Fowler zCat DCC CMM February 12, 2018 There is no need to be modest—the Fowler zCat DCC CMM (direct computer controlled coordinate measuring machine) is a one of a kind tool that far surpasses its predecessors. Ahead of its time, the Fowler zCat will change the way you make coordinate measurements. While we could go on and on about all of the features of the Fowler zCat DCC CMM, we will keep it concise. Today we would like to introduce you to this amazing new machine and help you get a sense of what all the hype is about. First of all, what is it? The Fowler zCat DCC CMM is a portable direct computer controlled coordinate measuring machine. A coordinate measuring machine is a precision measurement tool that uses a probe to assess the surface of an object and then calculates the exact geometric build of that object. What makes a CMM direct computer controlled is its ability to be connected to a computer wirelessly. This means that you can control its movements from the computer, and any data that is collected is rapidly and automatically transferred back into the computer. Beyond these amazing DCC CMM capabilities, the Fowler zCat is also a compact little machine that weighs only 30lbs and can run on a battery for up to 4 hours, making it ideal for portability. Second of all, what are its features? This is where it gets really exciting. The Fowler zCat DCC CMM is the best of the best when it comes to coordinate measurement machines. This CMM has been designed with the user in mind. The entire build of the machine, along with all of the accompanying software, has been manufactured to be easy to use and simple to operate. Additionally, the Fowler zCat is the very first CMM that is portable. Completely revolutionizing the meaning of utility, you no longer have to bring parts to your CMM to measure them, but can instead bring the zCat to any part that needs measuring. In line with its portability, the Fowler zCat runs on a 10.8-volt lithium ion battery that lasts up to 4 hours. With an included charger for rebooting, the zCat is a wireless tool, making it easier to maneuver and eliminating the risk of workshop accidents. The probe built into the Fowler zCat is a touch-trigger system that is made up to industry standards. Furthermore, the probe is incredibly accurate and simple to use, providing an optimal geometric reading every time. Third of all, what is the programming on the zCat like? The programming is flawless. The Fowler zCat switches between automated measuring and manual measuring seamlessly. Just by moving the probe manually, the operator can save specified movements into the CMM in order for easy reproduction. Plus, every measurement is recorded digitally in the computer in real time. The software included with the Fowler zCat is called ControlCAT. ControlCAT is operated through an easy-to-use touchscreen on the device and is built in to every zCat produced. This specialized geometric measurement software is straightforward to use, highly precise, and amazingly convenient. The ControlCAT software automatically records measurement reports in an Excel spreadsheet and remembers previous measurement patterns, making it simple for you to repeat the measurement of a particular part. The Fowler zCat DCC CMM truly is a one-of-a-kind precision measurement tool. The first of its kind, this portable wonder deserves all of the attention. We hope that you have the chance to see one of these amazing measurement devices in action while it takes part coordinates. Check out the Fowler zCat DCC CMM today!