A Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is a device used for measuring the geometric characteristics of an object. CMM's are either controlled manually by an operator or via computer. Measurements are defined by a probe attached to the third moving axis of this machine. Probes may be mechanical, optical, laser, or white light, amongst others. A machine which takes readings in six degrees of freedom and displays these readings in mathematical form is known as a CMM.

Altera CMM

Nikon Metrology’s range of premium quality ALTERA CMM’s have been refined to meet the varying needs of manufacturers, both now and in the future.

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.

Innovative work-flows and intuitive software features make light work of complex inspection tasks, while boosting CMM productivity and providing manufacturers with a clear and efficient understanding of product conformance.

The superior ceramic design, with near perfect stiffness-to-weight ratio and greater resistance to temperature shifts, provides exceptional and enduring performance across all manufacturing environments. As a result, Nikon Metrology is the only CMM manufacture to guarantee the original accuracy specification of its CMMs for a period of 10 years†.


  • Best-in-class performance
  • Future proof multi-sensor capability
  • Suitable for any production environment
  • Unique 10 year original accuracy guarantee




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ALTO 5.4.4


  • Easy-to-learn user interface and workflow
  • Efficient Click-&-Measure inspection routines
  • Walk-in metrology for quick dimensional checks
  • Virtual simulation and real-time path verification
  • DMIS part program support



Measuring Stroke   
X 500mm
Y 400mm
Z 440mm
Overall Dimension  
Width  929 mm
Length  888 mm
Height 2411mm
Max.part 300Kg
Machine 300Kg


About Company

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