Intended as an affordable solution for inspection of single processing stages, the direkt is the latest addition to Carl Zeiss’ Contura G2 line of CMMs. Its Vast XXT scanning sensor is designed for measurements on small parts with normal, squared geometries typically generated by boring and milling centers in 2.5 or 3D processes. It enables measurements of geometry, form and position. A small single stylus or star stylus usually is sufficient for these applications, the company says.
The other two models in the line are the RDS and the aktiv CMMs. The RDS model is useful for complex features and parts with multiple angles that require smaller styli, and the aktiv model is designed for measuring deep features such as bores.