New Automated Measurement System from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

BLAZE 600A 3D Optical Solution Offers Rapid Data Acquisition for Improved Shop-Floor Productivity

19 April 2018
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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced the release of BLAZE 600A, a fully-automated 3D optical measurement system designed for use with robotic installations on the shop floor. Based on Hexagon’s proven white light scanner technology, BLAZE 600A combines high-resolution digital imaging technology with blue light LED illumination to rapidly deliver high-accuracy freeform surface and feature data. Its large measurement field efficiently captures high-density point cloud data, while enhanced projection technology enables virtually any material or surface type, including shiny, painted and reflective surfaces, black parts and composite materials, to be scanned without the need for surface preparation.

BLAZE 600A is optimised for shop-floor measurement so manufacturers can reduce the time spent transporting workpieces from the production area for inspection. Easy to use and offering fully-automated scanning, the system requires a maximum of one operator. Fast data capture provides near-total immunity to the effects of vibration or changes in ambient light, ensuring accurate measurement even in changeable workshop conditions. To minimise downtime and maintenance costs, BLAZE 600A’s high-data-rate cameras, projector unit and electronics are robustly designed for heavy industrial use, while all optical components are protected by a rigid, temperature-stable housing. The system is available in two projection configurations and supports several measurement field size settings without compromising accuracy on larger fields of view. Different data acquisition modes can also be selected to ensure the best possible results for each inspection task.

“BLAZE 600A significantly outperforms earlier-generation systems in terms of accuracy and repeatability, but more importantly it offers a high degree of flexibility to increase application potential throughout the production process,” explains Pål Fugelli, Sales and Marketing Manager – Automated Solutions at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

“Manufacturers can set up the system to suit their specific needs and easily adapt it for different tasks. The ability to accurately digitise a huge range of parts means BLAZE 600A offers a single-system measurement solution for all stages of the production cycle, giving quality engineers and production managers the information they need in real-time.

BLAZE 600A is available to order worldwide from today. More information is available through local Hexagon commercial operations and dealers.
About Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

BLAZE 600A

BLAZE 600A is a fully-automated 3D optical measurement system that uses blue light technology to deliver fast yet accurate dimensional measurement for your production floor.

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