Hexagon Metrology has released its TubeShaper software for the ROMER Absolute Arm tube inspection solution. This is a new product designed to apply new measurement capabilities of the ROMER CCM (coordinate measurement machine) for applications such as tube production, tube and pipe inspection, reverse engineering of tubes and tube assemblies, and tube gauging.
TubeShaper, according to the company, has a variety of user-friendly features and is based on a graphical user interface (GUI) with two operator access profiles. Measurement plans can be created automatically in first-part inspection or set up offline prior to measurement. A CAD engine enables the import and export of multiple formats and the inspection of full tube assemblies.
“The ROMER Absolute Arm has become a metrology fixture in a huge range of industries, so it’s easy to forget that the first portable measuring arms were developed for tube measurement,” says Burt Mason, product line manager at Hexagon Metrology. “With its modern look and feel, versatile functionality and wide-ranging application potential, TubeShaper will bring the use of the arm to the forefront once again. The user experience is completely different to previous tube measurement software options, and we’re really excited to bring a package like this to market.”
For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.