June 4, 2012
By DE Editors
Hexagon Metrology announced its new ROMER Absolute Arm series.
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, according to the company. Other new 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. All new orders will be shipped from the company’s facility in Oceanside, Calif., with the revised specifications.
For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.