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Hexagon Metrology’s Sheffield 4.5.4 SF line of CMMs is built for the shop floor and designed to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. With a major focus on portability, the CMM delivers a footprint measuring 52.2" × 32.8" × 79.5", which is designed to fit through a standard door. The computer, controller and interface boxes are integrated into one self-contained unit with locking wheels for mobility throughout the shop floor. The machine uses standard 110-/220-V outlets with no need for shop air.
The CMM features hardened linear drives and recirculating bearings. Its design and standard elastomeric dampers are said to isolate the measuring platform from most vibrations. Inverted high-resolution scales, covered ways and internal cable management protect machine components from ambient dust and debris while minimizing friction. An optional active vibration damping system is available for extreme environments.
The series is equipped with PC-DMIS industrial metrology software. The software graphically guides users through part setup and measurement and then produces concise reports for immediate action. PC-DMIS STI+ (single-touch interface) is controlled via a touchscreen and is said to expedite inspection program selection and launch.
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