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Mitutoyo Invest in CMM Rotary Tables

RPI UK, a specialist developer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices for high accuracy rotary and angular inspection systems, has welcomed Mitutoyo as a new customer following the Japanese manufacturers decision to invest in 10 rotary tables.

Mitutoyo, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision measuring equipment, has integrated three QuadMatic and seven QuadSlimLine rotary tables into its high precision co-ordinate measurement machines (CMM) at its Japanese and UK operations. RPI engineers travelled to Japan to support Mitutoyo with training and maintenance and were also on hand to help integrate a two-axis rotary table at Mitutoyo in Halifax, UK.

RPI’s rotary tables are an ideal addition to high precision CMMs.  Specifically designed as a fourth axis, they are accurate to +/- 0.5 arcs seconds.

Jim Palmer, RPI’s sales manager, said: “It’s great news that Mitutoyo has chosen to invest in 10 of our Quadrant range rotary tables.  As well as significantly improving overall measurement accuracy and reducing uncertainty, our rotary tables also greatly increase measuring volume, thereby improving the flexibility, productivity and efficiency of our customers’ CMM.”

The addition of Mitutoyo to RPI’s customer base means the Bath-based manufacturer now supplies all the major CMM manufacturers which use rotary tables, from Hexagon to Renishaw and LK to Wenzel. RPI has been supplying the CMM market since 1977 and can boast more than 750 successful installations worldwide.

The QuadSlimLine and QuadMatic are part of RPI’s Quadrant range of CMM tables which also includes the QuadDualPurpose, QuadProfile and the QuadUniversal. They come in a wide size range; from Ø200mm to Ø1500mm and can be fully integrated to the host CMM machine controller.

RPI grew out of acquisitions from Optical Measuring Tools, Airmatic, Horstmannn and Eimeldingen.   It is now one of the world’s largest designers and manufacturers of solution driven, highly accurate inspection systems and services that measure circular geometry and angular positioning.  Using its 75 years of rotary expertise, RPI supplies progressive engineering industries, including the aerospace, gas turbine and dimensional metrology sectors, with exceedingly dependable, low maintenance products with a service life measured in decades, not just years.

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