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2 fast, rich and actionable process control Hexagon Metrology 360 SIMS. Smart Inline Measurement Solutions. Hexagon Metrology provides a broad solution for fully automated dimensional process and quality control. These are based on a long track record in developing and implementing worldwide measurement systems for measuring a variety of automotive parts and assemblies. The 360 SIMS offering includes a variety of cell configurations for robotic 3D Metrology and process control for automotive plants. These solutions are based on key components: Industrial robots as a flexible sensor positioning platform Area measurement white light sensors 360 SIMS Software Suite for delivering actionable measurement results to different user communities throughout the plant Integration to line automation, automation devices and plant control Patent pending tools for large data set and colormap visualization and reporting Challenging geometries and assembly features require robust measurement capabilities. Our end-of-line body-in-white gauging cell allows measuring the body s exterior and interior areas. Hexagon Metrology 360 SIMS can also be adapted to other measurement tasks in the line, e.g. underbody measurement, closure measurement, etc. Hexagon Metrology 360 Smart Inline Measurement Solutions are versatile and created for the respective target application and environment. Reliable Metrology and process control in the line Up 5to 100% inspection of carbody assemblies, closures, cradles, sheet metal parts and finished cars 24/7 operation Measurement within production cycle time Surface area and critical features inspection Hexagon Metrology provides a broad solution of configurations for automated 3D Metrology and process control for automotive body in white (BiW) applications. Innovative dimensional control strategies Challenging geometries and assembly features require robust measurement capabilities. Our end Serves of line body in as white primary gauging cell measurement allows measuring the body s system exterior and during interior areas. Hexagon Metrology 360 SIMS can also be adapted to other measurement tasks in the line, e.g. production underbody measurement. Actionable information for faster problem solving Hexagon Metrology 360 Smart Inline Measurement Solutions are versatile and created for the respective application and environment. 7 Smart Inline Measurement Solutions 360 SIMS

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5 Typical components included in the 360 SIMS BIW Cell 1 White Light Sensors Hexagon Metrology s White Light Sensors are designed to operate in a shop floor environment and can acquire both surface and feature data. With rapid shot image acquisition considerable dimensional data is collected and analyzed in real time. 2 Fixed Sensors Additional fixed sensors can be added for measuring hidden or isolated critical points on the car body. 3 Industrial Robots Hexagon Metrology s Smart Inline Measurement Solutions are compatible with commonly used industrial robots from manufacturers. Robots give the flexibility of motion and high speed as well as being a reliable platform. Multiple robots and sensors can be integrated into a single cell depending on the specific application requirements. 4 RPS Measuring Device This patent pending innovation by Hexagon Metrology allows an accurate and repeatable alignment of complex parts for measurement. It locks the BiW into position and also allows measuring hidden features using integrated RPS sensors. 5 Skid The Skid is the carrier of the BiW throughout the body shop line. Depending on the customer and application there are different types of carriers used. 6 Lift The lift lowers the incoming skid and BiW on to the RPS device and when measurement is completed, lifts it back on to the conveyor line. 7 System Calibration Stand The calibration stand includes two artifacts on both sides of the body. This allows the calibration of optical sensors and temperature compensation for the robots. The calibration process takes place during, before or after the measurement and does not reduce the available measurement time thanks to the innovative calibration technology. 8 Monitoring Station / Electronics The monitoring station serves as key interface to the line operator with touch screen for monitoring the measurement results. It includes all electronics required for computing results and allows an easy access to all components in case of required maintenance. The cabinet includes air-conditioning which allows a continued operation under demanding shop floor conditions. 9 Safety and Automation The cell is well protected such as any other robotic station in the line with fences, safety doors, light screen areas and opening gates. 10 Integrated Software Tools Hexagon Metrology s 360 SIMS Software Suite includes a powerful server and point cloud based software application. With a touch screen interface, users with basic experience in metrology such as line workers can easily control the cell and create reports. Measurement and process colormaps, trend charts and video of the day reports provide an instant overviews of trends in the line. 8 See our new 360 SIMS animation at

6 easy and always in control Surface Area Measurement Technology Our surface area measurement technology combined with the 360 SIMS software results in a variety of powerful analysis tools including rich color-maps, visual SPC s, comparisons, trend charts for large data sets and patent pending video of the day reports. Analysis of measurement results such as surface geometries, edge lines, character lines and cross sections makes it easier for production personnel to understand the main cause of quality issues and quickly resolve them. From production launch, through ramp-up to steady state production monitoring, Automated Solutions by Hexagon Metrology provide an added value insight into the dimensional process control Smart Inline Measurement Solutions 360 SIMS

7 Key Solution Benefits More reliable and accurate measurement results measured directly in the line Reduced logistic efforts and process delays More comprehensive measurement including surface colormaps, edge lines and cross sections Allows solving assembly problems in shorter times Serves as primary measurement system during production Higher flexibility for measuring multiproducts than fixed sensors Users are more autonomous and capable of basic analysis Detailed studies and adaptive inspections during breaks and idle time Results can be stored and managed in a central data server Flexible configurations can be implemented throughout the line for pinpointing problem source at all times Local support from the Global Hexagon Metrology network through local offices

8 Laser Trackers & Stations Portable Measuring Arms BRIDge CMMs Horizontal Arm CMMs Gantry CMMs Multisensor & Optical Systems White light scanners Ultra High Accuracy CMMS sensors Precision Measuring Instruments Software Solutions Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection. Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data. Learn more at With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit Hexagon Metrology. Part of Hexagon All rights reserved. Due to continuing product development, Hexagon Metrology reserves the right to change product specifications without prior notice. Printed in Germany. February 2014