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Software Drives Portable and Programmable CMM



Verisurf Software displays real-time tolerance deviations, in color, between the CAD model and physical part being scanned and inspected.

The zCAT is a direct computer control coordinate measuring machine (DCC CMM). Weighing only 30 lbs., the zCAT can take automated, repeatable measurements while being portable.

Verisurf Software, Inc. has announced that its latest release, Verisurf 2017, will be integrated to support and drive the Fowler zCAT portable, programmable CMM. "The accuracy, portability and repeatability of the zCAT CMM coupled with the power of Verisurf dimensional metrology software delivers a robust and fully programmable portable inspection solution," said a company spokesperson.

The zCAT is a direct computer control coordinate measuring machine (DCC CMM). Weighing only 30 lbs., the zCAT can take automated, repeatable measurements while being portable. This combination of features makes the zCAT a fit for deployment directly in the manufacturing process so that the same person making the part can now measure the part. "The DCC technology, which sets the zCAT apart from any manual portable CMM today, enables operators to teach the machine what they want to measure and then permit the device to take over with accuracies that rival larger, more expensive, non-portable, conventional CMMs," said the spokesperson.

"With Verisurf software, users are quickly productive with a rich 3-D environment that includes an object oriented operations manager, CAD feature extraction and solid model associativity," said the spokesperson. "Ease of use and user productivity is enhanced with file recognition, logical right mouse click options, customizable user configurations and drag and drop operations reordering. Attention to the intuitive 3-D experience helps users learn quicker, program their zCAT faster and automate their CMM operation."

"At Verisurf, our goal is to provide a comprehensive set of measurement tools so quality and manufacturing engineers can effectively do their jobs," said Ernie Husted, President of Verisurf Software, Inc. "This includes an ongoing commitment to open standards and interoperability for more seamless workflow and the ability to maintain a digital thread between design, manufacturing and quality inspection. Our interface with the zCAT is a perfect example of this commitment. Our customers can choose which measuring device best suits their application, and then be assured Verisurf software will interface with it and be able to control it."

For more information contact:

Verisurf Software, Inc.

4907 E. Landon Dr.

Anaheim, CA 92807

888-713-7201 / 714-970-1683

info@verisurf.com

www.verisurf.com

Fowler High Precision

66 Rowe Street

Newton, MA 02466

800-788-2353 / 617-332-7004

sales@fowlerprecision.com

www.fowlerprecision.com

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