Hexagon Metrology Introduces TESA Micro-Hite Dual Coordinate Measuring Machine at Aerodef Manufacturing Expo

New Shop Floor CMM offers unique-to-the-market manual and automatic measuring functionality

North Kingstown, RI February 13, 2014 Hexagon Metrology introduces the new TESA MH3D-DUAL coordinate measuring machine in Booth 702 at the Aerodef Manufacturing Expo, February 25 – 27, in Long Beach, CA. The MH3D-DUAL CMM offers a unique-to-the-market 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 very 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 systems 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 CMMs 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 2.5 m, 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, moldmaking, and more.

About Brown & Sharpe / TESA

Hexagon Metrologys TESA Group provides high quality precision measuring products under the Brown & Sharpe and TESA brands. Swiss made calipers, micrometers, height gages and easy to use measuring machines provide solutions for the shop floor and quality control lab.

Established in 1941, TESA SA in Renens, Switzerland manufactures and markets today more than 5,000 dimensional metrology products, including Brown & Sharpe brand measuring tools. A worldwide direct sales and distribution network is one of the major assets of the Swiss company whose primary markets are the automotive, aerospace, watch-making, medical and metal processing. In 2001, TESA became part of Hexagon Metrology. Learn more on our website at www.tesagroup.com.

About Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. By empowering our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, we enhance the quality of products and increase efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.com.

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.