QMT News: August 2014
3D process control partnership


inos and Hexagon Metrology have agreed a cooperative partnership to develop and commercialise dimensional process control and automated 3D metrology systems for the global automotive industry.  The partnership will operate under the Hexagon Metrology 360° SIMS (Smart In-line Measurement Solutions) brand and follows the launch of the brand in March this year. 

The cooperation combines inos technology for fixed and robotic sensors and its experience in deploying automation cells in automotive OEMs with Hexagon Metrology’s non-contact 3D measurement solutions. Hexagon Metrology will integrate these technology modules into its Smart Inline Measurement portfolio extending its range and giving customers added flexibility and new functionality. “This unique alliance is a perfect blend of Hexagon Metrology’s exceptional capabilities in 3D metrology and inos’s expertise in fixed and robotic sensors for industrial automation”, said Aravind Govindan, Senior Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Together, both companies can provide customers with a 100% automated metrology solutions that bring fast and efficient dimensional process control to the automotive industry”. 

As part of this newly formed cooperation, the companies co-exhibited their joint solutions at the Automatica show 3-6 June, 2014 in Munich, Germany. www.inos-automation.de
  
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