Global Coordinate Measuring Machine

April 27, 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence offers a new model of its GLOBAL coordinate measuring machine designed in collaboration with internationally-renowned design house Pininfarina. This new machine is tailored specifically to offer process speed and efficiency to manufacturers requiring accurate tactile scanning and high throughput.

Built on the reliable foundation of the GLOBAL family, GLOBAL EVO features several new technologies to improve speed without compromising on performance, according to the company. Central to the design is Compass, a vibration reduction technology, which acts like a suspension system for the CMM. With Compass, the machine can effectively compensate for vibrations caused by its own movements, enabling high-speed scanning with no loss of accuracy. Combined with the Scan Pilot firmware feature, which ensures robust and rapid measurements even when scanning complex unknown profiles, Compass gives GLOBAL EVO its outstanding scanning performance.

 “GLOBAL EVO is all about saving time,” said Ryan Toole, Bridge CMM Product Manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America. “The technologies inside are designed for speed, offering exceptional scanning performance and throughput to reduce measurement time. The CMM also includes the new Eco Mode power-saving function to reduce the overall cost of operation. With GLOBAL EVO, we have produced a CMM that supports manufacturers in their drive to increase productivity while maintaining quality.”

GLOBAL EVO is also the first CMM to include Fly2 Mode, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s new trajectory-optimizing technology that reportedly generates the most efficient path between points. Fly2 Mode further optimizes probe movements, automatically calculating the most efficient route between measurement points and generates the trajectory minimizing non-value added motions. As a result, program execution times are considerably decreased, as well as reducing maintenance and downtime by minimizing system stress.

GLOBAL EVO is available in three models: 09.12.08, 09.15.08, 09.20.08.