QMT News: August 2014
Aberlink comes of age

UK manufacturer Aberlink Innovative Metrology celebrated the 21st anniversary of its founding by Marcus Eales and Gavin Bailey with a special event for employees, partners and distributors.

Visitors to the event at Aberlink’s global headquarters at Eastcombe in Gloucestershire were able to see the company’s full range of CMMs as well as optical systems, colour CMM camera and software. For many it was the first chance to see the new Azimuth CMM, the company’s largest machine, which was launched in April this year.

The day saw the launch of a new High Speed version of Aberlink’s best-selling Axiom Too CMM as well as a development model for a shop floor CMM.The Axiom Too HS uses Aberlink’s own rod drive system to give accelerations up to 1200mm/sec² and a velocity of 866mm/sec offers – with an accuracy of 2.1µm + L/250mm.

The machine will give 25% faster throughput than the standard Axion Too and is ideally suited for use with the latest high speed SP25 and PH20 Renishaw probes. Typical customers will be tier 2/3 subcontractors.Also unveiled was Aberlink’s latest Mark 4.0 Software, with a new CAD kernel for offline programming from CAD data. 
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