As CMMs get larger, it is not simply a case of scaling up the design of smaller models. Stiffness of the structure is critical, but weight must also be kept to a minimum.
The MARK 5 CMM is not only Fowler’s largest, but it is the culmination of experience and excellence in the design and manufacture of innovative metrology equipment incorporating the very latest materials technology.
The revolutionary bridge of the MARK 5 incorporate aluminum honeycomb sheets developed for use in Formula One and the aerospace industry. The remarkable stiffness to weight ratio that this provides gives the MARK 5 an edge in both performance and speed.
The drive systems designed for the MARK 5 offer simplicity and reliability and the novel system used on the Y axis ensures that there is no degradation of performance across the full range of machine sizes offered up to 3m.