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Taking A Closer Look at Portable Measuring Arm Servicing

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Portable metrology systems have come a long way in recent years and the technology is only getting better. Probably the most significant advancement in portable arm technology is repeatable mounting which saves the user time and guarantees continued accuracy. These advancements are making portable CMM’s a mainstay for manufacturing businesses across a range of sectors and we’re increasingly getting asked about portable metrology and what applications it’s best suited for.

As with standard bridge CMM’s, portable systems also require a lot of care and attention to ensure continued accuracy. Generally, a 12 month interval for scheduled PCMM maintenance is enough but this depends on use. If your portable equipment is used for many hours every day, and or in a harsh environment then you might want to consider more frequent scheduled maintenance.

Let’s take a closer look at what portable measuring arm servicing should include…

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of CMM Service and Support

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The metrology industry is highly competitive, with a great deal of experienced companies to choose from. However, in recent months, the CMM service and support sector of our industry is fast becoming like the Wild West. A scene out of Clint Eastwood’s Spaghetti Western Classic, with inexperienced companies and downright Cowboys starting up and touting for business!

Unfortunately, they often get away with it with the customer paying the price. Either with machine moves gone wrong (on which we recently published an infographic on avoiding this here), failed CMM service and repair jobs that the customer still ends up paying for (with some supposedly experienced outfits going as far as explicitly asking for help on Social Media) and, the list goes on.

For this reason, now more than ever before, stopping and taking a closer look at the CMM service business you’re thinking of working with is critical.

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