High Performance Global CMMs Offer Affordable Measurement Versatility

Source: Brown & Sharpe, Inc.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—High speed, high performance GLOBAL™ coordinate measuring machines from Brown & Sharpe offer form, dimension and position measurement capability in a single, affordable machine.

These versatile CMMs can be equipped with a variety of data gathering sensors to perform a wide range of measurement and inspection tasks. Touch trigger probes and analog probes can be quickly exchanged to measure prismatic features or scan contours and free form surfaces.

GLOBAL Point, Click and Scan Technology™ combines and optimizes temperature and accuracy compensation systems, motion controllers and advanced algorithms to support high-speed, high-accuracy analog open and closed loop scanning applications. This advanced technology facilitates high speed scanning by automatically generating scan and probe paths and inserting moves to avoid obstacles.

Exclusive 3D Vector Force Optimization (3D VFO™) performs a 3D force vector analysis at every probe qualification assuring continuous, accurate probe compensation and improved data analysis in all scanning applications. GLOBAL's probing technology feature allows a scanning probe to be used as a touch trigger probe with no loss of speed or accuracy.

GLOBAL CMMs are available with measuring ranges from X 500 mm, Y 500 mm, Z 500 mm to X 2000 mm, Y 4000 mm, Z 1500 mm. They feature a simple, proven design with 20 percent fewer parts than traditional CMMs for improved reliability and reduced maintenance.

TRICISION™ bridge design provides optimum stiffness-to-mass ratio with a lower center of gravity and a wider bearing separation than competitive bridge designs.

Continuous axes motion interpolation and true 3D vector capability (FLY) integrates axes movements by eliminating stops and corners for more precise data collection and improved machine throughput to help reduce overall inspection time.

Brown & Sharpe, Inc., 200 Frenchtown Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852-1700, 1-800-766-4673, FAX (401) 886-2552, www.brownandsharpe.com.

Brown & Sharpe, Inc.