Mindful of components' ever rising accuracy specifications, the inspection bottle necks that can occur due to increased levels of production and the limited space available to accommodate additional CMMs, Aberlink Innovative Metrology have launched what it claims to be the answer to the above problems - the Axiom too HS.

The new CMM range is the high-specification variant of the company's acclaimed Axiom too CNC CMM range. As a result of its enhanced accuracy specification, swifter acceleration and faster travel, the advanced Axiom too HS is able to achieve higher levels of precision and carry out a far greater number of component measuring cycles in a given time.

Available in four X-Y-Z capacity variants, from 640 x 600 x 500 mm to 640 x 1500 x 500 mm, the cost effective Axiom too HS, from the largest UK owned Coordinate Measuring Machine manufacturer, can truly be described as the complete, high speed, high precision, inspection centre. Impressive measuring accuracy is achieved through the use of the latest metrology techniques and advanced in-house manufacturing methods. The Axiom too HS boasts an aluminium bridge with a very low thermal mass, rendering the machine ideal for use either in controlled environments or within less than perfect shop-floor conditions. Thanks to the machine's use of advanced materials, its reduced inertia results in class leading speed of operation. For increased accuracy air bearings of optimised stiffness are employed on all axes, whilst a granite Y Beam allows preloading of bridge bearings in both directions. Borrowed from the Aerospace industry, the CMM's sturdy component support consists of an advanced granite/aluminium honeycomb construction, this technology, provides natural damping and further improves the machine's thermal properties.