COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINES IN BRIEF
3D measuring machines, or Coordinate Measuring Machines are systems capable of detecting the surface geometry of any type of three-dimensional object, even the most complex, with extreme precision; the reference to three-dimensional coordinates refers to the ability of these measuring machines to take measurements on all axes.
Fratelli Rotondi designs and manufactures 3D coordinate measuring machines for all high-precision industrial measurement needs.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINES
Coordinate measuring machines are in fact designed to return the three-dimensional measurements of surfaces and objects of any level of complexity with identical precision, both in special control rooms and in the more chaotic and complex environment of production plants. The difficulties that 3D measuring machines for industrial uses must solve are in fact twofold: not only must these devices be able to operate in less than ideal environmental conditions, but they must also maintain a very high level of precision even when the time available to measure the object in question is very short, as in the case of a measuring machine installed on a production line.
THE ADVANTAGES OF COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINES
First of all, precision: 3D measurement systems are able to return measurements with an accuracy that is completely impossible with manual tools. Secondly, speed: the integration of a three-dimensional measuring machine on a line allows dimensional checks to be carried out while production progresses, without any slowdown. And finally, repeatability: the software used in the measuring machines allow to obtain extremely reliable data, minimizing the risk of errors on the part of the operator.
THE TYPES OF COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINES
Given the variety of specific situations and problems that we have listed – in addition to the actual difference in measurement needs between one case and another – there are different types and models of measuring machines on the three axes, and these devices are often accompanied by specific accessory tools. F.lli Rotondi produces all types of measuring machines:
Mobile or fixed bridge measuring machines
the best known and tested type for industrial applications;
Gantry measuring machines
for large objects, built to offer the greatest ease of inspection;
Cantilevered measuring machines
for small parts, structured for maximum loading simplicity;
Horizontal arm measuring machines
for long and thin pieces, where tolerances must be very small;
Portal measuring machines
for precise measurements in a short time.