Hexagon has released a much-anticipated update to tube design, analysis and production platform TubeShaper. This new version delivers important new functionalities to customers in tube and pipe manufacturing, including inspection of rectangle-section tubes and new reporting functionality. TubeShaper v2 also offers an innovative new licensing concept that makes it more economical for multiple users to share measurement results and bending plans across different locations.
Under this new licensing concept, a new low-price ‘offline’ licence allows production supervisors, engineers and designers to work on TubeShaper projects separately from operators measuring tubes on the shop floor so that more tasks can run concurrently, saving time as well as minimising software investment.
With this update, the wide range of benders with which TubeShaper is compatible has been expanded and covers machines from market leaders including Eaton Leonard, BLM, Addition MT, Numalliance and more.
This new version of TubeShaper still features the wide range of popular features that have made it an industry leader since the platform was first launched in 2015, including spring-back management and in-bend measurements for more accurate results in deep or shallow bends. The unique ‘sketch’ function allows users to create a first tube from just a few digitised hard points, while automatic report creation ensures that results can be shared instantaneously to any location.
TubeShaper v2 is available for purchase immediately; contact your local Hexagon representative for more information.
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Hexagon is a global sensor, software and autonomous solutions provider. Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.
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