Precision Redefined: Retrofitting Solutions from CMMXYZ

Published by CMMXYZ on April 18, 2024

Retrofitting a CMM with CMMXYZ isn't just an upgrade; it's a strategic investment in precision, reliability, and future-proofing manufacturing operations.

A member of our service team servicing the motors and gearboxes of the Z-axis ram

The process of retrofitting a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) involves upgrading or modernizing an existing machine to improve its performance, accuracy, and efficiency. Here are three compelling reasons to retrofit a CMM:

1. Enhanced Accuracy and Precision:

Retrofitting allows integration of newer technologies, such as the innovative 5-axis Renishaw PH20 and Revo probing systems, which can significantly enhance the accuracy and precision of measurements. This improved accuracy ensures that the CMM can meet tighter tolerances, leading to better quality control and assurance in manufacturing processes.

Renishaw PH20 5-Axis infinite positioning Probe Head

Renishaw Revo

 Highly accurate and versatile REVO 5-Axis Probe Head

2. Increased Efficiency and Productivity:

Retrofitting can update the control software and hardware of the CMM, making it more efficient in terms of programming, data analysis, and inspection workflows. Integration with modern metrology software can streamline measurement processes, reduce inspection times, and automate repetitive tasks, thereby increasing overall productivity on the shop floor.

Upgraded airlines and electronic wiring: before and after

3. Cost Savings and Extended Lifespan:

Rather than investing in a completely new CMM, retrofitting offers a cost-effective solution to upgrade an existing machine. Retrofitting costs are often lower than purchasing a new CMM, and the process can extend the lifespan of the equipment significantly. This approach enables manufacturers to leverage their existing infrastructure while still benefiting from the capabilities of modern metrology technologies, resulting in long-term cost savings.

Overall, retrofitting a CMM can provide improved accuracy, increased efficiency, and cost savings, while also offering an environmentally friendly option, making it a compelling choice for manufacturers seeking to optimize their measurement processes without shouldering the burden and expense involved in the purchase of a new CMM.

Contact us here to learn more about how we can retrofit your CMM with the latest technology!

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