Hexagon Metrology Boosting optical inspection capability for CMMs

Editor: Briggette Jaya

UK – Hexagon Metrology has announced feature enhancements to the non-contact Precitec LR solution for high-accuracy coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), enabling the optical sensor to be used for roughness measurement on a range of part types.

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The Precitec LR uses focused white light to take measurements with particularly high accuracy at the submicron level, the company said.
The Precitec LR uses focused white light to take measurements with particularly high accuracy at the submicron level, the company said.
(Source: Hexagon Metrology)

Designed to deliver accurate inspection results on even the most challenging workpieces, the Precitec LR uses focused white light to take measurements with particularly high accuracy at the submicron level, the supplier explains. Featuring a large acceptance angle and high axial resolution, the sensor is said to enable users to inspect complex parts with inclined, curved and aspherical surfaces and dispersive or reflective material types.

Taking advantage of 5-axis machining strategies

Available for the Leitz PMM-C, Leitz Ultra and Leitz Infinity models from Hexagon Metrology, the Precitec LR can be automatically exchanged with tactile sensors within a measuring program, turning the CMM into a multisensor solution for a variety of applications. With no handling differences compared to tactile probes and a measurement range that corresponds to that of the machine, minimal operator training is required.

The Precitec LR is available to order immediately with new Leitz machines mentioned above or as a retrofit option.

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