The CMM's gantry-designed frame reduces overall structural mass, and solid, granite side members provide a rigid, thermally stable superstructure that dampens vibration. The Z-axis is made of thin-wall structural steel, which reduces mass while increasing the stiffness and minimizes thermal expansion. Fully enclosed guideways prevent contamination of bearings, drive mechanism, and scales. The manufacturer states that a dual-beam X-axis design with a centrally mounted Z-axis maximizes the stability of the moving carriage, minimizing roll factors.
Currently, the CMM is available in a 24- × 24- × 18-in. (XYZ) measuring capacity, but, according to the manufacturer, will be available in a wider range of sizes in the future.
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