Zenith 3 CNC CMM

The Zenith 3 range is the best value-for-money for the measuring volume of any CMM available in the market – the perfect affordable metrology solution for big and heavy parts.

The Zenith 3 CNC CMM is the result of a design evolution of the award winning Zenith too range of machines, taking into account over 20 years of CMM design experience. Many of the design improvements revolve around the right leg of the machine, which has been modelled on the hugely successful Azimuth machine.

Greater air bearing separation results in greater stiffness, and so has improved the accuracy significantly. The first term error for this new model is more than a micron better than the Zenith too. And all this comes with no cost penalty: The Zenith 3 CMM will continue to be sold at the same hugely competitive price that its predecessor was famed for, making large scale CMM measurements not only simple, but affordable.

Key Features

  • Aberlink’s revolutionaryeasy-to-use measurement software
  • Shortest learning curve of any equivalent system – 1 day without prior CMM experience
  • Smallest overall footprint of any comparable size CMM
  • Choice of Y axis sizes ranging from 1000mm to 3000mm
  • Suitable for the workshop environment
  • Protection from environmental vibrations as standard
  • Optimised friction free air bearings, all aluminium bridge and granite table
  • CMM Touch Screen Joystick supplied as standard
  • Free stylus change rack with every motorised probe head upgrade
Axis Travel (mm)Overall Size (mm)
X 1000
Y 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000
Z 600, 800
X 1520
Y 1700, 2200, 2700, 3200, 3700
Z 2500, 2900
*Volumetric Accuracy:TP20 (2.7 + 0.4L/100) µm
TP200 (2.6 + 0.4L/100) µm
SP25M (2.4 + 0.4L/100) µm
Scale Resolution: 0.5μm
**Optimum Temp Range:18 - 22°C
Operational Temp Range: 0 - 45°C
Table: Solid granite
Table Load Capacity: 1500kg as standard (Options up to 4400kg)
Max. Velocity Vector: 600mm/sec
Max. Acceleration Vector: 600mm/sec²
Air Consumption: 50 l/min (1.8 cfm)
Required Air Pressure: 4 bar (60 psi)
*Maximum Permissible Error MPEE according to 10360-2, 2009 within the thermal limits defined for optimum temperature range.
**Installation environment thermal limits: Rate of change <1°C/hr and <2°C/24hr. Temperature gradient <1°C/m

Common Probe Options (Renishaw):Machine Options:
• RTP20
• PH10T (w/TP20, TP200)
• PH20
• PH10M (w/SP25)
• PH6M (w/SP25)
• Automatic Temperature Compensation
• CCD Camera System
• Collimated Back Light Option