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Creaform’s HandyPROBE arm-free portable CMM in BMW’s Automotive Plant

2012년 1월 24일

Lévis, January 25, 2012 - Creaform, leader in portable 3D optical measurement technologies, is proud to count amongst its clients BMW Rosslyn in Pretoria, South Africa, that has successfully integrated a HandyPROBE arm-free and portable probing system to its manufacturing process and plant.

The car manufacturing giant has equipped the Quality Control Department of its BMW 3 series product site with a HandyPROBE arm-free probing measurement system.

WENZEL Metromec, a Swiss company renowned for its high quality inspection software, has developed an interface between the HandyPROBE and its Metrosoft CM inspection software. Thanks to this new gateway, BMW was able to maintain its existing Metrosoft CM inspection programs and keep on using known inspection functionalities while improving their inspection process output through Creaform's  TRUaccuracyTM  technology , which ensures highly-accurate measurements, regardless of the surrounding environment or vibrations.

"The fact that BMW could benefit from the HandyPROBE increased accuracy, faster measurement process and automatic alignment feature without the hassle of having its entire crew trained on new software was a key selling point", points out Jean-François Larue, HandyPROBE product director.

Marcel Lenherr, General Manager of Metromec explains: "Metrosoft CM is a very sophisticated metrology software with a large functional width and depth. For an automotive manufacturer like BMW, it is crucial to be able to use different brands and types of measuring devices with it. Thus, Creaform's HandyPROBE is a great addition to line-up of technologies supported by Metrosoft CM."