Hexagon Metrology Optiv Performance 443
Hexagon Metrology unveiled its new complete multi-sensor system this month, the Optiv Performance 443 measuring system.
The system come in the mid-price range and features a tactile LSP-W1 High-Speed Scanning Sensor, touch trigger probes, a variety of optical sensors and the option of Dual Z-Design.
The Optiv Performance 443 is capable of contactless measurement as well as tactile measurement and it is the only machine of its class with such a specification.
Hexagon Metrology's exclusive Dual Z-Design features two vertical Z-axes that can be positioned independently of one another. One axis is intended for optical sensors, and the other holds tactile sensors. While the tactile sensor is taking measurements, the axis with the optical sensors is located outside the measuring range. As a result, there is plenty of space for any type of sensor to be used with the measuring machine. The Optiv Performance 443 Dual Z can, for example, be combined with the TESASTAR-m (motorised indexable head for probes) and the LSP-X1 High-Speed Scanning Sensor. Any feature can be effortlessly achieved with this Leitz-branded sensor, which is also part of Hexagon Metrology. Shapes and contours can be measured quickly and very precisely.
With conventional multi-sensor systems, optical and tactile sensors are attached to a single axis. This limits the amount of space available. For example, the use of tactile probes on motorised indexable heads is not possible with conventional multi-sensor measuring machines.
The software used with the Optiv Performance 443 is PC-DMIS Vision, the origins of which reach back to tactile measurement technology. PC-DMIS Vision contains all the functions required for tactile and optical measurement. The software supports tactile single-point measurements, tactile scanning and camera measurement, to name a few examples.
The new Optiv Performance 443 is ideal for both the measuring room and use on the shop-floor. It is now available at all Hexagon Metrology commercial operations in the EMEA region.