TESA Micro-Hite Dual Coordinate Measuring Machine

February 01, 2014

Hexagon Metrology introduces the new TESA MH3D-DUAL coordinate measuring machine. The MH3D-DUAL CMM offers a combination of manual and automatic measurement functionality for increased flexibility on the shop floor or in the quality laboratory. The patented, multi-purpose coordinate measurement machine is easy to learn and simple to operate, making it accessible to new and existing users of CMM technology.

A major feature of the MH3D-DUAL system is its fast, flexible TESA-REFLEX Dual data management software with seven measuring options; points, lines, circles, planes, cones, spheres, and cylinders. The system's built-in "automatic feature recognition" function assists the operator by suggesting the best solution to measure a small or large series of parts. The software also automatically displays the characteristics linked to measured features. Non-specialists become familiar with the software in just a few hours. The system offers guaranteed compatibility with Q-DAS and other standard formats. Measured data results can be quickly exported into a PDF file and printed for further analysis.

"Manufacturers no longer have to choose between manual and automatic CMMs, as the MH3D-DUAL integrates the best of both metrology worlds," states Marcel Bila, TESA Marketing Director. "This groundbreaking machine makes 3D measurement simple, comprehensible, and productive for a busy shop floor environment. The versatility of the system raises the CMM bar to a higher level of process efficiency. The MH3D-DUAL is a profitable choice for customers looking for a rapid return on investment."

The CMM's shop hardened control panel is designed to withstand dust and oil particles found in industrial production environments. Another important feature is a new palette system that automatically measures a complete pallet of parts based on a manual sequence, adding even more efficiency to the measurement process. With a measurement accuracy of 2.5µm, the MH3D-DUAL can play a major role in the quality assurance of prototypes and mechanical parts produced in industries like automotive, aerospace, heavy industry, packaging and moldmaking.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metrology


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

  • quality assurance ( quality control)

    quality assurance ( quality control)

    Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.