Hexagon Metrology adds non-contact roughness measurement function to the white light sensor

Hexagon Metrology has announced feature enhancements to the non-contact PRECITEC LR solution for high-accuracy coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), enabling the optical sensor to be used for roughness measurement on a range of part types.

Enhanced PRECITEC LR boosts optical inspection capability for CMMs
Enhanced PRECITEC LR boosts optical inspection capability for CMMs

Designed to deliver accurate inspection results on even the most challenging workpieces, the PRECITEC LR uses focused white light to take measurements with particularly high accuracy at the submicron level. Featuring a large acceptance angle and high axial resolution, the sensor enables users to inspect complex parts with inclined, curved and aspherical surfaces and dispersive or reflective material types.

Available for the Leitz PMM-C, Leitz Ultra and Leitz Infinity models from Hexagon Metrology, the PRECITEC LR can be automatically exchanged with tactile sensors within a measuring program, turning the CMM into a multisensor solution for a variety of applications. With no handling differences compared to tactile probes and a measurement range that corresponds to that of the machine, minimal operator training is required.

“The PRECITEC LR is a really versatile optical sensor that integrates quickly and easily into a system and significantly improves the measurement potential of a CMM,” said Micha Neininger, Product Manager for sensors at Hexagon Metrology. “A very small spot diameter enables operators to use this non-contact solution for optical roughness measurements, making it possible to check surface variations even on fragile or malleable parts where tactile inspection is not an option.”

The PRECITEC LR is available to order immediately with new Leitz PMM-C, Leitz Ultra and Leitz Infinity machines or as a retrofit option. The roughness measurement function requires the QUINDOS roughness software module.

About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical.

With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centres for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, the company empowers its customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world.

Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across industrial and geospatial applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

www.hexagonmetrology.com.

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