Test Facility

Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, has installed an Alignment Inspection Centre comprising a large CMA CNC 3-D Twin Column Horizontal Arm Co-ordinate Measuring Machine. It has a measuring range of X=15.0 m; Y=3.4 m (shared by two measuring arms) and Z=3.4 m with a volumetric measurement uncertainty of less than 150 microns. Dr VK Aatre, S A to R M inaugurated the Alignment Inspection Centre on 5 March 2004.

The system is equipped with an integrated CNC rotary table capable of measuring jobs upto 3.0 m dia x 3.0 m height with a maximum load of 2.0 tonnes. The machine is equipped with advanced Renishaw Probe Head systems like PH-10M motorized probe, PHS-1 servo positioning probe, SP 600 scanning probe and OTP-6 laser probe to cater to various dimensional measurement needs. The installed CAD based METROLOG XG application software enables measurement of critical dimensional, geometrical and form features.