Hexagon reduces blisk measurement cycle time with production-ready solution

A specialised CMM solution helps aerospace manufacturers significantly reduce the creation and execution of measurement routines.

02 juin 2021
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched a new Leitz Reference HP HTA blisk solution, enabling aerospace manufacturers to reduce blisk inspection times by as much as 50 percent. 

By bringing together the Leitz Reference CMM, the HP-O non-contact interferometric laser sensor and specialised Bladed Rotors Measurement software in a single solution, Hexagon enables manufacturers to significantly cut the time it takes to develop and execute blisk measurement routines.

Ryan Toole, North American Product Manager for Automated Measurement Systems says: “Hexagon’s new Leitz Reference HP HTA solution for blisks overcomes the obstacles that have traditionally made complex blisk inspection a slow, painstaking task. Now aerospace manufacturers can increase productivity by creating and running an optimised blisk measurement routine in hours, when before it typically took days or even weeks.”

Blisks have complex geometries that make them difficult and time-consuming to inspect. The Leitz Reference HP HTA solution works with Hexagon’s HP-O non-contact interferometric laser sensor and Bladed Rotors Measurement software to deliver precise inspection data with market-leading speed and flexibility. Hexagon’s Bladed Rotors Measurement software uses a combination of parametric techniques, automated path planning for airfoil measurement and collision avoidance to reduce measurement routine creation time by as much as 70%, while also facilitating measurement execution.

Other advantages of the system include the ability to automatically adjust scanning speeds depending on the complexity and importance of the area being measured. 
The Leitz Reference HP HTA solution for blisks is available now in Europe and North America. 
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.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. 

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.