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AIMS Gives Manufacturers Control Over Production Processes With New CMM

Combines five-axis technology and mobility with shop-floor durability

Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 16:27

(AIMS: Dayton, OH) -- Pressure to increase production and minimize waste for increasingly complex parts is driving manufacturers to look for quality control processes that are faster and more accurate. To help companies meet tolerances and achieve repeatability, Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS), an OEM of coordinate measuring machines, has introduced the Revolution Series HB Shop Floor CMM.

Designed and built around Renishaw 5-axis technology, the Revolution HB is the only mobile 5-axis CMM on the market.

“Speed is critical for manufacturers today,” says Gary Rockwell, director of marketing and product development for AIMS. “Parts are becoming more complex with tighter tolerances and customer lead times are shrinking. Part inspections can sometimes take two to three days using conventional methods. The Revolution HB is able to cut inspection time from days to minutes for many applications such as aerospace components. Best of all, manufacturers gain speed without sacrificing accuracy.”

Constructed with a polymer-cast base and a roll-around stand with casters that can be locked in place, the Revolution HB is easy to move. The machine runs on standard 110 volt power, so the need for shop air is eliminated. Built-in vibration resistance, mechanical bearings and thermal stability give the Revolution HB the durability it needs to withstand the rigors of shop floor use. The CMM features a Renishaw PH20 probe head, which provides superior accuracy and repeatability and performs three times faster than conventional probe heads.

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AIMS, Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems, was founded in 2009 to equip the industry with the tools to perform accurate, flexible, 3D inspection of in-process and finished parts. In 2015, the Dayton, Ohio-based OEM introduced its Revolution HB and LM Series coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) designed and engineered with Renishaw 5-axis measurement technology. AIMS’ products support Renishaw probe heads, touch probes, scanning probes, incremental encoder scale systems, change racks, styli, controls, and software. In addition to matching customer requirements with the right turnkey CMM system, AIMS provides installation and after-service support, retrofit and maintenance services, and training.