Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced a new sales program based on "packaging" select Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and Vision Systems with related equipment and service packages at no extra cost over the price of the base machine. By closely listening to the "cost of ownership" and "simplified buying" desires of metrology equipment buyers over the last 50 years, Mitutoyo's new "Gold Care" program packages peripheral equipment and multi-year service packages (representing an overall $15,000+ savings) with a larger select group of these types of machines. The program launched January 1, 2013 and is available to U.S.-based companies served by Mitutoyo America for a limited time period throughout the year.
Measuring machines included in this program includes: •CNC CMMs: CRYSTA-Apex S CNC Series (500/700/900/1200 Models) •Manual CMMs: CRYSTA-Plus Series (400/500/700 Models) •Vision Machines: QV-Apex Pro, QV-Apex TP Systems
CNC CMMs and Vision Machines offer a "Gold Care" package that includes: •A "Second Year" extended warranty covering all labor and part costs (industry standard is one year) •A two year "Bronze" calibration agreement (A2LA Accredited) (Calibration agreement not applicable to Manual CMM models) •A five year technical phone support program covering all of the machine's software needs (explaining specific product information and answering technical support questions) •Mitutoyo's exclusive MeasurLink Pro Edition software package (the industry standard in data management for quality professionals) (MeasurLink not applicable to Manual CMM models.)
•Workholding solutions: For CMMs: Mitutoyo's own Eco-Fix Fixturing System (a "plug and play" workholding solution that's simple to use and labor saving) For Vision Machines: Mitutoyo's Opti-Fix Fixturing System (helps to facilitate workholding and faster throughput)
•Measurement devices: For CMMS: Starter Stylus Kit (multiple probes and extensions for touch applications) For Vision Systems with Touch Probes: Starter Stylus Kit (multiple probes and extensions for touch applications)