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Kreon Debut New Onyx Portable Measuring Arm

Some 9 years after the launch of the first Ace measuring arm, Kreon unveiled at the recent Control exhibition its new Onyx measuring arm. With a completely new product architecture, the Onyx measuring arm is packed full of innovations. It manages the 3D acquisition of parts with unequalled efficiency and ease. With its exceptional precision, the Onyx measuring arm also ensures perfect control of production quality, whatever the application or industry concerned.

A Measuring Arm Designed To Be At The Forefront

The Onyx arm impresses with its outstanding capabilities, which are the result of a design that exploits the most cutting-edge technologies. Firstly, the use of high resolution encoders gives it the highest accuracy of any Kreon measuring arm. Secondly, the presence of numerous carbon fibre structural parts makes the arm considerably lighter, which improves the user experience. Finally, the simplified and more rigid assembly of the Onyx arm makes it extremely reliable and durable, for flawless measurement results even in the most challenging environments. Powerful, ergonomic, and reliable, it has every quality needed to offer total confidence in 3D inspections carried out with an optimal level of productivity.

The Best in 3D Scanning Performance with Skyline Scanners

Onyx EasyClip Handle

Combined with the top-of-the-range Skyline 3D scanners, the Onyx measuring arm forms a high-performance 3D scanning system. Due to their speed, resolution and precision, the Skyline 3D scanners scan all types of parts with record productivity. The blue laser technology and HD camera make it possible to scan a wide variety of surfaces, even the most difficult ones (shiny black, metallic or carbon), without loss of accuracy. With Skyline scanners, there is no need to place targets on parts or use a matting spray, which, in turn, means significant time savings. As a result, industrial parts of any size can be scanned easily and in great detail.

Unprecedented Ease of Use

Onyx QuickView Screen

With feedback from its many product users, Kreon has been able to design new features to ensure the best possible user experience with the Onyx arm. The EasyClip handle was developed for this purpose. It can be removed at the touch of a button, reducing the size of the end of the arm and making hard-to-reach areas accessible and measurable. In addition, the QuickView touchscreen at the base of the arm provides tight control over the measurement process. The QuickView screen provides the user an overview of the measurement conditions by displaying the battery level, ambient temperature and arm status, and via the WiFi and Bluetooth control. For wireless operation, the Onyx measuring arm is also equipped with a battery that can be hot-swapped, without interrupting the workflow.

The versatile Onyx measuring arm can be used with a tactile probe or a 3D scanner, and operated in the inspection room or on the shop-floor in production. It is suitable for all applications. The Onyx arm’s lightness and sophisticated ergonomics offer unparalleled ease of use and productivity. The Onyx measuring arm will be available in the last quarter of 2022, in 6 and 7 axis versions, in sizes ranging from 2m to 5m.

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