FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
As CMMs get larger, it is not simply a case of scaling up the design of small models. Stiffness of the structure is critical, but weight must also be kept to a minimum. The Azimuth CMM is not only Aberlink’s largest in their range of CMM products, but it is the culmination of over twenty years experience and excellence in the design and manufacture of innovative metrology equipment incorporating the very latest materials technology.
The revolutionary bridge of the Azimuth incorporates aluminium honeycomb sheets developed for use in formula one and the aerospace industry. The remarkable stiffness to weight ratio that this provides gives the Azimuth an edge in both performance and speed. For a machine of this size, the Azimuth is not only fast, but extremely accurate.
The drive systems designed for the Azimuth offer simplicity and reliability and the novel system used on the Y axis ensures that there is no degradation of performance across the full range of machines sizes offered up to 3m.
A big machine should also be able to measure a heavy component and this is another area where Aberlink has applied innovative thinking. Rather than simply increasing the depth of the granite table, which adds huge cost and weight to the machine, we offer a specially designed load plate to sit on the granite base. This plate can accept up to a six tonne load which will then be transmitted directly to the floor, meaning no loss of metrology performance whatsoever-just another really cleaver idea!
- Capable of measuring parts up to 6000kg in weight
- Fitted with 0.0001mm linear encoders for superior accuracy
- Unique self-contained drive system ensures excellent performance over the entire measuring volume
- Choice of Y Axis sizes ranging from 1000mm to 3000mm