Coordinate Measuring Machine utilizes multi-sensor technology.

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ACCURA bridge-type CMM offers access to various probing technologies including active scanning, single-point, and optical measurement. Offering XYZ measuring ranges from 700 x 900 x 500 mm to 1,600 x 4,200 x 1,400 mm, machine features enclosed X-axis, vibration isolation system, integrated control panel, and hidden cable routing. CAD-based CALYPSO software can be combined with HOLOS for measurement of 3D surfaces or DIMENSION for reverse engineering tasks.

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New ACCURA CMM From Zeiss Offers High Performance and Multi-Sensor Flexibility at an Attractive Price

MAPLE GROVE, Sep 8 - Carl Zeiss Industrial Measuring Technology today introduced at IMTS '04 (Booth # D-4501) the new ACCURA coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The bridge-type CMM offers access to various probing technologies including active scanning, single-point and optical measurement.

ACCURA can be equipped with a wide variety of touch-trigger and passive scanning probes from Carl Zeiss and other manufacturers. The probes can be automatically exchanged using the RDS probe change magazine. ACCURA demonstrates its full capabilities in combination with the VAST® probes featuring active scanning technology. High grade ceramic and carbon fiber materials provide the correct stiffness that is needed for fast and accurate scanning. The completely enclosed X-axis, the only in its class, reduces service and maintenance costs. All ACCURA models are equipped with a highly effective vibration isolation system and can be installed close to the production floor. The ergonomic design of the workstation, the integrated control panel, and the hidden cable routing provide an optimum work environment.

ACCURA models offer x, y, z measuring ranges from 700 x 900 x 500 mm to 1600 x 4200 x 1400 mm. ACCURA is available with the CAD-based CALYPSO software. CALYPSO can be combined with HOLOS, designed for the measurement of 3D surfaces and DIMENSION, a software designed for reverse engineering tasks. As with all new CMMs, ACCURA comes with one year of free TeleService - ZEISS's on-line remote support service.

The Carl Zeiss Group offers products and services for the three strategic growth areas of biosciences and health care, consumer goods and systems solutions for industrial markets. The group is structured as six business units that operate with sole responsibility and are generally ranked first or second in their markets. The company is represented in more than 30 countries and operates production facilities in Europe, North America, Mexico and Asia. In fiscal year 2002/2003 the global workforce of approximately 14,150 employees generated revenue of 2.029 billion euros. Further information is available at

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