Originally, Metronor was designed for modern automotive production which explains why the features of our range of portable CMMs are so well-suited for geometry assurance for the automotive industry – such as large measurement volume, accuracy, deep probing, high portability and simultaneous measurement of multiple points.



Almost every automotive manufacturer in the world is using our systems for various applications. Our systems for BIW tooling facilitate tool certification, tool building, tool repeatability, fast repair during line stops and inspections of sheet-metal tooling. Other applications include car quality analysis and assembly troubleshooting.
Truck and bus manufacturers benefit from Metronor’s portable CMM systems that are ideally suited for large-volume operations such as inspection of the tooling, chassis, cabins and frames.

automotive_2BIW TOOLING
You can launch your product months ahead of schedule and with the highest quality by having a successful tool certification process. This process should include verifying tool to CAD, verifying repeatability of part-in-tool and finally, verifying part-in-tool to CAD. But the question is whether you have found the right tool for such a task – A measurement system that covers the large volume required, with the ability to measure deep hidden points, should be rugged, portable and suitable for on-site operation. Precisely what Metronor’s CMM systems offer.

The Metronor DUO is the best solution for tool certification. With a measurement range up to 15m, accuracy within 0.1mm even in frame station range, excellent ruggedness and portability, you’ll be able to secure tool and part geometry and minimize any process influences. Unlike laser trackers and articulated arms, Metronor Metronor DUO stands out for its deep probing and almost unlimited measurement range.

Portability, ease-of-use, efficiency, and with the adequate measurement range and accuracy; Metronor’s portable CMM is exactly the tool to immediately find and secure the geometry problems of jigs, fixtures and sheet-metal in tool on site. Many complex problems are readily solved by feature-based probing.



The quality of the chassis is especially important for producing good trucks and busses. The geometry of each chassis should be measured and recorded during the production. Challenges arise when the part is say 12m in length and you have to finish all the measurements within a few minutes due to the pressure of the production cycle. A Metronor SOLO is the ideal solution for measurements of chassis, frames and cabins. Its measurement range is up to 25m, whilst easy to use and of quick operation.


led_application_kit_metronorLed Application Kit

With the LED Application Kit, the DUO system has the unique capability of measuring multiple points simultaneously. This makes it ideal for monitoring the deviation of multiple points in real-time – ideal for monitoring repeatability of parts-in-tool. The LED kit allows fast and accurate measurements even in vibrating conditions by compensating the movement simultaneously with the measurement.


Edge Stylus Probe

The Edge Stylus Probe, a cylindrical steel probe, enables measuring edges by holding the probe shank against the edge to be measured – a very practical tool for Sheet-metal measurement. Contact us for more information.


Metronor DUO System

Metronor’s DUO system is generally required for tool certification because of its long range and high precision, especially for frame station inspections. It supports the Stability Bar, an extra which compensates movement whilst probing (fast and accurate measurements even in vibrating conditions). Read DUO specifications


Metronor SOLO System

Metronor’s SOLO system is the ideal solution for measurements of chassis, frames and cabins with a measurement range up to 25m, ease of use and quick operation.
Read SOLO specifications. Read Metronor SOLO specifications


Metronor Portable CMMs in Automotive

In this video:

  • Tool Flatness
  • Tie-In to Tool Coordinate System
  • Net Block Location relative CAD Model
  • Indexing Pin Location relative CAD Model
  • Tool Repeatability
  • Part Geometry relative to CAD Model
  • Edge tool
  • Robot Griper Tool Geometry

Source: Kristiansands Jernstøperi AS. Watch this video on Youtube.

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