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Product Overview

The ALTERA M Series from LK Metrology is a mid-size, high accuracy multipurpose CMM with the most advanced capabilities in the widest available CMM class available* today. Advanced multi-sensor ready technology optimizes CMM throughput and provides the opportunity to broaden the application scope to new materials and components as Customer needs change, without additional wiring or controllers. The superior ceramic design, with near perfect stiffness-to-weight ratio and great resistance to temperature shifts, provides exceptional and enduring performance across all manufacturing environments due to the innovative folding guideway panels design.

*Available in 30 different models, characterized by 7 different bridge sections, starting at 8.7.6 with strokes up to 60.20.15. See brochure for full range.

As a distributor for LK Metrology in the U.S. the precision measurement group at Cross Company offers ALTERA M series CMMs throughout our territories and our sales teams can work with your team to determine the best LK Metrology solution for your process. Learn more and schedule a demonstration today!

Features and Benefits

Unique accuracy guarantee: LK Metrology is the only manufacturer to guarantee the accuracy of its CMMs for 10 years.

Enduring accuracy: Ultra-stable ceramic bridge and spindle guideway with high resolution 0.05 μm optical scales for the lowest volumetric accuracies.

Precise motion: Granite dove-tail table guideway with unique single orifice grooved pre-loaded air bearings for precise motion control at high speeds.

Anti-vibration: Self-levelling vibration isolation for optimum performance in areas subject to high levels of low frequency vibration.

Shop floor ready: CMM Automation for in-line and stand-alone shop floor measurement solutions with
guideways protected from airborne contaminants.

Technical Specifications

Accuracies: starting at 1.5µm+L/375

Repeatability: 1.5µm,

Speed: 833mm/sec

Acceleration: 2,514mm/sec

Industrial Applications

LK Metrology ALTERA M series CMMs are ideal for a range of industrial applications.

Available In The Following Areas

With an extensive background in a variety of industries, Cross has relationships with a number of leading brands, including exclusive distributorships in some areas. We are proud to offer LK Metrology in the following areas:


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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.