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5 Reasons To Upgrade Your CMM

While CMM’s are robust and built to last, the technology and components associated with them will need replacing to ensure consistent, accurate measurement results. Controllers, software and probing have all come a long way over the last few years. By upgrading these areas, Status can bring most CMM’s inline with the latest current showroom offerings for a fraction of the price of replacing the bridge and granite. Here are 5 reasons for getting a CMM upgrade.

Increase your machine’s lifespan

A CMM upgrade will give your machine a new lease of life and by replacing old controllers with new controllers, for example, you’ll greatly increase the lifespan of your machine. Our partners over at Hexagon have developed the RC Line Controller range. These CMM Controllers are truly at the cutting edge and designed to work with all makes and models of CMMs. An RC Line Controller will not only bring the performance of your CMM back to its original specification but it will help push it forward even further.

Boost productivity

CMM productivity is essential in hitting production target deadlines to a high standard. A Status CMM upgrade can significantly boost the productivity of your CMM with the latest technologies. This means more parts can be measured faster, allowing you to take on new customers, expand your capabilities and essentially grow your bottom line.

Reduced Downtime and Cost

Replacing an old CMM can take a long time and it’s also a large investment. Even without replacing it, trying to replace parts and find spares can also be time-consuming and cause delays. However, with a CMM upgrade from Status, we can get your CMM back up to standard and outperforming expectations in no time at all – reducing your investment and downtime.

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your quality process

One of the biggest upgrades we can make to a CMM is its software. Status can provide the world’s leading CMM software, PC-DMIS, thanks to our partners at Hexagon. PC-DMIS outperforms all major software competitors in terms of its flexibility, features (which are updated and added to regularly) and price. It gives greater control over measurements and will massively improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your quality process. Don’t want the upheaval of re-writing your back catalogue of parts programs? You don’t have to. We utilise a unique interface that allows you to gradually migrate existing part programs while still being able to use the old files.

Ready for the future

With Industry 4.0 and the ongoing transformation of traditional manufacturing technology, it’s more important than ever that your quality process can keep up. With a Status CMM upgrade, the technology that we use to upgrade your CMM is truly at the cutting edge of the industry, enabling seamless integration with factory floor automation and smart manufacturing.
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