Quality Inspection Compact coordinate measuring machine delivers accuracy economically

Redakteur: Kathrin Schäfer

The Micura coordinate measuring machine (CMM) from Carl Zeiss meets user demands for small CMMs that are as accurate as larger machines but offer a price advantage.

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The CMM is small but offers a high level of performance, being accurate to better than 1 µm.
The CMM is small but offers a high level of performance, being accurate to better than 1 µm.
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Having a measuring range at the smaller end of the spectrum, this machine is designed for affordability, but its measuring envelope of 500 x 500 x 500 mm places the Micura among the largest CMMs in its class. Such industrial parts as artificial hips, gearwheels, optical-lens elements and shafts with narrow tolerances are becoming smaller as accuracy requirements increase. These challenges are well within the Micura’s technological capabilities.

The machine’s measuring accuracy is within 1 µm. Behind this is the Vast XT Gold probe, which can continually scan surfaces at a speed of 200 measured points per second. Vast navigator scanning technology, optional for Micura, adapts the scanning speed to the measuring job: where a simple contour and lower demands for precision are involved, Micura moves faster, and when high precision is necessary, the CMM moves more slowly.
In developing the machine, Carl Zeiss emphasised stability and rigidity. The Micura features ceramic guideways, air bearings on four sides and a large bearing base for all moving parts. The CMM has an easy-to-use control panel and a temperature sensor to capture the workpiece temperature. This feature-rich machine for smaller operations and those just beginning to perform quality inspection makes its European trade fair debut at Control in Stuttgart this May.

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Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

Oberkochen, Germany