ZEISS Introduce Entry-Level SPECTRUM Scanning CMM With Integrated PMI

ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions announces the new, affordable Spectrum bridge-type coordinate measuring machine (CMM) line. Using the latest ZEISS software, scanning sensor and machine technology, these economical systems are designed to easily handle everyday measurement applications.

ZEISS Spectrum CMM comes with CALYPSO measurement software, eliminating the need for time-consuming structured programming, tedious code editing and line-by-line text editing. The CAD-functionality in CALYPSO accepts native product manufacturing information (PMI) models created in Solidworks, Creo, CATIA and Siemens NX. Together, CALYPSO and PMI models can dramatically lower measurement development time and cost. ZEISS PiWeb reporting plus software is also available, enabling customized measurement reporting, allowing SPECTRUM owners to deliver measurement reports in formats their customers need. PiWeb also monitors trends in key measurement results, making that information available faster so manufacturing process adjustments can be made earlier.

For specific inspection jobs, ZEISS Spectrum CMM can be configured accordingly. With the RDS-C5 articulating probe holder and VAST XXT multi-point scanning sensor, it can measure angled features in difficult-to-reach locations. The RDS/XXT offers +/- 180 degree rotation in x, y and z, reaching 5,184 angular positions and is best suited for general prismatic measurement applications.

ZEISS Spectrum CMMs are available in measuring volumes from 500 x 500 x 600 mm to 700 x 1000 x 600 mm. The ZEISS C99L intelligent scanning controller is mounted on the CMM, reducing the overall footprint and required floor space. Wrap-around air bearings are used on ceramic guide-ways to provide rigidity and stability at maximum speeds and accelerations. The guide-ways are resistant to corrosion, wear and temperature. Measurement uncertainty specifications are based on an integrated system design that is calibrated to ISO 10360 standards.

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