The new CRYSTA-Apex®S Coordinate Measuring Machine from Mitutoyo America Corporation brings new levels of performance and economy to the 1.7 μm class of CNC CMMs. With a maximum error of MPEE = (1.7+3L/1000) μm, it more than doubles the effective measuring range at a given measurement tolerance as compared to typical CMMs in its class. Additionally, the CRYSTA-Apex S drive features high-speed (max 519 mm/s) and high acceleration (max 2,309 mm/s2). These advances result in higher throughput for greater productivity and lower total owning and operating costs. It uses the new UC-400® controller to manage digital servo system control loops for position, speed, and current. This makes it easy to implement various types of control algorithms. Additionally, the digital servo system has a wide dynamic range and is highly resistant to drift over time. Extreme rigidity helps the CRYSTA-Apex S maintain accuracy. The Y-axis guide rail is integrated into one side of the granite surface plate. Precision air bearings located on the bottom, front, rear and upper surfaces of the X-axis slider minimize vibration and ensure stability even during high-speed, high-acceleration operation. Learn more at