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Hexagon introduces Global EVO coordinate measuring machine

Hexagon introduces Global EVO coordinate measuring machine

April 26, 2016 - Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence unveiled a new model of its versatile GLOBAL coordinate measuring machine (CMM) designed in collaboration with internationally-renowned design house Pininfarina. This machine is tailored specifically to offer process speed and efficiency to manufacturers requiring accurate tactile scanning and high throughput. The EVO will make its U.S. debut at the MFG4 trade show in Hexagon Booth #1321, May 3 – 5, 2016, in Hartford, CT.

Built on the foundation of the GLOBAL family, GLOBAL EVO features several technologies to improve speed without compromising on performance. Central to the design is Compass, a 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.

GLOBAL EVO also includes Fly2 Mode, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s trajectory-optimizing technology that generates the most efficient path between points. Fly2 Mode further optimizes probe movements, automatically calculating the most efficient route between measurement points and generates the trajectory minimizing non-value added motions. As a result, program execution times are considerably decreased, as well as reducing maintenance and downtime by minimizing system stress.

GLOBAL EVO is available in three models: 09.12.08, 09.15.08, 09.20.08.