DAYTON, Ohio—(July 8, 2021) AIMS Metrology engineers will talk with manufacturers about the Dayton, Ohio-based OEM’s 5-axis coordinate measuring machine solutions at Booth 3213 at EASTEC 2021. In 2020, AIMS introduced its’ newest addition, the Summit 10.10.10. Equipped with a 5-axis REVO-2 dynamic scanning probe and 1 meter cubed capacity, the Summit has the capacity to handle high volume, large parts inspection on the job shop floor.

“We understand the challenges fabricators are facing when it comes to meeting the demand for complex parts for everything from gears to turbine engines and the components needed to support the expanding electric vehicle market,” says AIMS Vice President Mark Gearding. “The Summit is a game changer. Its’ development was prompted by customer requests for large inspection capacity enhanced with REVO-2’s latest sensors such as RVP vision and SFP2 surface measurement. And it can be automated.”

AIMS’ Revolution Series 5-axis lab-grade LM also offers companies the versatility of multisensor capabilities. The REVO-2 provides measuring speeds up to 500 mm/second and data collection rates of up to 4,000 points per second for increased part throughput. Rapid calibration for all positions expands uptime. Infinite positioning and 5-axis motion offer easy access to difficult features while flexible tip sensing aids accuracy and flexibility.

Both the Summit and the LM have been designed with Direct Drive Linear (DDL) motors. In this system the rotary motor is laid out flat, allowing the load to be connected directly to the motor.

Unlike conventional motors, the DDL doesn’t use ball screws, belts, a rack and pinion drive or any other type of mechanical components. Because there are no traditional mechanical components, maintenance is drastically reduced.

The OEM’s mobile Revolution Series HB can be placed on or near a production line for dimensional verification. The CMM saves substantial time and expense because an operator no longer has to manually pull parts for inspection. The machine is easily moved from location to location, where it can monitor process flow in real time. Renishaw’s 5-axis PH20 quickly obtains high-density points for feature size, location, and form. This gives a manager or machinist accurate and actionable data to act on at any point during parts production.

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.