Hexagon Metrology announced the WLS qFLASH, a compact white light solution (WLS) that utilizes blue light technology, for industrial measurement applications. It is a non-contact, stereo vision system used to capture 3D measurements on the shop floor. The portable solution creates reports and digitizes acquired data on the spot for analysis or direct CAD comparison, the company says.
It can be used for measuring aerospace components, automotive plastic parts or interiors, closures, aluminum and metal castings, as well as medium sheet metal parts, molds and dies.
The system's rapid image acquisition provides high throughput by utilizing patented stereo vision technology and 2D image processing to measure surfaces, closed features and edge lines, the company says. With low sensitivity to machinery vibration, industrial light or temperature changes, qFLASH enables manufacturers of small to medium size parts to measure surfaces and features in shop-floor environments. The product is paired with Hexagon Metrology's proprietary CoreView measurement software suite.
"The WLS qFLASH comes with state-of-the-art blue light technology based on the WLS400 product family. Its price point, small footprint, and light-weight design make it a very attractive product," said Amir Grinboim, product manager, white light and automation, for Hexagon Metrology. "Together with the new CoreView 7.0 software, we are enhancing our white light solution offering to better support our customer base."
Combined with 2D image analysis and propriety algorithms, the WLS qFLASH can extract closed features and edge points/lines without any post processing, such as STL generation, the company says. The product also includes a reverse engineering image acquisition mode, which utilizes the sensor for both dimensional measurement and for reverse engineering.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.