Axium Automatic SMM


The Axium Shaft Measuring Machine is a fully motorized automatic 3 or 4 axis shaft measuring system design for long-term reliability and durability in production environments. It is typically delivered as a turnkey package with Geomet inspection programs, touch trigger probe system, stylus change rack, and necessary tooling for a ready-to-run high accuracy production monitoring gage at your point of manufacture.

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AXIUM is a High Precision 4-Axis Shaft Measuring Machine developed for automatic shaft analysis with the durability to perform for decades in the factory environment.

The Helmel Axium Shaft Measuring Machine is designed to provide precise, automatic dimensional measurement of cylindrical and shaft-like manufactured parts. The system is hardened for use in production, and requires minimal training for non-metrology production staff.

Although the Axium has been designed as a 4-axis measuring system, it can be configured as a 3-axis system (less rotary axis) to fit your manufacturing needs. The Geomet metrology software is designed for measurement, verification and GD&T applications and resides on a powerful Windows based system along side.

The Helmel Axium shaft measuring machine presents a horizontal format, with a major cylindrical axis oriented left to right, duplicating the way most shafts are manufactured and ground. Parts are typically staged between centers, or on solid or rotating Vees. The system employs the Renishaw Touch Trigger or scanning probes for part sensing and can incorporate an automatic stylus changing system for totally automatic operation.

Our Geomet software has expanded 4-Axis Support. Measurement output can be made available for immediate accept/reject decisions based on nominal/tolerance features. Manual or automatic feedback of deviations may be used to control the manufacturing process. As a 4-axis system, any single feature may be inspected while interlaced with rotation in the 4th axis. This unique feature provided by Geomet, allows the measurement of a single feature from two different sides.

The standard Axium shaft measuring machine is suitable for shaft lengths up to 900mm (36"), with a maximum diameter of 300mm (12"). Capacity for shaft lengths up to 1500mm (60") is available as an option.


Measuring Range
X-Axis 1115 mm (44")
Y-Axis 175 mm (6")
Linear Accuracy 0.00013" + 0.000072" per inch
Bandwidth 3.0 µm + L * 6 µm, L in m)
Performance per ANSI B89.4.1a-1998 Standard is based on dynamic measurements with Electronic Probe and Ball Bar
Mechanical Accuracy Intrinsic without volumetrically compensating through software
Tests are conducted at 68°F (20°C) and 50% humidity
Weight 1360 kg (3000 lbs)