Users have access to a large variety of CMMs

  • A coordinate measuring machine, also known as a CMM, is a device that is used to precisely measure and inspect the geometrical characteristics of an object. This provides manufacturers with the ability to accurately check that both prototype and production components and assemblies conform to the intended design.

    In the 1950s, the very first coordinate measuring machine (CMM) was developed to precisely measure components of military grade, and ever since then, CMMs have continued to develop. The machine body, which is comprised of an X, Y, and Z axis, the measuring probe, and a data collection system are the three primary components that make up a contemporary CMM machine.


    There are many different kinds of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) on the market today, ranging from the more conventional granite bed variants that are utilized in controlled environment laboratories to the in-situ CMMs that, over the course of the past decade, have made it possible for measurement to be carried out directly within the manufacturing environment. In more recent years, completely portable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) have been developed to provide manufacturers with even more options.

    Choosing the right coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for your company is not as simple as deciding whether you need to bring your parts to the machine or the machine to your parts in order to make an informed decision. There are many different variants and options available within each type, and there is a very real possibility that you will either end up overspending on a CMM that is more advanced than what you need or, even worse, on one that does not meet your needs at all. Because of all of these factors, it is critical to consult with financial experts before making any investments.

    As a company, Status was founded on the principle of providing comprehensive business solutions as opposed to merely selling CMM machines. Our full-service capability works best with partnerships that are established over a longer period of time and are based on trust. When it comes to the initial investment in the machine, one of our primary focuses is always on providing our clients with expert guidance that is totally objective and unbiased. We are here to steer you clear of the pitfalls and assist you in selecting the inspections companies that offers the very best value. This CMM will provide precisely what it is that you require right now while also being as future-proof as is humanly possible.

    Measurement is often misunderstood and viewed as a non-productive process that slows production and puts downward pressure on operating margins. This is a common misunderstanding. In point of fact, the opposite is true: selecting the appropriate measurement solution can actually result in cost reductions while simultaneously increasing profits.

    If you are a manufacturer working in a demanding field (for example, aerospace or automotive) and need to ensure components meet stringent quality requirements, just one slightly off measurement can put your entire production process at risk and lead to orders being rejected because they are not within specification. This is especially true if you need to ensure components meet stringent quality requirements.

     

    Both the technology of the machine itself and the reduction in human input (and, by extension, reduction in human error) contribute to the fact that a CMM is capable of producing far superior results in terms of measurement accuracy and consistency compared to what can be accomplished with manual measurement methods.

     

    1. Investing in the appropriate During Production Inspection machine can also have a significant impact on the amount of work you get done

    2.  We have already touched on a few of the many portable and in-situ pre shipment inspection china solutions, which, despite the fact that they are not appropriate for all types of companies, do a very good job of eliminating the time and cost that are associated with removing parts from the shop floor

    3.  However, there are also programming solutions that can be configured within the software running on the controller of the CMM, which can significantly speed up measurement

    4.  These solutions can be found in the CMM

    5.  Recently, Status was able to increase the speed of the measurement process for one of their customers by a factor of ten simply by providing them with the most recent software version and training their machine operators on a new function



    CMMs are highly reliable and consistent pieces of equipment, which very rarely go wrong, making them a true 'fit and forget' addition and upgrade to your manufacturing line. With the right periodic service and calibration, Pre-Shipment Inspection can be extremely accurate and consistent.

    CMMs also have impressive lifespans and can last for decades, which means that any initial investment costs are amortised over a much longer period of time than they would be with the majority of other manufacturing equipment. Through retrofitting and upgrading, the lifespan of a Status system can be increased even further.

    Your company's requirements as well as your available funds are the primary considerations that should guide your choice between purchasing a new or refurbished CMM. However, despite the fact that nearly all refurbished  on the market can be purchased for a price that is lower than that of new ones, performance is almost always diminished.

    It is common practice to give Status credit for inventing the market for refurbished machines, and our expertise in refurbishing, upgrading, and retrofitting is unparalleled in the industry. Because of this, the performance of a Status-approved used coordinate measuring machine (CMM) can frequently match, and in some cases even exceed, that of a brand-new machine.

    An outdated machine can be brought up to speed and given a new lease on life through the process of retrofitting. The procedure entails replacing and upgrading specific components of a CMM in order to improve its accuracy and productivity, while maintaining the unit's primary structural foundation in its original state.