All-round upgrade for DEA DELTA SLANT gantry coordinate measuring machines
The performance of the DEA DELTA SLANT gantry coordinate measuring machines has been improved by the Hexagon Metrology team. The enormous measuring range of these coordinate measuring machines means that they are perfect for the quality control of mass-produced components in the automobile industry, air transport, aerospace, heavy goods transport, wind energy infrastructure and satellite communications systems.
The Hexagon Metrology research & development engineers tested the materials for the DEA DELTA SLANT and came up with some proposals for new materials for the upgraded machines. The Z-axis sleeve is now manufactured out of silicon carbide, a material that combines very high stiffness with low mass and a very low coefficient of thermal expansion.
From now on, all the models in the complete DELTA SLANT range will have a structural multi-sensor temperature compensation system as standard. The DELTA SLANT configuration for workshop duties (SF Kit, Shop Floor) will be additionally provided with thermally insulated covers and forced-air circulation.
The further development of the DELTA SLANT series will considerably improve machine dynamics and measuring accuracy. An example: the MPEE value – the figure that indicates the volumetric length deviation – for the new DELTA SLANT Performance 25.yy.15 it is 4.2 + 3.8 L/1000 microns.
DELTA SLANT coordinate measuring machines now support all analogue, highly accurate Leitz scanning sensors – among them the latest LSP-X1 sensor. In combination with the TESASTAR-m indexing measurement head, the LSP-X1 provides a measuring system with the highest flexibility and accuracy at an impressive price.
The new generation of the DEA DELTA SLANT coordinate measuring machines with the various Leitz scanning sensors is immediately available from all Hexagon Metrology companies worldwide.
Since 1963, DEA has been one of the world‘s premier brands in Coordinate Measuring Machine technology. The main facilities are located in the Torino area (Italy), where highly skilled teams of mechanical, electronic and software engineers are committed to the continuous development of state-of-the-art solutions for dimensional quality inspection. DEA products are used by virtually every industry in every geographical market throughout the world.
Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, CE Johansson, CimCore, CogniTens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER, Sheffield, Standard Gage and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.
Source: Hexagon Metrology