Published On: Thu, Apr 24th, 2014

Innovative Retrofit Controller for all CMM brands

Hexagon Metrology launches its brand new numerical controller RC1, specifically designed for CMMs requiring a technology update in order to benefit from the latest standards in motion and dynamic performance.

Retrofits deal with the modernization or conversion of existing equipment to extend the lifetimes of CMMs. With Hexagon Metrology’s after-market service, customers improve productivity in quality assurance, increasing their system’s throughput and ease-of-use.

Innovative Retrofit Controller for all CMM brands

Innovative Retrofit Controller for all CMM brands

Thanks to its modular and scalable hardware architecture, RC1 can interface with coordinate measuring machines from most manufacturers, whether large or small. RC1 belongs to the large family of DC controllers produced by Hexagon Metrology and uses the identical technology platform. RC1 is equipped with R-TUNE technology, which allows an automatic tuning of the CMM whose system components are unknown beforehand.

This process takes just a short time and requires no specialist intervention. RC1 can adapt itself to the different types of machine directly in the field and can choose between many available configuration options in order to update its measurement system. These options include the support for the entire Hexagon Metrology probe head range, including the motorised indexing probe heads. Support for high-speed scanning is available as an option. Support is provided for heads and probes produced by all manufacturers in the industry. Linear temperature compensation of machine axes is also optionally available.

“RC1 is the latest Hexagon Metrology innovation from its large range of after-market services, always suiting customer needs with the most adapted and personalized solution possible”, enthused Dario Tessarollo,
After-Market Business General Manager at Hexagon Metrology.

RC1 is immediately available worldwide from Hexagon Metrology’s commercial operations.

About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.

With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.com.

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

For further information, please contact:
Melanie Stutz, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Phone: +41 44 809 3577, E-mail: press@hexagonmetrology.com