Starrett Metrology Systems appoints vice president

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Hurco names BMO Automation preferred partner; API adds CMM services, launches certified pre-owned laser tracker business

January 30, 2020

David Allen

David Allen has been appointed vice president, Starrett Metrology Systems. In this newly-created role, Allen will be responsible for the strategy, growth, and profitability of Starrett Bytewise, Starrett Tru-Stone Technologies, Starrett-Kinemetric Systems, metrology software development, force measurement systems, and Starrett Special Gage Department.

Starrett’s President and CEO Douglas A. Starrett says, “David has deep experience with products and channels similar to Starrett, a global perspective, and a growth mindset that will help these businesses grow faster and more profitably."


Hurco names BMO Automation preferred partner

Netherlands-based BMO Automation will provide Hurco customers with a tested automation solution that requires minimal integration and ensures the BMO Automation packages will immediately increase productivity without disruption. Focused on high-mix/high volume production, BMO helps manufacturers handle the skills gap and labor shortage, increasing productivity of CNC machines.

“This preferred partnership with BMO is another way we can help our customers identify meaningful technologies and automation packages to solve the problems they face on a daily basis,” says Paul Gray, Hurco vice president R&D and Product Development.

“BMO Automation engineers collaborated extensively with the Hurco engineering team to ensure customers experience a seamless integration with the interactive operation of the robot and CNC machine,” says Frank Biemans, managing director of BMO Automation.


API adds CMM services, launches certified pre-owned laser tracker business

API Services’ coordinate measuring machine (CMM) certification and recalibration services, available in standard or premium, restore CMMs to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications. Premium calibration includes a 21 parameter error-map created using the API XD laser interferometer and six degrees of freedom (6DoF) calibration.

Software calibrates CMMs by importing, reading, and modifying original CMM error maps, regardless of whether the map is located in the CMM controller or in metrology software. Calibration technicians use XD 6DoF laser interferometers to measure 21 errors of the CMM in a single setup.

API’s certified pre-owned laser tracker business provides first-time tracker users with the benefits of laser tracker measurements at a significant discount or for additional tracker capacity to be added by experienced laser tracker users.

All API recertified laser trackers are thoroughly inspected and recertified to B89.4.19 standard at the API Services ISO 17015 certified facility, and come standard with a 12 month, full parts and labor warranty.