AIMS brings full range of turnkey 5-axis CMM to IMTS

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The AIMS HB being moved onto the shop floor. (Courtesy: AIMS Metrology)

Rapid part changes, raw material bottlenecks, and labor shortages continue to drive demand for multi-sensor inspection with the option to automate. AIMS Metrology will demonstrate its full range of turnkey 5-axis coordinate measuring machines at IMTS Booth #135536. The OEM’s Revolution Series Summit 10.10.10, LM, and HB provide accurate, flexible, three-dimensional inspection of small to large in-process and post-process parts on the shop floor, in the lab, or in an automated cell.

AIMS designed its CMMs to integrate with Renishaw 5-axis probe technology. The Summit, the OEM’s newest CMM, was prompted by customer requests for large inspection capacity enhanced with REVO-2’s latest sensors such as RVP vision and SFP2 surface measurement. AIMS’ lab-grade LM also offers multi-sensor capabilities with REVO-2 which provides measuring speeds up to 500 mm/second and data collection rates of up to 4,000 points per second for increased part throughput. The mobile HB, fitted with a 5-axis PH20, can be placed on or near a production line to provide dimensional verification and process flow monitoring in real time.

Unlike other OEMs, AIMS tailors its CMMs to customers’ software requirements with MODUS, Verisurf, or CMM Manager. “We’re a single source provider that builds and assembles our CMMs in the U.S.,” said Mark Gearding, vice-president for AIMS. “We have an in-house service group and application team that allows us to customize the CMM to a job shop or fabricator’s needs. That includes programming, custom holding fixtures, tooling, automation, service and support.”

With lead times for new and leased equipment continuing to grow, AIMS’ proactive business model supports job shops and manufacturers on another front. “We maintain a stock of parts to assemble machines,” Gearding says. “In addition to custom orders, we build machines without purchase orders to help counter the parts shortage and supply delays.”

AIMS designs and produces coordinate measuring machines integrated with 5-axis measurement technology for accurate, flexible, three-dimensional inspection of in-process and post process parts. The Dayton, Ohio-based OEM’s line of Revolution Series LM and HB CMMs are built in the United States and engineered for the shop floor, the lab and automated applications in smart factory settings. AIMS expanded its line in 2020 with the Summit 10.10.10 developed for high volume, large parts inspection. The OEM’s CMMs are exclusively supported by Renishaw technology through probe heads, touch probes, scanning probes, incremental encoder scale systems, change racks, styli, controls, and Modus software. In addition to matching customer requirements with the right turnkey CMM system, AIMS provides installation, calibration, service/support, and training. Machine retrofits and refurbished equipment are also available. AIMS is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.

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