Rugged coordinate measuring machine designed to excel in harsh conditions
Hexagon Metrology today announced the launch of the 7.10.7 SF, a new generation of shop-floor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) specially designed to excel in harsh industrial environments. The new product line introduces significant advancements based on decades of experience, the implementation of thousands of shop-floor machines, and the support of those CMMs in the field worldwide. The 7.10.7 SF offers distinctive usability enhancements aimed at making the CMM more convenient and productive for manufacturing operations.
Other user experience improvements include fully-integrated workspace lighting and message lighting. The workspace lighting feature fully illuminates the measurement volume, addressing the concern that a poorly lit measurement volume is a major impediment to productivity. Message lighting on the CMM’s Z-axis cover displays the status of inspection operations on the shop floor, and eliminates the need to ‘babysit’ the CMM. Status lights visually indicate when the inspection process is complete, whether a part passed or failed, or if an unexpected problem occurred during the operation.
PC-DMIS Touch, an optional software feature on the SF series, features an intuitive touch-screen interface that expedites measurement tasks and creates, selects and launches inspection programs. Shop-floor personnel do not require CMM expertise to inspect parts using PC-DMIS, the world’s most popular metrology software. With a few selections on the touchscreen, PC-DMIS Touch graphically guides users through part setup and measurement, and then produces concise, meaningful reports for immediate action. The 7.10.7 SF and PC-DMIS Touch create an attractive alternative to functional gauging on the shop floor.
The 7.10.7 SF is immediately available in the EMEA region from Hexagon Metrology’s commercial operations.