The installation of the new measuring machine was a revolution for the company. In the past, the rotor blade was positioned on its leading edge. The new measuring process with PRO allows the technicians to place the rotor blade on its underside. Although this meant abandoning a 20-year-old measuring method, the transition delivered many benefits. Thanks to a special clamping system, two rotor blades can be positioned above each other and measured in one run. This new arrangement facilitates the measurement of the entire aerodynamic profile with the underside, leading edge and top of the rotor blade. Furthermore, the company switched to the VAST XXT scanning probe on RDS. The possibilities opened up by the articulating probe holder allow the probe to be positioned anywhere. Therefore, a single short stylus is all that is needed instead of a T-shaped stylus system with a long extension in the Z axis.
CALYPSO software also had a positive effect on AgustaWestland: it considerably simplifies the use of the measurement data report, enables the import of CAD data and allows integration into the corporate network. Furthermore, the measuring technician is able to start CALYPSO and Curve from one interface at the same time using the Autorun feature.