CMMs Handle Everyday Applications
Eastec 2019: Zeiss’ Spectrum of bridge-type CMMs are designed to handle everyday measurement applications.
Zeiss’ Spectrum of bridge-type CMMs are designed to handle everyday measurement applications. The CMM features Calypso measurement software, eliminating structured programming, code editing and line-by-line text editing, according to the company.
The CAD-functionality in the software accepts PMI models created in Solidworks, Creo, Catia and Siemens NX. This combination is said to decrease measurement development time. The company’s PiWeb reporting software is also available, enabling customized measurement reporting. This software also monitors trends in measurement results for quicker access to specific information.
With the RDS-C5 articulating probe holder and Vast XXT multi-point scanning sensor, the CMM can measure angled features in difficult-to-reach locations. The system provides ±180-degree rotation in the X, Y and Z axes, and is said to be useful for general prismatic measuring.
The CMMs are offered with measuring volumes ranging from 500 × 500 × 600 mm to 700 × 1,000 × 600 mm. The company’s C99L scanning controller is included. Wrap-around air bearings are used on ceramic guideways to provide rigidity and stability at high speeds. The guideways are said to be resistant to corrosion, wear and temperature.
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