Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced plans to showcase HxGN SMART Quality at the Smart Manufacturing Experience at the Boston Convention Center in late April/early May. The foundation of Hexagon’s digital thread for smarter manufacturing, HxGN SMART Quality is an enterprise IT platform used by manufacturers to collect all quality-related data. This centralized hub handles quality data throughout the product lifecycle and provides deep insight into resource utilization resulting in process optimization and productivity improvements.
Hexagon also planned to feature the new AICON PrimeScan scanner and a portable 7-axis ROMER Absolute Arm. Two advanced solutions were to be shown in Hexagon’s booth, including an automated part loading cell comprised of a TIGO SF CMM with robotics, and a robotic measurement cell featuring the automated Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and Leica T-Scan 5 system.
Hexagon thought leader Scott Mahrle was scheduled to present a Knowledge Bar Tech Session. Mahrle is the HxGN SMART Quality lead and business development manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America. His presentation was entitled “How Quality Fits into Smart Manufacturing,” covering how connectivity to quality systems and related resources translates to quicker reactions and minimized downtime for manufacturers. Also on tap was how better statistics may not translate to more data, as the result could be less measuring and more throughput.
HxGN SMART Quality uses data from various measurement systems across multiple facilities to provide a company-wide view of operations. Built-in statistical analysis tools provide operators and managers with actionable intelligence for improved decision-making and proactive response to workflow issues. The software’s extensive resource management and workflow optimization toolset integrates quality management activities seamlessly into day-to-day operations. HxGN SMART Quality is compatible with the complete software range from Q-DAS, the Hexagon-owned statistical process control specialist, and Hexagon’s PULSE environmental monitoring system.
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