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Established in 2014, Unique Measurement Services is a leading provider of services in quality measurement worldwide. The company prides itself on using advanced measuring equipment to provide high accuracy and high precision with fully automated machines. Unique Measurement Services is headquartered in Chennai, India, with offices in Coimbatore, Hosur and Bangalore. 

The company’s range of services extends across NABL calibration, CMM inspection, on-site portable CMM inspection, laser tracker inspection and 3D laser scanning and CAD comparison. In addition, Unique also provides services such as reverse engineering, 3D printing, CMM programming training and testing. The company’s customer base consists of casting manufacturers, pattern makers and automotive manufacturers.

Multi-sensor Vision CMM with PC-DMIS Vision softwareUnique started its operations by investing in a single portable measuring arm from Hexagon. Subsequently it added newer devices to expand its capabilities and deliver better services to customers. Currently, the company is using a mix of Hexagon solutions including portable measuring arms and a variety of styles of CMM to cater to customers.

Hexagon’s portable measuring arms allow users to take measurements directly in the manufacturing environment, where process improvements are the most beneficial. The bridge CMMs from Hexagon also play an important role, especially in industries where accuracy, repeatability and automated dimensional inspection is required.

The multi-sensor Vision CMMs employed by Unique benefit from use with PC-DMIS Vision software, which integrates CAD into the measurement process and thereby reduces the time spent developing inspection programs by up to 75 percent. It has a sophisticated set of tools crafted to ease the job of developing, debugging and executing measurement programs to meet the unique requirements of vision metrology.

Our initial decision to invest in tools from Hexagon was largely driven by customer preferences. Hexagon technology for portable arm devices is definitely very advanced. The biggest advantage is that all these tools are extremely user friendly.

User friendly and convenient

OPTIV Lite for multisensor metrologyMr. Karthik N, Managing Director, Unique Measurement Services said, “Our initial decision to invest in tools from Hexagon was largely driven by customer preferences. Hexagon technology for portable arm devices is definitely very advanced. The biggest advantage is that all these tools are extremely user friendly.”

“The Hexagon portable arm also brings the advantage of being extremely lightweight, almost 50 percent as compared to competing devices,” Mr. Karthik adds. The light weight is an important attribute since it makes it possible for a single operator to work with the device for several hours. 

“We have been using these scanners almost daily for the past three-to-four years, and there have been absolutely no issues. They are extremely fast in delivering output and also very high on accuracy,” said Mr. Karthik. 

Greater speed that translates into significant time savings

The Hexagon scanners provide high-speed scanning with low noise on shiny surfaces. In addition, the detachable scanner with an auto-recognising joint feature helps speed up the scanning process. The higher speed helps accrue huge time savings, which is quite significant. 

“The tools have been working very well over the years,” said Mr. Karthik. “And the service and support from Hexagon have been extremely good – we get immediate support in case of any issues.”

Case study: Unique Measurement Services (UMS), Chennai, India

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Case study: Unique Measurement Services (UMS), Chennai, India