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Hexagon Metrology TIGO-SF
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Hexagon Metrology TIGO-SF
Hexagon Metrology has unveiled its new high-accuracy shop floor measuring machine.
The TIGO SF coordinate measuring machine (CMM) has been especially designed for measuring a wide range of small and medium-sized parts from every industrial sphere.
Equipped with a measuring volume of 500 x 580 x 500 m (XYZ), the TIGO SF has a volumetric accuracy making it the most precise shop floor CMM in its category.
A number of additional features ensure measurements are as accurate as possible, even in the demanding conditions of a shop floor, such as the enhanced structural, thermal compensation allowing measurements in a temperature range of between 15 and 30 degrees centigrade. Protective passive dampers resolve issues such as floor vibrations, while active dampers are also available.
Furthermore, the machine comes with covers and bellows to keep moving part contamination at bay, while the machine stand that houses the electronic equipment is available in an IP54-certified version.
The compactness of the TIGO SF means compressed air is not required and the machine can be placed seamlessly in production cells or in any area of the workshop. The machine boasts a robustness and reliability ensuring minimal servicing, maximising operating times.
EMEA Bridge CMM Product Line Manager Anna Maria Izzi commented: "When we started developing this machine, we wanted to guarantee high precision without sacrificing the user experience. We aimed at making inspection easier and more efficient than ever on the shop floor. User experience guided us in the process of attending to even the smallest detail.
"In TIGO SF we’ve combined innovation and tradition, ease of use and flexibility, a compact and ergonomic structure with a wide and stiff granite plate and much more."
The TIGO SF comes standard with the ultra-high accuracy LSP-X1c probe sensor to support scanning and point-to-point measurements. Alternatively, TIGO SF can be equipped with the indexable TESASTAR-m probe head, reaching over 3,000 different positions to allow measurement of features anyhow oriented on the workpiece, without using complex star styli configurations or rotary tables.
In addition to those features enhancing accuracy for the manufacturing environment, TIGO SF offers a new way to interact with a shop floor measurement device. The core of the operating concept is the PC-DMIS TOUCH software, designed for touchscreens and latest generation operating systems.
The graphical user interface shows easy-to-understand graphical elements and commands providing the base for an intuitive measurement process. PC-DMIS TOUCH guides users from one step to the next so that even personnel not familiar with automatic measurement systems will learn to use TIGO SF after only one day of training. For more demanding applications the conventional PC-DMIS and QUINDOS measuring software are also available.
Available immediately in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, the TIGO SF can be found at Hexagon Metrology's commercial operations and its wide network of dealers and more information can be found online.