Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Launches New Camera-Based Portable CMM

AICON MoveInspect XR8 Accelerates Inspection, Tracking and Positioning Applications in Industrial Environments

09 March 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has today released a new camera-based portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for highly precise shop-floor measurements. The AICON MoveInspect XR8 detects geometric conditions and changes in three dimensions to deliver highly-accurate measurement data.

Based on the renowned AICON MoveInspect Technology, the MoveInspect XR8 is the only measurement system able to simultaneously capture multiple points. This makes the system significantly faster in many applications, and therefore capable of offering clear time- and cost-saving benefits.

The CMM consists of a camera beam with two high-resolution eight-megapixel cameras. Its calibrated cameras are equipped with invisible flashes that eliminate dependence on environmental lighting, and the system’s ruggedised housing makes it suited to almost any industrial environment. Measurement with total freedom of movement is delivered by use with the AICON MI.Probe handheld probing device, while the MoveInspect software determines the 3D coordinates of object points or the six degrees of freedom (6DoF) data of solid bodies at any time.

“We believe the new AICON MoveInspect XR8 is one of the most stable portable camera-based CMM ever to enter the market,” explains Carl-Thomas Schneider, General Manager of AICON 3D Systems. “With this system, shop-floor recalibrations are reduced to a minimum, removing unnecessary delays from the measuring process.”
Problems typically presented by vibrations, noise, and position changes are solved by the ‘Dynamic Referencing’ function. This allows the system to automatically detect and compensate for disturbances immediately, ensuring reliable results in even unstable shop-floor environments. The MoveInspect XR8 system also simplifies and accelerates assembly and positioning processes, and can replace costly assembly gauges. The system monitors the process, guiding the operator in positioning the part, while immediate feedback serves as a final inspection of the positioning and assembly process.

AICON MoveInspect XR8 is available to order from 20 March 2017. More information is available through local Hexagon commercial operations and dealers.
About Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality. 

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise 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.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

About AICON 3D Systems

AICON 3D Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems. The company, founded in 1990, develops and distributes portable coordinate measuring machines for the fields of inspection and testing including car safety and tube and wire inspection, as well as optical 3D scanners for the measurement of complex surface structures. 

Efficient and high-precision production monitoring, quality control, inspection and reliable reverse engineering are essential to be competitive in a global market. Renowned automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, companies from the aerospace industry and from the areas of shipbuilding and renewable energies rely on the performance of our innovative optical systems. 

AICON offers optimised solutions for inspection and digitisation tasks to keep product quality at the maximum level. As of April 2016, AICON is part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. For more information, please visit aicon3D.com and HexagonMI.com.