The Sheffield 4.5.4 SF is a new line of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) built for the shop floor and designed to withstand harsh manufacturing environments. The SF series introduces a variety of evolutionary advancements based on the Discovery line with thousands of earlier units in the field worldwide. With a major focus on portability, the CMM delivers a small footprint of 52.2 in. x 32.8 in. x 79.5 in., which fits through a standard door. The CMM’s computer, controller, and interface boxes are integrated into one self-contained unit with locking wheels for mobility throughout the shop floor. It uses standard 110/220 V outlets with no need for shop air.
The CMM’s overall durability stems from hardened linear drives and recirculating bearings, features originally pioneered on the Discovery line. Its unique design and standard elastomeric dampers isolate the measuring platform from most vibrations. Inverted high-resolution Heidenhain scales, covered ways, and internal cable management protect machine components from ambient dust and debris while minimizing friction. An optional active vibration dampening system is available for extreme environments. The 4.5.4 SF also incorporates design improvements for measurement and inspection applications, such as advanced thermal isolation and temperature compensation elements, to ensure accuracy in unstable shop floor environments. The SF series comes standard with PC-DMIS.
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