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Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2015/04/30 - Wireless tablet-style control unit offers intuitive user interface for the touch-screen generation - HexagonMetrology.com. Nordic Exchange: HEXA B
Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of a brand new jogbox operating panel, which offers a more intuitive and user-friendly way for operators to interface with Leitz range coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).
The much-anticipated revamp is based on a modern tablet-style design, improving the unit ergonomics with the addition of a touch-screen central display alongside the two joystick controllers. The wireless device features integrated rechargeable batteries and comes with a mains-powered docking station, which can in turn be placed on an adjustable and moveable stand. All the machine control functions are displayed on the jogbox screen through a software app running on Android, making functionality more instinctive to minimise operator workload and training requirements.
“To design this new jogbox, we took inspiration from the mobile devices we see around us every day,” explained Micha Neininger, Product Manager at Hexagon Metrology. “Nowadays, people are accustomed to the flexibility of laptops and tablets. We expect to charge them on a docking station then pick them up and continue what we were doing. With this new jogbox, users get the same type of experience as they would with a smartphone it’s a unique concept for a CMM controller and something that is really fun to work with.”
The revamped jogbox is available to order on new Leitz CMMs from the beginning of July. It will be displayed for the first time at Control 2015, which runs from 5 to 8 May at Landesmesse Stuttgart in Germany. For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology on Stand 5302 in Hall 5.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology (hexagonmetrology.com) offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.
With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world.
Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (hexagon.com). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
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