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|OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 02.12.2009. |
Carl Zeiss recently set up the largest MMZ G gantry measuring machine in Oberndorf. This highly accurate coordinate measuring machine has a measuring range of 5 x 11 x 3.5 meters. It is used to measure ship engines.
Low fuel consumption, quiet, environmentally friendly operation and a long service life are the most important requirements for ship engines. This requires a good design and manufacturing methods. It must also be possible to check the quality of production. Ship engines for oil tankers and container ships for the high seas are accordingly large. Reliably measuring them requires measuring machines that can accommodate the entire engine and measure it with micrometer precision. The measuring machine must feature high accuracy that also delivers reliable results even when long stylus systems are used. Finally, the measuring speed plays a key role. The MMZ G measuring machines from Carl Zeiss easily fulfill these requirements. They are available with different measuring ranges. Combined with proven ZEISS measuring technology, the gantry design ensures the reliability of the results.
The flexible modular system of the MMZ G line enables full customization. Currently, measuring ranges of up to 5 meters in X, 11 meters in Y and 3.5 meters in Z are available. Additional dimensions are available upon request. On the largest model, the linear measuring uncertainty MPEE is no more than 7+L/250 µm.
MMZ G coordinate measuring machines can accommodate parts on the ground or on a clamping plate. Special loading systems considerably reduce downtimes. For example, a pneumatic pallet system was developed for a manufacturer of printing machines to keep set-up times short and optimally utilize the capacity of the measuring machine.
Together with CAD-based CALYPSO® measuring software, VAST® technology from Carl Zeiss optimizes measuring processes. It can deliver form, size and position information, and also determine the roundness of parts in a single measuring run. The performance of VAST navigator during the form measurement of parts with deep-laying features is practically unparalleled. The highly accurate VAST gold active scanning probe permits the use of extensions up to 1000 mm, enabling measurement of deep-lying geometric elements. As a result, this scanning technology is ideal for complex part geometries and automated CNC measuring runs.
The Z-axis shaft has featured an optical protection system since 2009. If an object enters the detection area of the light barriers, the measuring machine stops immediately.
Thanks to these and many additional features, the MMZ G line from Carl Zeiss is the best choice for customers who want to reliably and accurately measure large parts. In addition to ship engines, these include components for printing machines and wind turbines.
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The largest MMZ G to date with a measuring range of 5 x 11 x 3.5 is used to measure ship engines.
Dr. Marc Wagener
Director Marketing & Business Strategy
Carl Zeiss IMT GmbH
Phone: +49 7364 20-2144
Fax: +49 7364 20-4657
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation (USA)
Fax: (763) 533-0219
Number: 0200-2009-ENG IM