AURORA, Ill., Nov. 15, 2012 — Mitutoyo America Corp. has announced its MACH-3A CNC coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for in-line applications. Instead of the basic “go/no go” judgments common to in-line gaging, the instrument provides comprehensive measurements to enable statistical control using numeric data.
It is a horizontal-arm machine with maximum speed of 1212 mm/s and maximum acceleration of 11,882 mm/s2
, both in vector direction.
The compact system requires a minimal envelope, minimizing its impact on line layouts. This, plus high-environmental resistance, facilitates integration into upstream and downstream processes.
With a drive unit protected by covers, precision linear guide systems for each axis instead of air bearings, and with its controller and PC installed in a dustproof housing, the MACH-3A is resistant to the effects of dust, mist and humidity, and it operates between 5 and 40 °C. Additional features include a machine status indicator (signaling machine fault or abnormal measurement), an ergonomically positioned touch-panel monitor with a compact keyboard, and an industrial-grade controller and PC. It is suited for 24/7 in-line operation.
The supplied MCOSMOS (Mitutoyo Controlled Open System for Modular Operation Support) software supports virtually every CAD format while providing routines for in-line measurement, data feedback and process management.
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