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Affordable Automated Shop Floor Inspection

Fowler High Precision and Verisurf Software partner to offer a lightweight direct computer control (DCC) coordinate measuring machine (CMM) loaded with zCAT software. Because the combination enables in-process inspection, the same employee making the part can now measure the part. 

The 30-lb zCAT DCC CMM takes automated, repeatable measurements while being extremely portable. This combination of features combined with Verisurf measurement and inspection software makes the unit suitable for in-process inspection.
Verisurf software enhances the zCAT DCC CMM’s capabilities through automated programming and control tools. Users can quickly create run inspection routines. Any deviation between the part being inspected and the nominal CAD model is displayed in real-time using intuitive color mapping and dialog boxes.

Fowler High Precision (Newton, MA) and Verisurf Software (Anaheim, CA) have partnered to offer a fully programmable and portable shop floor inspection and reporting solution. The package consists of the 30-lb zCAT direct computer control (DCC) coordinate measuring machine (CMM), which provides the accuracy and functionality of a fixed CMM at a fraction of the size and weight, loaded with Verisurf model-based measurement and inspection software.

Every aspect of the bundle ensures portability, ease of use, and accuracy.

The DCC CMM takes automated, repeatable measurements and is extremely portable, which makes it suitable for in-process inspection. As a result, the same person making the part can measure the part. The DCC technology, which sets the zCAT apart from manual portable CMMs, enables operators to teach the machine what they want to measure. The device then takes over with a level of accuracy that rivals larger and more expensive conventional CMMs.

Verisurf’s CMM Programming & Inspection Software Suite enhances the zCAT’s  capabilities with automated programming and control tools. Using the suite’s intuitive graphical interface, the operator points and clicks on the model features they want to include in an inspection plan, run the plan, and post the inspection results. “Verisurf is committed to open standards and interoperability for more seamless workflow and the ability to maintain a digital thread between design, manufacturing, and quality inspection,” says President Ernie Husted.

Whether you buy the package through an established zCAT, Fowler, or Verisurf sales channel, you’ll receive the same training and technical support.

 Fowler High Precision, 66 Rowe St., Newton, MA 02466, 617-332-7004, fax: 617-332-4137,

Verisurf Software, 4907 East Landon Drive, Anaheim, CA 92807, 714-970-1683, fax: 714-970-1902,


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