The Next Generation of Shop Floor CMMs Surpasses Expectations
North Kingstown, RI – May 9, 2012 – Hexagon Metrology today announced the launch of the Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF has surpassed all expectations. Within three weeks of its debut, more than 200 units have been ordered. Prior to the SF series release, production capabilities in the North Kingstown, RI factory were ramped up to accommodate the expected increase in demand, with lead times for deliveries holding firm at four to six weeks despite the backlog. This latest generation of shop floor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) was designed from the ground up based on customer requirements.
Excelling in harsh manufacturing environments, the SF series introduces a variety of advancements based on decades of experience with thousands of prior models in the field worldwide. Its focus on portability, with a footprint of 52.2x 32.8 x 79.5, allows it to fit through a standard door. Its computer, controller, and interface boxes are integrated into one self-contained unit with locking wheels, adding an unparalleled level of mobility throughout the shop floor. The 4.5.4 SF also uses standard 110/220 volt outlets with no need for shop air.
The 4.5.4 SF is the fastest selling product in Hexagon Metrologys history. Our customer-driven product development resulted in a state-of-the-art CMM that has definitely hit the mark with the metrology marketplace, states Eric Bennett, Product Manager from Hexagon Metrology.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER, Sheffield and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivalled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services. Learn more at www.HexagonMetrology.us
About Hexagon AB
Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies. Our customers can design, measure and position objects, and process and present data, to stay one step ahead of a changing world. Hexagon’s solutions increase productivity, enhance quality and allow for faster, better operational decisions, saving time, money and resources. Hexagon has over12,500employees in more than 40 countries and net sales of about2.2billion Euro. Our products are used in a broad range of industries including surveying, power and energy, aerospace and defense, safety and security, construction and manufacturing. Learn more atwww.hexagon.com.