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Hexagon launches Blaze 600M optical scanner



Sept. 9, 2016 – Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is describing its Blaze 600M non-contact optical measurement solution as a flexible, manually-operated system that provides “ultra-rapid 3D data acquisition, a high level of accuracy, and actionable data for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering.” 

The scanner performs feature and surface measurements of parts and assemblies in various sizes with detail and precision, says the company, adding that it combines high-resolution digital imaging with blue light LED illumination, and does not require surface treatment of metallic, plastic and composite parts. Designed for operation in industrial environments, vibration due to heavy machinery processes (stamping presses, CNC, robotics, etc.) has a negligible impact on measurement results due to the scanner’s fast data capture rate, it notes. The system is available in two projection configurations, allowing users to optimize the system for tasks such as routine dimensional control operations or measurement of workpieces with complex features.