General-purpose measurements of size features with highly repeatable touch-trigger probing

Efficient measurement of geometric size features by touch-trigger probing

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Using a highly versatile and accurate 6-way touch-trigger probe with a motorised indexing probe head to flexibly position the probe during measurement, the GLOBAL Touch+ model is configured to provide outstanding tactile single‑point measurement performance on prismatic parts.

Optimal feature accessibility and minimised stylus changes are guaranteed even for the most intricate 3D part geometries. In addition, a multi-port module changer rack allows fast and repeatable changing of probe modules with different trigger forces and styli configurations without recalibration, further contributing to streamlining measuring cycles.


Typical applications


Application challenges

General-purpose measurement of size features

  • Parts of varying complexity and size
  • Standard geometric size features: distances, radii, angles, inner and outer diameters
  • Position and orientation tolerances
  • Complex 3D arrangement of geometric elements around the part

GLOBAL Touch+ benefits

  • Rapid inspection
  • Simple methodology
  • Versatile measurements
  • CAD-based measurement

Options tailored to individual application needs

Manufacturers can further tailor the capabilities of each base model GLOBAL Touch+ machine with options to meet their application needs best. These can be selected during initial CMM configuration, and most can be set up later as upgrades to the in‑service machine.


CAD++ lets users measure the most complex parts. It includes all capabilities of CAD and adds the ability to measure intricate, contoured surfaces, including thin-walled sheet metal, plastic, blades, dies and moulds. CAD++ supports numerous scanning devices and applications and includes algorithms for managing large amounts of data. It links to CAD, allowing users to compare measurement results directly against models for unsurpassed speed and accuracy. It is feature-rich yet easy to use.


The XT (extended temperature) option allows the GLOBAL Touch+ model to be used in less controlled temperature environments, enabling accurate and reliable measurements near the production line without needing a costly climate room.


PULSE uses a network of sensors to provide real-time monitoring of metrology environments. The system helps ensure measurement data integrity by notifying users of temperature, humidity, vibration, air pressure and luminosity changes that might affect measurement results. This makes PULSE ideal for automated inspection setups ensuring high-volume measurements are performed in optimal conditions.


Save air, energy and costs. Eco Mode+ stops the flow of compressed air to the air bearings after a period of machine inactivity. The option reduces compressed air consumption by up to 90% when the CMM is idle and saves up to 25% of compressed air costs under standard machine operating conditions.

Automatically enabled with Eco Mode+ is the energy-saving Eco Mode function. It is possible to disable these ECO functions at any time.


Various other options are available for the GLOBAL Touch+ model to get the most out of the machine for every application. These include:

Probe heads HH-AS-T2.5 / HH-AS-H2.5
2.5° probe heads help to position the tactile sensor with even more flexibility. The heavy-duty version enables sensor use up to 750 mm from the probe head. Maximum accessibility and the highest measurement performance are assured.

Messaging lights
Messaging lights give operators the ability to monitor the machine’s status even from a distance, to optimise time and resource management.

Efficient measurement of geometric size features by touch-trigger probing

Features and benefits

GLOBAL CMMs are built on advanced design principles to inspire certainty and confidence. They combine quality components and state-of-the-art technologies for long-term stability, reduced measurement uncertainty, adaptability to harsh measuring environments, fast measuring point capture and an advanced user experience. These metrology solutions will provide manufacturers with maximum value over the entire lifecycle.

Sturdy mechanical design
The solid granite base with integrated dovetail guide guarantees long‑term system stability and consistent accuracy over the entire measurement volume.

Bridge with triangular crossbeam
Featuring an improved stiffness-to-mass ratio relative to square or rectangular traverses, this design allows for the highest dynamics and high‑speed measurements.

Preloaded air bearings on all axes
Contactless, low-friction and low-wear axis motion ensures fast and repeatable positioning at all speeds and accelerations, resulting in low measuring uncertainties.

Low-maintenance belt drive system
Flat and V-ribbed belts ensure smooth and low-vibration axis motion.

Temperature compensation
Real‑time compensation of thermally caused measurement deviations through temperature sensing at the scales and on the workpiece ensures reliable measurement results.

Extended temperature operating range (option)
Measure your components with more resistance to environmental influences. An extended temperature operating range (15 - 30°C) allows the CMM to operate closer to the production line without needing a costly climate room.

Real-time environmental monitoring (option)
PULSE enables the user to monitor and log any environmental conditions surrounding the CMM and receive real‑time machine information.

Eco Mode
Eco Mode supports sustainability and productivity goals by automatically powering down the CMM when idle, which improves energy efficiency while keeping the machine ready to go.

Messaging lights (option)
Messaging lights give operators the ability to monitor the machine’s status even from a distance, to optimise time and resource management.

High-speed and safety
Continuous monitoring of a defined safety area around the CMM allows worry-free high-speed measurement in CNC mode. The machine will slow down automatically when the user or an object encroaches upon the protected area.

Future-ready concept
The future‑ready pre‑cabling enables easy adaptation of the CMMs to future measurement tasks without costly downtime. A range of adaptability options can be flexibly selected during initial CMM configuration or set up later as upgrades.

  • Measuring volume

    Information about the different sizes of the GLOBAL measuring machines

    Type X (Width) Y (Depth) Z (Height)
    5.5.5 500 mm 500 mm 500 mm
    5.7.5 500 mm 700 mm 500 mm
    7.7.5 700 mm 700 mm 500 mm
    7.10.7 700 mm 1000 mm 700 mm
    9.12.8 900 mm 1200 mm 800 mm
    9.15.8 900 mm 1500 mm 800 mm
    9.20.8 900 mm 2000 mm 800 mm
    12.15.10 1200 mm 1500 mm 1000 mm
    12.22.10 1200 mm 2200 mm 1000 mm
    12.30.10 1200 mm 3000 mm 1000 mm
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