CMM Upgrade
& Retrofit

your CMM new best friend

Don’t change your mea­sur­ing sys­tem:
Simply change the way it works!

Transform out­dated equip­ment into a valu­able asset.
With soft­ware upgrade and CMM retrofit.

 

Upgrade or retrofit?

A Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) com­prises sev­eral sub­sys­tems and the con­di­tion of each of them must be care­fully eval­u­ated before we pro­pose the best upgrade or retro­fit for that spe­cific machine. 

A CMM soft­ware upgrade is defined as replac­ing the exist­ing CMM soft­ware with new but retain­ing the exist­ing CMM con­troller. A CMM retro­fit is defined as a com­plete CNC Controller and Software exchange which can also encom­pass replac­ing the mea­sur­ing scales and rewiring of the machine. When con­sid­er­ing an upgrade, soft­ware is often the tool most in need of an update. On the other hand, the older the machine the more thor­ough the retrofit. 

Discover how an upgrade or retro­fit could help your orga­ni­za­tion drive man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity and stream­line your 3D metrol­ogy process.

 

Why and when upgrade your CMM?

Most CMMs rarely wear to the point of actu­ally need­ing replace­ment.
Software upgrade or retro­fit can be a cost-​effective way to coun­ter­act machine obso­les­cence and trans­form your CMM by restor­ing its full per­for­mance. Software upgrades typ­i­cally occur with CMMs under 7 years old while a full CMM retro­fit occurs on machine over 7 years old. 

The cost of a CMM retro­fit is almost inde­pen­dent of CMM mea­sur­ing vol­ume and as a con­se­quence the eco­nom­ics of retro­fit ver­sus new CMM favor the larger installed CMMs. Many CMMs are installed in qual­ity rooms and extract­ing them to replace with a new CMM is a logis­ti­cal chal­lenge. The dis­rup­tion to pro­duc­tion activ­i­ties, which can incur major costs should also be taken fully into full con­sid­er­a­tion in the New vs Retrofit cost analysis.

CMM upgrade benefits

  • Enhance your CMM per­for­mance and get quicker results with our ded­i­cated CMM soft­ware and uni­ver­sal CNC controller. 
  • Cut main­te­nance costs and call on a unique stop-​shop solu­tion for all your machine park. Make it easy: one uni­ver­sal CMM soft­ware and hard­ware tech­nol­ogy plat­form for all of your machines. All brands. All types.
  • Extend the life of your CMM and cut the risk of downtime.
  • Gain a scal­able CMM that keeps pace with lat­est stan­dards, bet­ter today and ready for the future. Regular updates via our CMM soft­ware main­te­nance agree­ments and sup­port team.
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Restore any CMM to like-​new performance

Installing new soft­ware and/​or hard­ware is a much more afford­able alter­na­tive to buy­ing a new machine.

Our devel­oped in-​house CMM soft­ware and elec­tron­ics can restore any exist­ing CMM and bring it up to like-​new per­for­mance. You can rely on our 40 years indus­trial metrol­ogy exper­tise to sup­port your orga­ni­za­tion with com­plete CMM main­te­nance and repair services.

The main­te­nance of CMM and all of your 3D mea­sure­ment sys­tems through­out their ser­vice life ensures con­tin­ued return on invest­ment for both con­trol and pro­duc­tion equipment.

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Retrofit pos­si­ble oper­a­tions

A — Electric motors

B — Drive systems

C — Scale reader head

D — Measurement scales

E — Air feed­ing cir­cuit and mov­ing block

F — Possibility to replace the orig­i­nal sen­sor head by a sen­sor or a high-​performance opti­cal sensor

G — Replacing the orig­i­nal CNC by a Digital CNC con­troller and its com­plete bay

Manual CMM Upgrade

Our experts carry out man­ual CMM upgrade with our ded­i­cated ME 3008 inte­grated Counting Box.

Prior to the CMM Upgrade, our tech­ni­cal staff checks the orig­i­nal accu­racy of the machine together with the oper­a­tor, using  exist­ing 3D mea­sur­ing soft­ware (CMM pro­gram­ming soft­ware). Once accu­racy results are recorded as ref­er­ence val­ues, our staff installs the ME 3008 and makes the nec­es­sary wiring adjustments.

A com­plete CMM tun­ing is done using new hard­ware, fol­lowed by accu­racy check­ing and CMM cal­i­bra­tion.
Besides mechan­i­cal adjust­ments, addi­tional geo­met­ri­cal CMM com­pen­sa­tion and CMM cal­i­bra­tion soft­ware can be inte­grated.
We are com­mit­ted to improv­ing orig­i­nal accu­racy and CMM performance.

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CNC CMM upgrade

Our CMM upgrade and 3D mea­sur­ing soft­ware update solu­tions give a sec­ond life to your coor­di­nate mea­sur­ing machines. Full process is much secured and offers to cus­tomer a max­i­mal war­ranty (CMM upgrade, 3D soft­ware update, CMM calibration).

On demands and if the cus­tomers face mechan­i­cal prob­lem with the machine, our tech­ni­cian will make a tech­ni­cal exper­tise prior to CMM repair or CMM upgrade. Metrologic con­trols and tests the dif­fer­ent dynamic com­po­nents of the machines. Any nec­es­sary CMM repairs or spare parts replace­ment to fore­cast are men­tioned in a detailed report. No CMM repairs are made with­out prior customer’s agreement.

Anytime it is pos­si­ble, before start­ing CMM upgrade, our tech­ni­cian checks the orig­i­nal accu­racy of the machine together with the oper­a­tor using exist­ing 3D mea­sur­ing soft­ware. Accuracy results are recorded as ref­er­ence val­ues. Then our tech­ni­cian replaces the CMM Controllers (in case hard­ware needs to be changed) and makes the nec­es­sary wiring adaptations.

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A com­plete CMM tun­ing is done using new CMM hard­ware, fol­lowed by accu­racy check­ing and CMM cal­i­bra­tion. CMM can be adjusted mechan­i­cally and also by inte­grat­ing 3D mea­sur­ing soft­ware geo­met­ri­cal com­pen­sa­tion.
Metrologic com­mit­ment is to improve orig­i­nal mea­sured accu­racy and CMM performances.

There are lots of things to con­sider when upgrad­ing, retro­fitting  or even adding another CMM to your shop. Hopefully we would be glad to assist you in mak­ing that deci­sion. Metrologic Group is always avail­able to help review your cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and plan for the future.

We per­form upgrades and retro­fits on all CMM brands

 
 
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DCC Controller and Joystick avail­able to drive your upgraded CMM 

Boost your CMM per­for­mance 
Upgrading made easy!

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND STATUS UPDATE

 

Updated Thursday April 9th, 2020

 

In these times of change, we need to be proactive and adapt to a world that will be different.  Not only does this apply to us as a technological company but most importantly to our customers who will grow different set of expectations. More than ever, time has come to step up to evolving market demands: we are committed to implementing radical changes to support our end-users. Starting today.

 

Updated Tuesday March 17th, 2020

 

At Metrologic Group, safety is our number one priority. We are committed to providing you with the best possible customer experience while protecting our staff. As of Tuesday March 17th noon France is in partial lockdown and we will be applying government mandatory measures.  All of our team is able to operate and work remotely in secured locations.


Preventing the further spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility for us all.


We are monitoring and enforcing all guidelines set out by local governments in the countries in which we operate, whether related to local requirements, general hygiene or to travel restrictions.


During this time, we are doing our best to maintain 100% of our technical support services by phone, email or remote assistance.  If you have any technical problems using our solution or need simple assistance, you can contact us normally through the usual channels and locally available phone numbers:

 

  • • Technical Support: hotline [at] metrologic.fr  (replace [at] by @)
  • • Find and contact your local support
  • • Technical Support for France Hotline Direct Access Number: +33-476-043-033
  • • Or locate your nearest Subsidiary/resseller for local support.
  • • General or Commercial Inquiries: +33-476-043-030
  • • Extranet Link

 

Trainings, on-site assistance and business trips are cancelled until further notice.


However, our team of experts is available to perform virtual/remote training to support your needs:  contact your local focal to learn more on how we have adpated to the situation to keep providing training on our full range of software solutions.


We will continue to keep you informed as we go along and we invite you to regularly consult this page for the latest information.

 

Thank you and stay safe,

The Metrologic Group Team

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