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INDEX Multi-spindle machines: More productive with 8 spindles!

With the totally configurable INDEX MS22-8, we offer a machine concept that meets all requirements and the most stringent demands. 8 main spindles, up to 2 swiveling synchronous spindles, and up to 16 tool carriers, which can be configured in XYZ, enable high-productivity manufacturing. All aspects of the INDEX MS22-8 were developed for use of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Generously dimensioned and freely accessible, the working area minimizes setup cost especially for changeovers. Unhindered chip flow is ensured even at full tooling

Productive multi-spindle machine with 8 spindles

8 main spindles, up to 2 swiveling synchronous spindles and up to 16 tool carriers.

Machine highlights

Your benefits

   Highly dynamic slides with sliding guide (X-axis)

   Non-wearing Z-axis due to quills with hydrostatic support

   Chuck part machining with loading and unloading by robots

   Up to 16 tool holders with 1 or 2 axes and optional Y-axis can be used variably

   Versatility is the strong point of the MS22-8. Whether complex parts or different processes are involved – anything is possible

   More options for rear end machining with hydraulically locked and extremely fast swiveling synchronous spindle

   Already included: the operating system iXpanel i4.0 ready with 18.5” touch screen and Siemens S840D sl

Eight-spindle machining with simultaneous rear end machining

   Front end machining with up to 15 X/Z tool carriers (optional Y-axis)

   Cutoff end machining at the same time

   1 swiveling synchronous spindle

   1 rear slide

   Versatile machining options

   Machining of highly complex workpieces possible

Your advantage: Reduced cycle time with time-determining rear end machining

Pioneering multi-spindle technology

Explore the virtually limitless machining flexibility and the advantages of the INDEX MS22-8 multi-spindle turning automatic. The adjacent animation shows you a wide variety of machining options on a multi-spindle machine.

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Come see the Best from Niigata during their Open House - May 22, 2019

The Niigata Open House in Elk Grove Village in Illinois On May 22nd from 9:00am- 4:00pm.

Niigata has been an established World Leader in Horizontal Machine Centers for over a century. Niigata is a pioneer in the machine tool industry, providing unique horizontal machining center solutions. The name Niigata stands for quality, reliability, and innovation. Premier has been partnered with Niigata for over 8 years working on great Horizontal Solutions.

We will be spotlighting two models, HN1000S-Bar and HN100-II-FC Machines that has incredible features that most of our competition does not have. 

 

HN1000S-Bar has our traditional - largest work envelope in its class, High Productivity and High Speed. This machine also has our unique design guide way system with the Bar/Quill (W axis) option that is very unique in a Horizontal Machining Center.

HN100-II-FC Machine that features our Facing Head (U Axis) that has the capability to do Turning, Facing, Grooving, Boring, Taper boring, Threading, Undercutting, back boring along with all your other milling needs.

Both of these machines will be under power along with the Niigata staff to answer all your technical questions. Click to see the quick video on the FC machine

Please RSVP and make your appointment today with Josh & A.J. along with the Premier Team to sit down and review all the great solutions that Niigata can offer to help make you more productive and profitable.

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Need to find the leader in the small CNC lathe market- The Hwacheon HiTech 230 out-specs all the competition

The New Standard for 8-10" Lathe Faithful to the Basics the Hwacheon Hi-TECH 230 provides more reliable machining performance based on excellent machine rigidity and upgraded specifications compared to the existing 8-10" lathes with box-way structure and provides greatly enhanced user convenience and maintainability. The Y-axis model has Y-axis stroke of up to ±60 mm (±2.36 inch), the largest in class.

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You need to check out this awesome CNC Lathe from Hwacheon

Premier is proud to be the exclusive dealer for all Hwacheon products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan. To learn more about all the great products that we offer please call Sales 414-254-5150

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Another Great Niigata demo on the HN100D FC multi-tasking Horz Machining Center - Come see the machine at the Niigata open house

We had another great demo on the Niigata HN100D-FC machine with its unique U Axis. Increase your production by machining in single set-up with Niigata's 100d-II FC facing center - turning, facing, boring and milling capabilities are all combined in one machine for complete machining in single set-up. Built-in, CNC-controlled boring and facing head utilize the versatility of combined turning operations with machining center operations. Single set-up approach for the machining of valve bodies, pump bodies, bearing housing, differential or axle housing, clutch housing, etc.

Niigata is a pioneer in the machine tool industry, providing unique horizontal machining center solutions. The name Niigata stands for quality, reliability, and innovation. Niigata Machine Techno Co has been an established World Leader in Horizontal Machine Centers for over a century.

Learn more at the Niigata Open House May 22nd as they will be showcasing under power the Niigata HN100D-FC machine along with the HN1000S-Bar machine. Register today to see the very best Horizontal technology in the industry.

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GROB Five Axis Machines are the ideal solution for your sector!

The ideal solution for your sector- Check out all the sectors our machines cover!

No matter whether automotive, mechanical engineering, die and mold industries, aerospace, medical or energy technology: Our products cover a convincingly broad range of applications and provide the optimum solution for just about any requirement.

Benefit from decades of expertise and the high quality and reliability of GROB to find the perfect solution for your requirement.

Automotive

Over 90 years' experience in system business and innovative technologies make GROB an outstanding partner for the automotive industry.

Aerospace

GROB offers the aerospace industry – where safety is paramount – the right solutions for complex requirements and extremely stable products.

Mechanical engineering

GROB guarantees engineering companies optimized stability, flexibility and efficiency through customized production systems.

Die and mold industries

Thanks to optimized, sophisticated part machining, die and mold industries have been relying on GROB's robust products for decades.

Medical technology

GROB machines are designed to produce long-lasting parts, perfectly machined down to the finest detail, for state-of-the-art medical technology.

Energy technology

GROB's innovative and future-proof machines provide the right solution to the challenges of contemporary energy technology.

Learn more about how GROB machines can help lead you past your competition from your EXCLUSIVE GROB dealer - Premier Machine Tool Midwest for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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With over 50 years of experience in building the best double column machines - You should learn more about SNK

SNK has been manufacturing Double Column Machining Centers for over 50 years, with over 5,000 units installed world-wide. RB-M Series Machining Centers deliver productive 5-face, single set-up machining at an affordable price. Rigid double column design and construction assures peak precision and excellent work envelope access. These machines have both an automatic tool changer and right-angle attachment changer. A wide assortment of spindles is available to meet specific machining requirements. In addition to the X,Y & Z axes, a CNC controlled 4th axis (W) expands machining capability and provides exceptional rigidity for rigorous cutting conditions. The generous quill stroke (Z) allows exceptional access to cavities simplifying deep hole cutting.

Features/Benefits

5-Face, Single Set-Up Machining

-1 degree indexing (standard) expands multi-face machining capability

-Reduces set-up time - boosts productivity

-Maintains geometries for optimum precision

-Wide assortment of special attachments available including universal, 30 degree inclined and more

Affordably Priced

-Fast return on investment

Rigid Double Column Design and Construction

-Optimum machine rigidity for rigorous machining

-Superb accuracy and finish capability

-Easy access to work table simplifies set-up

Automatic Tool Changer and Right Angle Attachment Changer

-Streamlines 5-face machining operations

Wide Assortment of Spindles

-High-speed, High-power, High-torque

CNC Controlled 4th Axis (W)

-Allows expanded machining capability with added rigidity

Generous Quill Stroke

-Ideal for deep pocket machining and tall workpieces

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So excited to welcome our guest this week from the Factory of Hwacheon Machinery

This week we were able to visit several Hwacheon customers with our guest, Mr. Hyoung Woon Kwon (Executive Director of R&D) and Mr. Jung Chul Han (Machining Center Director of R&D) to see their great products in production. Along with YP Kim and Robert Nedler of Hwacheon America.

In this picture, we are with one of our oldest and most loyal Hwacheon customers in front of his 1986 Hwacheon Horizontal machining center still in production today. Even though our customer is adding new Hwacheon machines to his collection he still has this machine running every day.

If you want to see how well the Hwacheon machine holds up, please let us know and we will have you talk to our customers who have had some machines for over 20 years. And still running production.

To learn more about Hwacheon and their great products please click here to watch this quick video.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is proud to be the exclusive distributor of all Hwacheon products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan. Contact us today to learn about the great solutions we can provide from the Hwacheon family of machinery. This is still a family own business with the 3rd generation in place to lead the company for the next 20 years.

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YES, Hwacheon does have an integrated Multi Axis Turning Center – Check out the T2

Hwacheon T2- Integrated Multi Axis Turning Center

Process-Integrated Multi Axis Turning Center

T2 can handle a variety of complex processes, from turning to milling in one setting. With optional available second main spindle, optional two longitudinal turrets and Y-axis, the T2-series turning center can be specifically configured in 8 different combinations. The T2-series turning center will reduce your down time and increase your machining efficiency drastically make your work precise and productive.

T2 incorporates the new symmetry "Box-on-Box" module design to eliminate thermal extensions and to limit thermal displacement to a workpiece. The highly rigid main spindle, turret with integrated motors to minimize vibration, noise and power loss and to ensure best process performance. The secondary spindle and turret provide same performance and specifications as the primary units, To achieve best and most stable operations all guide-ways using Linear Roller guides. The added Y-axis and the powerful milling capability allow for process integrated machining with a relatively small footprint at highest flexibility.

 

New Heat-Symmetrical Structure

The new heat-symmetrical structure and the box-on-box structure translate to machine stability and rigidity. T2 series of turning centers deliver high-performance machining by performing high-speed machining and roughing simultaneously. The 45-degree bed angle and the perfect vibration absorption structure provide stability in all processing situations.

Class-Leading Dual Opposing Spindles

The dual opposing spindles in T2 series completely eliminate vibration and noise and minimize power loss in the spindles. The oil jacket cooling system is equipped as standard to limit thermal displacement. The primary and the secondary spindles are driven by two equally powered motors for more accurate control of the C-axis.

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If your parts are Blades, Tool holders, Automotive, semiconductors including values or any others parts that need integrated multi axis machines- look to Hwacheon T2 for your solution.

Hwachoen T2 has a User Friendly Design, and a Wide Range Of Optional Features.

T2 is designed with the end user in mind. Its user-friendly machine design and a variety of supplementary features made for stronger, faster and more precise machining performances.

Learn more about Hwacheon CNC Machines from your EXCLUSIVE Hwacheon dealer - Premier Machine Tool Midwest for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Index Traub- Medical Manufacturing Solutions

Medical Solutions

High-precision and economic manufacturing solutions for medical technology

Uncompromising precision and surface quality with maximum productivity

Your product idea is our challenge – due to decades of experience in all areas of medical technology, we will find the best solution together with you. No matter which material, which production strategy or to which quality requirements – with our machine solutions and know-how you can be sure you’ve made the right choice. Through a versatile range of modular configuration options, we put together the best solution for your applications while keeping in mind such criteria as piece-cost-effective production at lowest tolerances and optimum surface quality.

Surgically precise and reliable processes in medical technology are a matter of course for us. The INDEX and TRAUB high-precision dynamic lathes and turn-mill centers are optimal for the production of complex implants, prostheses, instruments or devices. The solutions designed individually with the customer reduce machining times and ensure safe processes.

Your benefits

   Highest precision and excellent surface accuracy

   Short cycle times by multifunctional complete machining

   Customized material feed and discharge solutions

   Process integration such as measuring, marking, grinding, etc.

   Excellent ergonomics and easy service accessibility

   Machine tools “Made in Germany”

 

Machines for Medical Solutions

TNL12

   13 (16) mm spindle clearance

   12,000 rpm max. speed

   130 mm max. Z-travel

TNL20

   20 mm spindle clearance

   10,000 rpm max. speed

   205 mm max. Z-travel

Click here for a quick video of Medical screws made on a TNL20

G200

   65 mm spindle clearance

   165 mm chuck diameter

   660 mm turning length

R200

   65 mm bar diameter

   5,000 rpm speed

   24 kW max. power

   190 Nm max. torque

 

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Another Kira Solution: Production Center Twin Spindle Machines

14 different Kira Twin Spindle Models available in 3 different styles- Moving Table, Moving Column or Traveling column with 180-degree auto pallet changer with 30 or 40 taper.

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Key Features (Twin Spindle)

Two Spindles

   Traveling Column Models

   Automatic Pallet Changer

   Twin Spindle Machines Reduce Number of Machines Required

   Temperature Controlled Spindles

 

Key Benefits

   Doubles Product Output - Two Parts Can Be Worked On At the Same Time

   Fixed Table Provides Support for Extremely Heavy Workpieces & Fixtures

   Machines Can Be Fitted with Lift & Carry Transfer Systems for Automatic Un-Manned Fixtures

   Loading & Unloading Takes Place During Machining Cycle Increasing Output & Makes Output More Predictable

   Reduces Machine Capital Equipment Costs

   Cuts in Half the Cost of Peripheral Equipment (Ex: Automation, Robots, Chip Conveyors, Higher Pressure Through & Through, Fixtures, Hydraulics

   Eliminates Thermal Growth & Headstock - Improving Accuracy & Repeatability

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The Affordable and Productive: Hwacheon D2-5AX High-productivity 5-Axis Machining Center

Easily automated mid-sized 5-axis machining center affordable universal machining

D2-5AX is equipped with a acceleration/deceleration conveyance system design optimized for a minimal cycle time and has a structure that allows an easy access to robots and AWC, showing excellent performance in mass production.

-High-productivity

-5-axis Machining Solution

-Enhanced User Convenience

Learn more today about the NEW Hwacheon D2 5 Axis machine for the 5 Axis machine that can take a cut.

Outperform, produce and profit your competition! Let’s do more with less! Contact us today to learn more.

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Hexagon Global S - The Coordinate Measuring Machine Pushing Productivity Further

The GLOBAL S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) delivers measurement productivity tailored to your workflow, addressing the widest range of production requirements including throughput, precision, multi-purpose and shop-floor capabilities.

With productivity being the key competitive driver in manufacturing, it’s crucial that the measurement process provides the data required for the application and fits seamlessly into the production workflow and cycle times. The GLOBAL S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) provides superior measurement performance and enhanced productivity for your specific production needs.

Designed by Pininfarina and powered by the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) concept, GLOBAL S combines smart technologies including user experience enhancements, advanced software and eco-friendly options to provide measurement solutions with three performance levels: Green, Blue and Chrome, to suit the requirements of your application. EPS machines allow you to select your main productivity driver: throughput, precision, flexibility or shop-floor measurement, and configure the machine with the best capability package for that driver. GLOBAL S can also be fully-customised to suit the most challenging production environments.

Through a highly-configurable technology platform, GLOBAL S ensures that quality engineers creating measurement routines, operators executing the inspection, and quality managers analyzing the data all have the solution needed to ensure continuous improvement in the production workflow.

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More on the Index Open House 2019

Wow, what a great Open House for all who attended. Index Traub was showcasing technologies that can transform your business.

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INDEX SHOWCASED THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES:

-Multi-spindle lathes - Drive out cost with 4x - 6x faster production

-Production turning machines- Reliably achieve superb results

-Turn-mill centers - Produce complex parts in a single setup

-Swiss-type machines - Boost productivity with the industry’s lowest non-cutting times

-Integrated automation - Go lights out with the iXcenter robot cell

-Digital solutions - Take machine downtime out of process optimization with Virtual Machine and harness the power of Industry 4.0 with iXworld

Check out these photos of our impressive factory tour of their three manufacturing facilities.

Premier is proud to have attended this great event and be the exclusive INDEX TRAUB Distributor for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan.

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When you needed a Large Horizontal Machining Solution, look no further than the best that Niigata offers.

The HN-S Series incorporates the most innovative technology available today on horizontal machining centers. These machines boast a new “Hybrid Style” design that features an ultra-rigid roller guide system on the X and Z axes that allows for maximum machine rigidity. The Y axis features a linear boxway system that provides unparallel vibration dampening at the tool point to improve accuracy and increase tool life. The new NIIGATA HN-S Series is the new leader in metalworking technology.

The HN1000S Features:

-Hybrid machining with combination of linear roller and boxway guide system.

   -Speed, stability, vibration dampening are achieved at 40m/min or 1574 ipm.

   -Heavy duty with high torque geared head spindle is standard.

   -Wide range of spindle choices – standard, quill or bar, extreme high torque and 15,000 rpm 60 hp.

Learn more about the best Horizontals from Niigata from your only source in Wisconsin and UP of Michigan.

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Wish to buy a new CNC Machine Tool for your shop but unsure?

We understand. After all, CNC Machine Tools are high costs investments; each model is often built for specific applications and purposes.

Well-planned machine tool purchases, manufacturing projects and production schedules can help your manufacturing facility enjoy cost-effective manufacturing and reap positive returns on capital costs over a shorter time period.

Here are 5 more reasons to switch to a new CNC machine tool.

   1. Durability: Industrial-strength CNC lathes and milling machines can run for 24 hours, weeks or even months, with adequate maintenance program.

   2. Consistent Quality: With razor-sharp precision, CNC machine tools can produce parts of the same specifications and quality over and over again.

   3. Higher Productivity: By automating your manufacturing line, fewer engineers and technicians are needed to manage your production.

   4. Flexibility: Most CNC machines are easily configurable to create totally different parts in hours.

   5. Intelligent Software: Through state-of-the-art software, you can create designs and fabricate intricate parts more easily.

You may ask who offers all this and more? plus who I can trust will be with me for the long haul?

Hwacheon Machinery

Korea’s First Machine Tool Builder -With over 66 years of history, Hwacheon is dedicated to crafting high quality CNC machine tools. From castings, box guideways, spindles, and gears to sheet metal, every component of our machines are precision engineered with top quality materials, allowing Hwacheon to deliver long-lasting value to our customers.

Who offers Hwacheon Machinery locally for me?

Premier Machine Tool Midwest.

Through a diverse assortment of machine manufactures backed by the experience and skill of your Premier partners, we’re here to ensure you receive the highest quality equipment, service, and solutions to maximize your investment.

Learn more about Hwacheon CNC Machines from your EXCLUSIVE Hwacheon dealer - Premier Machine Tool Midwest for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan

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Grob Mill-Turn Machines for perfectly precise operations

Mill-turn Universal machining centers for perfectly precise mill-turn operations

The 5-axis mill-turn machining centers from GROB

The G550T and G750T 5-axis universal mill-turn machining centers offer all customers in the machining sector practically limitless possibilities for the mill-turn of workpieces made of the most diverse materials. This universal machine series is set apart by HIGH PRODUCTIVITY, AVAILABILITY and MAINTENANCE ACCESS.

A compact design, maximum mill-turn performance, high visibility and optimized work area access are just some of the outstanding machine features that make GROB a dependable partner for your production facility. Thanks to extensive configuration options, our machining centers can be perfectly matched to your requirements.

The Grob G350T, G550T and G750T universal mill-turn machining centers can be ideally matched to your requirements. GROB machining centers achieve complete machining of the part by milling and turning in a single clamping, thereby saving time, space and investment costs in your production facility.

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Excited to have attend the Index Global Open House in Reichenbach, Germany

I was honored to attend the Index Open House and Dealer meeting last week in Germany. We are so excited to represent the Index Traub group in the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan. It featured demonstrations on our latest machines, including the G420 turn-mill center and S22-L multi-spindle with Swiss-type capabilities, plant tours of all three of our German production sites.

The factories and technology Index have is very impressive. This has become a premier event for manufacturers looking to drive growth through advanced technology. Throughout the event, they were running demonstrations on 15 machines, offering presentations on a variety of topics and taking the time to discuss the challenges you’re facing.

With its strong INDEX and TRAUB brands, the INDEX Group is today one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC turning machines, automatic lathes, multi-spindle lathes and turn-mill centers. INDEX and TRAUB - better.parts.faster.

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Arrowhead High School Students Hard at Work on Hwacheon machines

Arrowhead High School students hard at work with their NEW Hwacheon machines.

Premier is proud to partner with the Arrowhead High School to provide NEW CNC Machines to their manufacturing program!

This gives the students a great opportunity to get first hand knowledge of new machinery making the parts for their projects that they design.

The team of instructors (Jeff, Tom and Anthony) are doing a great job integrating these machines into the program to help get these young students excited about a possible career in manufacturing!

Go team Arrowhead!!!

Learn more about how we are helping get young people interested in the field of manufacturing from your Premier Machine account representative

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INDEX Traub TNL12 ideal for your production turning needs

TNL12 – sliding headstock turning machine Ideal for your production requirements.

The machine concept of the TNL12 has been matched to the daily requirements of the user. But this is not all. In addition, it offers a large number of advantages: Simultaneous and independent machining of up to 4 tool carriers for highly productive machining in a single clamping setup   2 independent working levels (patented) ensure absence of collisions Optimum operating ergonomics provided by the work area accessible on both sides   Hydraulic hollow clamping cylinders for main spindle and counter spindle Guide bushings freely selectable: fixed, synchronously running or programmable

Machine highlights

Your benefits:

   -Simultaneous and independent working of up to 4 tool carriers for highly productive machining in one clamping

   -2 independent working levels (patented) ensure absence of collisions

   - Optimum operating ergonomics provided by the work area accessible on both sides

   - Hydraulic hollow clamping cylinders for main spindle and counter spindle

   - Highest precision due to thermal symmetric machine structure

   - Guide bushings freely selectable: fixed, following or programmable

Unique in its kind: using one machine concept for the CNC swiss and non-swiss turning center.

Contact Premier to learn more about the advantages of the Traub machines! Premier Machine Tool is your exclusive INDEX TRAUB dealer for all the great solutions they offer. PMT Midwest 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hexagon Announces New Flagship Absolute Arm Range

The Absolute Arm Range of Portable Measuring Arms Undergoes Its Biggest Modernization in a Decade

Eight years after the launch of the first ROMER Absolute Arm, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has unveiled its new Absolute Arm range. A ground-up redesign has seen one of the world’s most recognizable portable measuring arms modernized to meet the needs of today’s metrology users, with a key focus on improved usability and versatility without compromising on speed and accuracy.

A standout feature of the new Absolute Arm is its modular wrist design. This allows both the RS5 Laser Scanner and the pistol grip to be completely removed, facilitating easy probing in tight spaces. When reattached for laser scanning applications, a variety of grip sizes are available to ensure a perfect fit for every user. The new wrist also now features a display screen that allows for measurement result oversight, profile switching and calibration right at the point of measurement, reducing time spent switching attention between the arm and its control computer.

“Over the last eight years we’ve received a lot of positive and constructive customer feedback, and hopefully people will see how this has informed our design,” says Anthony Vianna, Product Manager for the Absolute Arm range. “Many customers told us they needed to measure in smaller and smaller spaces, like cavities or inside complex fixtures, and it was that sort of direct-from-the-user intelligence that drove us to create the most compact scanning configuration on the market today.

“We examined everything about the arm: how people were using it; how users measure different parts; how they move their arm around their facility; how the arm communicates with them; how to make the arm more serviceable. And that process is what brought us to where we are today – with a new arm that offers improvements in every single area, across accuracy, speed, efficiency, weight, serviceability and versatility.”

This new Absolute Arm range retains all the features that made the previous generation of ROMER Absolute Arm systems so successful. These include the proprietary Absolute Encoders that eliminate referencing and warm-up times and diagnostic reporting, as well as low-friction rotating grips and a unique counterweight system that facilitate easy movement and measurement. Also notably still present is the capacity to measure at full speed without a reduction in accuracy.

The new Absolute Arm models are also available in a 6-axis version designed for dedicated probing applications. Within this category is the new Absolute Arm Compact, which assumes position of the previous ROMER Absolute Arm Compact as the most accurate portable measuring arm in the world, with accuracy now to within just 6 microns. The full Absolute Arm range is available across seven sizes, with measurement radiuses from 1.2 to 4.5 meters, and three levels of accuracy, resulting in 36 unique arm configurations – an arm for every application.

The complete Absolute Arm range is now available to order from local Hexagon representatives around the world

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