Expanded CMM Line Features Scanner For Small Parts

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.

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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.