The latest version of CoreView, Hexagon Metrology’s software suite for Cognitens white light systems, comes with enhanced inspection functionality, new automated measurement features and support for Windows 7.


Hexagon Metrology announced today the immediate availability of CoreView 5.5 for the Cognitens WLS400 automated and manual white light measurement systems. The new version offers improved capabilities in measuring a work piece’s geometric characteristics as well as 2D cross section analysis tools. Among other enhancements version 5.5 includes measurement and GD&T inspection of planar geometries broadening the Cognitens WLS400 system’s application support and 3D visualization tools that allow users to measure sheet metal features faster and easier than before. Version 5.5 supports a new set of sensor lenses with 360 x 360 mm field of view used for measuring smaller parts and in reverse engineering application. The new CAD import engine by Hexagon Metrology offers faster and more robust loading of 3D files. Accelerated data acquisition and parallel processing shorten the time required to generate a full inspection report.


In addition, the Cognitens WLS400 sensor and software is now certified according to the VDI/VDE 2634 Part 2 standard for optical measurement systems.


For Cognitens WLS400A robotic applications, CoreView 5.5 offers new tools for accelerating part programming and increasing system throughput by cutting the overall cycle time. These innovations combined with new colormap analysis options and enhanced measurement capabilities upgrade the Cognitens WLS400A to provide higher 3D metrology value and improved operational flexibility.


Cognitens white light based 3D optical measurement solutions are designed for use in demanding engineering and shop floor environments of automotive and other manufacturing industries. Being a part of the Hexagon Metrology network, Cognitens’ area of expertise is research, development and production of pioneering metrology hardware and software for both manual and fully automated applications.

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Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.