Desktop Measuring Machine Built For Accuracy

The Microgage is a 3D desktop CMM designed for reliability and thermal stability. Available from Helmel, the CMM delivers volumetric accuracy of better than 5 micrometers. It has repeatability of 0.7 micrometer and scale resolution of 0.1 micrometer. The fixed-bridge design incorporates a moving stage for the Y axis. XYZ travels are 225 mm × 150 mm × 125 mm, with precision linear bearings in the X and Y axes and instrument roller bearings in the Z axis. Accuracy is intrinsic; error mapping and volumetric error compensation are not used. The machine is capable of dimensional inspection, scanning and reverse engineering of parts. It uses the company’s Geomet CMM Metrology Software and motion control, which provides operators with control over geometric measurement, analysis and programming.

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Flexible Gage Software Integrates with CNC Machine Tools

EMO 2017: Renishaw will exhibit its software for the Equator flexible gauge, which allows users to fully integrate the system with CNC machine tools, its contact scanning system for CNC machine tools, its on-machine and mobile apps which are designed to simplify the use of machine tool probing, an enhanced non-contact tool setter for machining centers, a multi-probe optical interface system, a surface finish probe for coordinate measuring machines, and software that enhances the functionality of Renishaw’s XM-60 multi-axis calibration system.