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A moving bridge positions the sensors, making it unnecessary to move the workpiece during measurement.

Clare Goldsberry

January 20, 2017

2 Min Read
Werth introduces coordinate measuring machines for large, heavy workpieces

Werth Messtechnik GmbH (Giessen, Germany), a specialist in the manufacture of measurement technology equipment, has introduced the ScopeCheck MB, designed specifically for the measurement of large, heavy workpieces.

The position of the sensors is adjusted using the moving bridge, making it unnecessary to move the workpiece during measurement. Standard measurements range from 500 to 2,000 mm in the X axis, up to 3,000 mm in the Y axis, and up to 1,500 mm in the Z axis, allowing measurements on large-volume workpieces with a weight up to five tons. Due to the temperature compensation, these multisensory coordinate measuring machines, equipped with air bearings, provide precise measurement results in a production environment.

The integration of multisensory systems greatly increases the machine’s flexibility. The patented Werth Zoom is fully integrated in the Z ram of the measuring machine, providing unrestricted optical measurement capabilities. Tactile sensors and the IP 40 T rotating and tilting camera head can also be added, along with a variety of additional sensor types. This makes it possible to optically measure large components from different directions automatically. Using a special exchange mechanism, the IP 40 T can also be equipped with the patented Werth Fiber Probe.

See Werth’s newest equipment at the Design and Manufacturing trade show, which is co-located with PLASTEC West and MD&M West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, on Feb. 7 to 9, 2017. For more information and to register to attend, go to the PLASTEC West website.

The Werth LLP laser line probe is available for rapid scanning and digitizing of large components. All sensors are easily interchangeable using a park station in CNC mode. The optional back light allows stamped parts, films and other profiles to be measured throughout the entire measurement range of the machine. The modular design of the ScopeCheck MB allows it to be easily expanded, even after installation, to meet future requirements.

See Werth at the Design & Manufacturing show, co-located with MD&M West and PLASTEC West, at booth 3738. The co-located events will be held in Anaheim, CA, on Feb. 7 to 9, 2017.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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