Hexagon's Measurement Solutions Debut in Booth 1319 at Railway Interchange 2019

Hexagon Portable Technologies Take on Rail Industry's Large-Scale Measurement Tasks, Reaches, Standoffs, Profiles and More

19 September 2019
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division today announced it will showcase new portable metrology products for railway production applications at Railway Interchange 2019, September 22-25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Attended by nearly 9,000 rail industry professionals, Railway Interchange is the largest railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. In Booth 1319 in the REMSA Hall, Hexagon will highlight its top tier metrology solutions for chassis and frame integrity, coach construction, wind screen geometry fit, bogie measurements, and interior/internal component verification. Featured products include the innovative Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600 and NEXTSENSE non-contact measurement products for trains and tracks. To learn more or register, visit here

Attendees will learn how measurement technologies can dramatically improve operational productivity. They will see the new Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600, ideal for digitally inspecting large rail components and surfaces with metrology-grade accuracy, In terms of accuracy within a large volume, the ATS600 can precisely locate a point in 3D space within 300 microns from up to 60 meters away without the need for a reflector at the point of measurement. The scanning laser tracker is practical solution for large train cars where an operator would have difficulty reaching the highest measurement areas. With the selective scanning ability of the ATS600, the target measurement area can be easily reduced to cover only the windscreen area, avoiding unnecessary data acquisition and analysis.

"We are excited to introduce our innovative suite of measurement technologies to the complexities of railway production and inspection. A new level of precision and automation in large-scale manufacturing can be achieved with our metrology-grade scanning laser tracker and NEXTSENSE technology. There is no room for compromise on quality in this sector." states Zvonimir Kotnik, Business Unit Manager, Portable Solutions, and Director of Quality. "Hexagon's top experts will be on hand to speak with rail industry professionals and perform demonstrations of our specialized solutions throughout the tradeshow."

Hexagon's NEXTSENSE technology for rail applications will also be featured in Booth 1319. This technology was developed to produce and distribute revolutionary profile measurement solutions for trains and tracks. The non-contact measurement gauges called CALIPRI are based on advanced laser light section technology.

No matter who utilizes them, the parameters gathered will always be accurate, unaltered and free from fluctuations and assumptions. The measured data can be transferred digitally to desired databases for reliable documentation of measurement results. The multifunctional handheld device measures the profiles of wheels, brake discs, rails and switches, and more. NEXTSENSE enables users to record a wide range of profile shapes with just one system. A diverse offering of sensor sizes allows for additional customization for special applications and hard-to-access areas. 
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.

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