NEW RETROFIT CONTROLLER FOR CMMs

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A new retrofit controller for updating almost any co-ordinate measuring machine is now available in the UK from Hexagon Metrology. RC1-Controller_webThe measurement solutions provider has unveiled the RC1, which is designed to extend the working life of a CMM by upgrading its technology so that users can benefit from the latest standards in performance and productivity. The RC1 controller features R-TUNE technology, which automatically and rapidly adjusts the machine’s system components without the need for any specialist support. It uses the same technology platform as Hexagon Metrology’s established range of DC controllers. Thanks to its modular and scalable hardware architecture, the RC1 can interface with CMMs from most manufacturers and select the correct configuration option for the update process. The RC1 not only supports Hexagon Metrology’s range of probe heads, including motorised indexing probe head versions, but also heads and probes from other makers. Linear temperature compensation of machine axes is also available as an optional extra. The new product launch coincides with the opening of Hexagon Metrology’s second user showroom at Telford where it offers a range of reconditioned CMMs equipped with the latest software and firmware including the new RC1 controller. www.hexagonmetrology.co.uk    
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