Aberlink Horizon CMM

Aberlink Horizon CNC CMM

Aberlink's Horizon CMM breaks new ground in design and innovation using frictionless linear drives, which are the key to its fast and exceptionally smooth motion. Linear motors are non-contact and therefore have no wearing parts, improving reliability and reducing maintenance.

The kinematic isolated drive structure is completely independent of the CMM structure and ensures that the motor thrust is directed through the centre of gravity of the moving parts. This not only avoids acceleration induced metrology errors but also has the effect of thermally isolating the motors from the metrology structure of the CMM.

The Horizon's fast, smooth, silent motion is ideally suited to contact scanning and boasts a first-term accuracy specification of under two microns.

Making measurement easy - every Aberlink CMM is supplied with the industry standard Aberlink 3D measurement software. World renowned for its easy-to-use, yet powerful interface, Aberlink is the only leading CMM manufacturer to offer zero-cost annual software maintenance contracts or subscriptions and free software updates, including all major releases. This means cost of ownership is very low and ensuring rapid ROI.


Every Aberlink bridge-type CMM supports the range of Renishaw probe heads (both touch trigger and scanning probes) and, to meet changing customer requirements, Atkinson Gauge & Tool can also supply additional styli or modules from the full available range. Get in touch to find out more.

Product Overview

  • Motion: CNC
  • Axis Travel (mm): X 800 | Y 1000, 1500, 2000 | Z 600
  • Accuracy: TP20 (1.9 + 0.4L/100) µm
  • Table: Solid granite
  • Load Capacity: 1000kg
  • Max. Velocity Vector: 1020mm/sec
  • Max. Acceleration Vector: 1020mm/sec2

Everything you need to start measuring from day one.

    • Linear motors offer frictionless, smooth, silent motion
    • Drives applied through the centre of gravity improves both speed and accuracy
    • Thermal isolation of motors from metrology structure
    • Smooth motion ideal for contact scanning
    • Aberlink's revolutionary easy-to-use measurement software
    • Shortest learning curve of any equivalent system - 1 day without prior CMM experience
    • Choice of Y axis sizes ranging from 1000mm to 2000mm
    • Suitable for the workshop environment
    • Industrial joystick supplied as standard
    • Free stylus change rack with every motorised probe head upgrade
    • Aberlink 3D measurement software for touch probe feature inspection
    • Windows based controller, machine controller card and peripherals
    • Steel CMM workbench with fixed monitor arm or control cabinet
    • Renishaw TP8 manual indexing probe head and integrated probe
    • Aberlink probe stylus kit
    • Aberlink Ø19mm sphere CMM requalification kit
    • User training course - up to 4 trainees and software user guide
    • 12 months full parts and labour warranty
    • Free telephone helpdesk support
    • Free software upgrades - no maintenance fees or contracts

Find out more about the Aberlink Horizon CMM