Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America Awarded PBN's 2016 Innovation in Manufacturing Award
Award-winning GLOBAL Advantage HTA tackles complex Aerospace compressor blade measurement02 September 2016
The rigorous demand on the Aerospace industry to increase engine performance and production, and the growing trend for shop-floor inspection were the key drivers of the GLOBAL Advantage HTA, the first comprehensive solution specific to blade inspection. Shop floor technicians utilize the specialized coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to gather high-density measurement data for advanced airfoil geometry analysis. The system is also used to perform rapid, non-contact scanning of blade surfaces with micron-level accuracy to inspect blade characteristics, airfoil, platform, root, shroud, and other intricate features. Highly polished blade surfaces can be easily measured without the need for secondary coating and cleaning operations, which is a requirement for many other non-contact technologies.
"It is honor to receive recognition from the Providence Business News for the excellence of our new GLOBAL Advantage HTA solution," states Angus Taylor, President, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North America. "This comprehensive solution provides a significant step-change improvement in measurement throughput for the aeroengine industry, which is under intense pressure to accelerate production and maintain superior quality. In addition, the GLOBAL Advantage HTA dramatically reduces measurement cycle times by a factor of 2 – 4x equaling manufacturing takt times and provides a potential global industry savings of more than 120 man years annually."
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