Benchtop CMMs feature solid granite base plate.

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Checkmaster manual Benchtop CMMs combine recirculating linear bearings and precision instrument roller bearings for rigid free moving action without need for compressed air supply. Providing full set of 3D geometric feature and relationship measuring tools, models feature .00002 in. resolution steel positioning scales located on steel structures for X, Y, and Z axes. Products are offered in 12 x 12 x 10 in. and 16 x 20 x 14 in. sizes.



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Helmel Checkmaster CMM Redesigned



NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Helmel Engineering has introduced a design upgrade of its
popular Checkmaster manual Benchtop CMMs. The Checkmaster has found favor in small
and medium sized shops, with limited budgets, that need a simple easy to use CMM offering a full set of 3D geometric feature and relationship measuring tools in a tough, reliable, accurate platform. The models have found particular favor with the Asian and Pacific Rim markets.

The new design features a full solid granite base plate, and combines both recirculating linear bearings and precision instrument roller bearings for rigid free moving action without need for a compressed air supply. The .00002" resolution steel positioning scales have been relocated on steel structures for the X, Y, and Z axes, each with locks and fine adjustment included. Checkmasters now feature a "window" in the Z axis cover that draws attention to the mechanical bearing concept.

Offered in 2 sizes, 12" x 12" x 10" and 16" x 20" x 14" (300 x 300 x 250mm and 400 x 500 x350mm), bundled systems complete with Renishaw probe, PC, 15" flat panel monitor, andthe company's Geomet Junior metrology software, start under $14,000.

Helmel Engineering Products, Inc., is the last remaining independent American
manufacturer of coordinate measuring machines, and has been designing and building a
broad range of CMMs for the past 33 years.

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