CMMs Available in Larger Sizes

The Zeiss Contura coordinate measuring machine is now available in four larger measuring ranges, including 900 × 1,200 × 800 mm, 900 × 1,600 × 800 mm, 1,200 × 1,800 × 1,000 mm, and 1,200 × 2,400 × 1,000 mm.

The Zeiss Contura coordinate measuring machine is now available in four larger measuring ranges, including 900 × 1,200 × 800 mm, 900 × 1,600 × 800 mm, 1,200 × 1,800 × 1,000 mm, and 1,200 × 2,400 × 1,000 mm. Designed for flexible, reliable quality assurance, the CMM offers a package of tailored sensors, including the Vast XTR gold with an integrated rotary axis that adjusts to complex workpieces. According to Zeiss, the extra volume in all axes provides more measuring capability for large parts. The company’s Navigator technology and Calypso software enable faster measuring, for increased throughput, and the AirSaver option can also be integrated for additional savings, reducing compressed air consumption by as much as 60 percent.

Sensors are available three versions. “Direkt” sensors include the Zeiss Vast XXT passive scanning probe, and the configuration is suitable for small workpieces for which a small single or star stylus is sufficient. Scanning makes it possible to efficiently and precisely measure the form in addition to the size and location, the company says. For parts with different angular positions, the RDS sensor model is offered. The RDS articulating probe holder can be freely positioned in 2.5-degree increments, enabling more than 20,000 possible positions. Its sensor interface enables the flexible use of contact and optical sensors, including the Zeiss LineScan sensor. The “aktiv” configuration is recommended for high-speed active scanning and/or long styli for measurements deep inside a part. According to Zeiss, its Vast XTR gold and Vast XT gold premium probes enable highly accurate measurements with very long, heavy stylus systems.