HEXAGON METROLOGY introduced a new generation its Romer Absolute Arm portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM), explaining it provides non-contact laser scanning for applications that require pattern inspection, on-machine measurement, or reverse engineering of cast parts. The arm also will provide accurate dimensional data to help eliminate waste and reduce material usage during the machining process.
The improved portable measuring arm features optimized ergonomics, a new wrist design, and greater stability, for a better user experience while reducing operator fatigue.
The 6-axis portable measuring arm introduces a new wrist designed around the complex contours of the human hand. The new wrist on the 7-axis Absolute Arm has a more natural feel with rotation centered around the system’s probe. Both systems feature a lockable, Zero-G counterbalance which improves arm movement, protects it from hard falls, and enables single-handed operation. In addition to upgraded ergonomic features, the 6-axis wrist includes a built-in work light and digital camera. Haptic feedback vibrates the wrist and warns the user of possible harmful conditions, making it ideal for noisy shop-floor environments.
The arm also features a redesigned tube inspection configuration for quick inspections and reverse engineering of bend paths. The 7-axis arm is designed to accept an integrated or external, high performance laser scanner at any time. It may also be purchased without the scanner and used as a hard probing system. Both arms do not require recalibration after a probe or scanner change.
All Romer measuring arms are available with PC-DMIS Touch Portable, a measurement software that uses high-resolution multi-touch display technology on a tablet PC. The PC-DMIS Touch interface is particularly well suited to Romer portable arm users and further complements their experience.