New Standalone Fibre-Inspection Solution from Hexagon

The APODIUS Vision System 2D Delivers a Dedicated Modular Package for Fast and Accurate Local Fibre Orientation.

26 February 2019
Today sees Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division launch the APODIUS Vision System 2D, a standalone solution for advanced carbon-fibre part inspection. Designed for fast results within both production-integrated inspection or offline quality assurance contexts, the APODIUS Vision System 2D delivers unmatched two-dimensional fibre orientation analysis. The system’s data output options allow for specific actual-to-target value comparison – a key tool for ensuring high-quality results during composite production.

The APODIUS Vision System 2D brings together within a single product package the HP-C-V2D APODIUS Vision Sensor and the dedicated APODIUS Explorer 2D software platform. The HP-C-V2D APODIUS Vision Sensor has been specifically developed for fibre orientation determination and measurement on composite surfaces. Using raw image data, overall fibre orientation distribution and main fibre orientations can be verified to with a tenth of a degree.

“The APODIUS Vision System 2D was developed to offer a straight-forward and easy-to-use quality control solution to manufacturers of carbon-fibre products,” said Alex Leutner, APODIUS Managing Director at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelliegence. “With a standalone solution that delivers fibre orientation analysis without relying on an outside referencing system, we’re making quality assurance more accessible to a wider range of composite part manufacturers. And with our custom-built APODIUS Explorer 2D software platform, we’re making it easier than ever for them to make sure their parts are up to standard.”

Combining instant image processing, measurement output handling and automatic report generation, APODIUS Explorer 2D makes composite evaluation faster than ever. The entire measurement process is visualised in real-time within the software to ensure accurate measurement, while a variety of data output and export formats allow for further analysis and documentation, including colour-coded simultaneous model and measurement data display for actual-to-value comparison.

The system is qualified for dry semi-finished carbon-fibre parts including braided, woven, non-crimp and customised fabrics and preforms. It also works on other common composite surfaces such as prepreg, wet and cured parts,

The APODIUS Vision System 2D is available to order immediately.
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.

APODIUS Vision System 2D

The APODIUS Vision System 2D is the market-leading standalone optical measuring solution specifically developed for local two-dimensional fibre-orientation measurement.

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