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Biggest LK Gantry

A leading aerospace manufacturer recently took delivery of one of the widest ever bridge style co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) ever manufactured in the world. Building on the 40 years heritage of the LK brand they developed the gantry CMM with a measurement volume of 6m x 6m x 3m, to run geometry verification on large aerospace components and assemblies. ​

Unmatched in terms of dimensional stability

While the length of the measuring volume was well within the capability of many CMM manufacturers, the requirement for the super-wide width meant that only LK was able to provide a solution to meet the customer’s accuracy specifications. Ceramic is an ideal material for metrology because it offers the ultimate in stiffness combined with low weight and excellent thermal properties. Used in combination with double air bearings that prevent torsion, this ceramic LK gantry CMM provides high and long-lasting measurement accuracy. In its final location, the granite rails will be positioned on a purpose built ‘U’ shaped concrete foundation in order to provide the 3m vertical measurement range.

Long time experience with super-size CMM

LK long time experience with engineering and manufacturing super-size CMM was the Customer’s prime reason to choose the LK solution. On several visits to LK installations, the customer was impressed with the CMM accuracy and reliability that are second to none. Intensive collaboration with the customer enabled LK to determine and to perfectly match the customer’s application needs. A growing number of leading global companies rely on LK to efficiently tackle their large-scale co-ordinate measurement metrology challenges in this way. LK offer a large portfolio of standard super-sized CMM products, which can be customized and shaped into specific solutions to solve customers’ specific measurement problems. ​

Tightly integrated multi-sensor capability

Multi-sensor capability is another key driver for world-class manufacturing companies to choose LK. Next to touch trigger and continuous contact scanning, LK CMM fully support non-contact laser scanning with plug-and-play operation of LK innovative scanners. As a one-stop-metrology-shop, LK offers complete CMM solutions with tightly integrated multi-sensor capability and software that drives the entire system and processes all inspection data. ​