Revolution Series LM and HB CMMs

Revolution Series LM and HB CMMs

March 27, 2017

AIMS Metrology

Revolution Series LM and HB coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are manufactured and assembled in the U.S., have been engineered to help companies tackle the challenges associated with digitized shop floors, and deliver higher accuracy and reliability standards for complex parts, big data, and automation.

AIMS’ laboratory-grade Revolution LM can be equipped for touch or non-contact inspection. Unlike other vision systems on the market, the LM features the industry’s most advanced scanning probe - Renishaw’s REVO 2. The precision measuring head and probe system triple productivity, collecting data at a rate of 4,000 points per second. Infinite positioning and 5-axis motion allows users to access complex features while flexible tip sensing enhances accuracy.

For 5-axis touch trigger applications, the LM is also available with Renishaw’s PH20 which increases throughput three times faster than traditional indexing heads, offers faster calibration and infinite positioning. Linear motors provide submicron accuracy while eliminating the maintenance and downtime associated with belt and pulley designs. Modus software supports offline programming, true 5-axis measurement programs, full simulation, crash detection and the capability to leverage large amounts of product information.

The Revolution HB, designed and built around Renishaw PH20 5-axis technology, is the only mobile 5-axis CMM on the market. A unique undercarriage equipped with one steer and two stationary wheels allows two operators to easily move the unit anywhere on the shop floor. A 110/220 volt outlet eliminates the need for shop air. A polymer-cast base includes built-in vibration resistance and thermal stability. Mechanical bearings add additional protection from the harsh shop floor environment.

EASTEC visitors can stop by the AIMS Metrology booth - #3245 – and can also see live demonstrations of AIMS’ CMM technology at Able Machine Tools Sales Inc. in Agawam, Massachusetts. The distributor will hold an Open House for EASTEC visitors May 16-18, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be served daily. For more information visit