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 American Made CMM's Manufactured by Helmel Engineering for Shop Floor and Inspection Room Applications
  Microgage Series             

Until Microgage, the cost of this level of 3D precision has been 3 to 10 times higher, and the choices have been limited to much larger machines.  The need for the highest precision is often found in the smallest parts, yet there has been no choice but to buy a relatively huge CMM for these tasks, wasting money and valuable floor space.

The Helmel Microgage is modeled on the World’s most precise machine tools, having a rigid fixed bridge design made of steel.  And like machine tools, the mechanical bearings and guide ways, along with motors and scales, are covered and protected for durability, stability, and life-long value.  Bearings are classified within 120 nanometers in X and Y, and the entire structure is stress-relieved and thermally shielded inside and out, as well as vibration dampened.  Accuracy is intrinsic: there is no software error correction, just pure physical precision.  If high precision in small and medium sized parts is your game, Microgage is the answer made simple, whether in the lab or for production.  In a world going micro, the Microgage tabletop CMM has arrived!

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  Checkmaster Series 

The compact Checkmaster is a bench top CMM ideal for lab or production floor.  Hardened stainless steel ways and steel scales on steel structures offer uniform linear expansion minimizing thermal errors.  The low cost means you can put competent inspection capability in multiple locations throughout your plant.

Helmel tests every CMM before it leaves the factory for repeatability and accuracy, that meets or exceeds the industry standards as defined in ANSI B89.4.1a-1998.  The testing includes a repeatability test that exceed a minimum of 150 cycles, often recording a total range of 2.0 µm (0.00008") or better!  These stringent targets are maintained without the need for expensive software compensation maps.  The goal is to build the CMM mechanically correct that will deliver the results you expect, year-after-year.

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  Phoenix Series                          

The Phoenix line of CMM's offers two popular sizes to fit your quality inspection needs.

Building on decades of experience with shop floor Coordinate Measuring Machines, Helmel now offers the Phoenix... a heavy-duty, DCC version of its popular Checkmaster benchtop manual CMM's.  The Phoenix is made for harsh environments, with well-placed covers that prevent temperature shock. Its steel measuring scales on metal structures assure uniform expansion.

The Phoenix CMM incorporates hardened precision-ground ways, dual beam bridge with reliable V-and-Flat bearing arrangement and intrinsic accuracy.  The latter is very important to reliably retain accuracy over time and reduce calibration cost.  The Phoenix comes equipped with a full granite base and ergonomic stand.

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Microstar Series 

The Microstar series of CMM's covers a wider size range from medium to large.  These versatile units can be used in the lab or in the shop.  The ways, bearings, scales and motors are enclosed or protected against harsh environments.  All are available in manual or DCC, with several levels of software.

The Microstar is built on a substantial granite base for stability.  The moving bridge construction provides the greatest flexibility, accuracy and structural integrity at a reasonable price.  The design emphasizes powerful bearing ratios together with Helmel's tradition of precision mechanical bearing movement on hardened and ground steel ways. You do not need an air supply!  Straight and square construction ensures intrinsic mechanical accuracy without reliance on volumetric error correcting software tricks.  This makes calibration simple and saves you money in the future.

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