Leitz Reference Flexibility

High-precision measurements of tight tolerance parts with maximum application adaptability

Ultra-high accuracy CMM optimised for application flexibility and short measuring times

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Smart sensor automation boosts the efficiency of your measurement cycles.

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Leitz Reference Flexibility builds upon the capabilities of the Precision configuration to boost the machine’s adaptability to more challenging measurement tasks and decrease cycle time.

The CMM has an articulating probe head that measures at any angle to add accessibility to complex 3D part geometries. In addition, the SENMATION sensor automation system increases measurement flexibility by seamlessly integrating a variety of tactile and optical sensors within one measurement routine to address multi-part or multi-feature applications.


Typical applications


Application challenges 

Highly accurate measurement of the most complex geometries with decreased cycle time

  • Large variety of parts with different measurement requirements
  • Complex 3D geometries with tight tolerances
  • Functional size and form features in hard-to-access spatial orientations around the part
  • Various material types and surface characteristics


Leitz Reference Flexibility benefits

    • High-throughput and versatile multisensor measurements
    • Easy access to complex workpieces with a motorised indexing probe head
    • Extended application adaptability and future‑readiness with the SENMATION sensor automation system
    • Non-contact measurements with chromatic white light, interferometric and laser scanning sensors
    • Simultaneous 4-axis scanning – optical or tactile – in combination with a rotary table

Options tailored to individual application needs

Manufacturers can further tailor the capabilities of each Leitz Reference Flexibility machine with options to meet their application needs best. A range of options 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 the 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 Leitz Reference Flexibility model can be equipped with additional probe heads and sensors to make it suitable for a larger field of applications:

Fixed tactile probe head for scanning at the tightest tolerances with high precision and repeatability. It can also be used to carry the Profiler R roughness sensor.

HP-OW white light sensor
Highly accurate optical sensor for almost all materials, including the most challenging surface finishes.

HP-O optical sensor
Unrivalled fast and precise measurements for the tightest tolerances using interferometric optical distance measurements.

Surface and roughness sensor for surface evaluations in the same measurement setup


Available as built-in or tabletop versions, rotary tables for Leitz Reference CMMs are used to enhance access to parts for measurements without manual intervention, and for simultaneous 4-axis scanning, for example, when measuring rotationally symmetrical parts.

Leitz Reference machines are designed to meet the most challenging demands. For even higher accuracy and precision requirements, two additional accuracy options can be chosen to get even better measurement results.

The Leitz Reference Flexibility model can be equipped with various other options to get the most out of the machine for all applications:

XT option
This option enables reliable and precise CMM measurements even in harsher environments and extended temperature ranges.

PULSE real-time environmental monitoring
The system helps ensure measurement data integrity by notifying users of temperature, humidity, vibration, air pressure and luminosity changes that might affect measurement results.

QUINDOS for special geometries
QUINDOS can handle the most complex and challenging metrology projects, making it the go-to solution for regular, freeform, and special geometries, including gears, gear tools, blades, and other intricate applications.
Ultra-high accuracy CMM optimised for application flexibility and short measuring times



Features and benefits

Leitz Reference 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. 

Messaging lights 
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.

Multisensor versatility 
Using the widest range of tactile and optical sensors with Hexagon’s universal sensor interface, the CMM becomes a multisensor inspection device that can adapt to the most complex measuring tasks. 

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

    Measuring volume XYZ


    Type X (Width) Y (Depth) Z (Height)*
    7.7.5 700 mm 700 mm 420 - 500 mm **
    10.7.6 1000 mm 700 mm 580 - 650 mm **
    12.9.7 1200 mm 900 mm 700 - 770 mm **
    560 - 640 mm ***
    15.9.7 1500 mm 900 mm 700 - 770 mm **
    560 - 640 mm ***
    20.9.7 2000 mm 900 mm 700 - 770 mm **
    560 - 640 mm ***
    15.12.9 1500 mm 1200 mm 940 - 970 mm **
    800 -880 mm ***
    22.12.9 2200 mm 1200 mm 940 - 970 mm **
    800 - 880 mm ***
    30.12.9 3000 mm 1200 mm 940 - 970 mm **
    800 - 880 mm ***
    40.12.9 4000 mm 1200 mm 940 - 970 mm **
    800 - 880 mm ***

    * Values depend on selected sensor configuration
    ** Values for machines equipped without SENMATION
    *** Values for machines equipped with SENMATION

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