In today’s fast-changing automotive industry, carmakers require greater levels of flexibility and automation to stay competitive. Improved flexibility allows quick adaptation to market changes, customisation and efficient scaling, while more automated processes boost productivity and reduce errors.
To answer this urgent need, Hexagon present PRESTO, a new inspection cell empowering makers with flexibility and automation for precise quality control and improved efficiency, helping you drive the transformation you need in the evolving automotive landscape.
With PRESTO capable of operating in both offline and online modes, engineers can program and optimise the robot’s operation without interrupting the inspection process. This feature significantly reduces downtime and increases operational efficiency.
PRESTO’s AS1 3D scanner eliminates the need for targets thanks to its blue laser line technology. With the AS1’s embedded SHINE feature, scanning spray is also unnecessary, helping to make inspection set-ups far easier and quicker.
PRESTO seamlessly connects to market-leading metrology software such as PC-DMIS, Inspire, and PolyWorks. This level of software flexibility brings the power of PRESTO to even more makers and further reduces the need for re-training.
PRESTO comes equipped with the Hexagon AS1 3D Scanner. With the AS1, PRESTO is unaffected by ambient light conditions : this enables the inspection to run continuously without unscheduled stoppages due to movement detection around the sensor’s field of view caused by light variation.
PRESTO’s enhanced user workflow experience reduces human errors and helps bridge the skills gap. With HxGN Robotic Automation Execution Manager, nothing is left to chance thanks to full job preparation and validation up front, ensuring no inspection task is missed.
Hexagon’s AS1 laser scanner included with PRESTO as standard is simple to unclip and use with Hexagon’s Absolute Arm system (optional) as a portable add-on. The Absolute Arm with AS1 can then be used as a portable back-up for emergency use before the AS1 is reconnected to PRESTO with no re-calibration required.