Absolute Arm from HexagonClick image to enlarge

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today announced the opening of a new OEM laboratory at its Precision Center in Oakville, Ont.

The calibration lab will serve as the main Canadian center to support and service Absolute Arms used for high-end portable measurement and inspection applications. Hexagon technicians will perform testing and calibration procedures traceable to national and international standards.

Hexagon’s investment in the Oakville Precision Center also adds a large training facility equipped with Absolute Arms for customer use, as well as a new shipping and receiving bay. The training area will also support Hexagon’s metrology software portfolio - PC-DMIS, REcreate, and Inspire - for data acquisition and management, analysis, reporting and reverse engineering applications.

The Oakville calibration laboratory will function as an important service hub to ensure system accuracy and repeatability with routine certification and calibration services for portable arms in Canada. Portable Absolute Arms are widely used in manufacturing and engineering applications as they allow users to measure and inspect parts or assemblies directly in a manufacturing environment where process improvements are the most beneficial. The measuring arms enable high-speed scanning and ultra-high-accuracy touch probe measurement of small to medium-sized parts.

“The new calibration laboratory ensures Hexagon’s Canadian customers receive best-in-class services and technical support,” states David Hill, Director of Commercial Operations – Canada, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division.   “We are now able to calibrate, certify, and repair all Absolute Arms, as well as recertify legacy Stinger and ROMER portable arms without shipping equipment outside of Canada. This national hub adds a greater level of convenience for clients that send in their arms for recertification on an annual basis.

“Hexagon’s investment in our Precision Center puts the finishing touches on our services offerings. Our Precision Center already provides full support for Global CMMs and legacy CMMs (Sheffield, Brown & Sharpe, DEA) and offers training classes for our extensive software portfolio. The addition of an accredited laboratory for our popular portable arms was the next logical expansion in Canada,” concluded Hill.

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