CRYSTA-Apex V 162012

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Real-time temperature compensation

In the past, the accuracy of CMMs could not be guaranteed unless they were installed in constant temperature rooms.The temperature compensation feature guarantees accuracy under temperature conditions of 16-26 °C. This feature measures the temperature of the workpiece and that of the measuring machine, calculates what the measurement value would be at 20 °C, and outputs this value as the measurement result.

High accuracy in the 1.7 μm class

The CRYSTA-Apex V Series guarantees a maximum permissible length measurement error or E0, MPE, of 1.7+ 3L/1000 μm. Let’s consider a CMM offering E0, MPE of approximately 2.5+4L/1000 μm, which would generally be considered high-accuracy. If, for example, the required tolerance on a dimension is ±0.02 mm, the uncertainty of this machine would exceed one-fifth of this value* ( ±0.004 mm, as shown on diagram at right) for any measured length over 375 mm. In contrast, with the V Series, the measurement uncertainty remains within one-fifth of the required tolerance for measuring lengths up to 766 mm. Although the difference in the first term accuracy specification between the two machines may seem small (a mere 0.8 μm), the V Series actually offers guaranteed accuracy for more than double the measuring range.

Repetitive accuracy

To eliminate causes of dynamic error and deliver high repeatability, data from measurements using scanning probes are processed for stabilization. The probe is kept still for a few seconds when its tip first contacts the workpiece, thereby ensuring that causes of dynamic errors are eliminated as much as possible and making it possible to deliver highly accurate measurement results.


Speed and acceleration to reduce measurement time

The CRYSTA-Apex V Series offers a maximum drive speed of 519 mm/s and a maximum acceleration of 2,309 mm/s2. Compared with conventional CNC CMMs (with a maximum speed of 430 mm/s and a maximum acceleration of 1,667 mm/s2 ), this amounts to about 100 mm more drive distance one second after starting movement.

High-speed optimal path scanning

The V Series is equipped with a measurement feature that allows users to specify scanning measurement paths (design values). This feature allows for high-speed, high-accuracy scanning by correcting dynamic errors that would otherwise be produced by acceleration and deceleration stresses. Measurement paths can be freely specified for three-dimensional forms as well, which enables intricate workpieces to be measured by tracking precisely along their curved surfaces and contours.


Probes for Coordinate Measuring Machines

The SP25M is a compact, high-accuracy scanning probe with a 25-mm outside diameter. It is a multi-function CNC CMM probe that can collect data from not only scanning measurements (where the probe moves while in contact with the workpiece to collect massive amounts of coordinate values) but from high-accuracy point measurements as well.

Non-contact laser probe SurfaceMeasure

SurfaceMeasure is a laser probe that collects coordinate values of the surface of the workpiece by moving and irradiating laser light over the workpiece. It can quickly obtain massive amounts of 3D surface data.

Applications for the CRYSTA-Apex V Series

Separator molds

Surface and cross-section measurements of precision molds for separators can be conducted using a low measuring force, high-accuracy scanning probe. Three-dimensional error analysis and cross-sectional form analysis may be performed based on the obtained measurement points.


Impellers can be measured using a highly robust non-contact laser probe that reduces multiple reflections. Just as accurate as contact probes, this probe offers high geometric reproducibility.


Motor cores

The V Series can measure the straightness, cross-sectional form, etc. of laminated motor cores. It can also conduct measurements of three-dimensional structures, including measurements of side faces and dimensions at arbitrary heights.


The cross-section of an aircraft engine turbine blade can be measured using a compact, high-accuracy scanning probe. Even workpieces susceptible to large errors, such as castings, can be measured quickly and reliably.

Artificial joint

Freeform surface measurement of prosthetic joints can be conducted using a compact, high-accuracy scanning probe. Three dimensional error analysis may be performed based on the obtained measurement points.


Transmission cases

Non-contact laser probes require dramatically less measurement time compared to contact (scanning) probes. Scanning at once from three directions enables simultaneous measurement of the top and side faces, which means less repositioning and efficient measurement of even the most intricate workpieces.


  CRYSTA-Apex V162012 
Measuring range (mm) 1600
Guide method  Air bearings on each axis
Movement speed
(Key selector switch: AUTO)
Drive speed each axis: 8 – 400 (max. combined speed: 693)
Measuring speed: 1 – 3
(Key selector switch: MANUAL)
Drive speed each axis: 8 – 136 (max. combined speed: 236)
Measuring speed: 1 – 3
J/S MODE Drive speed: 0 – 80
Measuring speed: 0 – 3
Fine speed: 0.05
Drive acceleration (mm/s2)  Each axis: 800 (max. combined acceleration: 1390)
Length measuring method  Linear encoder
Resolution (mm)  0,0001
Measuring table Material  Granite
Size <stage> (mm)  1800×3205 
Measured object fixing method  M8×1.25
Workpiece  Maximum height (mm)   
Maximum mass (kg)  3000
Main unit
dimensions (mm)
Height  4140
Width  2700
Depth  3650
Mass (kg) <including the
installation platform and
control device but
excluding workpiece>
Installation platform specifications  9300
  Vibration-damping platform
Power requirements Voltage, Frequency  100 V – 120 V/200 V – 240 VAC ± 10%, 50/60 Hz
  Power consumption
(including probe options I/F) 
1.5 kW
Air supply  Pressure  0.4 MPa (4 kgf/cm2)
  Consumption  150 L/min under normal conditions (air source: 200 L/min)
Operating temperature range  10 to 30 °C