Add the Power of PC-DMIS to your Wenzel Measuring Machine
With over 30,000 licenses in the field, PC-DMIS software, a Hexagon Metrology product, is the world’s most popular dimensional metrology platform; it delivers power and flexibility to your CMM, vision system, portable arm, or laser tracker. A PC-DMIS offers unrivaled power and flexibility: program directly from CAD, online or offline. Incorporate powerful automated routines, operator interfaces, customized reports, logic, and many other advanced features into your programs. Direct interfaces to popular CAD systems such as CATIA, PRO-E and Unigraphics are available, as well as capability to import universal file types such as IGES and STEP.
Why choose Hexagon Metrology and PC-DMIS as your Wenzel Upgrade Partner?
Nobody in the industry has more experience doing upgrades, or has a larger team than we do. We have upgraded thousands of machines and dozens of different model types over a period of two decades. We have a dedicated team of interface software engineers that do nothing but develop the interface between PC-DMIS and machine controllers. So without question we know how to retrofit your machine, and likely have done dozens of them in the past.
Support from the Start
As the world’s largest metrology group, Hexagon Metrology is your ideal implementation partner– our team of experts work with you to get the most from your PC-DMIS investment. From the initial installation-- our engineers can not only install your new software and help you get up and running, they can clean and certify your machine as well. Our PC-DMIS support call center is available to answer your questions, and we offer frequent training classes in many convenient locations, so you probably won't have to travel far to get training your new software. We also have what is probably the most popular metrology discussion forum on the web: www.PCDMISForum.com, where measurement professionals gather to discuss, and debate and share tips about PC-DMIS.
No Major Changes to your Wenzel Machine
Not only is the PC-DMIS retrofit a powerful upgrade, it’s a low-risk one as well. PC-DMIS in most cases can interface directly to your Wenzel machine controller-- meaning the hardware requires no changes whatsoever. Controller interface retrofits work harmoniously with the existing machine in its entirety, so the existing controller remains, along with all the scales, probes and wiring harnesses. In most cases, you’ll be up and running in less than a day. In cases where you wish added capabilities the machine didn't have before (such as scanning) or your controller is old and needs replacement, we replace your existing controller with a Hexagon model, again, interfacing with the hardware, requiring minimally invasive work. The following chart shows the two typical upgrade options available:
Retrofit Option A: PC-DMIS direct interface to existing controller
Retrofit Option B: Upgrade existing controller with new Hexagon controller and PC-DMIS
Upgraded to PC-DMIS
Company: Extel Precision Machining, Houston Texas www.EPMachining.net
Products Produced: Oilfield Machinery Component Machining
Machine Upgraded: Wenzel LH1210 with OpenDmis
Upgraded to: PC-DMIS CAD, 2008
“We just weren’t getting the timely support we needed on the Wenzel, there just wasn’t any local support. Every time we needed support or training, someone would have to fly down from Michigan, or we’d have to go there and we just weren’t happy with that situation. The [PC-DMIS] upgrade was relatively painless, the service engineer cleaned and calibrated the machine and installed the software. He was in and out within a day. In retrospect, I think we would have preferred going with a single source for the machine, controller, and software, from one of the big established brands like Hexagon, because then when you have a problem, it’s a one-stop-shop.” -- Andy Hodgkinson, VP of Corporate Development
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