Scanning Large Parts in a Small Location: How to Get the Job Done

Published by CMMXYZ on June 8, 2015

Sometimes, your working environment can pose several challenges and can make it difficult to effectively get a job done. Space is a common obstacle that can stand in your way. Working in cramped conditions can not only be frustrating, but it can also test your patience – especially when you’re trying to get accurate measurements and results.

The solution to your problem? A portable CMM (PCMM), which is one of the most versatile solutions on the market. It offers a wide range of benefits that every user can enjoy – including portability, accuracy and reliability.

Unlike traditional CMMs, which have a probe that moves on three Cartesian axes to measure an object, portable CMMs use pronounced arms or optical triangulation methods. This allows the user to have a new world of freedom when it comes to easily maneuvering around the object. 

The next time you are working in a small space, here are some easy tips and tricks that will allow you to get the job done right – the first time:

1.  Ensure you use a CMM that is equipped with robust and compact probes. This will allow you to easily inspect inside tight spaces and even in small environments. 

2. Choose a CMM that is configured in size, speed and scanning capabilities. By doing so, you can work in a small footprint and enjoy unsurpassed portability.

3. If you’re working with very limited space, a CMM that weighs a minimal amount is ideal. Ultra-portable CMM’s can weigh as little as 20 lbs.

And if you’re still unsure about using a Portable CMM – and not entirely sure it’s the right solution for you, here are a list of benefits that you can enjoy:

It can be taken anywhere and at any time.

Imagine a new world of possibilities. PCMM’s can be taken to any location, to quickly and efficiently get the job done. Projects can be conducted on complex work, models, sheet metal, molded components, and much more.

From a price point perspective, they are considered to be inexpensive.

This is always a bonus. If you choose to purchase your PCMM from Canadian-Measurement Metrology Inc., you can choose from a wide selection new and used CMM machines. This allows you to work with a budget or price point that is ultimately best for you and your company.

It offers unsurpassed accuracy and reliability.

PCMM’s offers a cohesive scanning system on the shop floor. Offering a unique measurement experience, these unique pieces of technology can quickly scan complex services and collect thousands of data points each and every second. These tools can also reverse engineer, as well.

If you’re in the market for a Portable CMM, then Canadian Measurement-Metrology can help; we assist during the sales and the installation process, assess the area you would like to use the machine in, inspect environmental conditions such as the air quality, and we also ensure the machine you’re purchasing is the right one for you.

Contact us today for more information.

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