AIMS Metrology brings turnkey, CMM technology to Eastec 2023

AIMS Metrology’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. (Courtesy: AIMS Metrology)

The drive to propel growth through data-informed decisions has made coordinate measuring machines (CMM) with infinite 5-axis probe head positioning a fixture on the shop floor. AIMS Metrology will demonstrate its turnkey 5-axis CMM systems and single source software platforms at Eastec Booth #3251. 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.

AIMS’ lab-grade LM offers multi-sensor capabilities with Renishaw’s REVO-2 delivering 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 Renishaw’s 5-axis PH20, can be placed on or near a production line to provide dimensional verification and process flow monitoring in real time. The Summit’s large part inspection capacity (40 in. from left to right, top to bottom and front to back) can accommodate REVO-2’s RVP vision and SFP2 surface measurement. AIMS’ designs minimize wear and tear for zero maintenance and use 110/220-volt outlets, eliminating the need for shop air.

“We’re a single source provider that builds and assembles our CMMs in the U.S.,” said Mark Gearding, AIMS co-owner and vice president. “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.”

Raw material and labor shortages and the need to understand what is happening on the shop floor at any given moment, mean fabricators can’t afford to run 20 or 30 parts before the first part is inspected.

“We’re seeing more and more applications where a turnkey system from a support perspective is the best solution,” Gearding said. “Our 5-axis CMMs coupled with the right software package are helping job shops and fabricators implement an Industrial Internet of Things model where integrated measurement technology can effectively contribute to more efficient manufacturing processes through connectivity. Multisensor inspection requirements will continue to grow in order to adapt to ongoing product changes. We are one of the few OEMs that can provide a true shop floor turnkey package along with the service and support.”

AIMS’ Revolution Series 5-axis coordinate measuring machines (CMM) provide the metal fabrication market with multisensor inspection and intelligence-gathering tools. Exclusively supported by Renishaw’s 5-axis probe systems and open-source platform technology, AIMS’ LM, HB, and Summit 10.10.10 deliver the power, accuracy, and throughput companies need to meet critical production demands for small to large-sized in-process and post process parts. The single source supplier builds and assembles its machines in the United States. An in-house service group and application team tailors each CMM to a job shop or fabricator’s needs, including programming, custom holding fixtures, tooling, and automation. Software options including MODUS, CMM Manager, and Verisurf, give companies additional flexibility to optimize data collection. AIMS’ aftermarket service and support technicians partner with manufacturers to help maintain uptime. Machine retrofits and refurbished equipment are also available. AIMS is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certified for calibration services by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.