Mitutoyo MiStar 555 shop-floor CMM is smart factory ready

Designed to fit into any size of production facility, the MiStar 555 CNC CMM demonstrates twice the environmental resistance of conventional CMMs by incorporating Mitutoyo’s newly developed absolute scale, which is resistant to airborne contamination such as dust and coolant mist. Furthermore, a temperature compensation system confers a level of stability and accuracy that enables the widest guaranteed accuracy operating temperature range available for a shop-floor CMM of 10-40°C, reports Mitutoyo.

The compact, cantilever CMM configuration provides loading accessibility from three sides, so that moving workpieces on and off the measuring table is easier, reducing operator workload while making many automatic loading schemes practical. Only single-phase domestic electrical supply is required, while air supply is not necessary. Mounting the machine controller under the measuring table saves installation space and reduces the footprint to about 70% of that of a comparable moving-bridge machine.

A wide selection of probing options includes a motorised indexable probe head to reduce the need for complex and expensive probe configurations, and an economical fixed probe head for simpler scanning or touch-trigger applications. Probe changer integration minimises encroachment on the measuring volume.

The latest Mitutoyo-developed SMS functionality enables real-time monitoring of machine status, as well as measurement data for straightforward smart factory integration. An SMS status monitoring function provides easy visualisation of events such as machine busy time, idle time and scheduled maintenance requirements. In addition, a condition monitoring function keeps track of key mechanical and electrical parameters to enable timely preventive maintenance scheduling, while MeasurLink covers quality control by providing centralised, at-a-glance statistics on product measurement data.