Portable Coordinate Measuring Machines (PCMMs) have revolutionized the manner in which metrology can be used in manufacturing and industrial settings. Exact Metrology can come directly to you and perform measurement tasks and analysis right on the shop floor or inside any plant environment.
Traditional Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) use a fixed granite table with a gantry or bridge style superstructure featuring two legs and attached touch probe. X, Y and Z linear axes are travelled when measuring. Portable CMMs generally take the form of an articulated arm—having six or seven rotary axes with rotary encoders.
Ideal usage for PCMMs would include certain non-repetitive applications such as reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and large scale inspection of low volume parts.
PCMM Portable Coordinate Measuring Machine