Technology-driven GLOBAL EVO promises better scanning performance, throughput and productivity
Hexagon Metrology has announced a new model of its versatile GLOBAL coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Designed in collaboration with internationally-renowned design house Pininfarina, this new best-in-class machine is tailored specifically to offer process speed and efficiency to manufacturers requiring accurate tactile scanning and high throughput.
Built on the reliable foundations of the highly-successful GLOBAL range, GLOBAL EVO features a number of new technologies to improve speed without compromising on performance. Central to the design is Compass, a combined hardware/firmware vibration reduction technology which acts like a suspension system for the CMM. With Compass, the machine can effectively compensate for vibrations caused by its own movements, enabling higher-speed scanning with no loss of accuracy. Accompanied by the Scan Pilot firmware feature, which ensures robust and rapid measurements even when scanning complex unknown profiles, Compass gives GLOBAL EVO its outstanding scanning performance.
GLOBAL EVO is also the first CMM to include Fly2 Mode, the next-generation of Hexagon Metrology’s trajectory-optimising technology. Automatically generating and implementing the most efficient path between points, Fly2 Mode ensures smooth movements and reduces program execution times.
“GLOBAL EVO is all about savings – both of time and of money,” said Anna Maria Izzi, Bridge CMM Product Manager at Hexagon Metrology. “The technologies inside are designed for speed, offering best-in-class scanning performance and throughput to cut the time spent on measurement, and the machine also includes our new Eco Mode power-saving function as standard to reduce the overall cost of operation. With GLOBAL EVO, we have produced a CMM that supports manufacturers in their quest to drive productivity while maintaining quality.”
The machine will make its public debut at EMO 2015 in Milan, Italy. The event runs 5-10 October at Milano Rho and the Hexagon Metrology booth can be found in Hall 7, Stand E 19-F09.