Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs)

Novacam CMMs offer superior performance both in the laboratory and on the production floor. They provide:

  • High precision measurements (better than 1 µm)
  • High-speed acquisition (1-30k optical measurements / second)
  • Simultaneous dimensional and surface inspection
  • Small non-contact fiber-based probes(as small as 0.9mm in diameter) for reaching inside tight spaces
  • Automation by teaching with joystick

Novacam Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) 4-axis inspection station

Novacam CMM 4-axis inspection station – click for close-up

Versatile, configurable and portable
Novacam CMMs are equipped with robust and compact fiber based probes, and can therefore easily inspect inside tight spaces and even in hostile environments. The CMMs are configured in size, speed and scanning capabilities for the user’s needs and offer online integration capability, small footprint and true portability. Depending on the workpiece, ultra-portable CMM inspection stations weighing 20 lbs (10 kg) are available.

Intuitive user interface
First-time users of Novacam CMMs feel comfortable with the intuitive user interface of our advanced metrology software. With a control device (joystick), it is very easy to start a measurement of objects of all levels of complexities. Experienced users appreciate features such as laser pointing and audio feedback which emulate the touch and feel of a conventional CMM.

Applications
The Novacam CMM product line is made to adapt to any workpiece, regardless of surface properties. Thanks to the underlying technology, low-coherence interferometry, users can measure any type of material – transparent or opaque, specular, diffusive, polished, rough – with ease. Applications include: deviation maps from CAD, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), flatness, surface profile, roughness, thickness, volume loss, parallelism, perpendicularity, profile of a line, angularity, circularity, straightness, symmetry, cylindricity, datum qualification, circular runout, vibration.

Option to combine multiple inspection stations
Novacam profilometers can serve multiple CNC or CMM stations. Optimal scan paths can be achieved by integration of Novacam’s and 3rd party software.Coordinate Measuring Machines CMM comparative chart

Associated products
Novacam CMMs deploy MicroCam-3D and -4D profilometers.

  • For further examples of applications and technical testing data for our CMMs, see Applications
  • For additional information or assistance in selecting a non-contact coordinate measuring machine, please Contact us