ROMER Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, announced today the rollout of the OMEGA portable measuring arm, their most economical tool for multi-purpose non-contact measurement to date. The product will be demonstrated in the Hexagon Booth 3600 at the WESTEC 2009 Exhibition, Los Angeles Convention Center, March 30 - April 02, 2009. The OMEGA system is mega-packaged for 3D scanning applications such as reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, and non-contact inspection. A complete package includes the OMEGA articulating arm, the R-Scan line laser scanning probe, and PC-DMIS Reshaper software. This entry-level, yet full featured solution is priced at $56,000 (model 2025/9 foot size), and is offered in three additional sizes: 2018 (6 foot, 2030 (10 foot) and 2036 (12 foot). The seven-axis arm is comprised of advanced carbon fiber and aluminum construction, which translates into a very lightweight shop floor metrology device.
The OMEGA series presents a new series of 3D portable arms that are fast, intuitive and promote measurement without constraints. Optimized for reverse engineering, the R-Scan non-contact laser scanner offers patented infinite rotation for scanning hard to reach areas. The OMEGA system also features large capacity inspection, repeatability, automatic color recognition, and real-time display of point clouds and point data.
Included in the package is PC-DMIS Reshaper software, a comprehensive 3D point-cloud processing program for users who need to handle rapidly generated point clouds and obtain high-quality 3D meshes. The software collects measurement data “live” from the arm, and rapidly creates and edits 3D polygon mesh models, which can be exported in a variety of formats, to either bring into a CAD program for further processing or STL files to print to a rapid protoyping printer. ROMER rounds out the offering with a "technology plus peace of mind" program, which warrantees the complete system (arm + probe + software).
“The OMEGA arm is tailor made for the engineer or designer who wants a contemporary solution for the age-old problem of quickly acquiring accurate surface data from the most complex forms, states Jeff Freeman, ROMER Product Line Manager. "In the past, reverse engineering systems have been either been very expensive, hard to use, or lacked a well-rounded toolset of both hardware and software to get the job done. OMEGA is our cost-effective answer to this market need. We are confident that OMEGA's advanced features and ease of use will render efficiencies for a very broad range of reverse engineering and quality control applications."
ROMER portable arms play a vital role in verifying part quality to keep production in high gear. ROMER Portable CMMs are utilized in over 100 industries including automotive, aerospace, ship/ boat building, military, off-highway vehicles, tube bending, furniture, machine shops, stamping plants, die shops and more.
ROMER, Inc. (ROMER.com) designs and manufactures portable coordinate measurement machines for industrial measurement applications in the automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing applications. The company's products are sold in 36 countries worldwide under the ROMER and CimCore brand names.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology (HexagonMetrology.us) serves the high precision measurement and inspection needs of worldwide manufacturers with its extensive line of metrology hardware, software, accessories, and customer services. The company's name-brand portfolio of quality assurance products include Brown & Sharpe, CogniTens, Leica Geosystems, ROMER, Sheffield, PC-DMIS, DEA, Leitz, and TESA. Hexagon Metrology has an unrivaled installed base of more than 1.5 million handheld, stationary and portable measurement devices, and over 30,000 seats of PC-DMIS metrology software.
The company is a subsidiary of Hexagon Measurement Technologies, a business unit of Hexagon AB (Nacka Strand, Sweden), a publicly-traded company (OMX Nordic: HEXA B). The Hexagon group consists of nearly 8,200 employees located in 30 countries.
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