Hexagon opens new laboratory in Oakville for Absolute Arm line


Published May 13, 2022 at 3:10 pm

A new OEM calibration laboratory in Oakville will serve as the main Canadian centre for Hexagon's Absolute Arms. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Hexagon has opened a new lab at its Precision Centre in Oakville to support and service its Absolute Arms.

The new OEM calibration laboratory will serve as the main Canadian centre for the Absolute Arms which are used for high-end portable measurement and inspection applications.

Testing and calibration on procedures traceable to national and international standards by Hexagon technicians will ensure customers receive reliable results and consistent data.

The company’s investment in the Oakville Precision Center also includes a large training facility equipped with Absolute Arms for customer use, as well as a new shipping and receiving bay.

The training area will also support Hexagon’s metrology software portfolio—PC-DMIS, REcreate, and Inspire—for data acquisition and management, analysis, reporting and reverse engineering applications.

“The new calibration laboratory ensures Hexagon’s Canadian customers receive best-in-class services and technical support,” states David Hill, Director of Commercial Operations – Canada, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “We are now able to calibrate, certify, and repair all Absolute Arms, as well as recertify legacy Stinger and ROMER portable arms without shipping equipment outside of Canada. This national hub adds a greater level of convenience for clients that send in their arms for recertification on an annual basis.

“Hexagon’s investment in our Precision Center puts the finishing touches on our services offerings. Our Precision Center already provides full support for Global CMMs and legacy CMMs (Sheffield, Brown & Sharpe, DEA) and offers training classes for our extensive software portfolio. The addition of an accredited laboratory for our popular portable arms was the next logical expansion in Canada,” concluded Hill.

The Oakville calibration laboratory will function as an important service hub to ensure system accuracy and repeatability with routine certification and calibration services for portable arms in Canada.

Portable Absolute Arms are widely used in manufacturing and engineering applications as they allow users to measure and inspect parts or assemblies directly in a manufacturing environment where process improvements are the most beneficial

The versatile measuring arms enable high-speed scanning and ultra-high-accuracy touch probe measurement of small to medium-sized parts.


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