Aberlink in Control with new metrology solutions

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Aberlink Innovative Metrology will be introducing several new products at the Control 2011 international trade fair, 3-6 May 2011, in Stuttgart, Germany,

Pride of place on the Aberlink stand will be given to the new version of Aberlink's 3D software. The CMM software has recently undergone its most significant development phase. Aberlink 3D now features a dynamic user interface, faster program execution, unlimited feature measurement, PH20 probe head support, OpenOffice and XML output formats, improved SPC capability, Windows 7 support and DME I++ Client support. Aberlink claim that improved interoperability, in terms of data exchange and connectivity to other devices, has rendered their 3D metrology software the future proof, multi-device platform of the future. The stand will feature co-ordinate measuring machines with the latest range of Zenith Too CMMs, now capable of measuring parts weighing up to 5,000 kg and available in a range of sizes of up to 3,000 mm, as well as Aberlink's best selling Axiom Too range of CMMs, each fitted with the Renishaw PH20 probe head. The PH20 provides an unlimited number of probe positions giving improved access, while adaptive positioning of the probe head significantly improves all aspects of measurement routines. 5-axis moves and high speed head-touches combine to reduce measurement cycles by up to 90%, while maintaining accuracy. Finally, Aberlink's fully programmable vision system, Project X, will be demonstrating its ability to measure small and delicate parts by using non-contact inspection techniques. Said to offer the same high-speed edge-detection technology as used on similar systems costing twice the price, Project X has a 400 mm by 300 mm stage, and 125 mm motorised Z-axis, enabling it to accommodate larger parts than most of is rivals.