LK Metrology has announced its new, ALTERAC ceramic-bridge coordinate measuring machine (CMM) range. Using the latest metrology software, multi-sensor technology and CMM designs, the compact systems are intended for demanding quality control applications.
The new range of CMMs has been introduced offering high accuracy and repeatability in a compact footprint. Manufactured at the company’s UK plant, the new ALTERAC machines are available in three sizes – 7.7.5, 10.7.5, and 10.7.7 – their respective X,Y,Z axis movements being 700 x 650 x 500 mm, 1,000 x 650 x 500 mm and 1,000 x 650 x 650 mm.
ALTERAC is equally at home in an inspection department or on the shop floor, especially as pneumatic mounts isolate the CMM from nearby sources of low frequency vibration such as large machinery. The CMM controller may be either stand-alone, or integrated into the machine base with an arm mounted monitor and keyboard, providing the customer a choice that best suits the installation site. The inclusion of Renishaw encoders with 0.05 μm resolution optical scales for high volumetric accuracy not only leads to outstanding metrology but also provides immunity to the ingress of contaminants.