global…tools for measurement
...because the world isn't flat
Affordable GLOBAL 555 and 575 coordinate
measuring machines from Brown & Sharpe offer
exceptional value from simple DCC inspection
to high precision and high speed contact and
These precision-sized measuring machines
are available in GLOBAL STATUS and
GLOBAL IMAGE models with measuring
ranges of X 500 mm (19.6"), Y 500-700 mm
(19.6"-27.5"), Z 500 mm (19.6"). They can be
equipped with a variety of manually or
automatically indexable and interchangeable
touch trigger and scanning probes.
GLOBAL’s flexibility allows manufacturers a
wide range of measurement and inspection
options, including first piece and layout
inspection, tool set up, process control,
reverse engineering, and archiving.
GLOBAL 555 and 575 CMMs are designed with
20 percent fewer parts than traditional CMMs
for improved reliability and maintainability.
Distinctive TRICISION bridge design provides
optimum stiffness-to-mass ratio. The light alloy
bridge is 25 percent stiffer than traditional
designs and the X rail has a 50 percent lower
center of gravity for smooth, precise operation.
Wider air bearing separation than competitive
bridge designs assures improved control of
bridge axis roll for precise volumetric measuring
accuracy, reduced repeatability errors, increased
acceleration/deceleration, and greater
AT AN ENTRY LEVEL PRICE
GLOBAL STATUS is a low cost, high performance CMM
that can fit any measurement and inspection operation…and any
budget. Its all-aluminum frame, heavy granite table and patented
counterbalance design provide exceptional performance in
precision point-to-point measuring applications. A small footprint
and low profile make GLOBAL STATUS the right size for any shop.
GLOBAL IMAGE SIMPLIFIES
HIGH SPEED SCANNING
GLOBAL IMAGE Point, Click and Scan Technology makes
high speed scanning applications fast, easy and precise.
Simply download the CAD model of the part, click on the
features you want to measure and click on GLOBAL’s "Scan" Icon.
Brown & Sharpe’s PC-DMIS Industrial Strength metrology
software automatically creates a complete DCC high speed
scanning part program, even inserting moves to avoid obstacles.
Select additional scan paths on the setup screen if needed.
Preview the scan paths and click OK. It’s that easy.
Point, Click and Scan Technology uses a special Object
Oriented Scanning feature that allows the controller to
define the optimum scan path from a single user command.
A patented OBSERVER function inside the controller provides
a feedback loop from the probe head that reduces measuring
uncertainty and cycle time by keeping the head closer to the
part’s nominal dimensions.
Brown & Sharpe’s 3D-VFO is a fully
active probe compensation system that
automatically adjusts measured data to
account for forces that influence probe
position during scanning operations.
-.01 0 +.01
0 .02 -.02
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Exclusive 3D VECTOR FORCE OPTIMIZATION (3D-VFO )
assures accurate probe compensation and improved data analysis
in all scanning applications. Unlike competitive probe systems,
Brown & Sharpe probe systems are designed to perform a 3D
vector force analysis at every probe qualification for every probe
tip, and automatically apply that data during data gathering.
Data is automatically compensated, in real time, for all force,
drag, styli, and weight changes. You get precise data, all the time,
in all conditions, with all probe configurations.
Brown & Sharpe’s 3D-VFO is a fully active probe compensation
system that automatically adjusts measured data to account for
forces that influence probe position during scanning operations.
PRECISION IN THE
Computer design techniques, including Finite
Element Analysis (FEA) and Modal Analysis,
reduce structural deflection and the effects
of vibrations and thermal variations on
Lightweight covers reduce overall machine
weight to increase throughput.
All-aluminum ultra-rigid frame.
Probe Changer holds Renishaw TP2, TP6A,
TP20, and TP200 touch trigger probes,
and the Renishaw SP600 or SP600Q
scanning probe. Renishaw MCR and SCR
stylus changers hold a number of probe tips,
including star, disk and sphere.
Heavy, stable granite table resists vibrations
Precision-machined dovetail guideways
improve accuracy and repeatability.
Small footprint and reduced height make it
easy to fit into tight spaces.
Non-contact encoders eliminate axis drag,
reducing uncertainty errors. Powerful new
controller provides high acceleration and
scanning velocity On-board diagnostics
Tuned elastomeric passive damping system.
Precision ground and lapped aluminum air
bearings provide frictionless movement on all
axes with reduced air volume requirements.
a cost-effective solution to common shop
measurement and inspection applications.
It is equipped with a TESASTAR, MH20i
or PH10M (or PH10T)/TP20 probe and
PC-DMIS PRO or optional PC-DMIS
software and has integrated SPC statistical
software package available as an option.
TRICISION bridge design
increases bridge stiffness.
flexible gaging system that can handle
any measurement and inspection task
quickly and efficiently. GLOBAL IMAGE
comes equipped with PC-DMIS or
software, an integrated
statistical software package and a
The SP600 or SP600Q scanning probe
system is optional. An automatic linear
thermal compensation system is
standard on the GLOBAL IMAGE.
Wolf & Beck
Environment General Use Open Shop
Model Status Image
Compensation Manual Linear Automatic Linear
Range 18 - 22˚ C 18 - 22˚ C
Per Day 2˚ C 2˚ C
Per Hour 1˚ C 1˚ C
Per Meter 1˚ C 1˚ C
Standard TESASTAR PH10M
Optional MH20i PH10M TP20 SP600M SP600Q OTM3*
Optional MSR1 ACR1 SCR200
Changers MCR20 SCR600
* Laser Probe
GLOBAL CMMs offer fast, low cost data gathering and analysis capabilities for prismatic parts and contoured, free form shapes.
Use the information below as a baseline to compare your current metrology operations. You’ll see that GLOBAL CMMs are an
efficient way to add value to your manufacturing processes.
Measurement Points 3 3 650
Measurement Cycle: Time (sec) 5 5 13
Diameter (mm):45.5478 50.888 46.6100
Error: (computational) -1.0622 +4.2783 0
2.3% 10% 0
Minimum Inscribed Circle (mm) * * 40.6270
Max. Circumscribed Circle (mm) * * 51.0619
Location:X 0.0855 0.1178 0.0000
Y 2.7776 -0.0619 0.0000
Form Error: (mm) * * 5.4431
Quality of Measurement
Size Good Poor Best
Location Poor Better Best
Form N/A N/A Best
Surfaces and Contours
Typical CMM Global with Global with
Measurement Points 50 72 2,700
Approx. Cycle Time (sec) 65 65 15
Quality of Measurement Good Better Best
Size, location and form on one inspection device. GLOBAL...because the world isn’t flat
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