ANDRITZ HYDRO Measurement Capability Taken to a New Level by Creaform’s Portable Metrology Solutions

May 18, 2021

The addition of the HandySCAN 3D and the MaxSHOT 3D to their metrology equipment
enabled the company to digitize and measure parts that were previously impossible to service.

Lévis, Canada, May 18, 2021Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, is proud to have won ANDRITZ Hydro GmbH as customer, a global supplier of electro-mechanical equipment and services from "water-to-wire" for hydropower plants. Andritz extends with the Creaform solutions its metrology portfolio being now more flexible with the portable solutions and able to respond more quickly to internal and external measurement requests.

Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with over 50 locations in more than 25 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ Hydro was looking to improve its measurement capabilities by addressing limitations experienced with their conventional equipment, such as laser trackers and measuring arms. With their rigid set-ups unsuitable for manufacturing environments due to vibrations and thermal variations, these systems lacked the flexibility, the speed and the ease of use that the company was looking for.

They decided to turn to Creaform, who helped them select the perfect metrology solutions to meet their needs, and finally chose to invest in the HandySCAN 3D  and the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system.

By using the new metrology equipment systems, ANDRITZ Hydro now saves time in component measurement, correspondingly reducing throughput times as well. The technology’s accuracy, versatility and portability enable measurement of difficult to access objects, in harsh manufacturing environments. Furthermore, process reliability has been strengthened by faster measurements in additional intermediate steps, and the annual savings provides them with a quick return on investment.

"Creaform technology has taken us to a new level. We can now digitize and measure parts for which our conventional measuring equipment was not designed for. This measurement technology is simply innovative as well as easy to use" says Yener Korkmaz, Head of Measurement Technology at Andritz Hydro Ravensburg, Germany.

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About Creaform

Creaform develops, manufactures, and sells 3D portable and automated measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions for applications such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, non-destructive testing, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services cater to a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, heavy industries, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation, research and education.

With headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec, Creaform operates innovation centers in Lévis as well as Grenoble, France, with direct sales operations in Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. Creaform is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion.