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Hexagon Metrology has announced the immediate availability of its new white-light measurement products, the manual Cognitens WLS400M and automated Cognitens Cognitens WLS400A, in North America.

Customers can choose between a portable configuration and an automated system, which can be operated with all common industrial robots.

All Cognitens systems include the software suite Coreview, also made by Hexagon Metrology.

Coreview version 5.0 software has been configured to achieve improved utilisation of the operating system, memory management, and third-party 64-bit software.

This enhancement is critical in speeding up large point cloud processing and CAD utilisation.

In one case study processing time was cut by 80 per cent.

The WLS400 uses digital stereo-vision technology to generate highly accurate 3D data.

The automotive and aerospace industries have embraced this technology because it accelerates quality control and performs well in vibration-prone shop-floor environments.

The problem of vibration is resolved by the WLS400’s ability to shoot and capture 3D surface data in less than 10 milliseconds, as compared to the competitor’s rate of 1-2 seconds.

Due to the ultra-fast data acquisition rate, any vibration in frequencies up to hundreds of Hz do not affect the results.

The outcome is higher data integrity with no ghosting and no need to repeat measurements.

Neither is the device’s performance impacted by variable lighting or temperature changes.

The product comes with safe Blue Light LED technology, which enables a greater variety of surface finishes to be measured or reverse engineered.

According to Hexagon Metrology, this advancement virtually eliminates the use of spray-on developers in all but the most extreme cases.

The Cognitens WLS400 product line will be presented at the Hexagon Metrology Booth 1508 at the Aerodef show held in the Anaheim Convention Center, Hall D, 5-7 April 2011.

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