A new portable measuring arm with better scanning and touch probe measurement accuracy will be unveiled by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence UK at MACH on stand 5710.

RomerAbsoluteArm_77series_1 The Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence ROMER Absolute 77 Series arm, available in five sizes from 2.5m to 4.5m, can be switched on and used straightaway with no need for warm- up or referencing while probe changes can be made without recalibration.

It has been positioned as the top-of-the-range option in the Series, which already includes 73 and 75 versions. According to Hexagon, the new arm offers 20% better scanning accuracy and 15% improved touch probe measurement than the 75 Series model.

The 77 Series arm is compatible with all Hexagon laser scanners including the HP-L-20.8 and HP-L-8.9 external units as well as the RS3 integrated scanner. All arms are available in 6 and 7 axis configurations.

Other new products to be revealed at the show include the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence GLOBAL EVO co-ordinate measuring machine, which features Fly2Mode, the next generation of trajectory-optimising technology, an entry-level, high specification co- ordinate measuring machine and the new T-Scan scanner for the Leica laser tracker series.