INDEX Corporation recently took delivery of a Leitz CMM (coordinate measuring machine) Model PMM XI for its metrology lab. The machine will be used to check customer workpieces produced in run-offs at INDEX’s 50,000 sq ft demonstration and engineering facility here.
“With this high-end measuring machine, we will be able to prove the effectiveness of INDEX and TRAUB machining processes to our customers and assure them of our machines’ ability to consistently produce top quality parts for their customers,” said Jeffrey Reinert, INDEX president.
Leitz CMMs are ultra high precision coordinate measuring machines for quick inspection of basic geometries (i.e. cylinder blocks, gear boxes), and most types of special geometries found in precision machined parts as produced by INDEX and TRAUB machines. These include mechanical parts, automotive parts, valve parts, electronic connectors as well as gears, camshafts, worms, screw compressors. Form inspection is fast and easy using Leitz 3D probe technology, integrated with high-speed-scanning which permits rapid collection of a large number of data points quickly.
INDEX has already used the Leitz machine to good effect in proving its machining processes produce parts that meet the quality specifications of its customers.
“Part of the value to us of having this particular CMM is to provide inarguable proof that machine performance is as we assert. Leitz is a recognized world leader in high-precision measurement,” said Mr. Reinert.