The ultimate choice for extremely large or heavy parts that require high precision is the gantry coordinate measuring machine. In 1970, DEA in Italy was the first manufacture of gantry CMMs. Today they still lead in the number of large coordinate-measuring machines installed around the world.
In fact there is no other way to guarantee high precision over large parts (1.5 to 20 M) than a gantry CMM. This includes CMM laser trackers, theodolites and scanning systems.
Gantry CMMs provide the following benefits to the user:
If you are considering measuring high accuracy, large or very heavy parts contact us at CMM. Gantries are what we do best!