Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, has installed an
Alignment Inspection Centre comprising a large CMA CNC 3-D Twin Column
Horizontal Arm Co-ordinate Measuring Machine. It has a measuring range of X=15.0
m; Y=3.4 m (shared by two measuring arms) and Z=3.4 m with a volumetric
measurement uncertainty of less than 150 microns. Dr VK Aatre, S A to R M
inaugurated the Alignment Inspection Centre on 5 March 2004.
The system is equipped with an integrated CNC rotary table capable of measuring
jobs upto 3.0 m dia x 3.0 m height with a maximum load of 2.0 tonnes. The
machine is equipped with advanced Renishaw Probe Head systems like PH-10M
motorized probe, PHS-1 servo positioning probe, SP 600 scanning probe and OTP-6
laser probe to cater to various dimensional measurement needs. The installed CAD
based METROLOG XG application software enables measurement of critical
dimensional, geometrical and form features.