Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Rolls Out GLOBAL S Coordinate Measuring Machine Platform at EASTEC 2017

New CMM Impacts Dimensional Inspection Operations with Advanced Technologies, Higher Productivity

11 May 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced its GLOBAL S Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) platform will debut at EASTEC 2017, Hexagon Booth 3103, Eastern States Exposition, in West Springfield, MA, from May 16-18, 2017. The Global S measuring solution is the initial offering in Hexagon's Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) featuring smart technologies such as user experience (UX) enhancements, measurement software and advanced “green” options. The EPS platform is designed specifically to simplify the creation, execution and analysis of measurement routines. The Global S CMM solution is a complete package utilized from start to finish in a Quality program, from the engineer creating the measurement routine to the operator executing the inspection program to the manager analyzing the data and improving processes in the production workflow. The Global S CMM impacts dimensional inspection operations with higher productivity in demand by industries such as automotive, aerospace, general mechanics and precision mechanics industries.

The Global S platform utilizes PC-DMIS CMM software for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of manufacturing data. Leveraging software advancements, common tasks such as the selection of probe tips and importing files are now 3 - 8 times faster than existing solutions. Improvements such as feature sensor mapping allow the user to associate sensors to features more rapidly when importing inspection plans. Operators benefit from faster scanning measurement of non-predefined paths and optimized path trajectories for expedited part-program execution. Another innovation is the new "Inspect" option for program selection and execution. This easy-to-use interface within PC-DMIS allows “one click” measurement routine selection.  

“The launch of the GLOBAL S CMM is our first step towards the future of smart manufacturing,” said Dr. Ingo Lindner, Global Product Line Manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “Utilizing our Smart Quality product portfolio, we can enable advanced data flow management and at-a-glance data visualization. Quality managers can leverage these two critical components of a robust digital thread to drive new levels of productivity and bolster profitability goals."

The GLOBAL S with the Chrome precision level takes advantage of the CMM’s hardware enhancements to offer superior accuracy at the highest scanning speed. Eco Mode+, a new green feature, provides a 90% reduction of compressed air consumption when the machine is in an idle state. The CMM solution saves up to 25% of compressed air cost under machine standard operating conditions. The Global S also offers configurable workstation options, message lighting and a redesigned jogbox for an improved operator experience.  Machine alerts regarding temperature, humidity, vibrations, and unexpected stoppage are available via new options of PULSE, a real-time monitoring system for metrology environments, and the PC-DMIS’s notification center.

The GLOBAL S is available worldwide via local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence commercial operations and dealers, with shipment commencing immediately.


About Hexagon
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 3.9bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.


The GLOBAL S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) delivers measurement productivity tailored to your workflow, addressing the widest range of production requirements...

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