Horizontal CMM for In-line Operations
What: Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for in-line applications
Who: Mitutoyo America Corp. (mitutoyo.com)
Important to note: Generally, in-line measurement applications are predicated on gages that provide Go/No Go determinations and nothing more. So, Mitutoyo has developed the MACH-3A CNC that provides comprehensive measurement information that can be useful in machining operations. Because the CMM is meant to go into production lines, not only is it designed with a compact footprint (1,870 × 1,280 × 1,920 mm) so that it can be readily fit into the system, but it is engineered so that it can accurately operate in the factory environment: The drive unit is protected by covers, there are precision linear guide systems for each axis instead of air bearings, and the controller and PC are installed in a dust-proof housing. It can handle temperature conditions from 5 to 40°C. It is engineered for 24/7 in-line operations.
Pertinent data: This horizontal-arm CMM is fast, with a maximum speed of 1,212 mm/sec, and a maximum acceleration of 11,882 mm/sec2. The measuring range is 600 × 500 × 280 mm (X, Y, Z). It handles parts that are 750-mm high and up to 200 kg in mass. The resolution is 0.0001 mm.