Prompted by the great global success of the company's innovative Xtreme 350 CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine and customer requests for a larger version, Aberlink will be giving a MACH debut to the Xtreme 500.

With an extended X-Y-Z measuring range of 500 x 500 x 300mm, the larger cost effective Xtreme 500 CMM has a non-Cartesian hexapod design that utilises linear motors and mechanical bearings. This advantageous design ensures that the CMM maintains its accuracy at fast measurement rates and does not suffer from the accumulative dynamic inaccuracies that occur in conventional 3-axis Cartesian designed CMMs. Innovative temperature control and temperature compensation enables the Xtreme machine to accurately measure over a wider temperature range. As the advanced new CMM's name implies, the Xtreme 500 CNC CMM offers customers a robust solution for undertaking precise part inspection in the harshest of production environments.

To help illustrate its impressive high-speed, high-accuracy capabilities when used for both contact and non-contact applications, Aberlink's best-selling Axiom too CNC CMM will be performing inspection routines using both Renishaw's latest touch-probe technology and Aberlink's own innovative CCD camera system. Despite the Axiom too's generous measuring volume, the machine's compact design occupies a relatively small footprint, with the machine's controller and all peripherals housed within the Axiom too's workbench.

Also put through its paces at the exhibition will be the latest iteration of Aberlink's popular inspection software. In addition to touch-trigger probing and vision measurement, Aberlink 3D CNC Inspection software now enables the extremely accurate, rapid scanning of features and profiles. The Mk IV software version delivers enhanced functionality and boasts an improved CAD Comparison software module and the easiest to use off-line Programming from CAD software module currently available.