Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division announces the release of a new software version for the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930 systems. This update, which makes the use of the systems even more user-friendly, is already available and allows these systems to be interfaced with the HxGN SFx | Asset Management. The new systems incorporating this update are also characterized by a new hardware graphics, which aligns with the new design of the Absolute Trackers software.
SFx Asset Management allows complete management of the fleet of manufactured parts inspection systems and carries out remote monitoring based on real-time data. With an easy-to-access and simple-to-use dashboard, the platform enables accurate monitoring and analysis of the operation of key resources, at a single site or in multiple factories around the world. The interoperability of high performance Absolute Tracker systems with this platform, offers users a simple way to monitor and increase the productivity of their automated manufacturing and inspection systems based on laser trackers, which are characterized by a tailor-made design. cutting edge and high efficiency.
"We are doing everything we can to increase the productivity of our customers' processes," says Rodrigo Alfaia, Absolute Tracker product manager in the Manufacturing Intelligence division of Hexagon. Innovation has long been a key word of our approach, as demonstrated by our leading laser tracker solutions, integrating the automatic locking function on the PowerLock target, our manual and automated 6DoF inspection solutions, and our advanced time correction systems. real path of robots. Many of these technologies play a central role in the smart factories of the future. This is why it is so important for us to guarantee the complete interfacing of our systems with the HxGN SFx platform | Asset Management. This development is a big step towards optimized smart manufacturing systems, and the best laser trackers must be a part of it. "
Along with this new software version, all AT960 and AT930 systems are now specified according to ISO 10360-10. The ISO 10360-10 standard was developed to allow users to reliably compare different laser tracker systems. It will soon establish itself as a benchmark for evaluating the performance of laser trackers in terms of precision.
"The metrologists of the Absolute Tracker research and development team at Hexagon in Switzerland have provided technical information to the ISO committee as part of the development of this standard dedicated to the evaluation of the accuracy of laser trackers," says Matthias Saure. , Absolute Tracker Product Manager in Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division. Soon, users will be able to refer to it as a reliable basis for comparing the performance of various laser trackers, a necessity in this field. We are proud that the Absolute Tracker is the first laser tracker system to meet these specifications which will soon become a standard in the industry. "
The new software update optimizes the use of the AT960 and AT930 systems. In particular, it allows engine parameters to be adapted to customize vibration protection, and enhances the functionality of the integrated wide-angle camera, which now offers an image resolution three times higher than the previous version and several levels of zoom. Some modifications also provide the ability to control power and connectivity functions directly on the AT controller, without a computer.
All new AT960 and AT930 systems ordered from Hexagon will incorporate the new software version which will be available as an update for systems already on the market.