May 9, 2012

What’s New

Absolute Manufacturing Introduces ZEISS Eclipse CMM Equipped with a Renishaw PH20 Probehead

June 24, 2016: Absolute Manufacturing acquires a ZEISS Eclipse CMM with a high precision Renishaw PH20 Probehead.

We are proud to introduce the new members of our team, ZEISS Eclipse with a Renishaw PH20 probehead.  This will greatly improve the precision and efficiency of the parts produced at Absolute and ushers a new era of quality assurance for Absolute. We look forward to utilizing them in providing you with the highest quality components that you deserve.

The ZEISS Eclipse is a bridge-type coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that has a measuring range of 28x28x24 inches and a measurement accuracy down to 1.9µm. The system is built with ceramic X and Z axis beams, solid granite table and 3-Axis air bearings. It incorporates Nikon CMM Manager which features automatic tip calibration, ASME Y14.5 standards, alignment on rectilinear & organic surface, text & graphical reports and reverse engineering support.

The CMM has been retrofitted with a state-of-the-art, 5-axis Renishaw PH20 probehead, Renishaw T5 Controller, TCR20 Probe Rack and a brand new Renishaw Tonic Encoder with precision up to 100 nm (0.1 µm).   The Renishaw PH20 probehead has a swing range of 230° ensuring the most accurate measurement of every surface and is a staggering improvement to the PH10, outpacing it by 3:1 in measurement speeds:

"We always look forward to the exciting challenges our customers bring to us, and always strive to beat any expectations. The CMM upgrade will allow us to verify our quality and ensure that our customers will get the best that Absolute can offer," President of Absolute Manufacturing has said.


CMM Specifications:

ZEISS Eclipse 2828-24 CMM Renishaw PH20 Probehead
Measuring Range: 28" x 28" x 24"
Ceramic Bridge is Thermally Stable with High Dynamic Rigidity
1.9+L/250 µm
Ceramic X, Y and Z Guide Ways
Frictionless Air Bearings
Granite Table with Threaded Inserts
Nikon CMM Manager
Maximum Movement Speed: 3 rev/s (1281 mm/s)
Maximum Head Touch Speed: 50 mm/s
Angle Swing: -115° to 115° (230°)
Operating Temperature Range: 59°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
Angular Resolution: 0.4 µRadians
5-Axis Positioning
Rapid Inferred Calibration

Absolute Manufacturing Acquires Reklaw Machine, Inc.

"Reklaw's customers will benefit from expanded resources and manufacturing capacity with access to Absolute MAnufacturing's top of the line equipment such as: Matsuura, Fanuc Robodrill, and Mori Seiki machining centers, Sweko vibratory finishers, and other equipment." said President of Absolute Manufacturing.

"This change of ownership will positively impact our capabilities and improve client satisfaction. You will continue to receive a high level of customer service." said President of Reklaw Machine, Inc.

Absolute Manufacturing’s capabilities include CNC turning, milling, surface grinding, honing, assembly, and kitting. They specialize in complex machined components made from challenging materials from prototype volumes to large piece lots. Statistical analyses and CPK inspections are available.

Absolute Manufacturing is a small business, ISO9001:2008, AS9100 Rev C and Hubzone certified. The company is ITAR registered with the Department of State. The company serves the medical, industrial, oil & gas, and defense markets. Absolute Manufacturing operates from 6,300 square feet of light industrial space located in Pepperell MA.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should there be any questions or concerns.

We look forward to continuing to do business with you! Thank you.


Scott Gray