HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE division launched DPA Industrial, featuring the new C1 Camera in combination with the well-established AICON DPA Series photogrammetry measurement system. Photogrammetry is the practice of taking measurements from photographs, especially for recovering exact positions of objects or structures, for construction, inspection, maintenance, 3D modeling, mapping, or other applications.
DPA Industrial is designed to make photogrammetric measurement simple and rugged enough to allow inexpert operation in inhospitable workshop conditions, and to be an accessible commercial option for high-speed/high-accuracy measurement tools.
The overall DPA Industrial package is a fully portable coordinate measuring system that works over measurement volumes of up to 10 meters diagonal and delivers digital models to an accuracy of within 10 microns.
Full WiFi functionality along with long-life battery operation make DPA Industrial an easy-to-use system for measurement directly in the production environment without causing costly production interruptions.
The new C1 Camera is a ruggedized DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera unit designed to withstand extremely challenging shop-floor industrial environments. The casing also presents an extremely simplified measurement process, with settings adjustment and controls moved behind the scenes to produce a "point-and-shoot" camera that can be used by inexpert operators to deliver metrology-grade results.
The unit features a single button for image capture, along with a viewfinder for controlling field of view.
“In developing DPA Industrial, we were very focused on delivering a simplified user-experience that would both protect against operating errors and make the system easy to use with only basic training,” stated Andreas Rietdorf, DPA product manager. “The DSLR cameras required by this sort of measurement system have always been an expensive and delicate investment, so a solution that delivers a more robust experience fits exactly the needs we’ve heard from users.”
DPA Industrial first orders are shipping in March 2019.
Learn more at www.HexagonMI.com