"A rental program for CMMs is a ‘first' for a U.S.-based CMM manufacturer," says Keith Mills, president of Xspect Solutions. "As the nature of U.S. manufacturing evolves in these uncertain times, equipment suppliers like Xspect Solutions have to be more creative in the way they market their products as well. As program schedules and quantities for parts suppliers shrink, the need for quality still remains very high. However, the ability to justify new capital equipment in support of these smaller programs has been reduced. For that reason, Xspect Solutions created the new Rent2Measure CMM rental program that allows manufacturers to have a new Wenzel X-Orbit 8.10.7 with a Renishaw PH10T/TP20 probe on their shop floor for six to 36 months, depending on the need.
"Additional features for the CMM include a complete suite of OpenDMIS software, a MCR20 styli change rack, installation and CMM calibration program as well as three days of operator training for two operators. Also, we will provide the CMM XtraCare package, which covers all breakdowns, OpenDMIS software upgrades as released, on-site Dell PC warranty, Renishaw probing warranty and help-desk applications and software support up to the maximum rental period of 36 months. The cost of a typical CMM under the Rent2Measure program is $2,975 per month."