Metrology partnership brings Vision to CMM market
Vision Engineering has announced that it is partnering with metrology innovator Aberlink to add the first contact-only measurement system, DELTRON, to its range of metrology systems.
Designed for robustness, reliability, affordability and ease-of-use, Deltron is a shop floor hardened non-cartesian CMM with an innovative delta robotic mechanism, known for repeatable motion, fast acceleration and a high level of measurement accuracy. The delta mechanism on Deltron operates with a maximum vector speed of 500 mm/sec and a maximum vector acceleration of 750 mm/sec2.
Deltron is built with temperature sensors which ensure the measurement results are as though they were performed at 20 degrees C. This means the system can be positioned anywhere it is needed, next to a machine tool, in a manufacturing cell, or used in a dedicated inspection area.
The cylindrical measuring volume of the system is 370 mm (14.5”) diameter x 270mm (10.6”) in height. The measuring accuracy of 2.6 + 0.4L/100 μm incorporates 0.1 μm resolution scales and a granite base supports parts up to 200 kg (440 lbs). Delivered with ViTouch3D, a powerful and easy-to-use software, suitable for a range of abilities.
Deltron is the result of a new partnership between Vision Engineering, and Aberlink Ltd, the largest UK-owned manufacturer of co-ordinate measuring machines, vision measuring systems and measurement software. Both Vision Engineering and Aberlink are well known manufacturers in their respective markets and the collaboration will allow both companies to extend their coverage of the global metrology market.
Güven Türemen, Vision Engineering’s group commercial metrology manager says: “We are delighted to partner with Aberlink in adding Deltron to our growing metrology product range, the first of a number of collaborative and innovative products between our companies.“
“We use Aberlink CMM technology in our own manufacturing facilities in Surrey, UK and in Connecticut, USA. We know how important it is to have a robust and easy to use CMM in the heart of our machine shop to ensure consistent quality and compliance. Our emphasis has always been on ergonomics and ease-of-use in a production environment. Aberlink have taken delta positioning technology, widely used in automation, to create a true shop floor product for use close to the point of manufacture, by production engineers.”
Vision Engineering Ltd is a global leading-edge designer and manufacturer of patented ergonomic stereo optical and digital instruments, used for inspection, manipulation, measurement and analysis of manufactured parts, by most of the world’s leading manufacturers and their extended supply chains.
Vision Engineering’s contract manufacturing division offers comprehensive contract manufacturing, design and commercialisation packages, giving customers access to the latest technology, as well as a team of experienced designers and engineers.
Founded in 1958 and wholly British owned, Vision Engineering’s Global HQ, design and manufacturing facilities are based in state-of-the-art modern premises in Woking, Surrey, UK, with extensive manufacturing facilities in the UK and US. Regional sales and tech support offices are located throughout North America, Europe and Asia, supported by a fully trained network of distributors.