Keeping your CMMs on the right track

The metrology industry has seen incredible changes in recent years, but where high levels of accuracy are demanded, the measuring tool that sets the standard is still the traditional CMM.

Measurement Solutions Limited (MSL) provides users of all types of CMM with an alternative calibration and service solution to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). David Harper of MSL comments “CMM users typically turn to the original supplier for CMM service and maintenance. In many cases, the OEM simply doesn’t live up to expectations, demanding a premium rate for a second-rate service”. Accredited by UKAS to provide calibration on all makes of CMM, including portable measuring arms such as Faro and Romer, MSL prides itself on ensuring that your CMM is calibrated by a professional team of knowledgeable engineers. “Most of our customers want an alternative to the OEM. Our philosophy is simple – we provide an honest and cost-effective service, year-in and year-out. Our clients range from multi-nationals to small 'jobbing shops', and we aim to give them all the same customer experience” concludes David Harper.

In addition to general calibration and maintenance services, MSL also has over 20 years’ experience in retro-fitting machines of all makes and sizes. Metrolog X4 is one of the most advanced packages for use on CMMs, bearing in mind its heritage as being the leading software solution for CMMs since the early 1980s. Metrolog X4 is the only CMM software that is able to support a direct connection to most CNC CMM controllers, enabling users to upgrade to the latest software without the need to invest in new controller hardware. This also means users can continue to utilise their old software and the associated measuring programs, running them seamlessly alongside the new software which can support multiple CAD data formats, manage huge point clouds, and deal with the most complex GD&T requirements.

In some cases, a new controller gives users the advantage of the latest scanning technologies to further increase efficiency. The latest Metrologic CNC controllers can be easily fitted to any make of CMM, giving a new lease of life to any machine irrespective of age. MSL can provide advice on the wide range of technologies available, and supply complete turnkey solutions.

Finally, if proof were needed regarding the standard of services provided, MSL is certified by UKAS as an ISO17025 laboratory organisation. Consequently, you are assured that you will receive the highest levels of service at all times, conforming to the requirements of your own Quality Standards, including ISO9001 and TS16949. For more information, MSL will welcome the opportunity to visit your site to discuss all of the service options available for your CMM.

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