Hexagon Launches Dedicated Shopfloor Photogrammetry Solution
Release of DPA Industrial with New C1 Camera Puts High-Accuracy, High-Speed Photogrammetry into the Most Challenging Environments12 March 2019
The overall DPA Industrial system is a fully portable coordinate measuring system that works over measurement volumes of up to 10 metres diagonal and delivers digital models to an accuracy of within just 10 microns. Full WiFi functionality along with extremely long-life battery operation make DPA Industrial an easy-to-use system for measurement directly in the production environment without causing costly production interruptions.
The new C1 Camera is a ruggedised DSLR camera unit designed to withstand extremely challenging shop-floor industrial environments. The highly resilient casing also presents an extremely simplified measurement process, with settings adjustment and controls moved behind the scenes to produce an essentially point-and-shoot camera that can be used by inexpert operators to deliver metrology-grade results. The unit features a single button for image capture, along with a viewfinder for controlling field of view.
“In developing DPA Industrial, we were very focused on delivering a simplified user-experience that would both protect against operating errors and make the system easy to use with only basic training,” said Andreas Rietdorf, DPA Product Manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The DSLR cameras required by this sort of measurement system have always been an expensive and delicate investment, so a solution that delivers a more robust experience fits exactly the needs we’ve heard from users.”
DPA Industrial is available to order immediately, with first orders shipping in March 2019.
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.
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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.