5-axis CMM machines primed for smart factory production environments

5-axis CMM machines primed for smart factory production environments

July 19, 2018

AIMS Metrology


Dayton, Ohio – Demand for 100% part inspection and the ability to process big data and measure complex features in a smart factory environment is impacting mainstream manufacturing. Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) has engineered coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) that can perform fast, accurate inspections and gather intelligence.

AIMS will demonstrate its Revolution Series HB Shop Floor CMM fitted with a Renishaw 5-axis PH20 probe head at IMTS 2018 in booth #135836. Visitors can see AIMS’ lab-grade Revolution Series LM demonstrated at IMTS 2018 at Renishaw’s booth #135509. The LM is fitted with a Renishaw 5-axis REVO 2 which is able to collect work piece data with 2D and 3D tactile probes, a surface roughness measurement probe or non-contact vision probe.

The HB has a polymer cast base that includes vibration resistance and thermal stability. The only 5-axis mobile CMM in the industry, the HB monitors data process flow in real time because the PH20 quickly obtains high-density points for feature size, location, and form for accurate and actionable data. The hard bearing machine doesn’t require air and can be moved on to the shop floor to gather data at the point of use.

The lab-grade LM is built with linear motors that work off permanent magnets that don’t wear out. Electronic signals are sent to the motor, using the natural force of the magnet to generate a small magnetic field that interacts with the magnets. The result is precise positioning and reliability along with little to no maintenance. The LM has a granite work plate and aluminum mobile bridge for higher rigidity and lower inertia.

AIMS engineers will be available to talk about the HB and LM along with the OEM’s total aftermarket support program and retrofit services along with Renishaw MODUS software. AIMS will also display custom gauging designed and built by CMI, a division of AIMS.