11/12/2013 | 1 MINUTE READ

Mitutoyo CMM Offers Increased Accuracy

Originally titled 'CMM Offers Increased Accuracy'
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With a maximum error of (1.7+3L/1,000) µm, the Crysta-Apex S coordinate measuring machine from Mitutoyo America is said to offer a higher accuracy specification than other CMMs in its class, increasing the effective measuring range at a given measurement tolerance.

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With a maximum error of (1.7+3L/1,000) µm, the Crysta-Apex S coordinate measuring machine from Mitutoyo America is said to offer a higher accuracy specification than other CMMs in its class, increasing the effective measuring range at a given measurement tolerance.

Extreme rigidity helps the CMM maintain accuracy, the company says. The Y-axis guide rail is integrated into one side of the granite surface plate. Precision air bearings located on the bottom, front, rear and upper surfaces of the X-axis slider minimize vibration and ensure stability, even during high-speed, high-acceleration operation.

In addition, the machine’s drive offers maximum speed of 519 mm/sec. and maximum acceleration of 2,309 mm/sec.2, resulting in higher throughput for greater productivity, and lower total ownership and operating costs, the company says.

The Crysta-Apex S also supports a range of probes that offer increased capabilities, including the MPP-310Q scanning probe, which collects cloud point data at speeds as fast as 120 mm/sec. Other probes suited for screw-depth, ultra-small-diameter and non-contact measurement are also supported.

Available software options include GeoPak, a high-functionality, general-purpose measurement program that is part of the Mitutoyo Controlled Open System for Modular Operation Support (MCOSMOS). MCOSMOS supports virtually every CAD format while providing routines for in-line measurement, data feedback and process management.

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