Revolution CMM Series Can Collect Big Data in Smart Factories

Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) is inviting manufacturers to “look under the hood” of its Revolution Series LM and HB coordinate measuring machines.  The CMMs, manufactured and assembled in the U.S., have been engineered to help companies tackle the challenges associated with digitized shop floors, higher accuracy and reliability standards for complex parts, big data and automation.

AIMS’ Revolution line of CMMs are exclusively supported by Renishaw technology through probe heads, touch probes, scanning probes, incremental encoder scale systems, change racks, styli, controls, and Modus software. Faster measuring speeds, enhanced accuracy, higher throughput and lower cost of ownership make the Revolution series products especially suited for the quality control process demands of efficiency-driven manufacturers and the growing number of smart factories and automated operations.

AIMS’ laboratory-grade Revolution LM can be equipped for touch or non-contact inspection. Unlike other vision systems on the market, the LM features the industry’s most advanced scanning probe – Renishaw’s REVO 2. The precision measuring head and probe system triple productivity, collecting data at a rate of 4,000 points per second. Infinite positioning and 5-axis motion allows users to access complex features while flexible tip sensing enhances accuracy.

For 5-axis touch trigger applications, the LM is also available with Renishaw’s PH20 which increases throughput three times faster than traditional indexing heads, offers faster calibration and infinite positioning. Linear motors provide submicron accuracy while eliminating the maintenance and downtime associated with belt and pulley designs. Modus software supports offline programming, true 5-axis measurement programs, full simulation, crash detection and the capability to leverage large amounts of product information.

The Revolution HB CMM, designed and built around Renishaw PH20 5-axis technology, is the only mobile 5-axis CMM on the market. A unique undercarriage equipped with one steer and two stationary wheels allows two operators to easily move the unit anywhere on the shop floor. A 110/220 volt outlet eliminates the need for shop air. A polymer-cast base includes built-in vibration resistance and thermal stability. Mechanical bearings add additional protection from harsh shop-floor environments.

Visitors to the upcoming EASTEC exhibition visitors (May 16-18) can experience the AIMS CMM range in action.

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