Hexagon launches dedicated shop floor photogrammetry solution

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The new C1 camera is a ruggedized DSLR camera unit designed to withstand extremely challenging shop-floor industrial environments. (Courtesy: Hexagon MI)

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division launched DPA Industrial, featuring the new C1 Camera in combination with the well-established AICON DPA Series photogrammetry measurement system. Designed to make photogrammetric measurement simple and rugged enough to allow inexpert operation in inhospitable workshop conditions, DPA Industrial is set to establish itself as one of the most accessible high-speed/high-accuracy measurement tools on the market.

The overall DPA Industrial system is a fully portable coordinate measuring system that works over measurement volumes of up to 10 meters diagonal and delivers digital models to an accuracy of within just 10 microns. Full WiFi functionality along with extremely long-life battery operation make DPA Industrial an easy-to-use system for measurement directly in the production environment without causing costly production interruptions.

The new C1 camera is a ruggedized DSLR camera unit designed to withstand extremely challenging shop-floor industrial environments. The highly resilient casing also presents an extremely simplified measurement process, with settings adjustment and controls moved behind the scenes to produce an essentially point-and-shoot camera that can be used by inexpert operators to deliver metrology-grade results. The unit features a single button for image capture, along with a viewfinder for controlling field of view.

“In developing DPA Industrial, we were very focused on delivering a simplified user experience that would both protect against operating errors and make the system easy to use with only basic training,” said Andreas Rietdorf, DPA product manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The DSLR cameras required by this sort of measurement system have always been an expensive and delicate investment, so a solution that delivers a more robust experience fits exactly the needs we’ve heard from users.”

First orders were set to ship in March.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

AICON 3D Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of optical camera-based 3D measuring systems. The company, founded in 1990, develops and distributes portable coordinate measuring machines for the fields of inspection and testing including car safety and tube and wire inspection, as well as optical 3D scanners for the measurement of complex surface structures.

MORE INFO  www.aicon3D.com or www.hexagonmi.com