There are two qualities required in a component that enable monitoring using a coordinate measuring machine. One includes components that require a high level of fit in order to be able to mechanically function faultlessly. This includes shafts, axles and storage. Statically loaded components like couplers and connectors from pressure pipes also require high accuracy of fit. These are, for example, used in the production of heaters and in the chemical industry. Machine tools are also monitored using coordinate measuring machines.
FARO Coordinate measuring machine in use
Other components, which need to be produced with a level of precision of ten-thousandth of a millimetre, are workpieces that are subjected to high turning speeds. This includes components for airplane turbines or turbochargers for internal combustion engines. Detailed information about the working life of these highly stressed components can only be determined when their dimensions are monitored and accuracy can be guaranteed.