Manual

CHECKMASTER

Checkmaster Reliability

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

Intrinsic Accuracy Manual CMMs

We test every CMM before it leaves the factory for repeatability and accuracy to insure it meets specification according to ASME B89.4.1a-1998. Accuracy is intrinsic: Checkmaster is manufactured by Helmel to be straight, flat, square and true physically without having to apply a costly software error map to make it right.

Every Checkmaster is designed and packaged for fast and secure installation by the customer. All key components are protected during shipping by specially designed brackets, that when removed, ensures the CMM is ready for your first inspection.

Specifications
Measuring Range
Model Number X Y Z
112-102 300 (12″) 300 (12″) 250 (10″)
216-142 400mm (16″) 500mm (20″) 350mm (14″)

 

Overall Size
Model Number Width Depth Height Weight
112-102 635mm (25″) 685mm (27″) 965mm (38″) 230lbs (105kg)
216-142 735mm (29″) 915mm (36″) 1150mm (45″) 330bs (150kg)

 

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Standard Features

  • Tubular bridge style design
  • Precision bearings on hard and ground ways
  • Granite base with 3/8-16 clamping inserts
  • Locks and fine adjustment on all axes
  • Adjustable counter balance
  • Non-contact optical steel scales on steel structure
  • .5µm (.000020”) Resolution
  • Wired for Renishaw Touch Probes
  • USB Scale and Probe interface
  • Latest computer hardware
  • Flat Panel Monitor
  • Powerful GEOMET Junior Plus 3D Software
  • On-line user guide and on-line help for GEOMET
  • Geowidget training part and manual
  • 1” (25.4mm) Calibration Sphere
  • On-line access to software upgrades
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Cabinet or stand is optional

Options

  • Renishaw Probe System TP-ES and MH20i
  • Probe heads PH6 and MH8 with TP20
  • Cabinet with monitor arm
  • GEOMET 101 or 301
  • Color printer
  • Clamp kit
  • Casters on Cabinet for portability
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Manual/DCC

MICROSTAR

Reliable CMM for shop floor and lab.

Our Microstar series of CMMs 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.


An optional Renishaw UCC2 Controller can be ordered to enhance capabilities in support of the PH20 Probe with “head-tap” mode or SP25 continuous scanning.

Manual Microstar

The manual version delivers drift-free, stable and smooth motion in a system which retains machine geometry even when operated by hand; you do not need to be concerned with the settling time pneumatic systems need for accuracy. When needed to check fine features mechanical locks and fine adjustment give precise positioning. Add Geomet with its easy to use keyboard interface and you have a very efficient measuring center.

Motorized Microstar

The motorized version is state of the art systems with a powerful motion controller, latest PC, best servo electronics and easy to program Geomet DCC software. A unique drive system contributes to the reliability of the CMM. The joystick is enclosed in a durable cast aluminum housing. Geomet supports all motorized probes and stylus changers.

Specifications
Measuring Range
Model Number X Y Z
225-162 20″ (500) 25″ (625) 16″ (400)
325-202 25″ (625) 30″ (750) 20″ (500)
430-202 30″ (750) 40″ (1000) 20″ (500)
430-252 30″ (750) 40″ (1000) 25″ (625)
630-252 30″ (750) 60″ (1500) 25″ (625)
640-252 40″ (1000) 60″ (1500) 25″ (625)
840-252 40″ (1000) 80″ (2000) 25″ (625)
850-252 50″ (1000) 80″ (2000) 25″ (625)

 

Overall Size
Model Number Width Depth Height
225-162 40″ (1000) 45″ (1400) 85″ (2160)
325-202 46″ (1170) 55″ (1400) 97″ (2465)
430-202 51″ (1295) 70″ (1780) 97″ (2465)
430-252 51″ (1295) 70″ (1780) 107″ (2720)
630-252 61″ (1550) 90″ (2290) 107″ (2720)
640-252 61″ (1550) 96″ (2440) 107″ (2720)
840-252 61″ (1550) 118″ (3000) 107″ (2720)
850-252 71″ (1800) 118″ (3000) 108″ (2745)

 

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Standard Features

  • Dual beam bridge design
  • Bearings, ways, drives and scales are covered
  • Precision bearings on hardened and ground ways
  • Non-contact optical steel scales mounted on steel structure
  • .5µm (.000020”) Resolution
  • Granite base with stand
  • 3/8-16 clamping inserts
  • Wired for Renishaw Touch Trigger Probes
  • Separate Electronic/Computer Cabinet
  • Rugged 3-axis joystick
  • Latest computer hardware
  • Flat panel LCD monitor
  • Pull-out keyboard with GEOMET Keystroke Magic™ key labels
  • GEOMET 101 DCC software
  • Training part and manual
  • 1” (25.4mm) calibration sphere
  • 1 Year Warranty

Options

  • Renishaw Probe Systems TP-ES, MH20i, RTP20, PH6, PH6M, MH8, PH10T PLUS and PH10M PLUS
  • PH20 and SP25M Scanning available when using the Renishaw UCC2 controller
  • Renishaw Stylus change racks MCR20 and SCR200
  • Geomet 301
  • Color Printer
  • ProLink QC-Calc SPC Software
  • UPS Battery back-up system
  • Clamp Kit
  • Vibration isolating pads
  • Turnkey Systems – have Helmel provide complete fixture design/build and part programming for your projects. We can deliver your new CMM ready to run
  • Integrate your Helmel CMM into a cell or production line with our
    I/O Option to communicate with automation and provide output for process control.
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DCC

MICROGAGE

Finally, the highest CMM accuracies are available to everyone.

Microgage Advantage

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 right Mini CMM at the right time

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!

Scanning solution in a small package

The Microgage can be configured for scanning operations by adding the options; Renishaw SP25M scanning system, PM1 Helmel specific Probe Head adapter and UCC2 universal CMM controller.

Specifications
Measuring Range
X Y Z
200mm (8″) 300mm (12″) 200mm (8″)

 

Overall Size
Width Depth Height
510mm (20″) 820mm (32.3″) 890mm (35″)

 

Accuracy
MPEp 2.6 µm
MPEe 2.9 + L/1000 µm

 

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Standard Features

  • Fixed bridge design
  • Stainless steel moving table
  • High precision ball cages on hard and ground ways
  • All bearings, ways and scales are covered
  • Non-contact optical scales on steel structure
  • .1µm (.000004”) Resolution
  • M6 Clamping inserts
  • Built in PM1 with TP20 Probe kit (included)
  • Granite sub base for stability
  • Rugged 3-axis joystick pendent
  • Latest computer hardware
  • Flat panel LCD Monitor
  • Keyboard with GEOMET Keystroke Magic™ key labels
  • GEOMET 101 DCC Software
  • ½”Ø Calibration Sphere
  • 1 Year Warranty

Options

  • Renishaw TP-200 Probe
  • SP-25 Scanning System with Renishaw UCC2 controller
  • Renishaw 2, 3 or 4 port MCR20 stylus rack
  • GEOMET 301
  • Steel Base/Industrial Cabinet- houses controller and PC 32” L x 24” W x 35” H plus monitor shelf (deletes desk)
  • Color Printer
  • ProLink QC-Calc SPC Software
  • Vibration isolation pads
  • UPS battery back-up system
  • Turnkey Systems – have Helmel complete fixture design/build and part programming for your projects. We can deliver your new CMM ready to run
  • Integrate your Helmel CMM into a cell or production line with our I/O Option to communicate with automation and provide output for process control
PHOENIX

Everything you want in a CMM.

The Phoenix line of CMMs 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 bench-top manual CMMs. 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 all the time-proven features of its “big brother”, the Microstar: 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.

The motorized system is outfitted with the powerful PMAC controller, the latest computer system and our proprietary GEOMET software, the best CMM package on the market.

An optional Renishaw UCC2 Controller can be ordered to enhance capabilities in support of the PH20 Probe with “head-tap” mode or SP25 continuous scanning.

Specifications
Measuring Range
Model Number X Y Z
112-102 300 (12″) 300 (12″) 250 (10″)
216-142 400mm (16″) 500mm (20″) 350mm (14″)

 

Overall Size
Model Number Width Depth Height Weight
112-102 1194mm (47″) 762mm (30″) 1880mm (74″) 436lbs (198kg)
216-142 1245mm (49″) 1016mm (40″) 2134mm (84″) 616bs (280kg)

 

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Standard Features

  • Dual beam bridge design
  • Bearings, ways, drives and scales are covered
  • Precision bearings on hardened and ground ways
  • Non-contact optical steel scales mounted on steel structure
  • .5µm (.000020”) Resolution
  • Granite base
  • 3/8-16 clamping inserts
  • Wired for Renishaw Touch Trigger Probes
  • Machine Cabinet
  • Rugged 3-axis joystick
  • Latest computer hardware
  • Flat panel LCD monitor
  • Pull-out keyboard with GEOMET Keystroke Magic™ key labels
  • GEOMET 101 DCC software
  • Training part and manual
  • 1” (25.4mm) calibration sphere
  • 1 Year Warranty

Options

  • Renishaw Probe Systems TP-ES, RTP20, PH6, PH6M and PH10T PLUS with TP20 or TP200 probes
  • PH20 and SP25M Scanning available when using the Renishaw UCC2 controller
  • Renishaw Stylus change racks MCR20 and SCR200
  • GEOMET 301
  • Color Printer
  • ProLink QC-Calc SPC Software
  • UPS Battery back-up system
  • Clamp kit
  • Vibration Isolation pads
  • Casters for portability
  • Turnkey Systems – have Helmel provide complete fixture design/build and part programming for your projects. We can deliver your new CMM ready to run
  • Integrate your Helmel CMM into a cell or production line with our I/O Option to communicate with automation and provide output for process control
MICROSTAR 1M

When you need day in, day out reliability for your large part inspection.

Microstar 1M Bridge Type CMMs Series

Helmel DNA: Since 1973, a common genetic thread has run through all Helmel CMMs reflecting a philosophy and culture of sound mechanical designs, properly constructed, and coupled with leading probe systems and software that is powerful, efficient, and simple. Our objective is to provide customers with a durable and long lasting precision CMM that is affordable, economical to operate, easy to learn and use, and delivers decades of value and return on investment. It is an added bonus that Helmel is a stable company who will promptly provide knowledgeable service and support.

All Helmel Coordinate Measuring Machines have bearing systems characterized by strong bearing ratios, design emphasis on balance, attention to the center of moving mass, and optimized drive locations. Our CMMs are constructed with Intrinsic Mechanical Accuracy – IMA: they are physically straight, flat, square, and true, with precision derived from the structure. In most cases the introduction and expense of error mapping is not required. When applied, however, it is built on top of a sound and physically accurate structure.

Turn off error mapping on any competitive machine and you reveal a poor underlying product, for which you pay a dear price. Mapping is done to reduce production costs, but it will cost you more each time you need calibration because error correction files are hidden behind password protection only the OEM can access, binding you to their higher priced services for years. All calibration files on Helmel CMMs are open and accessible.

The design of our 1M Series incorporates a hybrid bearing system, with a combination of mechanical and air bearings, each utilized to take advantage of optimum performance characteristics.

An optional Renishaw UCC2 Controller can be ordered to enhance capabilities turning the Microstar into a very powerful scanning system.

Specifications
Measuring Range
Model Number X Y Z
640-402 1015mm (40″) 1525mm (60″) 1015mm (40″)
840-402 1015mm (40″) 2030mm (80″) 1015mm (40″)
1040-404 1015mm (40″) 2540mm (100″) 1015mm (40″)
1240-402 1015mm (40″) 3050mm (120″) 1015mm (40″)
650-402 1270mm (50″) 1525mm (60″) 1015mm (40″)
850-402 1270mm (50″) 2030mm (80″) 1015mm (40″)
1050-402 1270mm (50″) 2540mm (100″) 1015mm (40″)
1250-402 1270mm (50″) 3050mm (120″) 1015mm (40″)
660-402 1525mm (60″) 1525mm (60″) 1015mm (40″)
860-402 1525mm (60″) 2030mm (80″) 1015mm (40″)
1060-402 1525mm (60″) 2540mm (100″) 1015mm (40″)
1260-402 1525mm (60″) 3050mm (120″) 1015mm (40″)

 

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Standard Features

  • Dual beam bridge design
  • Bearings, ways, drives and scales are covered
  • Precision bearings on hardened and ground ways
  • Air bearing on outboard leg
  • Non-contact optical steel scales mounted on steel structure
  • .5µm (.000020”) Resolution
  • Granite base
  • 3/8-16 clamping inserts
  • Wired for Renishaw Touch Trigger Probes
  • Separate Electronic/Computer Cabinet
  • Rugged 3-axis joystick
  • Latest computer hardware
  • Flat panel LCD monitor
  • Pull-out keyboard with GEOMET Keystroke Magic™ key labels
  • GEOMET 101 DCC software
  • Training part and manual
  • 1” (25.4mm) calibration sphere
  • 1 Year Warranty

Options

  • Renishaw Probe Systems TP-ES, RTP20, PH6, PH6M and PH10T PLUS with TP20 or TP200 probes
  • PH20 and SP25M Scanning available when using the Renishaw UCC2 controller
  • Renishaw Stylus Change Racks MCR20 | SCR200
  • Geomet 301
  • Color Printer
  • Prolink QC-Calc SPC Software
  • UPS Battery backup system
  • Clamp Kit
  • Vibration isolating pads
  • Turnkey Systems ave Helmel provide complete fixture design/build and part programming for your projects. We can deliver you new CMM ready to run.
  • Integrate your Helmel CMM into a cell or production line with our
    I/O Option to communicate with automation and provide output for process control
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SMM

CHECKMASTER SMM

Efficient Shop Floor Shaft Measurement.

Designed for shafts of all types, Helmel Shaft Measuring machines (SMM’s) have proven that they can take it, decade after decade.

Our SMM’s are designed to efficiently check lengths, steps, grooves, diameters, and run-out quickly using standard hard probes. Used widely for large and small engine shaft components, as well as turbine, transmission, pump, copier and general shaft measuring applications. Consider how a manual Helmel Shaft Measuring Machine can improve your quality and efficiency, and reduce your reject rate. Your customers will definitely approve.

Companies such as Xerox, Kodak, GM, Chrysler, John Deere and Cummins have already found the benefits of shop floor shaft measurements.

Specifications


Manual Operation, Single or Dual Axes using hard mechanical Probes

X-Axis Lengths:
12″, 20″, 25″, 30″, 40″, 50″ and 60″ between centers, Longer lengths available.

 

Y-Axis Stroke:
6″ (12″ swing)

Standard Features

  • Rigid mechanical bearing design, with hardened ground steel ways, provides intrinsic accuracy and dependability
  • All ways, bearings and scales enclosed and protected for shop environment
  • Non-contact steel scales with .00002″ resolution
  • Locks and fine adjustment on each axis.
  • Full granite base on a steel stand for long term dimensional stability.
  • Heidenhain ND287 Multifunction position display
  • Installation by customer.

Options

  • Hand operated centers. Tail stock slides along hardened T-Rail
  • Air operated centers (300 lbs at 100 PSI)
  • Fixed Vee Blocks on T-rail for shaft support
  • Adjustable Vee Blocks to accommodate varying diameters
  • Precision live or dead centers
  • Rotating Edge finder Probe to check length
  • Snap Ring Groove Edge finder Probe
  • Taper Probe to check locations of cross holes
  • Draw Bar to keep probe fixed
  • Ball centers for parts that are checked from a ball in its center
AXIUM

High Precision 4-Axis Shaft Measuring Machine

Automatic Shaft Analysis in the Factory Environment

The Helmel Axium Shaft Measuring Machine has been developed to provide precise, automatic dimensional measurement of cylindrical and shaft-like manufactured parts. The system is hardened for use in production and on the factory floor, and requires minimal training for non-metrology employees.

Designed as a 4-Axis System

Although the Axium has been designed as a 4-axis measuring system, it can be configured as a 3-axis system (less rotary axis) to fit your manufacturing needs. The Geomet metrology software is designed for measurement, verification and GD&T applications and resides on a powerful Windows based system along side.

The Helmel Axium shaft measuring machine presents a horizontal format, with a major cylindrical axis oriented left to right, duplicating the way most shafts are manufactured and ground. Parts are typically staged between centers, or on solid or rotating Vees. The system employs the Renishaw Touch Trigger or scanning probes for part sensing and can incorporate an automatic stylus changing system for totally automatic operation.

Geomet Expanded 4-Axis Support

Measurement output can be made available for immediate accept/reject decisions based on nominal/tolerance features. Manual or automatic feedback of deviations may be used to control the manufacturing process. As a 4-axis system, single feature may be inspected while interlaced with rotation in the 4th axis. This unique feature provided by Geomet, allow single features to measure from two different sides.

The standard Axium shaft measuring machine is suitable for shaft lengths up to 900mm (36″), with a maximum diameter of 300mm (12″). Capacity for shaft lengths up to 1500mm (60″) is available as an option.

Specifications
Measuring Range
X Y Z
1115mm (44″) 175mm (7″) 250mm (10″)

 

Scale Resolution:
0.5 µm (0.00020″)

 

Repeatability:
3.5 µm (0.00014″)

 

Linear Accuracy:
3.3µm + L/167m (0.00014″ + 0.000006″ per inch)

 

Mechanical Accuracy:
Intrinsic without volumetrically compensating through software

 

Overall Size
Width Depth Height Weight
1905mm (75″) 940mm (37″) 1525mm (60″) 1360 kg (3000 lbs)

 

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Standard Features

  • Built on a solid granite plate
  • Precision ground steel ways
  • Instrument grade precision bearings
  • Fully covered for maximum protection
  • Steel 0.5 µm encoder scales
  • USB Delta Tau motion controller
  • 0.002° rotary encoder
  • Custom key labels
  • Electronic touch probe interface
  • Renishaw PH6/TP20 touch probe system
  • Geomet 101 DCC software
  • Calibration sphere
  • Pentium computer system
  • Windows 7 and 8, 32 and 64 bit.
  • GeoWidget training part
  • Geomet user guide
  • Cabinet with monitor stand
  • Optional protective enclosure
  • Online access to software upgrades
  • 1-Year CMM warranty

Options

  • Geomet 301
  • Renishaw PH6/TP200 Touch Probe System
  • Renishaw SP25 Scanning System
  • Right Angle Stylus Rack Mount
  • Renishaw UCC2 Motion Controller
  • Pressurized Cabin System
  • Air Conditioning for Controller & PC
  • Head/Tail Stock Options
  • Isolation Pads
  • Renishaw Stylus Change Racks SCR200 or MCR200
  • Integrate your Helmel CMM into a cell or production line with our
    I/O Option to communicate with automation and provide output for process control
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