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Aberlink’s Extol CMM Design Innovation Receives King’s Award For Enterprise

Aberlink has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2024. This is in recognition of the outstanding design innovation and error mapping of the Extol CNC CMM.

Aberlink Limited is one of 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise recently announced. Aberlink has been recognised for its excellence in Innovation. A total of 257 Awards are made with five companies being recognised with two Awards.

Employing 44 people, Aberlink Limited was founded in 1993 and is the largest UK-owned manufacturer of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

Upon receiving the news that Aberlink had been honoured with the King’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation, company owner Marcus Eales said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised with a King’s Award for Innovation, it underscores thirty years of constantly pushing to create unique solutions to metrology problems that have applications world-wide.  The Extol CNC CMM is an excellent example of this in practice.”

Designed for robustness and reliability, the Extol CMM will run around the clock making it ideal whether it is positioned next to a machine tool, in a manufacturing cell, or used in a dedicated inspection area. Temperature sensors monitor both the machine and ambient temperature ensuring that the Extol is capable of operating in uncontrolled environments and reporting measurements as though they had been taken at 20°C. The Aberlink software will also produce a warning should the temperature be changing at a rate that is not conducive with reasonable metrology practice. Robust, accurate and reliable, the Extol CMM is the perfect solution to automatically verify part quality for critical components. Automatic tool offset correction available with the Aberlink 3D software compliments the attributes of the Extol perfectly allowing utilisation as part of a fully automated production process in the midst of a manufacturing environment.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

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