Fulcrum CMM

Accurate inspection right next to your machine tool

Inspect your parts through every step of the manufacturing process.

The Fulcrum is a revolutionary manual CMM, by employing three rotary axis Aberlink have created a compact and portable design enabling it to be used where it is needed, on the shop floor near your machine tools.

Designed to optimize inspection as parts come off the machine one op at a time, feeding back to the machining process at the earliest opportunity, before final inspection, before more expense.

A simpler user interface has been developed for Aberlink measurement software, making it even easier to use on a manual CMM, while retaining full functionality. After manually scanning the part, critical features are automatically recognized, and dimensions automatically displayed.

Intuitive software and innovative design means you’ll be measuring your parts within minutes of switching on the Fulcrum CMM, even with no prior operating experience. It will quickly become the tool of choice for jump-on, ad-hoc inspection, whether checking 1st off inspection, small batch quality control, or setting CNC machines. The Fulcrum is the easiest CMM to learn and use.

Horizon CNC CMM
Horizon CNC CMM

One-Handed Inspection

Magnetic soft buttons allow you to quickly change between features without using the mouse. They can be placed anywhere on the measuring surface. You can also program these soft buttons to perform any function in the Aberlink Mk4 software.

Effortless Fixturing

Magnetic fixture templates allow you to quickly fixture your part, making sure that all points are taken accurately.

Horizon CNC CMM
Horizon CNC CMM

The Complete Package

The Fulcrum is supplied with an all-in-one pc and our powerful Aberlink Mk4 software. Ready to measure out of the box, the Fulcrum can identify problems at the root of your production line saving time and money.

Unparalleled Measurement Freedom

The Fulcrum can be supplied with our bespoke star styli kit. Star styli available from other leading manufacturers were not stiff enough and affected the CMMs accuracy. The bespoke styli ensures excellent metrology performance and accessibility to side-face features measured in the X-Z or Y-Z projection planes. The kit includes the calibration artifact, 3mm star stylus and a 6mm star stylus.

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Features
  • Compact portable design
  • 3A electrically power supply, no air
  • Rugged shop-floor manual CMM
  • Aberlink’s revolutionary easy-to-use manual measurement software
  • Shortest learning curve of any equivalent system – 1 day without prior CMM experience
  • Continual scanning for size and form measurement
  • Accurate to less than 5 microns anywhere in the measuring range
Package
  • Aberlink 3D measurement software for touch probe feature inspection
  • Windows based all-in-one controller
  • Aberlink stylus kit
  • Magnetic Fixture kit
  • User training course – up to 4 trainees
  • 12 months full parts and labour warranty
  • Free software upgrades – no maintenance fees or contracts
Options
  • Machine Options
  • CAD Comparison Software
  • Star stylus kit (Calibration artefact, 3mm Stylus & 6mm Stylus)
Specifications
*Axis Travel (mm) X 280
Y 280
Z 150
Overall Size (mm) X 335
Y 830
Z 725
Motion Manual
Suitable For Shop Floor/Inspection Room
Volumetric Accuracy (5.0 + L/1000)µm
Scale Resolution 1.15μrad
**Optimum Temp Range 18 – 22°C
Operational Temp Range 5 – 45°C
Air Required? No
Aberlink Camera support No

*Minimum measuring range specified because the usable volume isn’t cubic

**The machine should not be positioned where it will be subjected to rapid changes in temperature. Max rate of ambient temperature change should not be more than 1°C/hour.

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