The FlexPoint: Welcome to a new generation of manufactured part measurement
Though multi-sensor metrology offers unmatched speed and accuracy in manufacturing quality control, traditional co-ordinate measurement methods remain a staple of countless production operations.
There are several explanations for such a paradox, not least because some businesses have simply never known any different – and why change something that’s generally served them fairly well?
In co-ordinate measurement the X, Y, and Z co-ordinates of an object are gathered by a probe and then analysed to paint a geometrical picture of that object.
However, the technique is not suited to applications where the manufactured parts have recessed and hard-to-reach features, for example, or where the surface material is deformable. In such instances, alternative assessment methods are necessary – methods that are often manual, time-consuming and prone to human error.
With a variety of sensors for every scenario, that’s where multi-sensor metrology systems score a big win.
But what if you could have the best of both worlds in a single, state-of-the art unit?
With FlexPoint, now you can.
Total metrology performance
OGP’s FlexPoint range represents a new generation of large format multi-sensor co-ordinate measuring systems, offering a unique blend of precision, flexibility and speed to solve a wide variety of dimensional measurement problems for large format parts.
The machines support a range of tactile and non-contact sensors, point and line scan lasers, white light sensors and a unique video sensor, all powered by advanced ZONE3 3D CAD-based metrology software.
A VersaFlex multi-sensor head offers up to three simultaneously available sensors on an articulating probe head, meaning there is no downtime while individual sensors are exchanged from a change rack and no need to recalibrate each time a sensor is used.
Thanks to a stable transport design with carefully selected materials, rigid body members, air bearings on all axes and active temperature compensation, the FlexPoint is perfect for top-level performance on the production floor.
Patented design features enable a larger measuring volume within a compact footprint, guaranteeing high-speed motion, thermal stability and vibration isolation.
Precise calibration capabilities reduce measurement uncertainty, with machine accuracy verification performed according to ISO 10360-2:2009.
Your chance to see the FlexPoint in action
The FlexPoint 7.7.6, from the floor model series, will be on display for the first time in the UK at OGP UK’s open house on Wednesday, December 4, alongside live demonstrations and a host of other technology exclusives.
Places are limited, so register your place now to avoid disappointment