details are available from local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence commercial operations and dealers.
Source:Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
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