Product specialities Mitutoyo’s creations

Editor: Ahlam Rais

The MiCAT Planner Version 1.5 software and the all time hit series of the CMM Product Lines are the highlights of the firm’s most innovative solutions for the manufacturing industry.

The MiCAT Planner Version 1.5 software creates measurement programmes with a single click on the basis of CAD models with GD&T and DME.
The MiCAT Planner Version 1.5 software creates measurement programmes with a single click on the basis of CAD models with GD&T and DME.
(Source: Mitutoyo America Corporation)

Mitutoyo is one of the global leaders that offer precision measurement solutions to numerous sectors. Located across 22 different countries, the innovation-driven company has again introduced unique solutions for the convenience of the industry and its users. This year, the firm will also be participating at the 14th edition of the Asian Machine Tool Exhibition in New Delhi, India to showcase its product highlights.

Some of the technological innovations unveiled by the company in the recent past include the MiCAT Planner Version 1.5 and the MACH Series CMM Product Lines.

MiCAT Planner Version 1.5

Compatible with the firm’s coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), the MiCAT Planner Version 1.5 software creates measurement programmes with a single click on the basis of CAD models with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) information and Dimensional Measuring Equipment (DME). The software is capable of importing multiple CAD coordinate systems along with the creation of multiple part coordinate systems which can be generated from the Plan View or the 3D View. Another interesting highlight is the software’s expanded connection feature which proves useful for additional connection lines and planes. In addition to this, non-intersecting combinations of 2D or 3D line and axial features enable to produce angle tolerances.

In addition to this, some of the all time hits of the organisation include the MACH Series CMM Product Lines which includes the MACH-V, MACH-3A and MACH Ko-ga-me.

MACH-V

The MACH-V is claimed to be the world’s fastest CNC vertical axis, in-line coordinate measuring machine with a high acceleration of 8,770mm/s2 or 0.89g along with a measuring speed of 20mm/s i.e. at the moment of contact and a drive speed up to a maximum of 34.0“/sec (866 mm/sec). The machine offers better accuracy throughout a wide temperature range of 41~95° F (5~35°C) as compared to other traditional CMMs.

MACH-3A horizontal coordinate measuring system

The MACH-3A horizontal coordinate measuring system follows the success of MACH-V: The company states that it is the world’s fastest CNC horizontal axis, in-line coordinate measuring machine with an increased acceleration of 11,882mm/s2 or 1.21g along with a measuring speed (at the moment of contact: 30mm/s) and a drive speed up to a maximum of 47.7“/sec (1,212mm/sec). The temperature range here is even wider than MACH-V's: With the assistance of this machine, advanced accuracy throughout a temperature of 41~104° F (5~40° C) can be achieved.

MACH Ko-ga-me

Weighting 61.7 lbs. (28kg) the small and compact 3D CNC measuring machine can be installed at a fixed base or even moved around on the shop floor by mounting it on a moving axis. It can be used for horizontal installation, vertical installation, stand-alone applications or even be integrated into work cells. With a maximum drive speed of 13.3″/sec (340mm/s), and an acceleration of 6,750mm/s2 (0.68g), the machine provides quicker feedback and enables to reduce scrap.

With Mitutoyo’s innovative and user-friendly technologies, the firm has successfully managed to establish its unique benchmark in the manufacturing sector.

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