08 August 2012
Hexagon Metrology launches Romer bike frame measurement system
In collaboration with the Laboratory of Polymer and Composite Technology (LTC) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Hexagon Metrology has created the Romer Bike measurement system. This mobile 3D measurement solution is fully approved by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for the measurement of bike frames at racing events.
The Romer Bike measurement system is based on Hexagon Metrology's portable measuring arm, the Romer Absolute Arm with integrated laser scanner. The system includes 3D inspection software configured for user-independent non-contact measurement of bike frame geometry, to ensure total transparency and stability in professional cycle racing. The Romer Bike measurement system is the UCI's approved instrument for checking bike frame legality, irrespective of where the measurement takes place.
The Romer technology scanner performs well even on high gloss carbon fibre surfaces and the difficult to reach areas typical of today's professional bike frames. During measurement the integrated laser scanner collects 30,000 3D points off the frame every second, allowing the user to create a highly accurate 3D model of the frame itself. With no warm-up time necessary and the software's dedicated eight simple steps, the user can measure an entire bike frame, compare it to its respective CAD model and generate a final measurement report in less than 10 minutes, says Hexagon.
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