360° SIMS

Fast, rich and actionable process control

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence provides a broad solution for fully automated dimensional process and quality control. These are based on a long track record in developing and implementing worldwide measurement systems for measuring a variety of automotive parts and assemblies. The 360° SIMS offering includes a variety of cell configurations for robotic 3D Metrology and process control for automotive plants.

Challenging geometries and assembly features require robust measurement capabilities. Our end-of-line body-in-white gauging cell allows measuring the body's exterior and interior areas. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence 360° SIMS can also be adapted to other measurement tasks in the line, e.g. underbody measurement, closure measurement, etc.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions are versatile and created for the respective target application and environment.

These solutions are based on the following key components:
  • Industrial robots as a flexible sensor positioning platform
  • Area measurement white light sensors
  • 360° SIMS Software Suite for delivering actionable measurement results to different user communities throughout the plant
  • Integration to line automation, automation devices and plant control
  • Patent pending tools for large data set and colormap visualization and reporting
Surface Area Measurement Technology

Our surface area measurement technology combined with the 360° SIMS software results in a variety of powerful analysis tools including rich color-maps, visual SPC's, comparisons, trend charts for large data sets and patent pending video of the day reports. Analysis of measurement results such as surface geometries, edge lines, character lines and cross sections makes it easier for production personnel to understand the main cause of quality issues and quickly resolve them. From production launch, through ramp-up to steady state production monitoring, Automated Solutions by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence provide an added value insight into the dimensional process control.

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  • Reliable Metrology and process control in the line
  • Up to 100% inspection of carbody assemblies, closures, cradles, sheet metal parts and finished cars
  • 24/7 operation
  • Measurement within production cycle time
  • Surface area and critical features inspection
  • Innovative dimensional control strategies
  • Serves as primary measurement system during production
  • Actionable information for faster problem solving


  • More reliable and accurate measurement results measured directly in the line
  • Reduced logistic efforts and process delays
  • More comprehensive measurement including surface color maps, edge lines and cross sections
  • Allows solving assembly problems in shorter times
  • Serves as primary measurement system during production
  • Higher flexibility for measuring multi-products than fixed sensors
  • Users are more autonomous and capable of basic analysis
  • Detailed studies and adaptive inspections during breaks and idle time
  • Results can be stored and managed in a central data server
  • Flexible configurations can be implemented throughout the line for pinpointing problem source at all times
  • Local support from the Global Hexagon Metrology network through local offices
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