Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced plans to demonstrate a path to 5G with a connected sensor solution in partnership with Ericsson, a global leader in cellular communication offering dedicated wireless communication and IoT solutions for industries.
The joint demonstration will showcase the use of 5G-ready connectivity for the operation of Hexagon’s Absolute Arm portable measurement system scanning a truck part. The portable arm can be used to fully digitize the part for applications from quality assurance through comparison to CAD through to reverse engineering. Ericsson’s Industry Connect solution allows the arm to communicate wirelessly with the metrology software on a PC and will in future enable the seamless transfer of measured data to stakeholders around the factory, enabling data-driven decision making to optimize processes from design through to production. Visitors to Hannover Messe can see the 5G-ready connected sensor demonstration on both the Hexagon booth (hall 6, stand K10) and on the Ericsson booth (hall 8, stand D28).