Flexxbotics presents robot compatibility with Hexagon

Flexxbotics, which delivers work-cell digitalisation for robot-driven manufacturing, presented robot connectivity compatible with the entire range of Hexagon inspection products at Hexagon’s Sixth Sense Summit in London last month.

The company’s patent-pending FlexxCORE technology enables the robots to connect and communicate securely with Hexagon machines to provide closed-loop feedback and real-time updates to the inspection equipment for autonomous process control. With Flexxbotics, manufacturers can enable advanced robotic machine tending with CNC machinery and Hexagon inspection technology to achieve Six Sigma quality for increased yields with improved margins. Flexxbotics compatibility includes Hexagon’s PC-DMIS CMM for bridge and gantry CMMs, NC measuring software, the full Q-DAS product line for SPC and intelligent machine control.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division selected the company from hundreds of applicants across 27 countries to join the elite Sixth Sense programme. The initiative is designed to nurture high-growth companies within the manufacturing industry by supporting them with Hexagon’s extensive resources.

Flexxbotics says that its robotic work-cell digitalisation is the backbone of the smart factory, delivering robot-driven manufacturing at scale with autonomous process control for advanced machining operations. Its SaaS/hybrid architecture runs both online and offline so that production continues with or without internet access. Flexxbotics also works with existing systems such as CADCAM, DNC, SCADA/HMI, IIoT, MES, ERP, PLM and others for enterprise-wide synchronisation.

“We believe that inspection equipment in the smart factory effectively becomes the ‘eyes and ears’ of robots running lights-out production,” says Tyler Bouchard, co-founder and CEO of Flexxbotics. “By connecting Hexagon’s inspection capabilities to robots with Flexxbotics, companies are able to achieve continuous operations through robot-driven manufacturing and autonomous process control.”

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