The High Throughput & Accuracy Solution for Aerospace Blade Manufacturers

The High Throughput & Accuracy Solution for Aerospace Blade Manufacturers

Achieve 2-5x the measurement throughput via the combination of a high accuracy non-contact laser, 4 axis simultaneous motion controller and optimized data acquisition methods with high precision

Today’s aerospace market is faced with increasing demands to launch multiple engines with higher performance and greater fuel efficiency. Current measurement methods used to control the manufacturing process and validate finished blades can cause bottlenecks and delay output of these new engines. The GLOBAL S HTA answers the needs of jet engine manufacturers seeking measurement technologies that provide step change improvement in measurement throughput, while providing richer measurement data.  As the proven global metrology leader, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has the unique capability to develop new technologies and combine them with proven systems to create high impact measurement solutions.

The GLOBAL S HTA Platform combines speed with the accuracy expected from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence when performing blade inspection. This solution is based on the advanced HP-O (Hexagon Optical Scanning Probe) Sensor Technology, which places high speed measurement of aero and land based turbine blades in a shop floor environment.



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Flexible Non-contact HP-O Advanced Laser Sensor
Delivers the configuration flexibility to suit all blade geometries and surface types from rough forged to micro-finish without the need for costly secondary coating and cleaning operations. Small and restricted feature access is provided via multi-flex configuration independent probe orientation and three optic models short range to long range.

Suitable For Any Size Production Environment
The compact floor plan, requiring access to only two sides of the system for minimal footprint. Thermal compensation and passive vibration isolation reduces influence on measurement data in environments with active forging and press operations. Additionally, the system includes contamination prevention to mitigate airborne contamination. 

HP-O Multi-flex Configuration
The flexible non-contact laser optical probing configuration can be applied to a wide range of varying surface finishes. It also has the ability to use multiple sensors (up to six); each independently oriented to provide required access in difficult to reach blade surfaces.

2-5X Improved Measurement Cycle
BladeSmart parametric command library provides a unique development environment. Inspection of airfoil, platform, and root characteristics are easily combined to suit desired manufacturing measurement operations. 

Reduced Creation/Deployment Time
Using enhanced measurement methods and measurement task development tools, creation and deployment of complex individual 2D & 3D blade measurement operation now takes only minutes to complete. 
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