Frictionless linear drives, the secret behind the rapid and incredibly smooth motion of the Horizon 800 CMM, set new standards in design and innovation. The intrinsic heat density of this exceptional material has been fully utilised in the design of the granite table and granite Y-axis rail. The Y-axis linear drive system is positioned apart from the Y-axis linear encoder in order to allow the granite to absorb the heat produced by the linear drive without compromising metrology performance.

The Horizon 800 is an outstanding device with a first-term accuracy criterion of less than two microns and quick, silent, smooth motion that makes it perfect for touch scanning. Because they don’t have any worn parts and are non-contact, linear motors are the ideal option for CMM drives because they increase reliability and require less maintenance.

Horizon 800 CNC CMM Maximum Performance
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Axis Travel (mm) X 800
Y 1000, 1600
Z 600
Overall Size (mm) X 1403
Y 1530, 2130
Z 2700
Motion CNC
Structure Bridge
Suitable for Inspection Room
Drive Type Linear
*Volumetric Accuracy TP20
(1.9 + L/250)µm
(1.8 + L/250)µm
(1.75 + L/250)µm
Scale Resolution 0.1µm
**Optimum Temp Range 18 – 22°C
Operational Temp Range 5 – 45°C
Table Construction Solid Granite
Table Load Capacity 1000kg
Max. Velocity Vector 1000mm/sec
Max. Acceleration Vector 1000mm/sec²
Air Required Yes
Air Consumption 65 l/min (1.8 cfm)
Required Air Pressure 5 bar (72 psi)
Aberlink Camera Support Yes

*Maximum Permissible Error MPEE within the thermal limits defined for optimum temperature range. **Installation environmental thermal limits: Rate of change <1°C/hr and <2°C/24hr. Temperature gradient <1°C/m

  • *Minimum measuring range specified because the usable volume isn’t cubic.**Maximum Permissible Error MPEE, according to an adapted ISO10360-2 2009 test to suit the Fulcrum, within the thermal limits defined for optimal temperature range.***The machine should not be positioned where it will be subjected to rapid changes in temperature. Max rate of ambient temperature change should not be more than 1°C/hour.