GLOBAL S Coordinate Measuring Machine Platform

May 16, 2017
GLOBAL S Coordinate Measuring Machine Platform

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced its GLOBAL S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) platform. The Global S measuring solution is the initial offering in Hexagon's Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) featuring smart technologies, such as user experience (UX) enhancements, measurement software and advanced “green” options.

The EPS platform is designed specifically to simplify the creation, execution and analysis of measurement routines. The Global S CMM is a complete package utilized from start to finish in a quality program, from the engineer creating the measurement routine to the operator executing the inspection program to the manager analyzing the data and improving processes in the production workflow. The Global S CMM impacts dimensional inspection operations with high productivity in demand by industries such as automotive, aerospace, general mechanics and precision mechanics industries.

The Global S platform utilizes PC-DMIS CMM software for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of manufacturing data. Leveraging software advancements, common tasks such as the selection of probe tips and importing files are now three to eight times faster than existing solutions. Improvements such as feature sensor mapping allow the user to associate sensors to features more rapidly when importing inspection plans. Operators benefit from faster scanning measurement of non-predefined paths and optimized path trajectories for expedited part-program execution. Another innovation is the new "Inspect" option for program selection and execution. This easy-to-use interface within PC-DMIS allows “one click” measurement routine selection. 

“The launch of the GLOBAL S CMM is our first step towards the future of smart manufacturing,” said Dr. Ingo Lindner, global product line manager at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “Utilizing our Smart Quality product portfolio, we can enable advanced data flow management and at-a-glance data visualization. Quality managers can leverage these two critical components of a robust digital thread to drive new levels of productivity and bolster profitability goals."

The GLOBAL S with the Chrome precision level takes advantage of the CMM’s hardware enhancements to offer superior accuracy at the highest scanning speed. Eco Mode+, a new green feature, provides a 90 percent reduction of compressed air consumption when the machine is in an idle state. The CMM solution saves up to 25 percent of compressed air cost under machine standard operating conditions. The Global S also offers configurable workstation options, message lighting and a redesigned jogbox for an improved operator experience. Machine alerts regarding temperature, humidity, vibrations, and unexpected stoppage are available via new options of PULSE, a real-time monitoring system for metrology environments, and the PC-DMIS’s notification center.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.